As one of the founding members, Chad Benham continues to be an integral part in the growth of the company since its inception. Through his professional reputation and relationships with other security professionals, Chad successfully developed Vet-Sec Protection Agency into a regional, multi-state service provider with a diverse line of service offerings.
A Phoenix native and graduate of Maryvale High School where he played football and ran track, Chad also served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer earning the Air Assault designation.
He believes giving back to his community is important, and as a result, serves on the Board of Directors for Silent Witness spearheading many successful fundraisers throughout the valley.
Married with two sons, Chad is a huge ASU fan!
Chad is an active member of ASIS Chapter of Phoenix, APSPA, International Foundation for Protection Officers, InfraGard and Silent Witness.
John BrandonPrincipal Owner
William “John” Brandon, co-founder, began his career by serving as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. After completing his military service, he returned home to attend community college and run his family’s Christmas tree farm. In 1994, John relocated to Arizona and began a security company with the other founding members: Chad Benham and Ennio Canziani.
Married with six children ranging in ages of 20 years to 16 months, John is originally from an area in northern Minnesota called the “Iron Range” where he grew up loving hockey. Although growing up he only played the sport on frozen ponds, his passion continues in the desert as he plays weekly in a men’s league for fun. He and his children are very active playing roller hockey and many other sports on a regular basis.
Ennio Canziani Principal Owner
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, co-founder Ennio M. Canziani enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman upon graduation from high school in 1987. While stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, a friendship and bond was developed with fellow MP’s and co-‐founders, William Brandon and Chad Benham.
Upon leaving the Army, Ennio attended Southern Vermont College in the Criminal Justice Program while also employed by the Bennington County Sheriff’s Office. In late 1993 Ennio moved to Arizona becoming a Director of Security for a Radisson Resort. Shortly after, Ennio helped formed Veterans Security, now Vet-Sec Protection Agency.
Ennio takes great pride in his former and current role(s) within the company. Though the responsibilities and duties have changed throughout the years, the dedication it takes to be an active owner has remained the same.
Happily married, Ennio enjoys concert going with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and spending quality time with the kids. Other interests include motorcycling, traveling, and yardwork.
Amy Naccari Director of Operations
Amy Naccari joined Vet-Sec Protection Agency in January of 2015 as the Business Development Manager. Prior to coming on board with Vet-Sec, Amy worked in numerous positions within the security industry over 5 years along with being an HOA Manager in Tucson, AZ. In the Business Development Position Amy specialized in working with current and prospective clients in finding the best security solution to not only fit within their budget but to also ensure the expected service standards are met. She successfully “re-branded” the company with marketing efforts in all four areas.
In June of 2016, Amy was promoted to Director of Operations for Vet-Sec Protection Agency. She is tasked with not only ensuring the company is successful in all facets of business but also responsible for the development of Branch Relations and Client Relations.
Amy is originally from Montgomery, Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Auburn University. She has three dogs Bogey, Penny & Teah and loves spending time with them as much as possible. Whether it is the Atlanta Braves playing a baseball game or the Arizona Cardinals out at the University of Phoenix Stadium, she is passionate about all things sports!
Representing Vet-Sec Protection Agency, Amy is an active member of the following organizations:
• ASIS Phoenix Chapter
• BOMA Phoenix
• BOMA Tucson
• CAI Phoenix
• CAI Tucson
• CAI Las Vegas
• Fiesta Bowl Futures
• IFMA Phoenix
• Silent Witness
BreAnna ChandlerDirector of Human Resources
BreAnna Chandler joined the Vet-Sec Protection Agency team in June 2009 as an alarm dispatcher. BreAnna has worked her way up the ladder at Vet-Sec Protection Agency holding numerous positions to include Dispatch, Billing & Payroll Specialist and Human Resources. As of June 2017, BreAnna now holds the position of Director of Human Resources. BreAnna prides herself on her ability to work with and assist employees with their individual needs across all branches within the company.
BreAnna is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and enjoys short trips back to the snow. BreAnna’s hobbies include playing softball, traveling and baseball games.
In April of 2017, Thuy joined Vet-Sec Protection Agency, where she serves as Controller. She is responsible for all of the accounting activities within the company. With over 16 years of experience, she has worked at Peter Piper Pizza, Allied Waste Industries and Border Construction Specialties.
Thuy graduated from Arizona State University, where she received a degree in Business Administration in Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and practicing golf.
