Prepared Response, Inc. Growth Continues with Addition of New Vice President of Sales

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Gus Derezes Joins the Prepared Response Team Bringing over 30 Years of Sales and Management Experience

Gus Derezes Joins as VP of Sales

I look forward to continuing this tradition by providing a dynamic, comprehensive and actionable technology solution to both current and future customers.

Prepared Response, Inc. ® has announced a new Vice President of Sales, Gus Derezes, who brings over 30 years of experience in sales and management experience to the company. In the role of VP of Sales, Derezes will focus on the company’s growth strategy, including expanding market initiatives. He hopes to drive business throughout the United States, with a goal of deploying Rapid Responder, emergency preparedness and crisis management system, to facilities and organizations in each of the 50 states.

“We are really excited to have Gus join our team to help us accelerate sales growth of our emergency preparedness technology and campus safety solutions,” says Jim Finnell, Chief Executive Officer for Prepared Response, Inc. “Gus brings strong sales team leadership to our rapidly growing operations which currently serves customers in 27 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada.”

Prior to joining Prepared Response, Derezes spent 15 years with UtilX Corporation in Kent, WA as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he developed and implemented products and services to the power and telephone industry. Before that, he spent 16 years in management with a Fortune 500 company that is a leading distributor of electrical products and integrated supply services. Gus Derezes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University.

“I am excited to be part of the Prepared Response team. My entire career has been spent providing customers a value proposition that is both meaningful and impactful,” says Gus Derezes. “I look forward to continuing this tradition by providing a dynamic, comprehensive and actionable technology solution to both current and future customers.”

Prepared Response, Inc. provides industry leading technology and consulting services that have been proven to save lives. Their flagship product, Rapid Responder, is SAFETY Act certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and puts critical building and site information at the fingertips of first responders during a time when every second counts. The system can be accessed via the internet, installed on a laptop, stored encrypted on a USB drive, and/or iPad App. The emergency response and crisis management system has been used successfully in active shooter situations, bomb threats, lock downs and other emergency situations, across sites such as schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government buildings. It is currently deployed in over 16,000 facilities nationwide.

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Prepared Response, Inc.
Samantha Caron
scaron(at)preparedresponse(dot)com
253.363.8561

ABOUT PREPARED RESPONSE, INC.
Prepared Response Inc. is the leading innovator of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions in the nation. For over a decade, Prepared Response has provided industry leading technology and consulting services that have been proven to save lives and mitigate property damage. The company’s flagship product, Rapid Responder, is used by over 1,300 public safety agencies nationwide and is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, along with being endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association. Rapid Responder is currently deployed in educational facilities, public buildings, critical infrastructure and private facilities across the U.S.

The privately held company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Additional information can be found at http://www.preparedresponse.com or by calling 1-866-862-7741.

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