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New Member Spotlight

Welcome to the New Member Spotlight featuring the latest companies and people to join the IACOA community.

DPL Wireless

DPL’s connectivity platform is more than a piece of hardware and a cellular plan. It’s like having an expert partner who never sleeps and is never more than a phone call away. In operation since 1974, DPL serves over 1,200 clients and manages over 30,000 wireless devices within the financial services and fleet management industries. DPL’s data centers process 100M+ transactions per year, equaling over $8B in financial transactions. A PCI DSS Level 1 Service provider, DPL provides secure wireless connectivity as well as physical security and GPS tracking devices.

John Gorham, VP Business Development

With DPL since 2009, John began his career in the IT world as a System Administrator. His talents quickly led him to increased responsibility in the role of Network Operations and IT manager with DPL. John’s strong technical background and ability to create custom solutions in collaboration with customers makes him a valuable resource in his role as VP of Business Development. John believes there is no such thing as a one size fits all solution and isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves to do what it takes to serve his customers.

Fortress Armored Services Company

Fortress Armored Services Company is an armored transportation provider serving Los Angeles County and Southern California. With over 20 years of experience in the cash-in-transit and armored car services industry, Fortress Armored provides world class support at extremely competitive rates. Our mission is to provide the power of a national brand with the personal touch and support of a local armored transportation company. Started in 2009 by Joseph Argilagos as a beta project to handle the liquid capital for a company he was a founder of, Fortress Armored developed a flat rate billing system to remove confusion and speed up operations.

Clients prefer this smarter approach, and Fortress Armored is one of the fastest growing armored car and cash logistics companies in the U.S.A. In 2009, Scott Gaglio joined the team and quickly built the foundation that has led the steady growth for Fortress Armored, and fostered a competitive advantage in Southern California. By offering innovative cash management solutions, high quality customer service, and flat rate billing – Fortress Armored Services has established itself as the trusted solution for secure cash management.

Joe Argilagos, Founder

Mr. Argilagos is the founder and majority shareholder of Fortress Armored. He is also  the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Viamericas Corporation, a consumer focused money transfer company with operations in forty-five U.S. states and throughout Latin America, and with an expanding presence in Asia.

Prior to his positions in both Viamericas and Fortress, Mr. Argilagos was a founding partner in Angel Interactive Capital, a New York based venture capital firm specializing in new media and technology companies, and was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch based in New York. Over his sixteen year career with Merrill, Mr. Argilagos was one of the persons responsible for establishing the firm’s fixed income derivatives business as global head of the Investor Strategies Group, was appointed chairman of Merrill Lynch International Bank and was global head of the firm’s foreign exchange operation. Mr. Argilagos was also co-head of Merrill’s global equity linked business. His responsibilities include managing global equity derivatives, program trading, index arbitrage and convertible bonds.

Mr. Argilagos has served on MIT’s financial Engineering board at the Sloan Business School and has been a frequent lecturer on derivatives risk management. He coauthored several published papers on structured investments. Currently, he serves on the Board of Viamistad, a philanthropic organization which works with Homeboy Industries in the Los Angeles area and runs recreational camps for disabled children and adults in Central America. Mr. Argilagos graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1983.

SafeDeposit, Inc.

SafeDeposit, Inc. provides services for cash-intensive businesses that need solutions to improve employee safety, accelerate cash flow and simplify the logistics of cash management. Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, SafeDeposit, Inc. provides a unique product that connects employers to their cash quickly through proprietary software.

SafeDeposit creates a connection between the cash located in a company’s smart safe and any bank account(s) of their choosing, making the SafeDeposit solution a game changer for many businesses. For more information about SafeDeposit, Inc. please visit safedeposit.company or email info@safedeposit.company.

Geoffrey Duke, CEO
Geoffrey has twenty five years of experience in the software, business services and insurance industries. He has served as the CEO of SafeDeposit since its inception in 2016 and has been the CEO of MPAY since 2003. Geoffrey enjoys connecting businesses with cutting edge solutions to improve their ROI and he is constantly seeking innovative investment opportunities that propel businesses into the future. Geoffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington & Lee University.

Roshel Inc.

Roman Shimonov, CEO

Roshel specializes in design and manufacturing of industry-leading cash-in-transit vehicles ranging in size and capabilities. By utilizing innovative lightweight composite materials Roshel is able to supply highly competitive vehicles in terms of capabilities and price. Among the most popular cash-in-transit vehicles offered by Roshel are those based on Ford Transit, Ford F-series, International as well as Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. These models offer the most suitable base for an efficient CIT vans able to serve urban areas, including busy downtowns. Due to our significant industry expertise, advanced in-house manufacturing capabilities and deep understanding of the customer’s needs, we are able to offer solutions which would accommodate various scenarios and payload requirements.

For more information about the company, please visit our website: http://roshel.ca/armoured-vehicles/cash-in-transit-vehicles/

JLT Specialty Limited

JLT, formerly know as Jardine Lloyd Thompson, is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance, and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services.
• With over 10,600 employees operating in 40 territories, supported by the JLT International Network enabling us to provide services in 135 countries.
• We place our clients first, champion independent thinking, and expect to be judged on the results we deliver.
Barry Vickery, Senior Partner
Barry has 19 years of insurance experience. In 2000, Barry joined Marsh as an Assistant Vice President where he worked for 3 years as a placing broker, before joining Aon as a Director. Barry remained at Aon for 13 years before moving to Willis in 2013. He joined JLT in October 2015, where his expertise remains  within the Cash in Transit, Armored Car business, insuring of metals, General Speice business including Financial Institution business from around the world. He is responsible for managing insurance programs of multinational clients and has extensive experience in this specialized field.

The ATM Solution/Odin Armored Transport

Kiley Sharp, CEO

The concept of Odin Armored Transport originated at an ATM trade show in Las Vegas, February 2015, though, the idea and necessity was there long before.
Being in the ATM business for quite some time, we as many others, have started utilizing armored transport services to handle portions of our routes. Things initially went relatively smoothly, but as time marched on the problems began to multiply.
Years passed and our level of service just continued to deteriorate. Equipment was damaged, thousands of dollars were lost and worst of all, our hard earned reputation was being tarnished by someone else’s hand. The week before I left for the trade show, we had 10 machines go down due to the negligence of the armored service.
To quote my father “Don’t let your ship be sunk by any other hand than your own”. Frustrated and fed up with the nonsense, we knew something had to be done, but what? After having a little time off, I decided we could and absolutely should. Thus Odin Armored Transport was born: Forged from necessity and fueled by ambition to be the best in the business.

Cata Company

Jessica H. Pohlen, Country Manager

Cata Company (previously branded as CataMoeda in Brazil) leverages technological know-how to develop cash management solutions, seamlessly combining aesthetics, durability, and innovation. Hardware of the highest quality, in-house developed software programs, and connectivity through cloud based integration.
Our first product, CataCoin is a coin circulation and collection machine providing a much needed evolutionary upgrade for coin recirculation. Both user-friendly and technologically superior to current models on the market, while providing an advertising venue to captive audiences and additional revenue for businesses hosting our machines.
CataCash, our line of smart safes, was developed to fill a need within small and medium sized retailers in Brazil. Built for the roughest and most dangerous markets in the world and now available for in the US from our US headquarters in Florida. Stay tuned to www.catacompany.com as we are continually expanding our security and cash management product line.

Attention New IACOA Members

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John Margaritis, Administrator
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