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Security Fire Alarm Industry, Installation, Company Management, Security System, Residential, Low Voltage Systems, Residential System, Business System, Central Station, False Alarms, Failure Alarms, Failure to Notify, Security Fire Alarm,

Expert  has over 20 years experience in the alarm industry. Prior to his acquired his first
alarm company, Expert was a Police Officer, and then a Firefighter/EMT. As an alarm
company owner he built the company from 20 accounts  to a million dollar enterprise and along the
way he functioned in every capacity until the position (ie. Sales Rep, Service Tech, Installer, Central
Station) was organized and filled. Expert has experience as a buyer of other alarm
companies, as a seller, broker, and consultant in all phases of alarm company management. He has
also prepared market valuations of alarm companies both historical and current for lawsuits to
establish losses aid in settlement negotiations.

Expert  is experienced in testifying in deposition and in court on alarm company
management,  procedure, system design, product placement, installation and service.


Expert was one of the first alarm contractors in the State of Florida to earn through
competency testing and background investigation a Fire Alarm Contractor I License in 1989.

Also licensed in New York State as an Alarm Contractor, Expert is the primary
qualifier of Adelphia Security, the 24th largest alarm company in the nation according to SDM

He had served on the Alarm Association of Florida (AAF) Board of Directors since 1986 and is a past President of the organization in 1990. Expert is currently the president of a charitable trust organized by the AAF was awarded a life membership in the organization for his past contributions.

Expert has a BA degree from the University of South Florida in Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Criminal Justice where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. As required by the State of Florida to sell and market businesses, Expert has completed the course of study, completed experience requirements and passed the state examination required to be licensed at the Broker level under the Board of Real Estate for Business Brokering.


University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida       Graduate: June 1980Bachelor of Arts Degree, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Criminal Justice

Pinellas Fire Academy at P.V.T.I., Clearwater Florida Graduate: March 1983

Pinellas Police Academy at P.V.T.I., Clearwater Florida         Graduate: November 1977


Private company  Oldsmar, Florida – October 1994 – Present   President, C.E.O.

Consulting & business brokerage firm to the security industry specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions

Private company  – Clearwater, Florida    1983 –1994 and re-licensed 2001 to Present
President, C.E.O.

City of Clearwater Fire Department        Dec. 1983 – Oct. 1985
Firefighter, Engine Company

Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Services

City of Clearwater Police Department –  Aug. 1977- Jan. 1983
Police Officer, Patrol Division

Professional Associations

Alarm Association of Florida – Membership 1983 – Present

Alarm Industry Foundation of Florida – Trustee & President   1996 – Present


Florida Certified Alarm Contractor I License EF 20

Florida Certified Electrical Specialty  Contractor I License ES 40

(Low Voltage Systems Specialist) (Inactive)

Real Estate Salesman’s License (State of Florida)

Real Estate Broker’s License (State of Florida)

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