Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
As EVP and COO for Elite, Mr. Hook oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. These duties include management of corporate security, IT and systems security, finance, human resources, and administration. He has over 20 years experience in C-level management of communications technology, and IT systems and security, including CIO positions for San Jose Airport, and Los Angeles World Airport. He also has 15 years experience at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served most recently as the Director of the Communications Technology Services Division. At UCLA he oversaw the 70,000 customer, telecommunications, network connectivity, and Internet Service Provider business. His UCLA experience also included Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer roles for UCLA’s 1,000-member staff Facilities Management Division. He has served multiple corporations, municipalities, universities, and airports, managing information technology, telecommunications, networking, internet and web based services.
Mr. Hook also served as President of LCH Technology Partners which provided professional consulting services in the management of technology. His experience includes CIO for Los Angeles World Airports. He also served as CIO, CFO, and Director of the Communications Technology Services Division for UCLA. Mr. Hook is an MBA graduate of Harvard University.
Chief Business Development Officer
As Chief Business Development Officer, Jordan focuses on maximizing company growth through sales, marketing, client relations, and key partnerships with law enforcement and the insurance industry. Jordan joins Elite from AliiedBarton Security Solutions where he was, Vice President of Operations of the Southwest. Mr. Lippel is an accomplished security executive with more than 20 years of experience within the Data Security, Integration Security and Physical Security Industries. He specializes in security technology including CCTV, Access Control, Incident Management Systems, and security threat assessments. Jordan holds board of directors’ positions with ASIS, Crime Stoppers, Ventura County Sherriff Foundation, BOMA and LEAPS. Jordan has held executive positions with Fortune 500 companies and is a trusted advisor/consultant to many other B2B businesses. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara.
Director of IT
As Director of IT for Elite, Jonathan is responsible for the company’s and its clients’ 24/7 technology environments. This includes all IT and network management, engineering and maintenance. He oversees the installation, operation and integration of back-office and command center infrastructure, including client facing and client site based IT and network systems. Jonathan is also in charge of all company and client-based wired and wireless telecommunications, internet, LAN and WAN networking. Responsibilities include Elite’s technology specifications, selection, installation, operation, and security for all computer systems and environments.
Over the last 7 years, Jonathan has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the company’s vital command center; building the computing and network environments, selecting and installing all software, training Technicians and Command Center supervisors, and integrating command center infrastructure with client site systems. His deep experience and keen vision has often placed him in front of vendor system engineers, leading them in understanding their own systems’ potential. He has overseen numerous change management/system overhauls, including virtualizations, major software and storage migrations. Jonathan ‘s role has been critical for the company’s and its clients’ peace of mind; guiding Elite through a robust and complex IT evolution.