Perry Levine - Senior Strategist is a new member of the ESI team joining with over 38 years of experience and countless relationships in the electronic security industry he brings a wealth of experience from both the integrator and manufacturer perspective. Perry is a well-respected and trusted professional by many leaders in the surveillance and security industry. He has a unique ability to marry technology with business strategy and operational execution, and maintain an overarching understanding of the various technologies and the business opportunities these new technologies present.
He spent 24+ years with a National Integrator driving their enterprise security product strategy and strategic technology partner relationships. After years of working as an integrator, spent time on the manufacturer side at several access control, biometric and video manufacturers.
Active in the Security Industry Association (SIA) for many years he was a member of the SIA Standards Committee and served as Chair of the Access Control and Identity Standards Committee and was also a SIA New Product Showcase judge. He also previously served as the Chair and Vice Chairman of the TYCO IAC Integrators Advisory Council and on the SecurityXchange Advisory Board.
Mr. Wall is highly active in the Western Pennsylvania community, serving as Vice Chair of the Town of McCandless Financial Development and Promotions Committee overseeing the McCandless/ Northern Allegheny Heritage and Cultural Center. He previously served as Founder and Executive Director of Mooseheart Charities of Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization focused on raising funds in part for Mooseheart Child City and School, as well as other charitable causes focused on children and seniors in Western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wall was educated at North Allegheny High School, the University of Pittsburgh, as well as formal certification training at Langley, and the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA. Considered an expert in Emergency readiness and preparedness, Mr. Wall has been a panelist in numerous seminars regarding Homeland Security, SLED Contracts, GSA Contracts, and large venue/campus security.
Mr. Sakota previously managed the Clear Ridge Defense commercial security consulting team and was responsible for overseeing the successful execution of all commercial engagements. Mr. Sakota is a 20-year plus Military Veteran with expertise across multiple technical disciplines including Information Technology (IT) analysis, cyber threat intelligence, and offensive and defensive cyber operations and training. He has expertise that spans commercial, intelligence, and the DoD.
In addition to enterprise security environments, Sid has extensive experience in industrial and process control systems protection, cyber and physical security programs, and operations in critical infrastructure organizations, compliance (NIST, DoD, Federal), policy, software development, test/evaluation/assessment, for regulated industries. Sid has direct experience in defensive and offensive security tactics, techniques, and procedures specifically relating to known threat actors; technology-based countermeasures; System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; building and industrial infrastructure systems; NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP); and a number of regulatory compliance programs. Throughout his career, he has gained subject-matter expertise in areas such as threat intelligence, capability development, emergency response, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and regulatory compliance.
Ashley Davis is a Brand and Marketing Strategist who partners with Thought Leaders, Industry Influencers, CEOs, Executives and Solopreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands. After spending over a decade working in strategic communications for multimillion dollar brands and startups, Ashley knows what truly drives conversations, builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their stakeholder groups and attracts strong strategic partnerships.
Ashley has helped organizations and leaders increase employee awareness and overall understanding of the company vision. She has strong experience/ knowledge of social media tools and techniques for driving awareness, reputation and brand—and is known for advancing a company's messaging in the marketplace by growing the following of now multiple multimillion dollar brands and startups.
Ashley is an integral part of new product launches and is frequently engaged to train entire sales teams along with channel/distribution partners on new product launches. Ashley holds a BA in Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
He is presently involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions. Additionally, Pierre is in the process of developing a model that will explain the converged security Kill chain, which will lead to the need for proper predictive analytics across IT, OT, and Physical Security and the development of a converged standard.
Pierre’s experience includes projects throughout the EU, EMEA and APAC including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, UK, Germany, France, and others. Clients include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The US State Department Security Services, the Rand Corp. The US Navy, Hitachi, First Energy, Meridian, Enel Energy, Space X, Con Ed, Anadarko/Occidental Petroleum, Exxon, Biogen, AEP, LenelS2, and Carrier UTC.
Pierre holds master’s degrees in both Behavioral Education and International Business Management, with bachelor’s in History and Political Science. He is a member of the US Naval Institute and is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
Over 30 years of Solutions Sales and Business Development as a serial technology startup executive who has led many companies from inception, through seed investment rounds, ultimately culminating in acquisition by outside organizations through private M&A processes.
