Our Leadership Team


David Smith

Chief Executive Officer

An experienced and accomplished security business leader, David directs ADS' vision and mission in providing enterprise solutions. Joining ADS in 2017, David has applied his "team to lead" approach driving our growth from the inside.


Keith W. Cohick, CPP, PSP, CSPM

Director of Business Operations and Compliance

Keith W. Cohick leads the engineering team by applying his 27 years of knowledge in the Security Industry. He is the “glue” of the company and can insert himself into any facet of the company to assist when and where needed.  His list of impressive achievements include; Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional(PSP), Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM), Axis Certified Professional, Genetec Security Center Omnicast, Synergis, Stratocast, Enterprise Certifications and he is a Electrical License Holder for North Carolina, and an Alarm License holder for North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  He believes the key to a properly designed and implemented security system is managing partner expectations through communication.


Brad Hurst

Senior Manager - Project Implementation and Customer Support

Brad joined ADS in 2015 and has directed and managed all projects and operations in the Eastern United States. He began his career in physical security systems in 1989 and has held positions throughout operations and sales for systems integrators, provided systems design and managed manufacturer relationships in security product distribution and owned security solutions businesses.

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Chris White

Business Operations Controller

Chris joined ADS in September 2020 and is responsible for all financial accounting of the company.  Chris began his career with several Controller roles and has been involved in several different types of businesses.  He has used his 30 plus years of financial experience to optimize the operations and efficiency of the businesses he has been a part of.