ChampionScott Partners Places COO for Frontpoint Security
January 5, 2022 – ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently helped to place Derek Carder as the new chief operating officer for Frontpoint Security, a leading provider of premium do-it-yourself home security and smart home technology in the U.S. Geoff Champion led the assignment along with Chris Messing. Mr. Carder will be responsible for leading the company’s service operations and helping to architect and execute a world-class customer experience.
“We are honored to have such a dynamic and highly skilled operations leader as Derek Carder join Frontpoint as chief operating officer,” said Michael Lacorazza, the company’s chief executive officer. “Derek brings over 15 years of management experience and a proven track record of designing and scaling customer-centric service delivery. Together, we will build a disciplined operational infrastructure that will advance Frontpoint’s leadership in the smart home security industry.”
Mr. Carder is an accomplished operations executive leader with extensive experience in entrepreneurial environments. Previously, he served as vice president of customer experience and technical operations at Geotab, a leading commercial telematics vendor worldwide, where he ran global support operations and the digital customer experience. In addition, he has held operations positions with increasing responsibilities at Strategic Telecom Solutions, TELUS International and Zappos.
Founded in 2007 with a mission to create a better home security experience, Vienna, VA-based Frontpoint Security empowers customers to simply and easily install a home security system customized to their needs, backed by best-in-class customer service and professional monitoring. It was the first home security company to offer a 100 percent wireless and cellular home alarm system and continues to be a top-rated home security company. Frontpoint has customers in all 50 states and Canada.
Boston-based ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on delivering leadership solutions for technology and technology-enabled companies, globally. Throughout every search the firm undertakes, it applies the strategic insights of an experienced search partner, the operating skills of an internationally expert management team, and the recruiting abilities of a premier executive search firm, according to firm.
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Mr. Champion, chairman, CEO and founding partner of the firm, has lived and worked in South Korea, Germany, Holland, London and throughout the U.S. His industry experience entails working at the most senior “C” levels for large-scale and middle-market companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Champion has conducted board, CEO and senior executive appointments for leading-edge companies in the digital media, business-to-business services, telecommunications, consumer, educational services and financial technology sectors.
Mr. Messing is a principal and founding member of the firm. He joined ChampionScott Partners as a senior associate partnering with technology, business services and private equity customers, and laying the foundation and implementing the firm’s research best-practices and methodologies for key client appointments. Mr. Messing helps in the development and qualification of appointed candidates for leading Fortune 1000, growth / early-stage / mid-cap, venture and private equity company clients. He executes and manages searches at the board, CEO, and senior executive levels spanning general management, sales, marketing, finance, information technology and professional services functions.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media