“Protos has pushed the bounds of what’s possible and, in doing so, elevated the role of the Loss Prevention Department to a more strategic position at well-respected companies around the country. Our unmatched vendor network combined with specialized technology, have all worked together to propel the industry forward.”

Patrick Henderson & Chris Copenhaver, Co-owners/Co-founders

Team Protos

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Protos Leadership
Client Account Managers
Marketing & Development
Directors
Software Developers

Chris Copenhaver

Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Chris Copenhaver is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a BA in Economics and Business

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Chris Copenhaver

Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Chris Copenhaver is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a BA in Economics and Business and cofounded Protos Security in 2006. Protos began with a simple statement… "There is a better way." Our goals were to deliver better innovative technologies to the Loss Prevention industry, a better way to reduce program costs, a better way to capture valuable data from the officers, and a better way to improve the accountability of the security officers. Advance Auto Parts understood our vision and gave us a chance. After 10 years, we are proud

Patrick Henderson

Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Patrick Henderson is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a BS in Civil Engineering and co-owner

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Patrick Henderson

Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Patrick Henderson is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a BS in Civil Engineering and co-owner and co-founder of Protos. Building upon a perceived need to bring business intelligence to the guard industry, Protos has risen from its start in 2006 to become the industry innovator. Along with Chris Copenhaver, Patrick has had the vision to see that guards are a data point and a valuable part of the equation when assigning a store’s risk value. Beginning with a test pilot with Advance Auto Parts, to lower total program costs, and improve accountability

Shannon Janney

Controller

Shannon Janney serves as Controller for Protos Security. She oversees the accounting team and manages transactions between clients and vendors.

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Shannon Janney

Controller

Shannon Janney serves as Controller for Protos Security. She oversees the accounting team and manages transactions between clients and vendors. The processes of financial tracking, budget reporting & forecasting, as well as human resource responsibilities have greatly benefitted from her strong leadership and attention to detail.

Sally McGuffin

Vice President of Vendor Relations

Starting out as a Field Supervisor 19 years ago, Sally McGuffin has a wealth of experience in the guard

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Sally McGuffin

Vice President of Vendor Relations

Starting out as a Field Supervisor 19 years ago, Sally McGuffin has a wealth of experience in the guard industry. Over the years she has held the position of District Manager as well as Training and Recruitment Director for two large security companies. Sally knows the industry and specifically field operations. She is always there to assist our clients and vendors. Sally joined Protos in 2012 as a National Account Manager, was promoted to Director of Operations and she now holds the position of Director of Vendor Relations.

Cameron Tabor

Chief Technology Officer

Cameron Tabor serves as Chief Technology Officer at Protos Security. After receiving his BS in Computer Science from the Virginia

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Cameron Tabor

Chief Technology Officer

Cameron Tabor serves as Chief Technology Officer at Protos Security. After receiving his BS in Computer Science from the Virginia Military Institute, Cameron has made a distinguished career of building and managing software systems. Now as the lead software architect for Protos Security, his contributions are essential as we continue to innovate, delivering new value added benefits to our clients.

Kris Vece, LPQ

Vice President of Client Relations

Kris Vece is a security and investigation industry professional since 2004. She joined Protos Security in 2015 as Director

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Kris Vece, LPQ

Vice President of Client Relations

Kris Vece is a security and investigation industry professional since 2004. She joined Protos Security in 2015 as Director of Client Relations. Kris is responsible for all aspects of Sales and Client Relations at Protos. Through relationships cultivated over the years, and a dedicated focus on excellence, Kris has earned a reputation as an LP industry expert. Kris is an active member of the LP Foundation and NJ Food Council and has achieved professional certification through the LP Foundation.

Langdon Oliver

Software Developer

Langdon Oliver discovered his passion for programming early in life and has been nurturing that passion for over two

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Langdon Oliver

Software Developer

Langdon Oliver discovered his passion for programming early in life and has been nurturing that passion for over two decades now. His fine-tuned analytical skills, precise attention to detail, and penchant for efficiency make him a one man programming force to be reckoned with. Having worked in multiple industries, Langdon has had exposure to many different technologies, development paradigms, and business practices. He has now been honing his coding skills in the security industry for four years.

