Rich Watts
Vice President of Information Security,  AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

Rich Watts is the Vice President of Information Security at AvantGuard Monitoring. Watts has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field and has been with AvantGuard since 2016.

Originally starting his career teaching AP Calculus at Roy High School, he had previously earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1996 from Weber State University.

Prior to joining AvantGuard, Watts managed the network team at H&R Block. While there, his team built and supported a highly available network which he says has transferred directly into the work he does at AvantGuard.

Watts has earned relevant industry certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, and ITIL, further demonstrating his competence and expertise in his role.

“Adding Rich Watts to the team was a great hire at the right time. He brought (and brings) a career of knowledge and expertise from large enterprises particularly around networking and team leadership,” states Justin Bailey, President of AvantGuard Monitoring.