Tyco Security Products’ Anita Santos to Speak at Financial Market Leadership Event for Women

WESTFORD, MA. April 28, 2016 – Tyco Security Products announced today that Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products’ Vice President of Marketing, will speak at an event developed by Mentor Factor, a professional development program for high-potential women in the financial services industry. The event is supported by women on American Banker’s prestigious ‘Most Powerful Women in Banking’ list and will be attended by executives from prominent financial institutions, including Capital One, the FDIC, HSBC and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Mentor Factor event, scheduled for Monday, May 2, in New York, N.Y., at the New York Hilton Midtown, will feature peer roundtable discussions on professional and personal development topics, leadership insights from prominent women in the industry and keynote presentations from women at the pinnacle of the industry. The one-day event brings together women at various stages of their careers, from junior to senior level, and focuses on mentorship, networking, professional development and other key issues in financial services.

Santos is one of four speakers to participate in a panel discussion on Putting Courageous Leadership Into Practice – Inspiration from Outside Banking. She will be joined by co-panelists: Jody Adams, Chef & Owner of Rialto Restaurant & Bar; Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of Morgan Lewis & Bocklus LLP; and Melody E. Lee, Brand Strategy & Planning for Cadillac. Cindy Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Cindy Solomon & Associates, a professional training and coaching firm, will moderate the panel discussion. More than 300 executive leaders from the financial services industry are expected to attend the event.

“I am honored to be a part of Mentor Factor and this panel discussion, and to offer my experience and background to women on the rise in the financial industry,” said Santos. “As a female in a male dominated technology industry, I understand the value of mentoring programs for women to support their professional growth and development.”

Santos has a history of success in new product development, positioning strategies and channel management, including more than 18 years of business-to-business marketing and sales experience. In her role with Tyco Security Products as vice president of marketing, she leads the company's business and marketing strategy development for its video security, access control, location-based security and intrusion security solutions. Santos also manages product management teams, oversees channel marketing activities and coordinates marketing campaigns, promotions and branding for Tyco Security Products. Her previous experience includes tenure with two high profile multi-billion dollar companies, 12 years of executive leadership in science and technology and years of global business experience.

In addition to her vice president role, Santos is an SEC accredited investor and owner of Ascend Investments LLC, an angel investment firm. She is an advisory member of Astia Angels, which provides women-led start-ups with access to capital, and is a Pipeline Fellow. Santos earned an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and a B.S. in business administration in marketing and finance from Merrimack College.

For more information on Anita Santos’ panel discussion and on Mentor Factor, please visit Mentor Factor’s website.

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About Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.


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