Jasmin Torres

National Account Manager

Jasmin Torres has been a part of the Security Management Industry through Protos Security since 2014. Currently

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Jasmin Torres

National Account Manager

Jasmin Torres has been a part of the Security Management Industry through Protos Security since 2014. Currently holding the position of National Account Manager at Protos Security, she maintains and organizes all facets of clients’ needs on a daily basis. The multiple accounts upheld presently include a variety of long term and emergency services. Jasmin serves as the one point contact for her Clients’ personalized security requests. Beyond security management, she has combined experience of management and supervisory skills within Human Services, Retail and Sales/Marketing fields throughout her career.

Kim McGuffin

Senior National Account Manager

Kim McGuffin started with Protos after coming from another industry and was willing to start as a Dispatch Support

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Kim McGuffin

Senior National Account Manager

Kim McGuffin started with Protos after coming from another industry and was willing to start as a Dispatch Support Specialist in order to prove her will to succeed. Beyond security management, Kim is equipped with 20+ years of Customer Service experience. Drive and determination helped place Kim into a National Account Manager position at Protos Security as of 2014. Kim has a proven track record of excellent customer service with her clients and vendors that she interacts with on a daily basis.

Rosalind Fields

Senior National Account Manager

Rosalind Fields is currently a National Account Manager at Protos Security. This position entails ensuring the needs of

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Rosalind Fields

Senior National Account Manager

Rosalind Fields is currently a National Account Manager at Protos Security. This position entails ensuring the needs of the clients needs are met while providing superior customer service. Rosalind’s experience also includes several years as an Area Manager for Advance America. Rosalind was responsible for ensuring the daily operations of her location were met while assisting the Director of Operations to oversee 19 locations within the division. This included cash management, recruiting, hiring, training, and counseling employees. Additionally Rosalind worked in the Debt Recovery department at American National University. Rosalind’s previous

Yana Conrad

Client Account Manager

Yana joined Protos Security in June 2017 as a dispatcher and was promoted to Junior Account Manager in

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Yana Conrad

Client Account Manager

Yana joined Protos Security in June 2017 as a dispatcher and was promoted to Junior Account Manager in January of 2018. Because of her great dedication to the clients and Protos she was once again promoted to Client Account Manager in July 2018. Yana attended Virginia Military Institute on a swimming scholarship. She credits VMI for teaching her how to be a team player, have a good work ethic and have honor and respect in everything she does.

Amanda Jenkins

Client Account Manager

Amanda joined Protos Security in March 2016 as a dispatch support specialist. Since then she has been promoted

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Amanda Jenkins

Client Account Manager

Amanda joined Protos Security in March 2016 as a dispatch support specialist. Since then she has been promoted to Senior Dispatch Support Specialist and now is part of our Client Relations department as a National Client Account Manager. She brings ten years experience in customer service to our team. During this time, Amanda has been recognized as employee of the month and an award recipient for excellence in customer service. Despite being a certified Montessori Instructor, Amanda went on to complete an Associates of Science degree in May 2017. Amanda

Wanda Reed

Client Account Manager

Wanda Reed started her career with Protos Security as a Dispatch Support Specialist and was recently promoted to

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Wanda Reed

Client Account Manager

Wanda Reed started her career with Protos Security as a Dispatch Support Specialist and was recently promoted to Client Account Manager in July 2016. In her new role, she works directly with her clients to provide excellent customer service and to build solid business relationships in the security management industry. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Wanda has worked in Accounting for 5 years, working closely with property managers and real estate professionals. Her analytical mind and zeal makes her a great asset toward meeting the security needs of her

Josh Wilson

Creative Director

Josh Wilson has the mind of an engineer and the creativity of an artist. After starting a career in
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Josh Wilson

Creative Director

Josh Wilson has the mind of an engineer and the creativity of an artist. After starting a career in the sciences, Josh has spent the past 12 years bringing creative ideas to life. Harnessing a diverse combination of skills, he brings together a wild marketing imagination with graphic design and multimedia production skills. He thrives on challenge and loves the process of creating something unique. Josh now refines Protos' brand identity and marketing strategy.

Office Staff & Dispatch Support Specialists

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