Derek S. Townsend II CEO
Derek has spent the last five and a half years at AT&T as a retail sales representative. He has been heavily trained in retail sales, retail management, receiving, tracking, managing inventory, and completing daily cash deposits. Extreme emphasis has been placed on his customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Derek is also a trained and skilled contract negotiator, he has gotten us every single distributor deal, manufacturing contract, and new product line that we have. Derek was trained in outside sales by his previous employer, Buckeye International, where he was a Government Specialist in charge of finding new customers from cold calling, negotiating pricing for mass orders in municipalities, counties, and school districts. He has been eating, breathing, and sleeping the firearm industry and everything that could be associated with it over the past year and a half on top of being a lifetime hunter and outdoorsman. Derek is also a NRA Certified Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor. His thirst for knowledge in this business only continues to grow! He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2010. He is well known in the surrounding area as a person who stands for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms!
Derek "Pops" Townsend COO Chief Operations Officer
Derek Sr. is a seasoned professional with over thirty years of management and sales experience. At the young age of 26 years, he was given his first management position with thirty five employees, a budget of $750,000, and an inventory of over two million dollars. After leaving the government side of business, he moved to the contracting side of the traffic signal industry. He then moved to the private sector selling long sale cycle traffic signal equipment to local and state municipalities and contractors. He set up operations for two different companies and has sold over forty million dollars in the past twenty five years. Pops is also a NRA Certified Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor. He graduated from Lamar Tech. in 1981 with an Associates in Electical Engineering and then again from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Engineering in 1983. He is currently serving as a City Councilman for the City of Tomball, TX. He is also well known in the surrounding area as a person who stands for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms!
Alexandra "Alex" Townsend CCO Chief Compliance Officer
Alex is currently the office manager of a traffic signal sales and service company here in Tomball. Her position involves retrieving and quoting government and state jobs to contractors across the mid western US. She is one of the main contacts for the company's customer base, chasing purchase orders, keeping inventory, as well as sales records for the location. She studied nursing at Lonestar College before having two rambunctious boys. She has started helping Derek put together a way to manage and follow our inventory and sales trends along with managing expense reports and accounts recievable. Alex also works shows with Derek making sure documentation and proper procedures are followed on all government forms.
Lisa Townsend CFO Chief Financial Officer
Lisa is a Lamar University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Her diverse background includes working with private and governmental entities, both start up and established. Lisa's experience in business administration, personnel management, accounting, payroll, computer technology, human resources, and public relations roundout her professional background. She has many years of organizational leadership, teaching, and training working with children and adults. Lisa currently is the President of The Yellow Rose of Texas Republican Women, on the Budget and Finance Committee and Co-Chair of the Welcome Ministry of her church. In her organizational leadership roles responsibilities include serving on and leading the board of director's, coordinating with leaders of other organization's, speaking to all sizes of audiences, planning and chairing large events, planning numerous monthly meetings, hosting membership events, fundraising, marketing and publicity, communications, budget planning, using budgets to maximize exposure, teaching and training members, and establishing relationships with candidates, elected officials and their staff. Lisa's 34 year's of professional and organizational experience are invaluable to meet the challenge of yet another industry adventure!
Jonathan Delarosa (Trig)
Jon goes by many names and wears many hats. He can be found most regularly messing with our latest triggers, experimenting with ways to make uppers better, or looking for fresh inventory that can get people excited about even the most tired AR. He also is dedicated to giving our customers the best experience even if that means pointing them to another dealer that is better suited to get them what they need. This man has been with us since the beginning and we’re proud to have him with us!
Robert Pate III (Red Beard Rob)
I couldn’t ask for a better guy to join our team. He is a hard worker and is beyond competitive. Rob continuously looks for ways to beat Derek Townsend II’s sales records for a whole month in a single weekend. It’s an honor for us to have him. Rob is always thinking of ways to be more efficient and show us a truly different perspective in our most challenging tasks. Ol’ Red Beard also keeps our heels on the ground when we get too far ahead of ourselves.