Indianapolis-based DEFENDER Direct has promoted President Jim Boyce to chief executive officer. Founder and former CEO David Lindsey will serve as chairman of the board.

January 9, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — DEFENDER, a leading provider of residential security and home automation services, announced today its continued growth and success with the promotion of Jim Boyce from president to president and CEO. As ADT Security's exclusive Authorized Premier Provider, DEFENDER is called to grow and inspire leaders who love and serve people. DEFENDER's founder and CEO, David P. Lindsey, will now serve as Chairman of the Board. The promotion is influenced by the company's success and Boyce's hand in leading that success since joining DEFENDER in 2011.

“DEFENDER continues to showcase great success through our leaders who are committed to our four passions – Self Improvement, Systems are the Solution, Developing Leaders, and Ever Expanding Influence,” said Lindsey. “We have tremendous confidence in Jim to continue DEFENDER's growth trajectory and live out our purpose of growing leaders. He has been instrumental in the growth of our company, and his efforts have been a true embodiment of our cultural ideals.”

Boyce, a native of Boston, Mass., joined DEFENDER's Board of Directors in 2010 and became the company's chief operating officer in October 2011. In June 2014, Boyce was called on to take the president's role. Prior to joining DEFENDER, Boyce served on the executive teams at Procter & Gamble and Convergys, each headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

“It is an honor to lead DEFENDER's growth and purpose as the CEO,” said Boyce. “I've found my true calling at a company that cultivates success by growing its team members to lead, not only at DEFENDER, but in their families and communities. We are blessed with a talented and dedicated Board of Directors, and I serve alongside a strong, highly integrated management team.”

Since its inception in 1998, DEFENDER has emerged as the only Authorized Premier Provider for the home security brand ADT. In 2014, DEFENDER protected over 200,000 families nationwide, eclipsing the one million families protected mark since 1998. In recent years, DEFENDER has been recognized nationally for its growth on the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies, as well as the 30th top training organization in the world by Training Magazine.

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Since its inception in 1998, DEFENDER has emerged as the only Authorized Premier Provider for the home security brand ADT. The company also offers Tyco Security Products. DEFENDER employs more than 2,200 leaders in 48 states with over 140 branch offices nationwide. For more information about DEFENDER, visit

Source: DEFENDER Direct

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