CEO/President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board
Steve Cochennet has served as our CEO/President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman since our inception. From July of 2011 to present, Mr. Cochennet has also been the sole officer of Kansas Resource Development Company, a private oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Cochennet was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of EnerJex Resources, Inc., a publicly traded and SEC registered company, from August 2006 to December of 2010. Prior to joining EnerJex, Mr. Cochennet was President of CSC Group, LLC. Mr. Cochennet formed the CSC Group, LLC through which he supported a number of clients that included Fortune 500 corporations, international companies, natural gas/electric utilities, outsource service providers, as well as various start up organizations. The services provided included strategic planning, capital formation, corporate development, executive networking and transaction structuring. From 1985 to 2002, he held several executive positions with UtiliCorp United Inc. (Aquila) in Kansas City. His responsibilities included finance, administration, operations, human resources, corporate development, natural gas/energy marketing, and managing several new startup operations. Prior to his experience at UtiliCorp United Inc., Mr. Cochennet served 6 years with the Federal Reserve System. Mr. Cochennet graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in Finance and Economics.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director
Kathleen Hanrahan has been a private management consultant for her own company, New Horizons Management Inc., which specializes in assisting small private companies as they prepare strategies, personnel and infrastructure for their next phase of growth since July of 2010. Prior to establishing New Horizons, from 2008 through 2010, Kathy served as the Co-Chairperson for the TASER® Foundation for Fallen Officers, as well as the organizations President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her involvement with the TASER® Foundation, Ms. Hanrahan served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of TASER® International headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. During her more than 12 year tenure with TASER® International, she filled a number of key executive roles as the business grew. She served first as Controller, from 1996 until November 2000, establishing the financial, human resource and administrative systems and controls to manage the business, while aiding the President with operating responsibilities. Then, in November of 2000, when the Company began preparations for its initial public offering, she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer to facilitate the transaction and establish the necessary infrastructure to meet both SEC and Wallstreet's regulatory and reporting requirements. Mrs. Hanrahan also serves as a corporate director for Meridian Bank, N.A, an advisory board member for EmpowHER and a board member of the Maricopa County, Arizona YWCA.
Will Grove, VP Finance – 33 years’ experience in manufacturing, construction, transportation, service industries, auto dealership, public accounting and consulting including former CFO, Danny Zeck Ford (KS); Thyssenkrupp Access Corp.; Auditor, Weaver Martin, LLC (MO).
VP Customer Support
José Rojas, VP Customer Support – Former VP of Customer Service & Technical Support at TASER® International, involved with launch of 12 new products; responsibility for manufacturing and fulfillment of TASER products in Mexico.
Gary Kuty founded Kuty & Associates, LLC and oversaw its consulting and training operations in Dayton and Las Vegas for over a decade, becoming a respected author on corporate security matters. As a 40 year veteran of the police and security industries, he is a well-known confidant to security company leaders throughout the U.S.