DEFENDERS Names Three New Company Partners

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Cherry, Eastling and Hill rewarded for performance and contributions to DEFENDERS’ growth

INDIANAPOLIS – February 8, 2018 – DEFENDERS, a leading national provider of residential security services, recently announced that Richard Cherry, Rick Eastling and Richard Hill are named Partners with the company.

The DEFENDERS Partner Program rewards team members for their performance and contributions to DEFENDER’s long-term growth. This initiative aims to honor team members who are committed to growing DEFENDERS. It also recognizes those who represent and embody the DEFENDERS culture and consistently deliver high quality results.

rich cherry, CIO

Rich Cherry, Chief Information Officer

Rich brings a tremendous amount of experience and insight to the Chief Information Officer role. Under his leadership, DEFENDERS moved from aging, custom software applications in a variety of technologies to cloud-based industry-standard platforms. This migration enabled the company to have two (2) record-setting years, and provides a consistent, scalable platform for future growth and capabilities. Rich serves on the Board for Shepherd Community Center, and is very involved with Youth with a Mission (“YWAM”) and Fortune Academy.

rick eastling

Rick Eastling, Regional Director of Field Services

Over the course of 16 years, Rick has been instrumental in simplifying our Field Operations. He is invested in listening to feedback from our Field teams that will improve business processes and work-life balance. Rick also initiated and led All-Pro Dad workshops for the Field to create greater engagement and cultural alignment, and drive business results through teambuilding.

richard hill

Richard Hill, Chief Marketing Officer

During his four years at DEFENDERS, Richard has had a tremendous impact on the company, most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer. He led the Marketing team to 10 consecutive quarters of Visionary Performance and is one of the key reasons for DEFENDERS’ remarkable growth and success each of the past two (2) years. Richard is very intentional about his personal growth and improvement, and is invested in developing leaders on his Marketing team. Richard serves on the Make-A-Wish governance board for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

“These individuals influence all areas of the business to better our company,” stated Jim Boyce, President and Chief Executive Officer for DEFENDERS. “They embody our Core Values and Passions, and are squarely focused on driving smart, meaningful change.”

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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 more than 1.5 million customers. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, DEFENDERS employs approximately 2,400 team members in 140 locations and was recently ranked 17th in the world for employee training by Training Magazine.


Carolyn Manco
Corporate Communications