After adding automation to its home security offerings late last month, LifeShield, a pioneer in advanced wireless home security systems, announced today that it has named John Owens to the role of Chief Executive Officer and it has expanded its partnership with MasTec Advanced Technologies to offer professional installation services to LifeShield customers.
Owens will immediately assume the role of CEO with LifeShield investor and outgoing CEO, Mike Hagan, continuing in his role as Chairman. An accomplished senior marketing executive who has worked with some of the world’s best-known brands, Owens brings to LifeShield more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining LifeShield, Owens was Chief Marketing Officer with financial services firm, J.G. Wentworth, where he managed a $70 million marketing budget and led efforts in digital marketing, direct response advertising and customer management. He was previously Head of Marketing for ING DIRECT, one of the nation’s largest digital banks, and he became Managing VP of Bank Marketing for Capital One when Capital One bought ING DIRECT. At Capital One, Owens helped grow its national consumer and small business bank portfolio of nine million customers and $165 billion in deposits.
“I’m energized by the opportunity to join LifeShield at such an exciting time in its lifecycle,” said Owens, LifeShield’s new CEO. “The home security industry is dynamic and growing and I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead a very accomplished group of professionals. Many of LifeShield’s early employees have returned to the company since Mike and Hawk Capital re-acquired the business. That’s a testament to the team’s passion for the brand and a great foundation for growth.”
LifeShield has expanded its partnership with MasTec Advanced Technologies whereby MasTec will serve as LifeShield’s main professional installation provider. MasTec works with many of the nation’s most trusted brands to enhance their operations, and previously served as LIfeShield’s installation partner when LifeShield was part of DIRECTV.
In 2017, MasTec completed three million customer appointments deploying a network of over 4,000 technicians. Its experienced team of expert technicians pride themselves on helping homeowners install security, video, and home automation solutions that fit the needs of their home.
“Following the recent launch of LifeShield’s automation services, our expanded partnership with MasTec will provide a turnkey solution for our customers who prefer a high touch, white-glove installation experience,” said Owens. “As consumer interest in new home security and automation capabilities grows, LifeShield is set up for success by offering the option of professional installation from a proven, recognized, service industry leader.”
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