John Hopkins


Mr. Hopkins served in executive positions with several NASDAQ and NYSE companies prior to joining Professional Security Broadband. Mr. Hopkins served as Chief Financial Officer of Henry Brothers Electronics, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and was Chief Financial Officer of Measurement Specialties, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. Prior, he was Vice President of Finance with Cambrex Corporation and Senior Manager with ARCO Chemical Company. Mr. Hopkins is a CPA and earlier in his career was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He played key leadership roles in areas of acquisition and divestiture, business turnaround, debt restructuring, and business process reengineering. Mr. Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University and an MBA from Villanova University. Mr. Hopkins is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Felician University.

John Palumbo


With more than 25 years of experience in the construction management and the security industries, John’s expertise expands into various verticals. Some of which are: government, industrial, commercial, educational and critical infrastructure. John’s Electrical Engineering degree combined with his extensive experience with electrical contractors enabled him to work on a variety of types of projects’ phases; starting from space planning, engineering design, to implementation and commissioning. John’s past work experience includes Real Estate Project Management for over 20 years with Fortune 500 companies completing more than 6 million square feet of tenant space. He then proceeded to manage complex Security Integration projects for some of the most exclusive clients globally, such as United Nations, SONY, ING, Canon, Brookfield Properties, United Federation of Teachers, Bellevue Hospital, Coler Goldwater Hospital, AVON, Informatica and many others. He has been very successful in the Security Integration arena and prides himself on a precise level of detail. John Palumbo is renowned amongst his peers as one of the top ranked security sales executives in the country. John has held positions as Project Manager, Sr. VP of Sales, General Manager, and Principal, and has successfully grown UTI’s Sales and Operations over 500% in just 6 years. His accomplishments have been demonstrated in the exponential growth in the recurring monthly revenue with the expansion of field office locations around the country with our support services’ contracts, which span for multiple years. John is a leader and a visionary in his fields.

David Fernandez

Sr. Vice President of Engineering

David has more than 22 years’ experience in the Electronic Security Industry and extensive hands-on technical, project management, executive management, system design, engineering and consulting experience in a vast number of vertical market spaces. As a recognized specialist by product manufacturers, consultants and Fortune 500/100 companies, his in-depth project engineering experience includes airports, utility plants, water treatment facilities, manufacturing and production facilities, corporate campus’, multi-site enterprise systems as well as government facilities. David also currently serves as President of Exero which is the cloud-based business intelligence tool that delivers real-time information from connected devices and systems.

Jim DeStefano

Sr. Vice President

Jim (“Jimmy D” as he is known in the industry) brings 30+ years of security experience to Unlimited Technology and is well versed in all aspects of security.   As an integrator for 10+ years, Jim enjoys being able to share his knowledge and experience with security professionals around the globe.  Jim has helped many Fortune 100/500 companies transform their security programs by providing the right solutions and services to meet their particular security and business needs and objectives.  Jim has worked with customers in all different disciplines including Critical Infrastructure, Government, Corporate, Education, Manufacturing, Industrial, Healthcare, Data Centers, Air and Sea Ports.

Jim has held multiple positions in his career, including one in Law Enforcement, as well as Global Director of Security for 2 large financial organizations, transforming their security teams into profit centers with world class operations, handling everything from physical security to international security, fraud, loss prevention, executive protection, disaster recovery, business continuity, central station operations to full inhouse technical installation and service teams.

Jim is well known in the security industry has held several key security industry organization positions, has published a number of security articles and given numerous security related speeches to peers and others.   Jim holds a BS degree in Administration of Justice from The Pennsylvania State University.

Brian Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Brian served as Corporate Controller at Henry Brothers Electronics from April 2007 to December 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Brian was Vice President and General Manager of NetVersant of New York, a provider of voice and data system infrastructure beginning in 2002. From 1991 to 2002 Brian held various senior financial positions with Insilco Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of electronic components. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.

Ted Rechner

Chief Innovation Officer

Ted is a 25 year IT veteran who has held leadership positions in a variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing, and consulting. Prior to joining PSB, Ted was a VP and Operations Manager at Bear Stearns/JP Morgan. Ted brings to PSB his backgrounds in cyber-security, statistics, software development, and cloud-computing. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Actuarial Science from Columbia University. His interests include statistical inference, econometrics, and the creation of mathematical models to solve problems in the security industry.

Charles VonStetten

Operations Director

Charlie has over 20 years’ experience in construction and management in a diverse range of industries. He is a hands-on manager who has managed and/or participated in project management, field service operations, software and hardware implementation, purchasing and sales management. Company affiliations include HBC, Twelve Strike Data Systems, KHM LLC and Plaza Lanes Inc. As operations manager for UTI, Charlie’s responsibilities include the supervision and coordination of the project management, IT, engineering, installation, and service departments. He believes that the most important part of management is selecting and nurturing the right people for the right job and helping them gain the skills they need to rapidly advance, matching specific skill sets to positions that ultimately delivers value to our customers.