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Leading ADT dealer has new president

June 16, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

In 2013, there was a restructuring at the top of DEFENDER Direct, with CEO and president Marcia Barnes exiting and company founder David Lindsey stepping in to take her place. Now, the company announced today, it has a new president, and it's a promotion from within. Lindsey is passing the mantle of president to Jim Boyce, the company's chief operating officer for almost three years. Boyce will also retain his COO title. His leadership has helped the Indianapolis-based company to grow dramatically,...

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DEFENDER sets sights on robust 2014

September 25, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

INDIANAPOLIS—After a shake-up at the top of DEFENDER Direct, the country's leading ADT dealer, founder Dave Lindsey is back in the CEO seat with strong goals for 2014.In late August, Lindsey took the reins as CEO and president from Marcia Barnes, who had been in that role since the spring of 2012. Barnes left DEFENDER, which is based here and generates 175,000 to 200,000 account contracts annually, to pursue other business interests, according to a company news release.Lindsey told Security...

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Another shake-up at the top for DEFENDER Direct

September 4, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

Just last year, I wrote about leadership changes at DEFENDER Direct, the country's leading ADT dealer, when longtime employee Marcia Barnes took over as CEO and president, replacing company founder David Lindsey, who was stepping down to do philanthropic work. Now, about 15 months later, Barnes is out and Lindsey is back in his old job, according to a recent news release from the Indianapolis-based company. Here's some of what the company had to say: Lindsey replaces Marcia Barnes, who has left the...

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Security companies grow fast, again in 2012

August 22, 2013Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—The 2013 Inc. 5,000 list has been released and, again this year many security companies made the list, which ranks businesses based on self-reported growth data.Topping the list of included security companies was Security Hunter of Baltimore, Md. At number 551, it had $21.8 million in revenue in 2012, a three-year growth of 820 percent over its $2.4 million in 2009 revenue. Founded in 1988, the company manufacturers and installs electronic and physical security systems used by federal...

Alliance Security, AMP Security, Control4, Defender Direct, DTT Surveillance, EP Technology, Intelligent Access Systems, Nationwide Security Solutions, NDI Recognition Systems, ObjectVideo


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Who in security topped the Inc. 5000 this year?

August 22, 2012Martha Entwistle

The Inc. 5000 has released its 2012 list, and again, there are a number of physical security companies included. Top among the physical security companies that I saw on the Inc. 5000 list, which was officially released yesterday was VMS Alarms, a residential and small business security company and Monitronics dealer. VMS Alarms ranks #526 on the 2012 List. It had a three-year growth rate of 731 percent; 2008 revenues of $2.3 million, and 2011 revenues of $19.5 million. Here's my blog on security...

Alert Logic, AMP Alarm, Defender Direct, DTT Surveillance Systems, Eid Passport, Electric Guard Dog, EP Technology, Exacq Technologies, Inc 5000 List, Integrity Alarm


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No. 1 ADT dealer: Doing good is good for business

May 11, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

INDIANAPOLIS—David Lindsey, the founder of Defender Direct, the nation's No. 1 ADT dealer, based here, recently stepped down as CEO to focus on philanthropic mission work and encourage other companies to do the same.Lindsey said that will not only help companies do good, but it will do good for their business by increasing things like company dynamics and productivity.Lindsey is one of the founders of Companies With A Mission, which its website describes as “a movement dedicated to helping...

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No. 1 ADT dealer: Doing good is good for business

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

David Lindsey, the founder of Indianapolis-based Defender Direct, the nation's No. 1 ADT dealer, recently stepped down from his position as CEO to focus on philanthropic mission work and encourage other companies to do the same. He said that will not only help companies do good—but it will do good for their business by increasing things like company dynamics and productivity. Lindsey is one of the founders of Companies With A Mission, which its web site describes as “a movement dedicated...

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Defender has new CEO; predicts strong growth in 2012

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

INDIANAPOLIS—Defender Direct, the country's leading ADT dealer, announced this month that it has restructured its executive team and has a new CEO.The company, which generates more than 100,000 accounts annually, expects record growth in 2012, according to the new CEO and president, Marcia Barnes.Barnes replaced founder David Lindsey, who has stepped down as CEO to concentrate on philanthropic work and is now chief missions officer of Defender, which is based here. Lindsey founded the company...

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