Leadership

Kelly Hoffman
CEO

Owner since 2010

Kelly earned her business degree at the Kelly School of Business from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She began her career in management program for Cintas First Aid & Safety in Chicago. She later returned to Indianapolis to continue her career in the family business, Koorsen Fire & Security, working in a variety of positions. IN 2010, she and investors purchased the integrated Security Division from Koorsen Fire & Security founding KST Security. Kelly is the CEO and majority owner of KST Security.

Gannon Switzer
President

Team Member Since – 2009
Industry Experience – 15 years

Prior to joining KST, Gannon started his career in the industry as a manufacturer’s rep covering Indiana Michigan and Kentucky.  He joined KST six years later as the Indianapolis Branch Manager and has since served the company in various roles including both Director of Sales and Vice President. Over the course of his eight years leading KST, the company has experienced tremendous growth. A former teacher and high school coach, he remains an advocate of advanced training and education for organizational health. Gannon is a sought after speaker on industry panels and has been recognized repeatedly by industry partners for his sales leadership.

Skip Sampson
Executive leader of Special Projects

Team Member Since – 1999
Industry Experience – Over 30 years

Skip has over 30 years of experience in the field of electronic security. His diversified experience in the security industry has led him from his initial start as a field installation technician to where he is today – President of KST Security. He has served at multiple levels in the leading organization for security professionals – ASIS International. Skip became Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in 1998. He has published numerous articles in leading security trade publications on subjects such as “Breaking Down Barriers” – How Security Integrators can work well with IT Integrators, Uses of GPS technology in law enforcement and private enterprise, and Biometrics and its real-world implementations.

Tom Feilen
Vice President of National Accounts

Team Member Since – 2010
Industry Experience – Over 20 years

After serving in the US Army, Tom started in the industry with a Regional Fire and Security Integrator and performed in various operational roles to include Project Manager and Service/ Installation Management. His career grew to the national level as he managed the National Account Divisions for ADT and Stanley Security.  He then became Director of Operations at Comm-Works, a national provider of IT solutions.  Over the last 8 years, Tom developed and grew the National Accounts group for KST. Through his career, he has gained a strong operational and sales background in Access Control, Security, Video, Fire, Sound, IT Infrastructure and Nurse Call systems.

Eric Patz
Director of Human Resources

Team Member Since – 2018
Industry Experience – Over 10 years

He has 10+ years of HR and Recruiting experience with an MBA in Organizational Leadership from University of Indianapolis and PHR certification. He has worked in the following industries: Design / Engineering, Mechanical / Electrical, Healthcare, Construction/Skilled Trades and Real Estate. Eric is an active member of IndySHRM and serves on several other local community organizations in Indianapolis.

 

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