Steve Richards 
Chief Executive Officer,  Becklar LLC

Becklar LLC, parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, announced the appointment of Steve Richards as Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. 

Steve Richards takes the reigns as a seasoned CEO who has led numerous publicly traded and private companies of meaningful scale over more than two decades of senior leadership. “Steve brings the right balance of expertise and leadership skills to take Becklar through its next phase of growth,” stated Josh Garner, Becklar’s founder and chairman of the board.

Richards is a skilled leader known for systemically driving growth via a proven series of organic and acquisition-driven initiatives. His track record includes experience across technology, media, communications, business process outsourcing, and recurring services firms, all marked by a consistent history for driving transformational growth and exceptional client service.

"I have a great respect and admiration for the strategic focus, track record and uniquely positive culture that the team has built at Becklar, AvantGuard, and Freeus,” said Mr. Richards. “I look forward to leading the Becklar team as we continue our legacy of consistently delivering award-winning products and solutions in partnership with our dealers and partners, while collectively protecting and enhancing the lives and property of our customers."