Elite Interactive Solutions Appoints John Valdez Vice President of Sales

Veteran security executive John Valdez set to build out remote guarding company Elite Interactive’s sales organization.

Elite Interactive Solutions Appoints John Valdez Vice President of Sales

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LOS ANGELES — Remote guarding company Elite Interactive Solutions recently named John Valdez as the company’s new vice president of sales.

A senior leader with 25 years’ experience working for Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures, Valdez’s responsibilities include heading up Elite’s sales department with oversight of business development representatives and a lead generation call center. the company announcement says.

“John Valdez brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in sales leadership to Elite,” says Elite president Michael Zatulov in the announcement. “His strategic vision, combined with his relentless drive for success, will propel our sales team to new heights.

“We are thrilled to welcome him aboard and confident that, under his guidance, Elite will reach unprecedented levels of growth and success,” he says.

Why Elite Interactive Solutions Hired John Valdez

Valdez has sat on multiple executive boards, including serving as chairman of the board at SIMGAD Solar. He began his career at Enterprise Holdings, where he spent 19 years, ascending to the position of executive officer.

Valdez’s 12-plus years of security industry experience kicked off with Allied Universal in 2012 as a vice president of business development. Other security roles include chief development officer during an earlier stint at Elite and CEO at JEV Security Consultants.

An expert in threat assessment and active shooter response, he has participated in speaking engagements at several security conferences and seminars.

“It is rare to come across an organization like Elite with disruptive innovation that positively impacts the world,” says Valdez in the company announcement. “I’m honored to work alongside Michael Zatulov and Aria Kozak [founder, known as ‘The Father of Remote Guarding’] as I lead our sales division to new heights.

“Elite’s crime prevention solution is world class and unparalleled in the security industry. I look forward to developing my team and exponentially growing our marketplace,” he says.

Originally from Barstow, Calif., Valdez grew up in Tortilla Flats. He earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Cal State San Bernardino and is an MBA candidate in business management at Purdue University.

Valdez is married to his high school sweetheart of 31 years, Toni, and has two adult daughters (Isabelle and Eliana).

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