Our Mission & Vision"
Vision: A worry-free ownership experience.
Randy Barkowitz possesses over 16 years of executive leadership experience in the extended protection product sector. He has been at the helm of Safe-Guard since 2008, initially joining as CFO. In 2011, Randy was appointed CEO of Safe-Guard Products and has since been guiding the company's strategic direction. Before his tenure at Safe-Guard, Randy held the position of President at Warranty Corporation of America and was the COO at Asurion Extended Warranty.
David Pryor joined Safe-Guard in 2013, bringing with him over 15 years of automotive OEM experience to benefit our clients. Prior to his tenure at Safe-Guard, David was at the helm of the Jaguar brand in North America. Earlier, he held the position of Vice President of Marketing at Porsche Cars North America. His diverse experience in the automotive industry spans marketing, product development, finance, aftersales, and CRM. Leveraging his extensive automotive and OEM background, David is responsible for account management, product management, business development, and marketing at Safe-Guard.
Jardon Bouska joined Safe-Guard in early 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. He is tasked with leading Safe-Guard’s day-to-day activities, including call center operations, claims administration, contract processing, and supply chain management. With over 25 years of experience, he has a background in strategic management, business development, and operations in both corporate settings and startups. Before his role at Safe-Guard, Jardon was the Division President for Biller Solutions at FISERV, known for its electronic billing and payment technologies.
Jeff Koenig, with over 30 years in the financial, insurance, and warranty sectors, has held senior financial and operational roles in public companies and private equity–backed organizations, including COO/CFO of Beazley’s U.S. operations and CFO of Amerisafe, Meadowbrook, and Ability Resources. Earlier, Jeff held senior financial positions at Executive Risk and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Kaizer Siraj became a part of Safe-Guard in June 2012 as Chief Information Officer, responsible for the oversight of Safe-Guard’s Protection Products Platform and technology-driven solutions. With more than 22 years of expertise in information technology, Kaizer's experience encompasses strategic planning, acquisition and integrations, customer care, and marketing. He has spearheaded global implementations, product launches, and managed software development centres across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. His experience includes C-level leadership roles in companies within the wireless and warranty/insurance sectors.
Sylvia Taylor, an experienced HR professional, joined Safe-Guard Products International in 2013 as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. With a diverse work background, Sylvia has operated in various U.S. and international environments, including for The Weather Channel, AutoTrader.com, General Motors, PepsiCo, ExxonMobil, and Target. Sylvia is an active member of the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF) and has served on the executive advisory board of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Recognized for her achievements, Sylvia has been honored with several awards, including being named one of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders by the Global Human Resources Leadership Summit and receiving the Most Powerful and Influential Woman award from the National Diversity Council. Additionally, she was recognized as one of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine.
Damon Wiener has been with Safe-Guard since 2007, serving as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. With over two decades of experience in the insurance and warranty sector, Damon began his career as an enforcement attorney for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine. He has since held various legal roles supporting both underwriter and administrator aspects of the finance & insurance industry. Leveraging his industry knowledge, Damon heads the Legal and Compliance Department and is actively involved in various industry associations. He played a key role in establishing the Motor Vehicle Protection Products Association (MVPPA), where he currently serves as President. Additionally, he is an active member of the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) and the Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance (GAPA), and serves as a board member with the Consumer Credit Industry Association (CCIA).