AOS Security Team
Zach is the Account Executive for Asset Overwatch Services. He oversees the company’s go-to-market function throughout Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Gainesville. He has 8 years of experience in outside sales, logistics and security services. He is also a veteran of the United States army and holds distinguished service medals for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Humanitarian Service Medal for relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Zach is from Dayton Ohio and Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. He spent 7 years working for one of the largest freight brokerages in the country. His life and career experience set him apart as a consultant to prospective clients. Zach enjoys Ohio State Football, spending time with his wife Mirian and his dog Bubba.
Finance & Administrative Specialist
Cayla was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She attended the private high school, St. Thomas Aquinas, where she excelled as an honor roll student. After graduation, Cayla moved to Jacksonville where she pursued her education at the University of North Florida. Throughout the course of her four-year studies, she double majored in Finance and Transportation Logistics. She was awarded with the Dean’s List and successfully graduated in 2017.
As an active member of her sorority, Cayla participated in various community volunteer work throughout Jacksonville. She also belonged to the Finance Club at the University of North Florida.
Cayla’s hobbies include cooking and exercising and in her free time she enjoys bike riding on the beach, boating, and traveling to new places.
Debi Behrens brings 26 years of entrepreneurial and management experience to AOS. She began her management career at Amoco oil company. Her management specialty at Amoco was as a turn-around specialist and culture builder. Debi then joined a large fast service restaurant chain as a General Manager having full P&L responsibility.
She launched her entrepreneurial logistics business model in 2012 and grew it successfully over several years. Her customers and employees ranged across the nation and quickly grew to a niche provider. She raised two beautiful and successful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, golf, competition billiards & spending time at the beach.
John P. Ward, Jr.
John has been a professional, private equity and venture capital investor for 20 years, and has been through several capital markets and economic cycles. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both publicly traded and private companies and has been an Executive Chairman of the Board, as well as Chairman of Audit and Compensation Committees.
He’s a company builder with deep experience in the management of executives and personnel, sales & marketing, finance and financial analysis, business operations, strategic and business plan development, M&A, and executive recruiting.
John loves working with CEOs and management teams in optimizing their business so they can dominate a target industry segment. He does this by aiding them in organizing to create an environment of disciplined operational execution and the high impact application of a company’s competitive economic advantages.
He began his career as an officer with United States Naval Intelligence, and when he left the Navy, he worked for Fidelity Investments as a quota bearing sales representative. He started as a venture investor in 1996 at BancBoston Capital and went on to become a General Partner at M/C Venture Partners (now M/C Partners) and then a Managing Director at Key Venture Partners, both in the Boston area.
He has had successful investments across a range of industries from Telecommunications and Data Centers to Cloud Computing Software, Security Services, Energy Services, and even Waste Management. The common thread among these projects has been a services-based recurring revenue model or a unique economic advantage enabled by the application of information technology.
Most recently, he is the Managing Partner of Unit Economic Investors in Boston and Jacksonville, FL. See his LinkedIn profile.
B.A., Middlebury College
M.B.A, Amos Tuck School – Dartmouth College
M.P.A, Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University
The Personal Stuff
Favorite book is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged with The Republic of Plato a close second. He loves his family, country, heroes, Nantucket, kiteboarding, and an occasional icy cold beer – in that order.
Board Member and Advisor
Steve is an investor and member of the board of directors leading the charge for innovation in the security services sector. His company, Overwatch Capital, invests in early-stage growth companies focusing on people and technology disrupting a centuries-old security services industry by combining video surveillance technologies, on-demand software apps, mobile patrol services, on-site services, and state of the art reporting technologies. Steve’s portfolio of companies is fast growing with a vibrant, merit-based culture and are dedicated to being the next generation of tech-enabled security services that customers need in today’s complex security environment.
His sector focused expertise includes experience as an investor, venture capital backed CEO, state law enforcement lieutenant, 4X entrepreneur, author, and board member. Steve serves on numerous boards with fiduciary responsibilities. His favorite non-for-profit role is acting chair for Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Southeast and Caribbean Chapter. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor in Arts in Corporate Communication and earned a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from American Military University. Steve is curious about human performance exploration and breaking through the status quo in areas of health, wealth and happiness.
What Our Clients Say
"It is without reservation that I can recommend Asset Overwatch Services. They have been a trusted business partner of mine for over a year. After the successes I experienced in one market, I brought Asset Overwatch Services into several of my other markets and saw an immediate improvement. Other key individuals within my company are also enlisting the help of Asset Overwatch Services and as a company, we are looking to broaden our relationship with them."
"Asset Overwatch Services has a good team of certified security officers of all grades and performs the work professionally and with devotion to secure the properties to our and our tenant’s satisfaction. They have helped in securing problem sites and reducing crime and issues."
"Asset Overwatch Services has been serving our property since August 2012, and we couldn’t be happier with the services they provide. We cycled through several security companies before we established a partnership with Asset Overwatch Services for a variety of reasons. It can be difficult to find a company that has accountability, effectiveness, and professionalism in their particular field …"