Sloan Security Group Adds Two New Board Advisors

Portrait of Jerry Sturgill

Towards building expanding Sloan’s role as a security industry leader in performance perimeter security systems, Sloan Security Group is pleased to announce that it has added two new advisers: Jerry Sturgill and Ed Zimmer.

Below are their biographies.

¬†Ed Zimmer retired as CEO of ECCO Group in October of 2009 after 24 years with the company. Under the leadership of Ed and his partner, Jim Thompson, Boise based ECCO grew from 20 employees into the world’s largest manufacturer of warning lights and reversing alarms for commercial vehicles, with manufacturing plants in Boise, England and Australia with over 500 employees and customers in over 100 countries.

ECCO’s growth story is featured in the books Small Giants and Finish Big, both by Bo Burlingham. Ed led ECCO through 9 corporate acquisitions between 1992 and 2008.

Prior to joining ECCO, Ed was the Olympic Coordinator for the USA Gymnastics team, and Head Gymnastics coach at University of Washington and Boise State University. Ed has degrees from University of Illinois, Chicago and Miami-Dade Community College (Miami, FL). With Dr. Kevin Learned, he helped found the Boise State Univ Venture College program in 2013, and is currently a director there. He is Board Chairman and CEO of Blac-Rac Manufacturing Company, an early stage Boise based manufacturer.

Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Sturgill was a Corporate Law Partner at Latham & Watkins and Stoel Rives LLP focused on private equity, leveraged finance, infrastructure finance and other transactions. He has also served as the Chairman of the Matterhorn Group, an independent manufacturer of private label ice cream and water ice novelty products in the

 Western US, and as the Chief Executive Officer of Respond, Inc., a regional armored transit and ATM servicing company sold to Loomis in a transaction managed by Mr. Sturgill.

Mr. Sturgill has closed over $10 billion of transactions as both a lawyer and as an investment banker.