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Growing and Evolving to Meet Our Clients’ Needs

New developments, roles and commitments at Joffe Emergency Services

2021 was an eventful and exciting year for Joffe as an organization. We expanded virtually all of our current services to schools and events, and even added some new ones in response to client requests. As of last month, we’re actively supporting more than 2,000 organizations nationwide, empowering them to confidently prevent and manage emergencies and save lives (and loving every minute of it!).

As we’ve grown our presence in the sector and our services to clients, we’ve also grown our team, both in size and in experience. For the first time, we have added two new C-level roles to our leadership team - Chief Revenue Officer Mike Ginty and Chief Operations Officer Brian Bauer - who both come with a wealth of experience and expertise. We have simultaneously brought on three division leaders - Sarah Mathew (Director of School Health Services), Alex Soltero (Director of Event Safety), and Kerry Wrenick (Director of Consultative Services) - who have each brought rich knowledge and deep passion to their respective roles. And finally, we are lucky to have a new Director of Special Projects - Cat Cecere - who is helping support both internal and external operations, communications, and resource development to ensure our clients have everything they need to stay safe, healthy and prepared. 

You can read a little more about each of these new roles and team members below. And please feel free to drop them a note to say congratulations!

Mike Ginty, Chief Revenue Officer

Mike has dedicated his career to safety and security. He started out as a Special Agent and Officer in the US Air Force, investigating felony level crimes and matters of national security, as well as providing anti-terrorism support to force protection overseas. After leaving the military, he worked with the Department of Homeland Security before beginning his career in corporate security. Over the last decade, Mike has run security programs at tech industry giants like Apple and Uber. He has advised numerous start-ups, commercial property groups, and private organizations and family offices. He regularly publishes and speaks on topics regarding safety and security.

E: mikeg@joffeemergencyservice.com

Brian Bauer, Chief Operating Officer

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Brian’s experience spans the swath of traditional, established and startup high growth businesses. Previously, Bauer was the Managing Partner at 100Waters Group, a small business focused advisory firm with three clients that were awarded INC5000 fastest growing business recognition in addition to two exits (and counting). Bauer served as COO at Cellit, a mobile marketing startup, where he spearheaded new media marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 clients while generating revenue growth at a 80% CAGR, and human capital growth in the triple digits.  Prior to his service at Cellit, Bauer oversaw M&A transactions at Barrington Broadcasting totaling over $1B before serving as Vice President & General Manager of Barrington Interactive, engineering a ground-up, self-sufficient technology, content and sales division with a focus on hyper-local news and information.

E: brianb@joffeemergencyservices.com

Sarah Mathew, Director of School Health Services

Sarah Mathew is a lifelong learner and early childhood educator, with an extensive background in school health. She started out in Early Childhood Education, and has worked in the School District of Philadelphia for many years as the Coordinated School Health Specialist, helping to create and expand Healthy Schools programming. Her interest and dedication to supporting the Whole Child was the focus of her work for 8 years as the Director of Health and Wellness for the CO Dept of Education. Sarah championed efforts to address the physical, social, emotional and mental health needs of students in K-12. She led efforts to help all Colorado schools/staff become trauma informed through professional development and community building before joining the Joffe team.

E: sarahm@joffeemergencyservies.com

Alex Soltero, National Director of Event Safety

Alex has an extensive background in the live events industry. He has developed and executed security and medical plans for NFL games, major concerts, conventions and trade shows. He was a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 Class of 2020. Alex holds an Associate Protection Professional certification through ASIS international, the leading security professional organization in the world. Alex obtained a Bachelors of Arts in History degree from the California State University, Long Beach and credits his academic training for his organizational skills and analytic abilities. 

E: alexs@joffeemergencyservices.com

Kerry Wrenick, Director of Consultative Service

As the Director of Consultative Services, Kerry leads the Joffe team that works with schools on emergency planning and response, crisis intervention, and professional development, among other things. Kerry  is a Licensed Social Worker by training, with over 15 years of service working within  educational settings. Kerry has worked within a school building, as well as at the district- and state-level. Since 2010, her work within education has focused on underserved and homeless students. This work expanded from school districts into a collective impact model, having brought political, faith-based, and community groups together around a social cause. Since 2017, Kerry has been recognized as a national expert on homeless education and as a transformational leader.

E: kerryw@joffeemergencyservices.com

Cat Cecere, Director of Special Projects

Cat developed a passion for school safety during her 8 years leading  operations teams for the KIPP and IDEA charter school networks in Jacksonville, FL.  Cat also taught 6th grade math for two years as a Teach For America Corps Member. Cat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida, and a HBX certificate from Harvard Business School. 

E: catc@joffeemergencyservices.com

This group - and each and every one of our Joffe team members - have already contributed enormously to our growth and success. We are thrilled to have them on the team and appreciative of the talents, strengths and leadership they bring to their roles. 

We're excited for what's ahead in 2022 as we continue to grow, evolve, and help even more schools and communities stay safe and healthy.

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