FireKing Security Group announced the hiring of Jim Poteet as Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing, reporting to CEO Mark Essig. With over 24 years of experience, Jim is a seasoned executive who brings in-depth understanding and demonstrated success in payments, currency handling and the armored transportation industries. Jim will have overarching sales and marketing responsibility for all safe product and commercial service activities at FireKing.
“I am honored and genuinely excited to be working with FireKing,” said Mr. Poteet. “It is a company with deep industry roots and a proven ability to positively impact retailers’ cash management operations. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth across all markets, both domestically and abroad.”
Mr. Poteet comes to FireKing from Treasury Strategies, Inc., where he provided consulting services to firms and financial institutions on banking, treasury, and technology. In addition to previously serving as a Senior VP – North American Strategy and Innovation at Brinks, Jim has held senior leadership positions at Fifth Third Bank, Bank of America and Wachovia Bank. Jim is a frequent speaker at industry events leveraging his extensive background in cash management product development, operations and sales.
“Jim is a highly recognized leader in the treasury, payments, and cash management operations with extensive banking and armored car transport experience,” said Mark Essig. “Our opportunities for growth are as strong as ever as a result of our commitment to product innovation and fundamental value we deliver to retailers. Jim’s leadership will be a great asset to FireKing as we continue to grow and strengthen our market position.”