Judd Erickson: CEO & Founder
Judd is the CEO and Founder of Signature Solutions (S2-USA). Prior to creating S2-USA, Judd served as the Vice President of Sales for the Salt Lake City based company, OSS: Operators Suppressor Systems. Before joining the private sector, Judd was a Special Agent with the DOI-BIA from 2001 to 2014.
As the CEO, Judd leads the company's R&D efforts and manages day to day operations.
Kirt Rothe: Sr. Vice President of Sales
Kirt oversees Signature Solutions (S2-USA) military, law enforcement and consumer sales programs. Very few possess the insight and access as Kirt Rothe. Kirt has transitioned his distinguished 25-year career in military service and law enforcement to offer S2-USA a true insiders perspective to military and LE training initiatives with sales know-how.
As the Branch Chief of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glynco facility, where he ran training operations in multiple disciplines of law enforcement training at the FLETC, Kirt engaged with and led the training for law enforcement agencies on the Federal, State and local levels.
Leadership is not something new to Kirt, and his rise through the ranks within the US Army demonstrates his ability to get the job on both the macro and micro level. He retired from the Army in 2010 as a Major, after being injured in an IED ambush on his extended combat tour in Afghanistan, and the fourth deployment of his career; he previously served missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Prior to joining the Army, Kirt held posts at the DHS, TSA Air Marshal Training Division as well as several other state and local law enforcement agencies.
He is a member of the International Association of Chief's of Police, National Sheriff's Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, former board member of the FLETC Veterans Council and a Wounded Warrior Project peer mentor.
Kirt holds a Bachelor's Degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI and a Masters Degree from the American Military Institute Fort Knox, KY. Currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration through Grantham University Lenexa, KS.
Adam Handelsman: Chief Marketing Officer
Adam is a hands-on Marketing and Public Relations strategist who understands today’s evolved media landscape and how to create and secure high-impact sales and marcomm campaigns. At Signature Solutions (S2-USA), Adam oversees the company's Marketing, Media Relations and Social Media interactions.
His career is built on results. Over the past twenty years, Adam has been fortunate to work with incredible people, brands, companies and organizations, and even a few of his personal heroes such as Ray Bradbury, Dick Schaap, Stephen Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance) and Maj. Ralph Peters.
With a background that transcends both the client-side and agency worlds, Adam has led PR and media programs for a diverse group of emerging brands to Fortune 100 corporations. This work included such recognizable brands as GE’s Hire Our Heroes, former Marine Recon commando Rudy Reyes, Starbucks, Philips Van Heusen, GE, Evian, World Gym, Shopping.com, Merck, ProLink, Nice Systems, EDS, Guardian Angel, Cardinal Health and Mercantile Capital Group.
Prior to founding SpecOps Communications, Handelsman served as the Managing Director at Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates (LHA). Before LHA, he served as the EVP; National Director of Strategic Media Relations for Cohn & Wolfe and prior to that position, he was the EVP & Partner at 5W Public Relations.
Recognized as a thought leader in the Public Relations sector; in October 2007, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) New York Chapter.