Scott Schafer

Scott Schafer


Security Industry Association (SIA)

Career Summary

Experienced senior executive with strong general management experience, general management, sales management, marketing management, and service management in medium and large technology companies: Arecont Vision, Pelco/Schneider Electric, Reynolds & Reynolds, and NCR/AT&T. Revenue responsibility to $1 Billion and managed organizations up to 2,400 associates. Served on executive management committees of his firms making strategic, policy, and operating decisions.   Serves as the Chairman-elect and is on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association.


Executive Vice President at Arecont Vision (Global leader in megapixel video security technology) 2009 – 2017 (8 years)

Responsible for Global Sales, Marketing, and Service.

Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric/Pelco (Global leader in video security systems) 2004 – 2009 (5 years)

Global Marketing and Americas Sales for the world leader in video surveillance systems.

P&L Responsibility for $600M revenue, $100M operating profit  

Senior Vice President at Reynolds and Reynolds (USA leader in automotive ERP systems and services) 2000 – 2004 (5 years)

Sales, Marketing and Service.   Served on the board of directors for Reynolds & Reynolds Australia. P&L responsibility for $834M revenue, $157M operating profit, and 2,400 associates.

VP, General Manager and other roles, NCR and AT&T (Global IT products and services) 1981 – 2000 (19 years)

Global Network Solutions GM, Computer Division Product and Channel Marketing VP, USA National Reseller VP, USA Area Sales VP, USA PC and Server Marketing Director, and other key roles.


Capital University  

MBA, Business, Marketing, Finance

Ohio State University  

BS, Finance, Business

Professional Recognition

Chairman’s Award, Security Industry Association, 2015. Awarded in recognition of his service to and promotion of the SIA to the industry, having served on the board of directors, in the Executive Committee, and in the roles of Membership Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Top Security Industry Influencer, Security World, 2015 and 2016.  List of top influencers in the global security


Conference Welcome

Tuesday, October 29th
Chairman of the SIA Board of Directors Scott Schafer welcomes attendees to Securing New Ground 2019 and sets the tone for two high-powered days of business discussions.