PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Securitas announced today that Jeremy Brecher has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and has become a member of the Securitas North America Division Management Team. As CTO, Brecher's new role will focus on customer-facing technologies across all business lines in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including cloud-based customer portals, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. He will be championing the development of the next generation cloud, security as a service (SaaS) and managed customer services for Securitas.
Brecher started his career in the electronic security industry in 1995 with ACI, a top tier regional systems integration company which was acquired by Diebold, Incorporated in 2004. Brecher held multiple leadership roles in field operations and engineering with Diebold and served as Vice President, Technology, for Diebold Electronic Security. Securitas acquired Diebold's U.S. and Canadian Electronic Security business in 2015 and Brecher was appointed Senior Vice President Technology & Chief Information Officer of Securitas Electronic Security, Incorporated (SES). He was responsible for SES enterprise information technology operations, technology strategy and the development of managed services for SES customers. Brecher has 20+ years of senior technology management, infrastructure and networking experience in the security industry.
"Jeremy is a highly regarded and respected IT leader and technology expert in the security sector," said Santiago Galaz, President, Securitas North America. "He has a keen insight into the future direction of the security and IT sectors and expertise in real-world customer applications. Jeremy is seen as a thought leader in the areas of Cloud and IoT technology. His goal is to leverage and expand upon the successful leadership position of SES in web-based and managed services to the entire Securitas North America platform and all our customers."
"Throughout my career, I have enjoyed the challenge and reward of leveraging proven and emerging technologies to deliver innovative security solutions for customers. In today's data driven, connected and mobile world, it's an exciting time to develop and deliver the next generation of customer-facing solutions and services," said Brecher. "I look forward to building upon our success at Securitas Electronic Security for the broader customer base throughout Securitas North America."
Brecher holds a bachelor's degree from Queens College in Queens, New York. He currently chairs the Security Industry Association Cloud, Mobility and IoT Subcommittee and is a past member of advisory boards for TechSec Solutions and the Connected Security Expo.
"Jeremy's vision, leadership and track-record of implementing innovative cloud-based services for SES and our customers is unmatched within the electronic security industry today," said Tony Byerly, President, Securitas Electronic Security. "Leveraging his expertise and strategic insights for the greater benefit of all Securitas customers, positions Securitas to continue our leadership position in providing world class web-based services, partnering with industry leading technology partners, and creating a best-in-class customer experience."
Securitas is a global knowledge leader in security. We base our protective services on customer-specific needs through different combinations of On-site, Mobile and Remote Guarding, Electronic Security, Fire and Safety and Corporate Risk Management. Everywhere from small stores to airports, our 335,000 employees are making a difference.
Securitas North America provides protective services, including On-site, Mobile and Remote Guarding, Electronic Security, Fire and Safety services and Corporate Risk Management in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.securitasinc.com.
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