Charles “Chuck” Henderson
President & CEO
Chuck is the President & CEO of Champion Fire & Security and seeks to guide the company through its growth strategy by leveraging his 20+ years of successful experience in fire, security, life safety, senior management, sales, marketing and technology for world class companies such as Dell, Fujitsu, Viacom, and Omnicom.
Within these organizations, Chuck developed himself and his teams into best-of-breed, solution selling leaders, who think as strategic business partners and collaborate with multiple levels of the organization to drive ROI by placing a greater focus on the customer, managing sales and marketing metrics and fostering a more innovative work environment through difficult change management procedures.
Chuck is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a very successful basketball scholar athlete. His hobbies include spending time with family, playing golf and participating in activities at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church.
As a business management expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience leading change, streamlining financial processes and implementing cost control measures. Michelle has a sophisticated knowledge of accounting, finance, tax and operational issues. She most recently worked as Corporate Controller.
Michelle has an extensive background in real estate services management, accounting, business management. She has proven being very adept at managing company wide cash flow efforts working directly with C-Suite executives and partners.
Vice President, Alarm & Security Solutions
Darren is responsible for the alarm division including management, bids, designs, installations and service of Fire Alarms, Security Systems, CCTV and Access Control Systems. He has over 13 years of experience in installation, service, estimating, design and management. His licenses and certifications include Texas Fire Alarm APS, Texas Security Qualified Manager, Louisiana Fire Alarm Qualifier, Oklahoma Commercial Fire Alarm Manager, NICET Level IV, and AutoCAD. He is also certified in Harrington, Silent Knight, Fire Lite and GE Fireworx alarm panels.
Vice President of Company Operations
Bryan has over 20 years experience in sprinkler design and management. He is responsible for the success of some of Champion’s most complex designs. He leads company operations, fire protection and sprinkler system design drawings. He holds a NICET level IV license in sprinkler design (general and domestic) and a State of Texas RMEG license.
Previously, Bryan was an industry executive at Genesis Fire Protection for 10 years in design and management and an entrepreneur running his own fire protection design and engineering review company.
Vice President of Field Operations
Jose has 24 years of experience in diverse areas of the Fire Protection Industry. At Champion, he manages the project field teams to ensure project quality, schedule and budget goals are met. Previous employment includes Division Manager at Fire Control Systems, Service and Repair Foreman at Simplex Grinnell and a Fire Sprinkler Technician at Fire Master Corporation.