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ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer

January 7, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million.As part of the transaction, Defenders founder David P. Lindsey and Jessica A. Lindsey received approximately 16.3 million shares of ADT common stock for 100 percent of their ownership in Defenders, while the remaining $260 million of consideration was paid in cash to retire existing Defenders debt, fund...

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DEFENDERS announces executive changes

August 15, 2018SSN Staff

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, recently announced two executive promotions. Robert Freeman has been named chief operating officer, and Bart Shroyer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer.As COO, Robert Freeman now leads DEFENDERS' Sales, Field Services, and Customer Experience organizations. He ensures these teams are properly focused and working closely together to deliver on DEFENDERS' operational, financial...

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How I Use My System: Richard Hill

March 7, 2017Spencer Ives

Richard Hill was recently promoted to the role of chief marketing officer of DEFENDERS in December 2016. He joined the company in 2014 as its director of marketing. Security Systems News talked with Hill about his home security system.What kind of system do you have?We just recently changed our system. I have a next-gen Qolsys panel. And within the system we have two cameras, [about] a half dozen light units [and] sensors throughout the house.Why this particular setup?DEFENDERS is always looking...

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DEFENDERS hits 1.5 million customer mark

October 19, 2016Spencer Ives

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, the largest ADT dealer, announced in early October that it has now protected more than 1.5 million customers.“Foundationally, it's the DEFENDERS culture that is key to how we got here, and it's key to how we'll succeed in the future,” DEFENDERS president and CEO Jim Boyce told Security Systems News. Principally, he said that the company emphasizes one point to all of its employees: that they should “work harder on themselves than they do on their job.”DEFENDERS'...


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