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Modern Defense merges with Aegis Investigators

Modern Defense merges with Aegis Investigators

Modern Defense merges with Aegis Investigators

DALLAS – Security and risk management provider Modern Defense has announced the completion of its merger with Aegis Investigators, a specialized investigations firm.

The combined entity will continue to operate under the Modern Defense name. The merger brings together the expertise in security and risk management from Modern Defense with Aegis Investigators services to create a more comprehensive offering for clients looking for integrated security solutions, and positions Modern defense to be a leader in new areas including professional investigations and executive protection the company said.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Modern Defense,” said Michael Reyes, President of Aegis Investigators. “We share a commitment to providing high quality service to our clients and believe that this merger will allow us to do so even more effectively. We look forward to working with Modern Defense to provide integrated security solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Aegis Investigators services and expertise ranges from investigations, including due diligence, background checks, and surveillance across a variety of sectors like corporate, legal, and private clients. Modern Defense said it will all compliment their existing services to become a “one-stop-shop” for its client’s security and risk management needs.

“We are excited to welcome the team at Aegis Investigators to Modern Defense,” said Mark Milas, President and CEO of Modern Defense. “Michael Reyes and his teams’ expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping us provide even more comprehensive security solutions to our client. We believe that this merger will strategically position us to be a leader in the security industry and expands our capabilities in areas that are increasingly important to our clients.”

Security Systems News (SSN) reached out to Milas, a 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 Alumni, to ask what drew him to Aegis investigators. “In order to grow Modern Defense, we needed to develop our own structure in several key areas in order to deliver the comprehensive security package we envision for our clients. Specifically, these included deep investigative capabilities, an enhanced executive protection program with global reach, and cyber threat assessment and detection capabilities,” he said. “Michael Reyes had developed a solid foundation in those areas with Aegis Investigators, and because I’ve known Michael for several years now and we’ve talked, I also knew he needed strategic and operational support to grow in those areas. We both acknowledged the perfect match and began discussions around combining forces and what that could look like.”

He continued, “I also have to add that the major draw was not just about dollars and cents, and not just about Michael’s subject matter expertise and decades of experience in Federal Law Enforcement organizations, but also about the fact that Michael is a person of good character and integrity, something incredibly important and aligned with our values at Modern Defense.”

SSN also asked Milas about how this merger would position the company strategically in the future. “As former Vice President and Head of Global Security for Tenet Healthcare, I frequently hired vendors for various tasks and projects under my broad purview. My team and I spent a considerable amount of time vetting various vendors and partners for each of those areas, and I always wished I had one phone number to call, one person to reach out to that I could partner with and work with for each of these items – all different, but all touching “security” in some way. Unfortunately, the few options out there who could take that on were cost-prohibitive on pricing.”

He elaborates, “My vision is simple: a one-stop shop with in-house subject matter expertise that can offer these critical services at a reasonable price. This makes our services accessible to complex industries like healthcare, where cost is always a concern. We can accomplish this by minimizing overhead – we don’t need brick and mortar in every city across the U.S., or managers managing managers. We operate a flat structure with a de-centralized command model – our front lines are empowered to make on-the-spot decisions, while leaders like me make sure the entire organization understands the mission and objectives. We stay on the same page through constant, clear communications, and so can deliver the right solution at the right time and within the right budget. We believe this is a scalable model that can supplant legacy organizational structures that typically drive up cost and slow down decision-making processes and thus time-to-deliver.”

Modern defense said the merger comes at a time of significant growth for the company which has expanded its service offerings and client base in recent months. Aegis Investigators’ Reyes will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for Modern Defense.

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