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, he was executive vice president and principal at Tri-Ed Distribution, which he acquired from TYCO in 2004 with former Honeywell colleagues. During a 10-year period, Tri-Ed grew sixfold, 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.  Rothstein began his career with the Pittway Corporation and Honeywell in sales and marketing roles, including vice president of marketing for ADI.

Rothstein holds a B.S. in economics from Colgate University. He has served on the SIA Board of Directors since 2019.


Executive Interview: Ray Mauritsson, CEO, Axis Communications

Tuesday, October 17th

In this Securing New Ground exclusive, Axis Communications’ CEO Ray Mauritsson will share perspectives and insights into the global markets and how his firm is navigating industry changes and exploring new opportunities for growth. You’ll also hear how he focuses on company culture and a company passion on new technology and product development. SIA Board Chair James Rothstein, operating partner of Lee Equity Partners will conduct this special one-to-one interview.

SNG Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tuesday, October 17th

Join SIA Board Chair James Rothstein (operating partner, Lee Equity Partners) for the kickoff to Securing New Ground 2023!