Our executive team is comprised of retired and former federal, state and local law enforcement officers/agents, and veterans of all branches of services.

Ownership

  • Frank Califano, Sr.Chairman of the Board Read More
    Frank Califano, Sr.Chairman of the Board

    Frank Califano, Sr., founded FJC Security Services Inc. in 1988 and serves as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. As the highest ranking member of the Board, Frank is responsible for managing member activities, plays a key role in maintaining external relations for the corporation and facilitates communication between the upper tier of management and the Board. Frank retired from the New York City Police Department where he served as a Police Officer for the 40th Precinct’s Bronx Warrant Squad. He established FJC as a small and reliable security firm during its inception and built a company that today incorporates a national footprint with 6,000+ employees. Earlier in his career with FJC, Frank established company initiatives through strict client security protocols and adherence to regulatory and contractual compliance that segued FJC into the government and private sector security services leader it is today.

  • Frank Califano, Jr.Vice Chairman of the Board Read More
    Frank Califano, Jr.Vice Chairman of the Board

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    Frank has been a leader with FJC for 19 years and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. With his core focus in an advisory role to the Chairman of the Board, he consults and collaborates with the Chairman in crafting the direction of overarching issues for the organization. Formally, Frank was the leader in the planning and implementation of FJC’s important growth initiatives. As FJC’s Chief Operating Officer, Frank was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the organization to lead FJC’s national security operations to increasing year over year revenues. In 2007, Frank began growing FJC’s premier security technology company which ultimately enabled FJC’s security guarding business to offer greater value and later focused on Fire Safety which furthered his vision to offer an array of products to the market place. Prior to this, Frank Califano, Jr. spearheaded many of the company’s governmental projects which ultimately placed FJC as one of the premier providers of government security, country-wide. Working closely with the Chairman of the Board and taking over his duties in his absence, Frank now acts as a critical layer of advisory management to strengthen FJC’s governance and position in the market place. Frank Califano, Jr., holds a business degree from Adelphi University.

Corporate Executives

  • Mark D. Coffino Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Read More
    Mark D. Coffino Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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    Mark joined FJC in March of 2004. As EVP, COO Mark is responsible for strategic leadership and performance of the organization and oversight of all operational, divisional and administrative departments. Mark began his career with FJC in various sales leadership roles; first as Director and then Vice President of Sales. In 2008, Mark was named to the position of Senior Vice President to align all operational groups with sales initiatives. In 2010, Mark was promoted to Executive Vice President and was responsible for company-wide reorganizations and facilitating FJC’s global business plan. In 2013, Mark was named EVP, COO. He has spearheaded many of the company’s global initiatives which placed FJC as one of the premier security providers of security officers in the country. Reporting to the Board of Directors, and working closely with corporate governance and regulatory compliance, Mark focuses on continuing FJC’s position in the market place as the industry’s most reliable security services company.

  • Stephen B. FinkelChief Financial Officer Read More
    Stephen B. FinkelChief Financial Officer

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    Steve joined FJC in 2000 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, he oversees FJC’s corporate strategy as well as all phases of financial management including financial reporting and planning, taxation, bids and proposals, union matters, audit, compliance and acquisitions. He specializes in Collective Bargaining agreements, Service Contract Act and New York Labor Law 230. Additionally, Steve also provides guidance for Information Technologies strategies and Human Resources including employee benefits and ACA. With decades of experience in financial leadership, Steve began his FJC career supervising the accounting department as Assistant Controller and in 2002 was named Controller for his successful initiatives in trend analysis, budgeting methodologies, developing internal controls and implementing new business software for the company. In 2007, Steve was promoted to Vice President of Finance, managing all banking and insurance relationships, global budgeting and financial reporting, complex cost proposals and working closely with the EVP in strategic planning for the company. In 2010, Steve was named Senior Vice President of Finance in which his focus extended to oversight of corporate compliance, Human Resources, IT and all audit functions for the company. Steve earned a Masters of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration of strategic management and human resources from Quinnipiac University. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from Long Island University, CW Post. Steve reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and assists in the planning and strategy of company stability and growth.

