CHAMPION, a provider of integrated security, fire, A/V Data cabling/IT infrastructures, announces that the company has appointed Nino Zeccardo as Partner/Executive VP, Chief Business Development and Sales Officer at CHAMPION.
Since 1992, CHAMPION has been deploying technology solutions for federal/state/local government and law enforcement, utilities/water, museums/cultural properties, retail, transportation, corporate campuses, banking, K-12 and higher education, commercial/industrial, healthcare, hospitality, etc. A member of New York IBEW Local 3 H Division since 1998, CHAMPION is also an authorised Low Voltage Installer for New York City Schools, with over 300 completed projects.
Following a long-term strategic plan, which included the unification of the various corporate business Divisions under “ONE CHAMPION,” CEO, John DiStefano has been able to further streamline processes and improve efficiencies, which have produced steady and significant growth. Nino Zeccardo is the latest addition to a top-tier management team and solidifies CHAMPION’s position and ambitions in the marketplace.
Growing CHAMPION’s customer base
In his new role of Executive VP, Chief Business Development and Sales Officer, he will leverage the image, reputation and long-term relationships that both, Mr. Zeccardo and CHAMPION have built over the years. Mr. Zeccardo assumes the responsibility of growing CHAMPION’s customer base and expanding the company’s geographical reach from regional to national. “Sure, my plan is to leverage the image, reputation and long-term relationships that both, CHAMPION and I have built over the years but also to attract and add not only the best, but the nicest people to our team,” states Nino Zeccardo, Partner/Executive VP at CHAMPION. “We want to be the company our customers love to work with and our team loves to work for.”
"Mr. Zeccardo has been in the security industry his entire career, he is accomplished and well respected and his record speaks for itself"
Mr. Zeccardo brings more than 30 years of industry experience to CHAMPION, which includes his most recent position with SecureWatch24 as Division VP, Director of Enterprise Level Systems. In this role, Mr. Zeccardo transformed SecureWatch24 from an analogue security company to a digital security integrator and expanded the company's geographical reach from New York to a national footprint. His extensive career includes working as the VP of Business Development at MS Electronics, the President of MSI and starting two security companies from the ground up. “Mr. Zeccardo has been in the security industry his entire career, he is accomplished and well respected and his record speaks for itself,” states John DiStefano, CHAMPION’s CEO. “He is an innovator, and fits right in with our corporate culture. We are extremely fortunate to have him on our team.”
“I have known John for several years and known of him for much longer. I am excited to join a company that is proud of its work and its people. The long-standing loyalty of its customers, employees and vendors is a true testament to a culture I share and live by,” states Nino Zeccardo, Partner/Executive VP at CHAMPION.