James O'Brien Joins VPS Inc. as Vice President of Sales
VPS Inc., provider of vacant property services and security, announced the appointment of Jim O'Brien as vice president of sales in the United States. In this new role, O'Brien will be responsible for continuing VPS's influence of securing vacant properties and protecting communities nationwide.
"We are fortunate to have experienced continued growth in 2011 creating the need and opportunity to strengthen our leadership team to better serve our customers," said John O'Leary, CEO, VPS Inc. U.S. “With nearly 25 years of sales experience in the security industry, and a proven track record in sales leadership, business operations and business development, Jim has the ideal background and training for ultimately helping to drive VPS sales in the United States.”
Prior to joining VPS, O'Brien was Midwest general manager for UTC Fire and Security; regional enterprise manager of Johnson Controls; and director of sales for McDaniel Fire Systems. He also served as district general manager for Protection One in Oak Brook, Ill. where he was responsible for four fully-staffed offices during its changes in branch management. O'Brien started his career at ADT Security Services as systems manager responsible for large systems sales throughout the Chicago area.
"I am thrilled to join the leadership team of a company that is succeeding not only from a business perspective, but also committed to community safety,” O'Brien said. “I look forward to contributing to its ongoing effort to help protect vacant properties and communities worldwide."
O'Brien earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Illinois and an associate’s degree from the College of Dupage in Wheaton, Ill. He currently resides in St. Charles, Ill.