DEFENDERS Announces Two Changes to Executive Leadership Team

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INDIANAPOLIS – August 6, 2018 – DEFENDERS, a leading provider of residential security and smart home solutions and ADT’s only Authorized Premier Provider, announced today two executive promotions. Robert Freeman has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Bart Shroyer has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (EVP & CFO). 

As COO, Robert Freeman now leads DEFENDERS’ Sales, Field Services, and Customer Experience organizations.  He ensures these teams are properly focused and working closely together to deliver on DEFENDERS’ operational, financial and strategic goals while maximizing value for team members, customers and ADT.  

“For more than a decade at DEFENDERS, Robert has built an impressive track record of personal growth and delivering results,” said Jim Boyce, DEFENDERS President and CEO. “He has proven himself to be a successful executive that grows and inspires leaders who love and serve people.”

As EVP & CFO, Bart Shroyer leads Finance, Accounting, ADT Relationships, Information Technology, and Legal/Risk.  Most recently, he served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.


“This new title more accurately describes the breadth of Bart’s responsibilities, as well as his influence and impact on the Company’s business, culture and relationships,” states Boyce.  Importantly, Bart Shroyer and Robert Freeman are homegrown DEFENDERS executives and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”


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DEFENDERS is a leading provider of residential security services in the United States. DEFENDERS is ADT Corporation’s only Authorized Premier Provider – protecting nearly 2 million customers nationwide. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, DEFENDERS employs approximately 2,750 team members in 128 locations and was recently ranked 17th in the world for employee training by Training Magazine.