James Rothstein

Operating Partner

Lee Equity Partners

James Rothstein is chair of the Security Industry Association board of Directors and is Operating Partner of Lee Equity Partners, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm.

Rothstein is a 30-year executive in the security industry, and most recently led Wesco/Anixter’s $2B+ Global Security and Fire Business as Senior Vice President, Global Security Solutions. Prior to Anixter, Mr. Rothstein was Executive Vice President and Principal at Tri-Ed Distribution, which he acquired from TYCO in 2004 with former Honeywell colleagues. During a ten-year period, Tri-Ed grew six-fold, becoming the largest independent security products distributor in North America through a combination of acquisitions and strong organic growth. Tri-Ed was acquired by Anixter in 2006. Mr. Rothstein began his career with the Pittway Corporation and Honeywell in Sales and Marketing roles, including VP of Marketing for ADI.

Mr. Rothstein holds a BS in Economics from Colgate University. He has served as a member of the SIA Board of Directors since 2019.


Executive Interview With Motorola Solutions’ John Kedzierski

Wednesday, October 19th

Motorola Solutions has made waves with strategic acquisitions in the video, analytics and AI sectors within security. What’s next for this powerhouse firm, and how will they leverage current market conditions to capitalize on security industry growth opportunities? For this session, SIA Chair James Rothstein will interview John Kedzierski, the leader of Motorola’s video security and access control business division.

SNG Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tuesday, October 18th

Join SIA Board Chair James Rothstein (operating partner, Lee Equity Partners) for the kickoff to Securing New Ground 2022!