Our Executive Team

Thomas P. Brennan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Brennan is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Custom Vault Corporation, the parent company of CustomVault and BranchServ. Mr. Brennan left GE in 1984 to establish the CustomVault business, and has since propelled it to global industry leadership in high-security modular vault solutions. Given cross-industry successes, Brennan has also expanded the corporate portfolio to include cages, safes, racking, cold boxes and electronic security as a complement to vaults. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.

Michael Iadarola

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Iadarola joined Custom Vault Corporation; parent company of CustomVault and Branchserv, in 2007 as Supply Chain Director. He has since been promoted to Senior Vice President, and then to Executive Vice President, Operations for CustomVault. Previously, Iadarola was Global Purchasing Manager for The Siemon Company in Watertown, Connecticut where he was responsible for global procurement activity. Prior to that, he was Director of Global Distribution, Materials, and Logistics at Nash Elmo Industries in Trumbull, Connecticut and Director of Operations at Pennzoil in Tarrytown, NY. Iadarola has a long history of developing and implementing processes that optimize functionality and integrity in all operational activities including engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, installation and service. Michael Iadarola has a BBA in Finance and Economics from The City University of New York and an MBA in Management from Mount Saint Mary College.

Michael Elliot

Executive Vice President, Sales

Mike Elliot co-founded CustomVault with Mr. Brennan in 1984. Since that time, Elliot has built an international reputation as the industry’s leading expert in high-security modular vault design and construction. He is credited with some of the industry’s most significant innovations, including the development of our HighBay Vault™ systems and UL listed port vent panels. Mike Elliot graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Communications.

Todd Michalka

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Michalka joined Custom Vault Corporation, the parent company of CustomVault and BranchServ, in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Michalka previously worked at KPMG, Muehlstein & Co, IBM and, most recently, EXSIF Worldwide, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where he served as Director of Finance & Accounting. A CPA, Michalka earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Xavier University, and holds an MBA with a Finance & Accounting Concentration from the University of Connecticut.

Gregory Navin

Vice President, Engineering

Greg Navin leads CustomVault’s in-house engineering team. Prior to joining CustomVault, Navin was the Director of Engineering for a leading pre-cast concrete panel manufacturer. He has been instrumental in the design of some of the industry’s most innovative high-security modular vault systems. From 1984 to 1989, Navin served as an officer in the United States Navy, specializing in surface warfare. Greg Navin is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD where he received a BS in Engineering, and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Rebecca Cicarelli

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Rebecca Cicarelli joined Custom Vault Corporation; parent company of BranchServ and CustomVault, in 2010. Cicarelli directs marketing and business development efforts for both divisions. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field; having held corporate brand and category management positions at L&F Products (Lysol), Unilever and BIC Corp. before launching her own marketing consulting firm and then venturing into business-to-business marketing. Rebecca Cicarelli has a BS in Business Management from the University of Connecticut, and holds an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Matthew B. Gifford

Senior Director of Sales

Matt Gifford is an expert in modular vault design and integration, and currently serves as Senior Director of Sales at CustomVault. Gifford has served clients in CustomVault’s government, pharmaceutical, cannabis, jewelry, armored car and other industry practice groups since 1996. In 1999 he was part of the team that launched CustomVault’s Bank Service Division, now BranchServ. After successfully growing BranchServ’s New England business, Gifford returned his focus to expanding CustomVault’s national and international presence. Matt Gifford graduated from Loyola College with a BS in Biology and Chemistry.

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