Smarter Security Bolsters Sales Team With 2 Hires

The new hires include a Southeast regional manager and a director of federal solutions sales within the government.

AUSTIN, Texas — Smarter Security, a provider of intelligent entry and access control solutions, announces the addition of two new sales professionals.

Dan Gardner joins as the company’s southeast regional manager to enhance the growth and development of opportunities within the region. Gardner brings with him exceptional sales experience within both the hardware and software aspects of the security industry, according to the announcement.

“Dan is a welcome addition to our elite team of Regional Sales Managers. As a trusted advisor to integrators, consultants and end-users, his efforts selling Fastlane, Door Detective and our Building Solutions will make a big impact on our company’s success in the Southeastern U.S.,” states Jeff Brown, CEO of Smarter Security.

Before joining Smarter Security, Gardner gained valuable experience working for AT&T where he sold telecommunications and internet solutions. From there, he managed customer accounts as account executive for datacomm distributor Accu-Tech, where he advanced into team lead for their security vertical’s inside team.

Gardner’s extensive experience as southeast territory manager for Alvarado Manufacturing focused on turnstile opportunities, where he rapidly expanded business development within the region.

Kevin Kolego was recently announced director of federal solutions sales to drive sales initiatives within the Federal government space. Kolego brings a tremendous amount of leadership and sales expertise, as well as vast knowledge and understanding of the government’s procurement process including contracting, acquisitions, program management, procurement, and test and evaluation, according to the announcement.

As director of federal solutions sales, Kolego will work with customers to continue driving awareness, conviction, conversion and new business. He will also advance sales through integrators partnered with Smarter Security’s business partners and end users, gaining knowledge and understanding of product needs within the Federal Government vertical.

“Kevin is a tremendous addition to the Smarter Security team. He is extremely well-qualified to help our Federal customers elevate their security posture with the Smarter Security Platform. It is the only COTS solution that can proactively combat Insider Threats, which to date has been a significant challenge. Kevin’s deep experience with mission critical technologies in the government will impact both our national security and our company’s success,” Brown says.

Kolego joins Smarter Security from Stanley Black & Decker and has previous experience in the security industry with Dormakaba; formerly a part of Stanley Security. Prior to Dormakaba, he graduated from and received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy.

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