The following key individuals make up Signal 88 Security's executive teams. Each has been selected specifically for their talent, vision, and experience. Together, they work to re-engineer the security industry and, most importantly, ensure our clients an exceptional experience.
Reed Nyffeler, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Reed Nyffeler oversees the overall direction and vision of Signal 88 as well as all new services, research & development, administrative duties, sales and marketing strategies, and general operations. Reed and Shea Degan met in 2007 and developed the idea of the transformation of Shea’s local Omaha security company into a successful franchise concept. In 2007, Signal 88 Franchise Group, Inc. was born and Reed was charged with developing strategies to exponentially expand the Signal 88 Security footprint nationally in all aspects of the business. Reed received a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Communications. He then went on to be the Regional Sales Manager at Black & Decker in the Midwest. Taking his experiences, he became the National Sales Executive for a prominent holiday lighting distributor and developed the distributorship program, before moving on to Signal 88.
Brian Honeyman, Executive Vice President of Business Development
Brian Honeyman joined the Signal 88 Security team in 2014. Brian comes with over 25 years of senior leadership in the franchise industry. He has worked with a large multinational franchise organization in the role of President, where he was responsible for P&L results, while dramatically increasing franchisee productivity and profits. He is passionate about developing high performing accountable teams, focused on franchisee success. He has earned several leadership awards and skill certifications; and has developed many leadership skill programs. He has coached and developed numerous franchise industry leaders. Brian began his franchising career while running his own business as he earned his Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary.
Hank Pfieffer, Executive Vice President of Business Operations
Hank Pfieffer joined the Signal 88 Security team in 2014. Prior to joining Signal 88, Hank spent 16 years as the Chief Operating Officer of a building products manufacturer and distributor. Prior to that Hank spent 10 years as a corporate finance and business law attorney representing a wide variety of private and publicly traded companies. Hank brings a passion for serving customers, building strong corporate teams and improving corporate operations for the benefit of all involved.
Laura Vodvarka, Vice President of Administration
Laura Vodvarka joined Signal 88 in 2007 and oversee’s the administrative department, including all new & existing technology, communications & marketing projects, franchise training, billing and payroll. Laura graduated from Creighton University with a B.S.B.A. in both Marketing and Spanish. Throughout her career, she worked for a marketing research firm and then moved onto marketing and auditing at a prominent holiday lighting distributor. Laura joined Signal 88 in its early stages to help administer the Signal 88 Omaha location in order to learn the concept and in turn to help develop the Franchise Group model & supporting documents.
Dan Cisar, Vice President of Franchise Operations
Dan Cisar joined Signal 88 in 2012, leading the Business Performance team. Dan began his career in law enforcement at the Omaha Police Department were he worked in the Uniform Patrol Bureau as a patrol officer and the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he conducted child abuse/neglect/sexual assault and homicide investigations. He also held multi-year positions in the Media Relations Office and the Internal Affairs Unit. He was a 12-year member of the Omaha Police Crisis Negotiations Team assigned to the Emergency Response Unit (S.W.A.T). After retiring in 2007, Dan was hired as the Assistant Director of Corporate Security at infoUSA until he left to become the Vice President of Operations for the Omaha, NE Signal 88 Security LLC Office. In 2012, Dan left Signal 88 Security of Omaha, NE to become an Independent Security Consultant performing corporate and private security consulting for local and national companies, until joining the Signal 88 Franchise Group team.
Josh Minturn, Vice President of Franchise Development
Josh Minturn joined Signal 88 in 2009 providing on-going sales training, sales & marketing research & development, national contract procurement & vision, and supplying various knowledge based tools and marketing products to existing Signal 88 Security franchisees. Josh graduated from Creighton University with a B.S.B.A. of Marketing. He then worked as an account executive for a national media group and then moved on to be the National Sales Manager, then National Director of Sales for a prominent holiday lighting distributor prior to joining the Signal 88 Franchise Group, Inc. team.
Shea & Janet Degan
In 2003, Shea Degan and his wife, Janet, founded a local security company, Signal 88 Security, in Omaha, NE. Shea worked as deputy sheriff for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in the Road Patrol Division and K9 Interdiction Unit for nearly 10-years. The company name, Signal 88 Security, was selected because "Signal 88" is Nebraska police code for, "situation secure".
Combining Shea's criminal justice education, 10-years of security, and nearly 12-years of law enforcement experience with three agencies, the company was created in response to the increasing security needs of Omaha businesses. Through Shea's leadership and vision, Signal 88 Security evolved into a cutting-edge security business. His vision for Signal 88 Security is to become the world leader and the industry standard for private security.