James Rothstein

Operating Partner | Chairman
Lee Equity Partners, LLC | Security Industry Association


Mr. Rothstein is a 30-year executive in the Security Industry, and most recently led Wesco/Anixter’s $2B+ Global Security and Fire Business as Senior Vice President, Global Security Solutions. Prior to Anixter, Mr. Rothstein was Executive Vice President and Principal at Tri-Ed Distribution, which he acquired from TYCO in 2004 with former Honeywell colleagues. During a 10-year period, Tri-Ed grew 6-fold to $650M, becoming the largest independent security products distributor in North America through a combination of acquisitions and strong organic growth. Tri-Ed was acquired by Anixter in 2006. Prior to Tri-Ed, Mr. Rothstein was Senior Vice President at Fatwire Software, an Enterprise Content Management Platform, now part of Oracle, where he was responsible for integrating a number of acquisitions, as well as strategic marketing. Mr. Rothstein began his career with the Pittway Corporation and Honeywell in Sales and Marketing roles, including VP of Marketing for ADI.

Mr. Rothstein holds a BS in Economics from Colgate University. He is a Chairman of the Security Industry Association and member of the Board of Directors since 2019.


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