John Hurst Director of Technology
John Hurst joined the Vet-Sec Protection Agency team in December 2008 as an alarm response driver. John has held several positions with the company (Operations Manager and Branch Manager for the Las Vegas office), and he is currently the Director of Technology. John is a Marine Corps veteran. After receiving an honorable discharge, and prior to joining the company, John worked at several Silicon Valley startups, and he has extensive experience designing electronics and software, architecting and managing networks, and finding technology solutions for operational needs.
John grew up in Southern California and has a BSEE from the University of California, Irvine. He is a lifelong 49ers fan and enjoys watching the games with his beagle June and Monroe his Scarlet Macaw. John and his wife Julie enjoy wine tasting and spending time with friends. John also enjoys tinkering with his home network.
Eli ShultzBranch Manager - Las Vegas
Eli Shultz joined the Vet-Sec Protection Agency team in April of 2019 as the Branch Manager for the Las Vegas, Nevada Office. Eli has obtained a wide variety of experience while serving in the military since 2004 and in the private security industry since 2008.
Eli began his service in the Marine Corps where he served for 4 years and has continued to serve in the Army National Guard since 2008. All of Eli’s military service has been in the Infantry where he deployed 3 times between Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In the private security sector, Eli has worked in a variety of positions to include: Armed Security Officer, High End Event Security, Field Training Manager, Patrol Supervisor, Executive Protection Agent and Operations Manager. Eli also obtained Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice along the way.
Eli is originally from Southern California and has lived in Las Vegas since 2017. In his free time Eli enjoys riding his Harley, playing his bass guitar, shooting, hiking, watching/attending sporting events, and of course being with his wife and son.
Adam RufenachtBranch Manager - Albuquerque
Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Adam Rufenacht enlisted in the U.S. Army as Military Police, immediately after graduating from high school in 2013. April 2018, Adam became a member of Vet-Sec Protection Agency starting out as an Alarm Dispatcher, where he began learning to apply his knowledge and background into the civilian world. While in the Army, Adam learned the essential needs of what Security and Safety is about and what it takes to lead those around him in the right direction. Adam had the responsibility of a Patrol Supervisor in the Army which would consist of responding to calls, training new soldiers and reviewing case work before submitting it. Adam brings a wide background of knowledge when it comes to Security, he received training for many different scenarios. Adam’s training would include situations from Active Shooter, over view of crowd control also to include evacuation plans and so much more. Adam enjoys taking on challenges and improving his knowledge as much as he can. In his free time Adam loves to watch sports, eat all kinds of food and volunteer his free time at the animal shelter.
Sam FullamBranch Manager - Phoenix
In June 2010, Sam Fullam joined the Vet-Sec Protection Agency as an Alarm Dispatcher. Sam’s experience with the company includes a diverse number of positions: Security Officer, Supervisor, Guard Card Trainer, Lead Scheduler and Operations Manager. This experience allows him the ability to connect with each officer on a personal level and also see the bigger picture when it comes to the company. Sam received a promotion after much hard work and dedication. As of March 2016, Sam is the Phoenix Branch Manager. He will now oversee all operations with in the Valley of the Sun. Also, Sam is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management.
On a personal note, Sam is a Phoenix native born and raised. He graduated from Moon Valley High School “Go Rockets!” He spends his free time with his beautiful fiancé and taking care of his nieces and nephew.
Jessica PalatoBranch Manager - Tucson and California
Jessica Palato became a part of the Vet-Sec Protection Agency in April of 2015 as a Branch Manager in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Palato has worked in the security industry for 10 years which includes numerous positions. While working in the industry, Jessica attended the University of Phoenix obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
Jessica spent several years working for a local security company wherein she was promoted to Account Manager for a high volume, demanding contract. Ms. Palato’s management of this contract included but was not limited to leading and supervising a security team of 110 officers at several high profile sites and accounting for approximately 4000 work hours a week. In addition, Jessica has attended and designed numerous types of security related training that includes such topics as: Active Shooter “How to respond”, Dealing with Aggressive Behavior, Courthouse Security, Drug Identification Training and Use of Force.
Jessica is a true Tucson native-born and raised! She graduated from Cholla High School and enjoyed it so much; she is now a Coach for the Girls High School basketball team. Being from Tucson, Jessica is a serious University of Arizona fan. Just visit her office and you will see Jessica bleeds red and blue for the Wildcats!