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Buddy Johns

President and CEO, ISI Security


Buddy-JohnsBuddy Johns is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of ISI Security. Buddy joins ISI Security from CGL Management Group, LLC where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to CGL, Buddy was a Managing Director of Real Estate at Corrections Corporation of America.


With more than 30 years of experience in the construction and development industries, Buddy has earned an excellent reputation with our customers and competitors in the detention construction industry. He has developed, built, and managed more than five million square feet of industrial properties including Class A flex, heavy industrial and correctional properties. He has six years of public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche and is a Certified Public Accountant. 


In his most recent position as Managing Director of Project Development for Corrections Corporation of America, Mr. Johns was responsible for the development of more than 13,000 new beds. He was directly responsible for the development and construction of the 3,240-bed La Palma Correctional Center that was designed and built in less than 12 months, including a phased delivery that began less than eight months after construction.


Buddy received his Bachelor of Science degree from Robert Morris University, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.



Matthew A. Kepke

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, ISI Security


Matthew Kepke has been a practicing attorney since 2001. Prior to joining ISI Security, he was a Senior Associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP. As part of the firm’s Corporate Department, he was a member of the Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Before joining Loeb, Matthew was an Associate at Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP.


Matthew has spent his entire career representing both public and private companies on general corporate and securities matters, with particular emphasis on representing U.S. and foreign corporations including emerging private corporations. Matthew’s representation has included securities offerings, private and public company mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as the preparation and review of periodic, quarterly and annual reports. He brings experience in advising clients on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and a variety of market compliance rules. Matthew also has significant banking and lending experience that includes representation of commercial banks, finance companies and borrowers in connection with a variety of financing transactions.


Matthew earned his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, where he was an Associate Editor of Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. He secured his BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Matthew is a member of the New York State Bar.




Jeff Paulik

President, Com-Tec Security


Jeff-PaulikJeff Paulik is President of Com-Tec Security, LLC. He brings more than 30 years of technical experience in the security electronics marketplace specializing in correctional electronic control systems. A well regarded industry leader, Jeff Paulik has guided teams of professionals with a long-standing reputation for outstanding customer service and on-time performance. Prior to his role as President, he served as Vice President of Sales for Com-Tec Inc. and started his career as Technical Sales Representative.




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