Executive leadership

Anthony L. Sabatino

CEO

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

Controller

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.

 

 

Robert Rubin

VP Business Development

Robert Rubin has a long and successful track record managing, leading and supporting Government contracting programs both domestically and overseas. As the Vice President of Government Relations for Paragon Systems, Inc. (Paragon), for the last ten years, Mr. Rubin managed a growth strategy that more than tripled the sector’s footprint. In his role as Vice President of Development, Mr. Rubin will remain focused on growth in the federal sector by providing services adjacent to traditional physical guarding and investigative services including Mission Support, Inspection Services, and Cyber Security.

 

Prior to his time at Paragon, he was President of a $5M commercial security division, promoted to COO of the $50M Government Services division and subsequently promoted into a senior management role of the company as Senior Vice President. The company grew exponentially in a short period of time, reaching $200M, before Mr. Rubin moved on to pursue opportunities as a Government Contracting consultant and founder/investor in a micro bridge fund. He has significant experience in the customer service arena as the senior manager of a concierge firm, the creator of a successful client retention program, and as a certified Quality Control Monitor.

 

Mr. Rubin has a BA from Skidmore College and an MCR from the NACORE Institute, including a capstone course at MIT in Boston.

 
 

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).

 

 

Ilene Reiter

VP Human Resources

Ilene Reiter joined Paragon in May 2008. She reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and oversees HR functions for all business sectors. Her responsibilities include leading all human resources functions as well as the training & risk management departments.

 

Ms. Reiter has over 20 years HR experience, specialization in employee relations, policy & procedure development, and compliance & labor relations. Prior to joining the company, she served as Vice President of Human Resources, Voyager Hospice Care and worked in several industries including banking, logistics and healthcare for Vitas Healthcare & Ryder Integrated Logistics.

 

Ms. Reiter has a B.A. degree in Management Psychology from the University of Michigan as well as National SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. She is a member of Society of Human Resource Management.