Steve Firestone

Steve Firestone

President

Select Security

With more than 40 years of C-Suite experience, Mr. Steven Firestone has played a key role in shaping revenue and profitability initiatives for organizations of all sizes, including Select Security, Office Depot, Entergy Security, American Express, Nokia, T-Mobile, Nationwide Insurance, and Wachovia Bank. 

Currently, Mr. Firestone serves as the President of Select Security, one of the fastest growing independent security companies in the country. Under his leadership, Select Security has successfully launched several new enterprise-wide projects, including organizational restructuring, infrastructure upgrades, and initiatives that have aligned the company culture around becoming a Compelling Place to Work, Shop, and Invest. During this time, Select Security also achieved rapid expansion, an average 25% increase in organic growth, an increased profit margin, and nearly doubled the amount of recurring monthly revenue. 

In addition to his company wide leadership role, Mr. Firestone is also responsible for developing and maximizing sales channels, exploring untapped and underserved markets, and developing best practices for the multi-state sales force. Using his brand management experience, Mr. Firestone plays a key role in monitoring the integrity of the Select Security brand and the overall customer experience. Due in part to his efforts, Select Security is constantly being recognized for its commitment to customer service and growth. Recent awards include being named Installer of the Year by SS&I Magazine, Dealer of the Year by Sedona Office, as well as the INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. 

Earlier in Mr. Firestone’s career, he served as the founder of his own consultancy to several global technology startups, as the Senior Vice President for Wasserman Media Group, the senior marketing executive for Office Depot, and the CMO and EVP at a startup subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. 

Mr. Firestone has served on several leading industry association committees, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA) Industry Advisory Group, the advisory group for two of the industry’s marquee events; ESX and the ESA Leadership Summit, and has led the reorganization of ESA’s Executive Management Professionals Group.

Sessions

Monitoring and The Home: Embracing Change and Creating Value

Friday, October 26th
10:00am10:45am
More remote services, but also more on-demand and more DIY. What does it all mean for the central station industry? How are they tapping current technology and purchasing trends to reshape their business for a strong future of RMR? Hear how the residential security side of the market plans to stay nimble in a sea of change.