Jack Medovich, FPE/PE

Chief Executive Officer

Jack is a co-founder of Fire & Life Safety America. He has over 30 years of fire protection experience working with code officials, engineers, architects and customers across a variety of roles most recently as Chief Operations Officer. Jack is a graduate of the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) program. He has been a National Board Member for AFSA since 2008 and has served on a number of NFPA code writing committees over the last 30 years. He is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer.

Jeffrey Cannon

Chief Operations Officer

Jeff joined the team in May 2003 as the company’s first controller. In January 2007, he was asked to lead the company’s information systems and technology group. Jeff has 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, management and information systems. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has earned several accounting, IT and project management certifications.


Chris Bennett

Chief Financial Officer

Chris joined the FLSA team in July 2020 and brings a passion for the numbers – helping to stream line organizational processes and build employee engagement to deliver excellence in performance.  Chris is a CPA and worked in public accounting for Deloitte before working as a Controller at Dover and Danaher, multinational publicly traded manufacturing and service conglomerates.  Chris also has experience in the construction industry and with private equity working in senior leadership positions.  Chris holds a Bachelors in Accounting and MBA from State University of New York at Binghamton.  Chris enjoys coaching lacrosse, traveling and cooking for his wife and two daughters foods from around the world.


Tom Coulbourn

Sr Vice President, Service Sales

Tom joined FLSA in 2009 to lead the rapidly growing national account division. He has over 15 years of experience in the building services industry most recently as the Director of National Accounts at Otis Elevator Company where he was responsible for increasing national account sales from $200 to $250 million. Tom has extensive experience working with commercial, hospitality, health care, industrial, multi-family residential and retail customers. Previously Tom was a regional manager for UTC Power, responsible for developing distributed energy projects, and a general manager for Otis Elevator Company. Tom has a BA in Business Management from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

Jeremiah Hazzard

Regional Vice President

Jeremiah was recruited by FLSA in May 2003 after graduating from Seneca College. He moved from design to contract sales in 2005 and was promoted to a management role in 2009. He was promoted to District Manager in December 2011. Under his tenure, he built a core team that has turned the Washington DC office into one of the most profitable districts in the company. In August 2017, Jeremiah was promoted to Regional Vice President. In his spare time Jeremiah likes to play hockey, golf and spend time with his wife and two children.

Manny Ortiz

Regional Vice President

Manny joined FLSA in July 2001. Manny worked in design and sales before becoming District Manager for Raleigh, NC in October 2006. Through continued hard work and leadership, he built a highly successful team that has turned the Raleigh office into one of the most successful districts in the company. In August 2017, Manny was promoted to Regional Vice President. In addition, he continues to help oversee the alarms and special hazard side of the business. He currently holds a NICET Level III Certification in Sprinkler System Layouts. He is a member of the Carolina AFSA chapter apprentice committee and also sits on the Wake Forest Construction Academy Advisory Board. Prior to FLSA, Manny served in the US Army and US Marine Corps. In his spare time, Manny enjoys various outdoor activities with his wife and two sons.

Kevin Gray

Sr Vice President – Service Ops

Kevin joined FLSA in August of 2017 as the Senior Vice President of Service Operations. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience within high growth, regulatory compliance driven business to business services companies. After graduating from Miami University (OH) with a BS degree in accounting, he spent over 18 years with Cintas serving as a General Manager and VP of Operations in numerous location throughout the Midwest and Eastern Canada. Most recently, Kevin served as the VP/General Manager of Questar Solutions, a privately held specialty packaging distributor. Kevin’s main responsibilities will center on continuing to grow FLSA’s commitment to customer focused service excellence. Outside of the office, Kevin enjoys time with his family, golf, road & trail biking.

John McDade

Vice President, Alarms & Special Hazards

John joined FLSA in 2013 to lead the service and contract alarm and special hazards divisions. He is an innovative professional with over 23 years of advanced experience within the special systems industry. He has the knowledge and experience to drive business growth, capitalize on new incremental revenue potential, recognize and deploy new technologies while managing the daily activities of the divisions. Expertise in low voltage building systems including commercial fire alarm, monitoring, security, CCTV, card access, special hazards suppression, FOAM and mass notification. Previously, John was a regional manager for Eaton Corporation in the fire technical solutions division; he managed sales for mass notification, situational awareness deployment and AtHoc interoperable emergency communications. Prior to his departure John responsibilities moved into roles as trainer for new regional representation internally. Additionally, while with Eaton he was a course instructor on wide-area mass notification. John has the responsibility for FLSA regarding alarms and special hazards across our entire US footprint.