Executive leadership

Anthony L. Sabatino


Tony Sabatino was named Chief Executive Officer of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) and Paragon Systems, Inc. (Paragon) in January 2020. He is based out of the HQ in Herndon, Virginia and reports to the Board of Directors.


Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Sabatino was employed with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (SUSA). He joined SUSA in 1991 as a Management Trainee and held various positions with the Company in sales, management, and leadership roles in New Jersey, Texas, New York, and California. While in California, Mr. Sabatino served as Region President of the Pacific Region for over 10 years. Under his leadership that Region grew to become the company’s largest Region with over 15,000 employees.


In 2015, Mr. Sabatino was promoted to Executive Vice President, Securitas North American Division with responsibilities for strategy, marketing, communications, corporate development, and special projects. He has led and/or coordinated multiple acquisitions including companies in guarding, electronic security, and investigation services.


Mr. Sabatino earned a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Wagner College in 1991 and has had several executive development courses at IMD, Cornell, and Harvard Universities. He held various roles at the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA), as well as served as Board member and Labor Committee Chairman for at the California Chamber of Commerce (2009-2018).



William “Andy” Henry


Andy Henry stepped into the role of Controller for Paragon and SCIS in 2019 with 20 years of progressive experience in financial management and oversight. Most recently, he had served as the Division Controller for affiliate company Securitas North America since 2005. Mr. Henry provides a wealth of financial audit, budgeting and forecasting expertise to the executive leadership team, as well as oversight and guidance to Sector Controllers.

In his time with Securitas North America, Mr. Henry was responsible providing financial support, training, and analysis for the $4B Division. In addition, he served as an instrumental member of several development teams responsible for the modeling and reporting systems now in place across the North America enterprise.


Prior to joining the network of Securitas companies, Mr. Henry worked as a Private Investigator specializing in financial audits and investigations.


After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Henry attended the University of New Hampshire in pursuit of a Bachelor of Professional Studies. He went on to earn an MBA from New Hampshire College, as well as completing various executive development courses at IMD and Harvard University. He’s maintained his certification as a Fraud Examiner since 2001.



Mark Howell

VP Corporate Governance

Mark B. Howell joined Paragon, then Pinkerton Security & Investigations, in 1996 as the District Manager for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. While in this position he provided direction, leadership, and support for the Cincinnati District Office and over 60 prestigious clients. In 2000, Mark was promoted to National Account Manager overseeing the United Technologies Corporation contract. While in this position Mark developed and implemented performance metrics to drive standardization and best practices within the national agreement. In 2002 he was promoted to the position of the Eastern Region Vice President. During his tenure in this position, he was tasked with the design, planning, and implementation of a new business infrastructure to efficiently support the tremendous expansion in business opportunities.


In July 2006 Mr. Howell was promoted to his current position of Vice President Governance and Compliance with the additional designations of: Secretary to the Corporation, DOE Corporate Facility Security Officer and DOD Corporate Security Officer. In addition to these duties Mark oversees the internal audit process, business licensing requirements and international partnerships.


Prior to joining Paragon Mr. Howell had a successful 24 year career in the U.S. Marines, retiring from the reserves in 2000 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Additionally he held security leadership positions with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX and Fidelity Investments, Cincinnati, OH.



Russell Louey

VP Information Technology

Russell Louey joined Paragon in 2020 bringing with him over 15 years of Corporate IT and Cybersecurity experience. Working in both commercial and government contractor markets, Mr. Louey is responsible for modernizing and streamlining IT structures for companies such as Omniplex, Northrop Grumman and most recently Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance.


As a hands-on senior IT Leader, Mr. Louey was responsible for implementing global technology solutions using On-Premise and Cloud Infrastructures across 14 global offices; 650 onsite and remote employees; and 25,000+ external consultants. His proficiency in directing, planning, organizing, and supervising multi-tiered IT Departments is fundamental to developing internal efficiencies and ensuring compliance across all business sectors.


Mr. Louey has a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He also holds accreditations from Cloud Academy for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.


Jack Stem

SVP Business Development

Jack Stem joined Paragon in 2021 as the Corporate Vice President, Business Development focused on continuing to build the growth strategy in the federal sector. With over 30 years of public and private service in the defense industry, Mr. Stem has a successful track record driving expansion of industry partnerships and service capabilities.


Throughout his career, Mr. Stem has specialized in expanding engagements with government and military operations through several Department of Defense organizations, as well as the US Navy, Air Force, and Army. Using his vast knowledge and strong leadership skills, Mr. Stem will guide Paragon’s growth in the federal sector by providing services adjacent to traditional physical guarding and investigative services including Mission Support, Inspection Services, and Cyber Security.


Mr. Stem is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and has a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).


Laura Hagan

General Counsel

Laura Hagan has nearly two decades of litigation and contracts experience, most recently serving as the Vice President of Labor Relations and General Counsel for Paragon Systems since 2014.


In addition, Ms. Hagan brings her experience as a business development executive to the role of General Counsel. She also served as Assistant Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel with Paragon from 2011 to 2014. Ms. Hagan’s extensive government contracting experience includes direct involvement in bid and proposal efforts, as well as drafting and negotiating subcontracts, overseeing contract and regulatory compliance, and advising on a broad range of employment and labor issues.


Ms. Hagan has a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and is licensed to practice law in California and Virginia. She is a contributing author to the Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Contract Litigation (Lexis-Nexis, 2005).



Lisette Chreene

Corporate VP Human Resources

Lisette Chreene joined us as the senior Human Resources leader for Paragon and SCIS in 2021 following a notable career with affiliate Securitas USA. Most recently serving as the Vice President, Talent Development, for the entire 100,000 employee Guarding business unit at Securitas USA, Ms. Chreene worked to build a robust management training program and enhance the onboarding processes. Prior to that position, Ms. Chreene spent nearly a decade as the Vice President, Human Resources for Securitas USA’s Pacific Region. In that role, she led employee engagement, development, and recruitment efforts for an employee base 17,000 strong.


Prior to joining the network of Securitas companies, Ms. Chreene held positions as a Training Manager at University Southern California (USC) and at Taco Bell where she was a Manager with P&L responsibility for five locations. 


Throughout her career Ms. Chreene has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including Training Magazine’s Top Young Trainer and is featured in TD magazine’s August 2020 article An Onboarding Makeover to Match a Hiring Boom. 


Mrs. Chreene earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1994.