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Leadership Team

Kathleen M. Jackson – CEO

After a successful transition of operational governance to the second generation, Kathleen was appointed to the position of CEO in 1995 by the late Daniel E Kavanaugh, Jr. With a background in Marketing and Sales Management coupled with learning the business from the ground up, Kathleen was well positioned to carry the family legacy into the next generation. Kathleen’s leadership, passion and commitment to the organization, its people and customers has created a truly unique and successful platform in the security space. Her approach is Socratic and drives towards accountability, deadlines and commitments to serving others. She takes tremendous pride in the legacy of the business, the importance of staying relevant and a commitment towards the future and someday, the transition to the third generation.

Under her leadership the company has grown by 400% and is currently one of the largest privately held security companies in New Jersey. With more than 1000 employees regionally, she and her team have created unparalleled strength to respond to an ever changing, real time response-based program.

Jack Jackson – Executive Vice President

Jack is a United States Navy veteran who served as a Hospital Corpsman. While on active duty, Jack was directly responsible for the health, safety and security of military personnel and led teams of specially trained Sailors and Marines to identify and alleviate threats against some of our nation’s most significant military installations and infrastructures. After fulfilling a personal commitment to serve his country, Jack received an Honorable Discharge after 10 years of faithful service.

Upon exiting the U.S. Navy, Jack moved to the private sector where he began using his training and experience in personal protection and asset security to provide executive protection to CEOs and their families, celebrities, athletes, corporations, and other private entities. Jack has led teams of executive protection and security professionals, and conducted numerous security assessments and surveys, background checks, investigations, and interviews.

Jack started at Motivated in April 2000. As Motivated’s EVP, he is responsible maximizing our operating performance, meeting the company’s financial goals, and ensuring the satisfaction of every customer. Jack manages, directs and responds in real-time to all critical issues both in the corporate office and out in the field. His prior accomplishments while serving in the U.S. Navy, combined with his executive leadership experience contribute greatly to Motivated’s success and solid positioning in the security industry.