  • Matthew W. HoraceSenior Vice President and Chief Security Officer Read More
    Matthew W. HoraceSenior Vice President and Chief Security Officer

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    Matthew Horace became FJC’s first Chief Security Officer (CSO) in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2014. In this role he has collaborated with executives company-wide and external program consultants in designing and implementing a full-scale internal security program focused on compliance and governance, risk management and brand protection on behalf of FJC. He leads organization-wide IT services, IT security programs, continuity of operations and internal audit and investigations and FJC’s internal marketing program for the organization. Matthew also supports company-wide strategic leadership initiatives. A 28-year veteran of Federal, State and Local law enforcement, Matthew served in a Senior Executive Service position with the U.S. Department of Justice where he managed local, regional, national, and international investigations. As FJC’s principle media spokesperson, Matthew provides internal expertise on FJC’s public information strategy. He is also regularly featured on national and international news outlets providing commentary on global law enforcement and security matters. A motivational speaker, trainer and leadership consultant, Matthew also holds leadership positions in a number of professional law enforcement, security and civic organizations. Matthew holds a B.A. in English from Delaware State University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training and Development from The Seton Hall University. He is also an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching Leadership and Crisis Communication. Matthew reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • Robert A. HopesSenior Vice President, CPP, Customer Relations Read More
    Robert A. HopesSenior Vice President, CPP, Customer Relations

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    Robert A. Hopes joined FJC in 2000 and currently serves as the head of Customer Relations. In his current role, Robert works closely with clients on strategy, deployment of all products and services, and overall client experience. Robert holds memberships in a number of professional law enforcement and security organizations and is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Robert is a retired NYPD Detective and has over 30 years of security management experience. Robert reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • William RichardSenior Vice President of Global Operations Read More
    William RichardSenior Vice President of Global Operations

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    William joined FJC in 1994 and is a former Law Enforcement Officer. He first served as an FJC Field Inspector, then Operations Manager and Director of Operations prior to his appointment to Vice President of Operations. As Vice President he was responsible for day-to-day operations relative to New York Metropolitan area private sector and local Government clients. In 2014, William Richard was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Global Operations. In this position, William reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and be responsible to lead executive agendas relative to strategy, planning and implementations of global operations’ initiatives. Additionally, he will oversee company acquisition integrations and create company benchmarks and metrics and ensure that operations’ process management goals are met so as to meet and exceed FJC’s standards of operational excellence.

  • Christopher FitzpatrickVice President, Business Development Read More
    Christopher FitzpatrickVice President, Business Development

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    As the Vice President of Business Development, Christopher (“Chris”) Fitzpatrick manages, mentors and drives his team of Sales professionals, who are responsible for building longstanding new client relationships. Chris’ team is responsible for developing and retaining business throughout the Private, Aviation, and Local Government sectors. Chris began his career with FJC back in 2011 in a sales capacity. In 2012 Chris was promoted to the Northeast Regional Director, in charge of the Commercial and Aviation Divisions. In 2014 and again for 2015, the Business Development team recorded the highest new revenue earnings year-over-year for the commercial and aviation business sectors in FJC’s history that began in 1988. Chris joined FJC with over 26 years of successful business development and facility/security and management experience. Chris spent 21 years working with two Fortune 500 manufacturing companies in several sales and management capacities, at the local and national level. Over the past seven years, Chris has built a trusted client portfolio working in sales and management within the security industry. Chris was promoted to his current position of Vice President, Business Development in January of 2015. He currently reports directly to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

  • Elliot WeinsteinVice President of Human Resources Read More
    Elliot WeinsteinVice President of Human Resources

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    Elliot joined FJC Security in 2015, bringing more than 25 years of multi-functional human resources experience to his role as Vice President of Human Resources. He has worked in service-focused industries, and has particular expertise in developing and implementing fully integrated HR solutions to business challenges. As Vice President of Human Resources, Elliot reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and works with the leadership team and staff to establish best practices across the full spectrum of human capital issues. Elliot earned his MBA degree at NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BS degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He has attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and has assisted multiple organizations with his consulting expertise and continues to support local community organizations as a volunteer.

