A business leader and seasoned executive with over 30 years of accomplishments in multiple industries, Ben brings a wealth of experience to ProtectorXT. He is responsible for leading the executive team, corporate vision, product development, manufacturing, and quality control. His acumen as an engineering, manufacturing, and quality executive for twenty years at GE and other firms makes him a credible leader for an advanced, technology product like ProtectorXT.
Prior to ProtectorXT, Ben was a Partner and Managing Director at KPMG Consulting (later Bearing Point), an Executive Consultant for IBM, and a re-engineering expert at CIGNA. He also launched a successful professional services firm that specialized in executive coaching and program management services for large technology development and implementation clients.
Ben is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a BS in Marine Engineering. He is a commissioned Officer of the Naval Reserve and holds a US Coast Guard Marine Engineering License to operate shipboard power plants. Ben has sailed in all oceans of the world, circumnavigating the globe three times and visited over 50 countries during a five-year at-sea career. He has also completed professional development course work at Columbia University, the GE Management Development Institute, and Union College. He was a Youth Athletic Program Commissioner in two different geographic locations when his children were younger, and is an elected Elder of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
With a passion for building high achieving organizations and an extensive background in finance, Ed is well positioned as the financial leader for ProtectorXT. In addition to leading the team’s capital raise, his responsibilities include financial oversight, deployment of capital, and acquisitions.
Prior to ProtectorXT, Ed was Partner in a regional CPA firm and helped lead two startup ventures to recognition in The Philadelphia 100 list of fastest growing companies, as well as an individual mention in the Inc. 500.
Ed holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University and has served on the advisory board of Sitkins International. He holds both CPA and CGMA designations. Ed is an avid volunteer with involvement in both his church and community, serving in several senior leadership and fund raising roles.
As a senior executive with extensive hands-on experience in both operations and technology, Mary Ann wears many hats to ensure that ProtectorXT’s goals and actions are aligned with the corporate vision. This includes financial reporting, customer service, data management, supplier agreements, and coordinating projects among various functional areas.
Prior to joining Salus Security Devices, Mary Ann had managed financial planning, marketing strategies, and operational process engineering for various divisions of JPMorgan Chase, IBM, and CIGNA Corporation. An experienced globetrotter, she managed reengineering and technology projects in multiple countries, living in Singapore as part of a regional management team for CIGNA’s International Division.
Mary Ann’s educational credentials strongly support her business acumen, with a BBA in Accounting/Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Manpower Management from Drexel University. Her community involvement includes a recent appointment as president of a local branch of AAUW, a national organization that promotes gender equity and provides college scholarships to women returning to college later in life.
With over 30 years of corporate sales and marketing experience, as well as twelve years as a business consultant, Carmen has the breadth of experience required to lead ProtectorXT’s business development efforts. He has responsibility for managing sales, marketing, promotion and planning.
Holding district and regional sales management positions for IBM and Honeywell, Carmen’s last corporate position was Director of Federal Marketing at The Amdahl Corporation. As a business consultant, he has worked with entrepreneurial companies providing them guidance in business model development, marketing readiness, and sales execution. Most recently, he has developed a crowdfunding process designed to help early stage businesses get initial capital funding.
Carmen has a BS in Engineering from Drexel University with a minor in Marketing. His community efforts involve participation in Sandy Hook Promise and Ben’s Lighthouse, an organization founded to foster all childrens’ potential to build a more compassionate and connected world.