Datawatch Systems grows its Texas presence with new sales manager

Suzanne Tankersley joins team to promote new business and service existing accounts in the Houston Metro region


Houston, TX – October 18, 2013 – Further solidifying its commitment to provide office building security services to a fast-growing roster of commercial landlords and tenants throughout the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, Datawatch Systems, the national leader in building access control systems, is expanding its Houston operations with the addition of a seasoned regional sales manager.

            Suzanne Tankersley, a professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in strategic security sales development and commercial real estate services, has joined the firm to generate new business and service existing accounts throughout the Houston area.   Ms. Tankersley will report to Sean Brown, head of business development for Datawatch Systems.

“Our client portfolio throughout Texas has been growing rapidly, so we are  fortifying and expanding our professional platform to meet increased demand for services,” said William F. Peel III, CEO of Datawatch Systems, who added that Ms. Tankersley brings a wealth of experience to bear on her new role.

“Given her outstanding background in such a diverse array of commercial real estate and security services, as well as her dynamic personality and deep expertise in digital marketing, Suzanne is well-suited to convey the strengths of our managed services platform to property managers, building owners, tenants and other key constituents.”

Ms. Tankersley entered the real estate industry in 1987.  She was the Director of Property Management for Pacific Enterprises, a California-based, full-service real estate investment company that focused on the acquisition and repositioning of multi-family and commercial assets in the southwestern US region.  Her extensive experience as a property manager was further developed working for Pan Pacific Retail Properties, Farallon Real Estate Services and Koll Management Services, among others.

In 2007 after spending two decades in the property management arena, Ms. Tankersley parlayed her commercial and residential real estate experience into the security industry by joining AlliedBarton Security Services. Serving as Business Development Manager in San Diego, California, she developed and sold multi-million dollar security service contracts to a range of businesses associated with commercial real estate, government, healthcare and higher education, among other industry segments. 

Ms. Tankersley is actively involved with several industry organizations, including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

About Datawatch Systems

Founded in 1981, Datawatch Systems is a full-service commercial office building access control system provider serving a roster of more than 2,250 buildings domestically and globally.  The heart of the company’s automated system is its 24-hour computerized monitoring center that enables multi-level security customized to the needs of individual clients. A complete managed security solutions provider, the company employs a staff of 175 and in addition to its headquarters in Bethesda, MD, operates regional offices in Orlando, FL; Raleigh, NC; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA.