Don Francisco is a Vice President with Advanced Electronic Solutions, one of New York City’s largest privately held Security Systems Integrators. His responsibilities include leading the creation and implementation of the company’s strategic plans and new business initiatives. He maintains complete management responsibility for a number of large commercial physical security system installations throughout the New York Metro Area. Don is also tasked with initiating and developing relationships with vendor partners, consultants, large commercial general contractors and end user customers.
Don was with the New York City Police Department for 20 years, retiring as Captain. During his tenure with the NYPD, he served in numerous command level positions. During his last assignment, with the Office of Information Technology, he was responsible for the development and implementation of a number of very successful multimillion dollar IT projects. Prior to that, while assigned to the Housing Bureau, he developed and project managed a $15M CCTV initiative for public housing. Over 3,000 cameras were installed in high crime Public Housing Developments as part of this program.
Before being promoted to Captain, Don Francisco served in various patrol, investigative and specialized assignments with the NYPD.
Don received his MBA from St. John’s University in 1996 and in 2005 became an ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Don is also an avid fitness enthusiast who has run marathons and completed an Ironman Triathlon.