Egis Capital Partners was launched in 2008 by Robert Chefitz. The founding concept was to bring together strong private capital experience and deep domain knowledge in the physical security and protection industry. The concept was validated by Robert’s leadership as Chairman of Protection One, creating a multi-billion dollar exit. Egis’ strategy is supported by an Industry Advisory Board whose founding Chairman is Governor Tom Ridge and enhanced by numerous investors who are among the leading executives in the security and protection industry. Over the past 16 years, the combination of investment discipline and industry focus has led Egis to some of the most dynamic companies in the security industry. Egis’ investment history is exemplified by Alarm.com, which demonstrated that the intersection of smartphones and intrusion systems could generate a multi-billion dollar market leader. Egis’ investment thesis was once again validated by Brivo, which became the premier SaaS-based access control company by delivering a cloud-based solution that is readily integrated with other operating systems. The constant evolution of technology continues to provide Egis with investment opportunities. Our industry focus, comprehensive network of leading industry executives, and commitment to our investors are the foundation for our continued success.


Egis Capital Partners makes growth and buyout investments in technology-driven businesses in the Safety, Security, Protection, and Risk Management industries. We are focused on partnering with management teams that can benefit from our industry knowledge, energy, commitment, operational and financial expertise, and C-level relationships built over the past 45 years.

  • Industry Focused: Safety, Security, Protection, and Risk Management industries covering areas such as Access Control, Intrusion, Identity, Video, Remote Monitoring, Fire, Supply Chain Logistics, Public Safety, PropTech, Construction Tech, IoT Sensors and Communications, GovTech, Safety, Risk and Compliance, etc.
  • Flexible Capital: Minority or Majority Transactions, from Growth Equity to Buyout
  • Enterprise Value: Between $30 million and $300 million


Robert M. Chefitz

Managing Partner

Robert Chefitz is a 36-year veteran of the private equity industry and has specialized in security industry investments since 1990. Mr. Chefitz built an investment track record with strong returns by leading and participating in numerous early-stage investments and leveraged buyouts. In 2008, Mr. Chefitz founded Egis Capital Partners in order to capitalize on his deep security industry investment expertise and to provide investors with a portfolio dedicated to the Security and Protection industry.

Annie J. Lan


Annie Lan is a Partner at Egis responsible for origination, analysis, and execution of investment opportunities. Ms. Lan began her career advising institutional clients at UBS Investment Bank where she underwrote and structured Equity Derivatives. During business school, she interned with Spring Mountain Capital, a technology-enabled focused private equity firm. Ms. Lan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Thomas J. Persinski


Tommy Persinski is an Associate at Egis. Mr. Persinski supports the efforts of Egis’ investment team and is involved in the sourcing and due diligence process for new opportunities. Prior to joining Egis, Mr. Persinski worked as an investment analyst for venture investments at an NYC-based diversified investment management firm. Mr. Persinski earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Boston College.

Christina Graziano

Chief Administrative Officer

Christina Graziano is the Chief Administrative Officer of Egis Capital Partners. Ms. Graziano has over ten years of private equity and venture capital fund management experience.

Ms. Graziano has worked with Robert Chefitz since 2006, and assisted with the creation and fund formation of Egis Security Fund I, II and III. During her tenure at Egis Capital Partners she has played a critical role in a myriad of key internal and external initiatives, ranging from client and project management to day to day operations.

William L. Polk, Jr.

Advisory Partner

William Polk has over 30 years of corporate finance, banking, and private equity experience with a particular focus on the Security and Protection industries. Over that period, Mr. Polk has been involved in more than $6 billion of middle market security industry transactions across a variety of security industry sectors.

E. Perot Bissell

Advisory Partner

Perot Bissell started providing consulting services to Egis in February of 2015 and joined as a Managing Partner in August of 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the Security and Protection industries, operating management, and private equity. Over the past 15 years Mr. Bissell has played a lead role in executing two major consolidation strategies, one in the energy logistics industry and the other in the security industry.

Tracy Huelsman


Tracy Huelsman joined Egis Capital Partners in 2016 as an Associate. Her responsibilities include collecting and monitoring internal compliance data, coordinating and managing compliance matters, revising compliance programs as necessary to meet changing needs of the firm, creating and implementing compliance policies and procedures, and other special projects.

Egis Advisory Board

Egis’ Industry Advisory Board consists of a number of leading Security and Protection industry executives with C-level leadership experience. Chaired by former Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania Thomas J. Ridge, Egis’ Industry Advisory Board members are available as resources to Egis and the CEO’s of our portfolio companies.

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge

Egis Advisory Board Chairman
President and CEO, Ridge Global LLC

John E. Mack III

Co-Head Corporate Finance,
Imperial Capital LLC

Jeremy M. Kroll

CEO and Co-Founder, K2 Intelligence

Bernard C. Bailey

Chairman and CEO, Authentix

Lessing E. Gold

Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Joseph Grillo

Founder and CEO, ACRE

Thomas D. Hays III

Managing Director Emeritus, Gavin/Solmonese

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