Vice President, Managing Director
Jonathan (Jon) Secrest is Vice President, Managing Director of Securus Technologies’ Monitoring Solutions Division which does business as Satellite Tracking of People LLC (STOP). Mr. Secrest assumed this role in February 2016 and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the division including sales, marketing, manufacturing, software development, and operations.
Mr. Secrest joined Securus in February 2015, as the Vice President of New Growth Opportunities and was responsible for driving organic and inorganic growth at Securus and its acquired companies. Mr. Secrest has more than 20 years of successfully driving growth in senior-level operations and marketing positions in the communications and manufacturing industries. Before joining Securus, Mr. Secrest was Chief Marketing Officer of ADC, a $1.5 billion, global manufacturer of telecommunications network infrastructure equipment and then CMO of the Enterprise Networks division after ADC was acquired by TE Connectivity. Before ADC, Mr. Secrest was Vice President, Marketing of Eschelon Telecom and Vice President of Operations for Inacom Professional Services Minnesota District.
Mr. Secrest holds dual bachelor’s degrees in both Business and Economics from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a post-graduate certificate in Information Technology, also from Augsburg. Mr. Secrest holds board seats on several non-profit organizations and was Board Vice-Chairman for The Family Partnership, a $10 million human services organization from 2012-2014.
Chief Development Officer
Greg Utterback, a founding executive of Satellite Tracking of People LLC, brings a multi-faceted background to the Company, including implementing new business growth strategies, developing key relationships and senior management responsibilities. He possesses substantial expertise in the areas of community corrections, contract negotiations and customer development and retention.
Prior to joining STOP’s executive team, Mr. Utterback was the Managing Director of Business Development at Cornell Companies, Inc. During his tenure there, Mr. Utterback gained extensive knowledge of privatized corrections, industry business strategies and successful and effective operations. He managed projects spanning from production and response to Requests for Proposals and to supervising the transition from business development to operations. He also initiated the expansion of Cornell’s growth strategy to international operations. When new facilities were acquired, he transitioned them into corporate standards. Mr. Utterback assisted with the development of $90 million in new revenue for Cornell during 2003-2004.
Previously, Mr. Utterback supervised the operations of 11 community corrections facilities in California and Alaska. He ensured contract compliance and accreditation standards were met and operations maintained profitability.
Mr. Utterback served two terms as Region Six Vice President for the International Community Corrections Association and one term as Membership Chairman on the Executive Committee. He is one of the founding members of the Community Corrections Education Initiative, formed to raise awareness within the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the Federal government regarding the need for community alternatives. Additionally, Mr. Utterback has served as an active member of the American Correctional Association’s Community Corrections Committee.
Mr. Utterback is an alumnus of the University of Texas in Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance and concentrations in Accounting and Management. He served on the President’s Standing Committee on Admissions and Registration.
Vice President, Hardware Engineering
Stephen Freathy, a founding executive of Satellite Tracking of People, is responsible for all engineering and new product development, along with implementing enhancements for existing equipment.
Mr. Freathy’s diverse technical experience with various technologies for electronic monitoring equipment and software applications includes Radio Frequency (RF), Global Positioning System (GPS), biometrics, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM).
He possesses significant experience with patenting products and software. Mr. Freathy developed the company’s patents for its BluTag monitoring device. Teams that he has managed developed patentable technologies using RF and GPS monitoring equipment. Mr. Freathy has also has substantial contract negotiation and management experience, as well as playing a key role in transitioning companies from a distributorship operation to one of manufacturer.
In previous positions, Mr. Freathy supervised multi-national teams for large-scale monitoring operations, including a $500,000 monitoring center in the United Kingdom, which received commendation from the British Home Office.
Mr. Freathy’s academic education was earned in the United Kingdom. He earned the U.S. equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.
Vice President, Software Systems
Dave LeJeune is responsible for all aspects of Satellite Tracking of People’s software development, management and quality assurance; IT infrastructure and advanced technical support to customers. Originally joining STOP in 2005 as the System Architect for the Company’s proprietary software, VeriTracks, Mr. LeJeune was promoted to his current position in November 2011. His experience in his previous role with the Company provides extensive insight into the requisite infrastructure and scalability of the host servers and integration with STOP’s monitoring hardware.
Prior to joining STOP, Mr. LeJeune was involved with software lead development, program management and IT consulting. He was the Manager of Software Development at Invertix Corp. where he led a team that developed mNet, the Company’s flagship messaging platform. He also coordinated third party vendors for integration projects with Nokia, CMG, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. These efforts resulted in Invertix earning Gold Certification from CMG, which established the Company as one of the leaders in Short Message Service Center (SMSC) connectivity.
Mr. LeJeune is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.