NEW YORK, October 13, 2010 – FJC Security Services, Inc., a leading provider of armed and unarmed security personnel, as well as the latest systems integration solutions and consulting services to both the public and private sector, today announced the appointment of three new senior executives and a senior level promotion. Karen O’Neill has joined the firm as corporate director of Human Resources, a newly created position, while Norman Levine comes to FJC as a training manager and Michael Beckerich joins as vice president of Business Development. Michael Montemarano has been promoted from senior director to vice president of Operations.
In welcoming these new executives and celebrating the promotion of another, FJC’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner Frank Califano, Sr. says, "I look forward to seeing each of their individual and collective talents flourish in their new positions. Their skill sets increase our ability to provide top-flight security services to our clients across the country, keeping us on the leading edge of security providers nationwide."
About the Executives
Karen O’Neill, 43, brings more than 20 years of senior management and human resources experience with small businesses and Fortune 500 organizations alike to her new position at FJC. Working out of the firm’s Long Island, New York office, she will report directly to FJC’s Executive Board and will oversee human resources functions including: change management; compensation; recruiting; hiring; benefits; legal; and employee relations. Prior to joining FJC, she spent two years as a Human Resources business partner at Textron Financial Corporation and, before that, concluded an eight-year tenure at Ford Motor Company as Human Resources manager. O’Neill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from Pace University in White Plains, New York and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the National Association of Professional Women.
Mark Coffino, FJC's senior vice president, notes the reasoning behind the creation of O’Neill’s position. "Considering our exponential growth as a company," he says, "we have committed to streamlining each and every HR process, from on-boarding through delivering to our customers the best trained and most prepared security officers in the industry. We chose Karen because of her vast human resources experience and knowledge, as well as for her 'client first' abilities and disposition. Both FJC and our customers will benefit from her talents and the new position."
Reporting to O’Neill as FJC’s training manager is Norman Levine, 49, who joins FJC’s Long Island City, New York office from Thomas Shortman Training Scholarship and Safety Fund. In his new post, he will oversee all of FJC's training programs, providing quality assurance and increasing the skill set of the firm's personnel. For the past year he served as an instructor and consultant at Thomas Shortman, teaching advanced security officer certification classes, as well as basic security guard recertification courses authorized and endorsed by New York State Department of Homeland Security and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with the Teaneck Police Department in Teaneck, New Jersey. Levine holds a Master of Science/Homeland Security degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. He is also a certified security guard instructor in both New York and New Jersey and a certified public manager (CPM).
Working out of FJC’s corporate office in Floral Park, New York and reporting to FJC Senior Vice President Mark Coffino is Mike Beckerich, 47, a security industry veteran. As vice president of Business Development, he will serve as the single point of contact for commercial real estate clients at existing FJC contract sites, as well as those looking to start service at new building locations. He will also oversee the firm’s Business Development Group, including FJC’s network of regional managers, telemarketers and proposal/bid specialists. In this role, he will lead the design and implementation of FJC’s new client relationship manager (CRM) program and of its new online, closed-loop quality assurance process. Prior to joining FJC, Beckerich spent many years as the managing director of an international security company’s New York area consulting and investigation practice, creating investigative solutions and addressing the informational needs of the firm’s Fortune 500 clientele. Subsequently, he served as the regional director of Sales for the US Northeast region of that same firm, leading the business development team to become the top performing sales team in the U.S. A graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Beckerich is a member of several trade organizations, including the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement (IACLEA) and National Law Enforcement Associates (NLEA).
Adding to the pool of talent will be the newly promoted Michael Montemarano, 51, who will augment his role at FJC from senior director of its USO Division in New York, Long Island and Connecticut to Vice President of Operations. Reporting to Robert Hopes and working in the firm’s Long Island City, New York office, he will manage more than 90,000 hours of security coverage each week for clients, including government facilities, hospitals, educational institutions and private residential complexes. Montemarano will also directly supervise a large management staff and serve as a member of FJC’s Executive and Continuous Improvement Committees. Before joining FJC more than two years ago, he was the owner and operator of MCM Contracting, a general contracting firm he founded after retiring from a 20-year career with the New York City Police Department. Montemarano has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University.
Coffino concludes, "These key appointments and prominent promotion are timely given FJC’s plethora of high-profile contracts in the private and public sector and expanding leadership in the security services arena."