Meet The Team
  1. Francisco (Frank) Llaca
    Francisco (Frank) Llaca
    CEO
    Frank has 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having served in several sales and administrative positions. Within Velasea, Mr. Llaca is responsible for the day to day management/supervision of the company’s operations and works closely with senior management to convey the Company’s vision and value proposition. Frank received a degree in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami.
  2. Jimmy Whalen
    Jimmy Whalen
    PRESIDENT
    Jim Whalen serves as the Company’s President. Jim has spent more than 18 years in the IT industry and has a passion for delivering security solutions to Velasea’s customers. Jim’s duties include leading the sales organization, maintaining/broadening manufacturer relationships, and leading strategic initiatives. Long an innovator and creative influence, Jim is a hard charging executive that seeks leading-edge solutions for our customers. Jim received his undergraduate economics degree from American University and his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.
  3. David Walker
    David Walker
    CFO
    Mr. Walker serves as Velasea’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). David has over 20 years of accounting and corporate finance experience, of which, more than 10 years were in an executive capacity. David has had broad exposure to a multitude of industries, having started his career at Deloitte, before moving to middle market investment banking. He has worked as a CFO/COO for companies in the distribution, software, consumer products and professional services industries. David graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a Masters of Accountancy, a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a minor in Spanish. David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), speaks Spanish fluently and is active in various professional organizations, recently serving as a board member of Orange County Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).
  1. Gary Stickler
    Gary Stickler
    EVP
    Mr. Stickler has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. Gary, from his time in the military, has had a keen interest in IT security solutions. His current role as EVP includes managing manufacturer and customer relationships and identifying and implementing strategic initiatives. Mr. Stickler, a native of Illinois, brings Midwestern practicality with visionary passion to Velasea.
  2. Kevin Whalen
    Kevin Whalen
    VP STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
    Mr. Whalen is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Kevin has been in the IT industry for over 10 years, serving in various capacities in sales and purchasing. His primary responsibilities include working with Velasea’s partners to ensure cost effective solutions are delivered to its customers. Kevin has forged key relationships in the industry and is known for his ability to work with varying constituencies to deliver optimal solutions to Velasea’s customers. Kevin is a graduate of Cornell, with a degree in American Studies with a concentration in Finance.
  3. Jeff Adams
    Jeff Adams
    VP OEM DEVELOPMENT
    Jeff Adams serves as Vice President of OEM Development. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience with successfully executing technical channel development & “go to market” partnership strategies. His main focus will be on delivering innovative OEM hardware & software solutions that combine VMS and advanced analytic workflows into one easily managed and scalable security system. Jeff graduated from Temple University with a BBA – International Business & Marketing. In his spare time he is a community volunteer with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project on Carolina Beach.