Scott Fleming, former CEO of Protect America, will be joining ONIT Smart Home in Q3 of 2020. Protect America was founded in 1992, and has protected more than 400,000 residential customers with both DIY and professionally installed security systems in the United States and in Canada. 

Fleming was a central part of the company’s growth and recent bulk account acquisition with Brinks Home Security. Curtis Kindred, CEO of ONIT Home Service, said he is excited to have Fleming joining the senior leadership team, and believes he will play a key role in growing the ONIT company and brands.

“We’ve been working with Scott and his team from Protect America for a couple years now and we know this will be a great fit for ONIT,” Kindred said. “They will be bringing in years of experience in the digital marketing space, which will help us to grow all of our verticals, nationwide.”

After working together for years as a strategic partner, Fleming will be taking on the role of chief revenue officer for ONIT Home Service overseeing all vertical brands:

  • ONIT Smart Home: Home security & automation
  • ONIT Energy USA: Solar energy
  • ONIT Water: Water treatment & purification ONIT Insurance Group: Home & auto insurance
  • ONIT Concierge: Cable, satellite, internet & utility relocation services
  • ONIT Roofing & Construction: Commercial & residential roofing & insulation
  • ONIT Shield: Identity & Cyber Security (est. Q4/2020)

In addition to Fleming, ONIT will also add several key members of Protect America’s operations team, including executives, developers and critical marketing personnel. This team will be working to refine and develop a more robust online presence and brand while enabling omni-channel lead monetization.

“Joining the ONIT team is an honor,” Fleming said. “In a short period of time, ONIT has built a compelling platform poised to capitalize on the growing $100 billion home service industry. You must have the best talent to build a great business. Combining the best of both ONIT and Protect America is a very special opportunity.”

After rebranding from American Defense Systems in March of this year, ONIT has hit the ground running with nationwide strategic partners and expanding partner networks and growth in every vertical.

ONIT Home Service will be scaling up more full-time employees to meet demand; the company will be hiring another 50 representatives and opening a second call center in Bedford, Texas to manage the increased inbound activity.