Our Team


Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
CEO
Paul Mueller assumed the position of CEO for Confluence Security Group in May 2020. In this position, Paul oversees all facets of the firm’s operations. Prior to his current position, Paul spent three years with Motorola Solutions’ largest Distribution Partner, BearCom, serving as the Vice President, East Region. In this position, Paul managed a team of 200+ Sales and Service personnel across ten branch offices and presided over the integration of five acquired entities. Prior to Bearcom, Paul spent twelve years with Motorola Solutions most recently on an Expat assignment as Vice President and General Manager of the Middle East Region based in Dubai, UAE. Prior to his Expat assignment, Paul was the Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Solutions’ US Federal Government Markets Division based in Metropolitan Washington, DC. Paul is a veteran of the Wireless Telecommunications Industry with global experience in Defense, Public Safety, Corporate Enterprise and Service Provider market segments.

Prior career experience includes time spent working for the US Army’s Communications Electronics Command, the former Motorola Government Electronics Group (now General Dynamics C4S) and Executive Leadership positions with two Venture Capital backed telecom startup companies, most notably MeshNetworks which was acquired by Motorola in 2004. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. Paul previously served as a Member of the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors and was an Advisory Board Member for the General Dynamics EDGE Innovation Center.

Paul resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife and two children.
Jake Brecheen
Jake Brecheen
Founder/CTO
Jake Brecheen founded Confluence Security Group in August 2010 after his decade of experience designing and deploying cutting-edge Command and Control, Physical Security and Communications Systems in the Nuclear Weapons Complex. As Founder and CTO of Confluence Security Group, Jake leads strategic technology initiatives architecting safety and security solutions for Federal Agencies, Energy companies, State and Local and Foreign Governments. Jake’s expertise in developing enterprise level solutions through the incorporation of risk management practices into real-world deployments of integrated systems has resulted in numerous successful projects that have improved security and reduced cost for Confluence’s clients.

Prior to founding Confluence, Jake was one of the leading security technologists in the Nuclear Weapons Complex for physical security and communication solutions. Jake designed and deployed the first C3I solution, first true digital video system and the first wireless mesh communication system in the Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration. Jake’s prior experience included work as NNSA’s Technical Advisor, leading the design of the US Air Force’s communications and video security solution across multiple nuclear sites, advising the US Navy at multiple bases for next generation physical security for nuclear weapons and providing guidance and expertise to other Federal Agencies. Jake holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from West Texas A&M University. Jake previously served on Motorola’s Technology Advisory Board, DOE/NNSA’s Physical Security Action Group and Wireless Security Group and numerous other joint working groups for DoD and DOE/NNSA.

Jake resides in Amarillo, TX with his two children.
Dan Zwinck
Dan Zwinck
COO/VP of Engineering
Dan Zwinck has overseen project deployments for Confluence Security Group since 2011. During that time, he has managed the design, configuration, and successful execution of a wide variety of projects to customers across both the private and government sectors. Key contracts include a custom C2 and perimeter surveillance solution for a metro transit client, the modernization of video management infrastructure for a large municipality, numerous remote wireless video surveillance projects for DoD branches, and SME consulting opportunities on physical security technologies for international governments.

In the decade prior to joining Confluence, Dan has worked in a variety of positions in Physical Security, Information Technology, and Engineering arenas. He has served as a Project Engineer / Field Deployment Manager for DoD projects, including enhanced protection of nuclear weapons sites through physical security and communications infrastructure enhancements. Dan has worked with the design and configuration of mobile wireless mesh networks for mission-critical applications, and is well-versed in the research and testing of new network-based physical security solutions and technologies to meet customer security requirements and business needs.

Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He resides just outside of Amarillo, Texas where he operates a hobby farm for a sustainable lifestyle with his wife and many, many pets.