Management

Martin Cronin
CEO & President

An expert in counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, and government/corporate interface. His career includes over twenty years experience of international diplomacy with the British Government.

  • Director, Helios Global Technologies.
  • Regional Director, Canadian Armed Forces Liaison Council.
  • Member of Technology Review Committee.

Phil Lancaster
SVP Business Development & Government Relations

An extensive career in law enforcement. Former British police officer, worked internationally in VIP close protection, as well as service in British Overseas Territories.

Jeff Tindale
SVP Capital Markets & Director

Over 20 years in private capital and investor consulting and advisory services to high-growth companies across various sectors. Experienced in corporate governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions. Sits on several public and private companies.

Dr. James Stewart PhD
SVP Video Analytics

A social entrepreneur experienced in cybersecurity and law enforcement, has been delivering software and data science solutions for 20 years. 

Dr. Paul Rice PhD
SVP Engineering & Radar Systems

Over 15 years of international experience working in technical and management roles with start-up companies in the security sector.

Mike Barnsley
CFO & Corporate Secretary

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 30 years’ experience providing financial management and corporate reporting services to public companies. Worked with Deloitte & Touche.

Paul Borselli
VP Marketing & Communications

Over 25 years international sales and marketing experience across today’s media and marketing space – brand, agency, media, and adtech. Worked with Disney, Comcast, Verizon, Vodafone and iProspect.

Robert Lex
SVP Operations

Over 25 years of experience in global manufacturing operations and supply chain management for high-tech and custom automation industries, recently with Avigilon.

Franco Cerantola
VP Product Delivery

Over 31 years experience in engineering/operations and program management in the aerospace, telecommunication and high-tech industries. Recently with Smith Detection.

Gary Taube
VP Finance

Gary Taube is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), having started his career within Deloitte’s Growth Enterprises audit practice.  Moving into industry, Gary has held senior finance roles for both private and public companies.

Board of Directors

Peter van der Gracht
interim Chairman

A serial technology entrepreneur who has successfully launched, financed, operated and sold five technology companies; including: Nexus, Imedia, Teraspan, Fatport and Wavemakers.

  • Chair, Ocean Floor Geophysics.
  • Director, Tutela (a private company).
  • Chair, Quantotech (a private company).
  • Director, Encepta (a private company).
  • Chair of Technology Review Committee, member of Audit and Compensation & Nomination committees.

Martin Cronin
CEO & President

An expert in counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, and government/corporate interface. His career includes over twenty years experience of international diplomacy with the British Government.

  • Director, Helios Global Technologies.
  • Regional Director, Canadian Armed Forces Liaison Council.
  • Member of Technology Review Committee.

John Gillies
Director

Over 33 years of federal government experience within national and international security and intelligence environment. Worked with Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and RCMP. Chair of Compensation & Nomination Committee, member of Audit and Governance committees.

Victoria Calvert
Director

Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and International Business at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University with over 30 years in international business operations and consulting.

  • Director AltaGas Ltd (a TSX company).
  • Director, Heritage Park (a non-profit).
  • Chair of Governance Committee, member of Compensation & Nomination Committee.

Mike Barnsley
CFO & Corporate Secretary

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 30 years’ experience providing financial management and corporate reporting services to public companies. Worked with Deloitte & Touche.

Senior Advisors

Dr. Natalia K. Nikolova
Academic Collaborator

Dr. Nikolova serves on the faculty of McMaster University in Canada and is the Canada Research Chair in High-Frequency Electromagnetics.

Governor Tom Ridge
Advisor

Chairman of Ridge Global. He served as first US Secretary of Homeland Security, Governor of Pennsylvania and Member of the U.S. House of Representative for Pennsylvania.

Vice Admiral Robert Stiles Harward Jr. (ret.), Advisor
Advisor

Formerly a United States Navy SEAL and past Deputy Commander of the United States Central Command, Robert Harward is currently a defense industry executive working for Lockheed Martin as Chief Executive in the Middle East. He served on the National Security Council (Bush Admin), and commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center. Recognitions include the Donovan Award (CIA), the Distinguished Service Award (Dept. of State), German Silver Star, Polish Silver Star, and designation as a Commander of the Polish GROM (Special Operation Forces).

Jamie Hamilton Graham
Advisor

Served as Chief Constable of the Victoria and Vancouver Police Departments. 34 years in law enforcement includes command roles with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Andrew Brear
Advisor

A former British diplomatic officer with extensive international experience in political, intelligence and security issues. Held diplomatic roles in Africa, Middle East and United Kingdom.

Al Treddenick
Advisor

Over 30 years domestic/international tactical & strategic experience. Intelligence operations and criminal investigations with BlackBerry, CSIS and Canadian Embassy/Yemen & Saudi Arabia.

Karl Wagner
Advisor

Served as a senior officer in the US Intelligence Community, with expertise in leading diverse, enterprise-level teams globally. A subject matter expert in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism.

Michael Rozin
Advisor

Founder of Rozin Security Consulting (RSC) law enforcement and security agency training on counter-terrorism and tactical response techniques. Work spans Mall of America (MoA) to Israeli Defense Forces.

Ward Elcock
Advisor

Former Deputy Minister for Public Safety with Canadian Federal Government, responsible for five law enforcement and security agencies, including RCMP, CSIS and Corrections Canada.