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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 Witness No.1023
Expert No. 1023 has over 20 years experience in the alarm industry. Prior to his acquired his first
alarm company, Expert No. 1023 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 No. 1023 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 No. 1023 is experienced in testifying in deposition and in court on alarm company
management, procedure, system design, product placement, installation and service.
Expert No. 1023 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 No. 1023 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 No. 1023 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 No. 1023 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 No. 1023 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
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
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)