  • Gary M. O’Connor, LMHC, SPHRAssistant Vice President of Human Resources Read More
    Gary M. O’Connor, LMHC, SPHRAssistant Vice President of Human Resources

    With over 25 years as a senior level human resources executive, Gary joined FJC Security in 2014. Gary brings to FJC a solid foundation in benefits, compensation, recruitment, training and labor relations. Gary’s industry experience has included talent/career management consulting, healthcare, hospitality, education and working with multi-state organizations. His record of achievement is broad-based, stressing financial management, problem solving, dispute resolution, and proactive leadership. As Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Gary is responsible for the design and implementation of sound human resources strategies and practices across each of the Company’s business lines and divisions, while delivering support to all of the Company’s business leaders and divisional HR staff. Gary holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education/Community Mental Health and advanced certification in Educational Leadership/Administration and Business from Long Island University. Additionally, Gary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Executive Coach and holds the certification designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resources Management - Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources. Gary reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources.

Divisional Executives

  • Robert StabileVice President, Aviation Services Read More
    Robert StabileVice President, Aviation Services

    As Vice President of Aviation Services, Bob is a member of the FJC Executive team overseeing, managing and leading both the JFK and LaGuardia Airport operations. He began his career with FJC Security in 2012 as the Director of Operations, JFK Aviation Division, tasked with the security responsibilities for the Division at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Bob brings to this team 37 years of federal law enforcement experience as well as his excellent supervisory, managerial and leadership skills. He began his law enforcement career as a U.S. Customs Inspector and rose to rank of Chief, Customs and Border Protection Officer, managing and leading over 700 CBP officers at JFK Airport. Throughout his Customs career, he worked closely with DEA, FBI, TSA, NYPD, PAPD and all other Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies along with the PANYNJ, where he has built long standing relationships. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from CUNY. Bob reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • James Donohue, CPPAssistant Vice President, Aviation Services Read More
    James Donohue, CPPAssistant Vice President, Aviation Services

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    James joined FJC in April of 2001 and has spent his entire career in the Aviation security field. He reports directly to the Vice President of Aviation Services and is responsible for the oversight of all operational and administrative functions within the Division. Throughout his 14 years with the company, he has demonstrated a stellar record of growth and advancement through promotion and recognition, having worked his way up from our security officer ranks, to Operations Supervisor, to Project Manager, to General Manager, to Sr Director of Operations, to Executive Director. Mr. Donohue holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from St. Francis College. James is well versed in the regulations and compliance set forth by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Customs & Border Protection and the Federal Aviation Administration. James’ knowledge in these areas include, but are not limited to: Transportation Security Administration Security Regulations 49 CFR 1540, 1542, and 1544, Foreign Air Carrier Model Security Program and the Aircraft Operator Standard Security Program. James is an active member in the Security & Law Enforcement communities and acts as the Aviation liaison with the Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Mr. Donohue has also attained the accreditation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).

  • Joshua PrimroseVice President of Operations, Federal Services Division Read More
    Joshua PrimroseVice President of Operations, Federal Services Division

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    Joshua joined FJC in 2013 as the Vice President of Operations for the Federal Services Division and is responsible for leading FJC’s delivery of services to our Federal clients. Joshua is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has served in security management positions within Government Agencies including the Marine Security Detachment at the White House Communications Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Joshua has a fully developed understanding of the challenges that FJC’s Federal Customers face within their individual security programs and has the experience necessary to partner with those clients to develop and fully implement solutions that are practical, effective and cost efficient. Joshua holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Joshua reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

  • James SchmittVice President, FJC Technology Solutions Read More
    James SchmittVice President, FJC Technology Solutions

    Jim is Vice President of the FJC Technology Solutions division. With four decades of experience in the electronic security industry, his expertise stretches across multiple verticals with specialized, in-depth knowledge of product manufacturers, consultants and Fortune 500 companies. Jim also has extensive project engineering and project management experience, having developed solid relationships with union and non-union contractors over his career. Jim has managed complex projects from ferry terminals, to malls, to high rise buildings, to hotels, and airports. Jim holds a qualifier license for alarms in NYS, among his dozens of certifications. Jim is married and lives in Long Island, NY with his wife of 14 years. Jim reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.