JEFFREY BREIER COO
Jeff has more than 34 years combined in the fields of Law Enforcement, Corporate Security Management, Security Training, Private Investigation, Executive Protection and Business Management. In his career he has successfully completed more than 5000 executive protection details without ever suffering a loss of life or critical failure in service.
Co-founder of HARDCAR, Jeff is committed to utilizing decades of security experience and best practices to serve our cannabis industry. HARDCAR’s mission is wellness for veterans, wellness for all.
Security Manager for SONY, TOYOTA and numerous fortune 500 companies, Jeff is responsible for executive protection, asset protection, physical security, camera placement & monitoring, theft investigations, workplace violence suppression and risk management. Jeff managed all security written policies & procedures, advanced security training and background checks for 400+ security agents. Working in high risk environments, Jeff implemented proven security access controls and theft control solutions using the latest technology. Jeff strategized daily changes and risk management for 100’s of high profile clients attending special events in high risk locations throughout South America and Mexico.
KELLI VOWELS OPERATIONS MANAGER
Kelli has more than 15 years of senior level experience in operations and sales roles. Her diverse background includes start-up companies were she was responsible for supporting international and domestic business development & sales teams to Fortune 500 companies where she provided leadership to teams of 300+, developing the strategies and objectives to drive increased sales and profitability.
Immediately prior to joining HARDCAR Security, Kelli spent 3 years developing sales and marketing support programs for the introduction of high-tech security and robotics systems in both Asian and North American markets. Her support was key in establishing communication and partnerships in the overseas countries where her deep understanding of the cultural nuances successfully facilitated forging lasting relationships for all parties.
In her various roles, Kelli has been responsible for analyzing trends, solving problems, recruitment & retention and for personally developing herself and her teams in order to maximize contribution to overall corporate goals of each company.
Kelli holds a degree in Police Sciences from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
MIKE HENGSTEBECK COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Mike joins us with over 19 years experience. Previous to joining HARDCAR, Mike’s primary responsibilities were to source defense and physical security related products & services, and training, to; Defense and national security agencies, state and local law enforcement units, and security contractors in the united states as well as U.S. state Department approved foreign militaries and foreign law enforcement agencies.
Additionally, Mike is a Combined Tactical systems-certified Less-Lethal instructor covering; Tactical Employment of munitions, levels of force, physiological effects for Flash Bangs type explosions, Primary and Thermal Effects, Chemical Munitions, 40MM and 37MM Launchers “shot placement and kinetic energy”. He is also a Breaching Instructor which includes; department policies and procedures, Deployment procedures, door construction identity, team member positioning, post document and legal aspects of breaching.
Mike is also a NRA Chief Range safety officer and firearms instructor for handguns and rifles. He is a Simunitions-Certified scenario instructor for scenario based training development which include, applications in Law Enforcement and military tactical training such as; surveillance, strategic planning, Public Safety, Emergency Management, Executive Protection, Physical Security, 3-day SWAT classes and Team Leadership courses.
Mike volunteers his time with Black Dagger Special Operations and works with Gold Star Moms and wounded warriors that suffer from PTSD out of MacDill AFB.
Mike proudly served 4 years in the United States Navy as a gunners mate 3rd class.
HARDCAR will utilize Mike’s experience to develop and grow business as our compliance officer.