24Aries, LLC. is an early stage incubator for pre-seed investment opportunities with focus on high profile IOT market opportunities with ties to Security. Specialties: Wireless & Security innovations for the mobile workspace. Solution solving and application deployment. Partnerships for expansion.
Pierre has spent 30 years as a global security consultant and innovator through his experience with The Rand Corporation, The US State Department, ADT/Tyco Security, HySecurity, Wallace International, SecureState and BoonEdam. Currently Pierre is the CTO and Founder of ESI Convergent, LLC.
Pierre’s primary expertise is Physical and Cyber Security Governance and has had years of experience within the physical security arena, including experience working with the US Secret Service, the NSA and the CIA. Projects include a forensic security assessment for Saudi Aramco, and a forward base security assessments in radar detection, geo fencing, and communications testing for the US Navy in Iraq and Kuwait. Pierre also helped the Saudi government implement long-range video surveillance, gate and fence control systems, and ground sensing systems on the Saudi Arabian border.
From a strong foundation in the physical security, barrier, gate control industry, Pierre’s path has grown to include electronic security, managed services security and finally, the IT and cyber security arena as well. He has spoken at many conferences, manufacturer events and association meetings globally. Pierre is a highly regarded thought leader in the convergence of IT, OT, and Physical Security and is a renowned expert in the integration of converged technology platforms, ranging from large manufacturers to utility companies such as First Energy.
David Renaudin’s most recent employment was Vice President of Cyber Business Development for MCPc. David was tasked with a building a cyber security program based on a converged security approach, combining cyber, operations, IT, IoT and physical security into one coherent strategy for internal and client focused initiatives
David has over 35 years of IT consulting experience within state and regional government as well as commercial, legal and insurance domains. As Director of IT, he led the design, implementation and ongoing management of an international, multivendor, multiplatform voice/data network servicing more than 340 users, through four company acquisitions. As a senior project manager within the government sector, David led a project to develop and implement a restraining, protective and no contact order registry for the state of Connecticut Judicial Branch as well as several other large municipal endeavors. As a Delivery Manager for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, David led the External Communications (EC) team, responsible for the design, development and defect resolution for all printed materials within a $700 million program.
David continues to be a leader within the areas of security, IT infrastructure, project management and application development, leveraging his experience with domestic and offshore teams on multimillion-dollar engagements.
For over 30 years, Lance has served in the technology expert liaison role for customers ranging across many industries including: Universities, State Agencies, Oil & Gas, Power Grid, Airports, Finance, VIP Residence, Automotive, Retail and Entertainment.
Lance’s training and experience has spanned Intelligence Gathering, Relational Database Administration & Development, Information Security, National Electrical Code, Software Development, Master Product Certifications, Project Management, Security Investigation, Insider Threat and many other facets of today’s enterprise security environment.
Additionally, for over 20 years, Lance has served in product and manufacturer channel management roles as well as national sales training and technical marketing, SEO and lead generation.
Today, Lance heads up customer workshops designed to bring leadership teams up to speed on what technology options can be leveraged to achieve security program success. These workshops also craft an articulate business plan that engages all internal stakeholders to ensure best-in-class planning and communication.
Joseph Wall joins ESI Convergent after serving Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker, in progressive leadership positions over the past few years. He served as a Senior Systems Integration Specialist, promoted to Regional Sales Manager, and worked corporate wide on leveraging and direction of the Cares Act, American Rescue Plan, and the infrastructure stimulus packages as he was involved in their development with congressional delegations, as well as providing expert level consulting on SLED (state, local, and education) contracts, as well as GSA (General Services Administration) contracts.
Mr. Wall has a career that has been dedicated to the safety and security of people, property, and assets for the better part of 25 years. Prior to his time at STANLEY, Mr. Wall served President and General Managing Partner of JW Associates, a regional Security Consulting Firm. His career also includes regional and national posts with Siemens Building Technologies and Convergent Technologies. Mr. Wall holds a Level 4 certification with the National Security Agency, and a Level 4 certification with the Department of Homeland Security, to go along with a Level 2 Federal Emergency Management Agency Certification.