We build defensible security programs that produce predictable outcomes.
We build defensible security programs that produce predictable outcomes.
President & Managing Director
Brian Claman is an accomplished Senior Security Professional with over 40 years of security leadership having held senior security roles in the commercial real-estate, financial services, and transportation sectors. His areas of experience include security program governance, security risk management, Threat Risk & Vulnerability Assessments (TRVA’s), emergency preparedness and management, travel security, corporate investigations, and intelligence collection & analysis.
Following a 14 year career with GWL Realty Advisors where he served as their Director, National Security & Life Safety Services, in 2018, he founded Brian Claman & Associates Ltd, a boutique security risk management firm providing specialized security services to the commercial real estate sector (office, retail, industrial and residential).
His many accomplishments include successfully leveraging public/private partnerships in support of major security event planning in the City of Toronto such as the 2010 Toronto G20, the 2015 Pan Am Games, as well as various major protests that have taken place in Toronto’s financial district which have threatened the critical infrastructure assets located there.
Brian is a co-founder and past chair of the of the Commercial Real-estate Security Leadership Group (CRESLG) and PATHComm, an emergency communication platform connecting over 30 major private sector properties situated in downtown Toronto directly with emergency services to enhance security awareness and response in the downtown core; a former executive board member of the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security (TAPPS); member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP); and Marketing, Social Media and Fundraising Coordinator for the Canada 911 Ride Foundation, an organization that supports the families of emergency service worked who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree on Sociology, and a Certificate of Security Administration for Concordia University in Montreal.
Senior Strategic Advisor
Commercial Real Estate
Luciano has established himself as a knowledgeable and credible security professional providing exceptional service, guidance and advice to some of the world’s largest corporations. His unique blend of law enforcement and private sector experience provides a complete view of managed enterprise risk, a view that effectively weighs the business against a Company’s legal obligations, resulting in the creation of an effective, defensible security program that mitigates risk and comprehensibly protects the “business.”
Luciano’s security experience includes ten years with York Regional Police, where he worked uniformed response, Criminal Investigations, and Intelligence, specializing in major organized crime investigations. In 2007, he joined Wal-Mart Canada as the Corporate Security Manager and Canadian lead for Global Security operations, supporting security operations in supply chain integrity, travel safe, aviation, emergency response, investigations, and major event planning. From there, Luciano transitioned into commercial real estate, assuming senior leadership positions with Cadillac Fairview and then Brookfield Properties, where he oversaw the national security program.
Luciano is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) who holds an Honours BA in Political Science. He is also CPTED Level 2 certified. His many accomplishments include successfully leveraging public/private partnerships in support of enterprise risk management and major event planning, including the 2010 Toronto G20, the Pan Am Games, as well as various major protests that have taken place in Toronto's financial district and threatened critical infrastructure assets located there. He is also a founder and past Chairperson of PATHcomm, an emergency communication platform connecting over 30 private sector properties directly to emergency services to enhance security preparedness within Toronto's city core.
During his career to date spanning 12+ years, Arash has worked on over 100 commercial, retail, banking, healthcare and institutional projects, gaining deep insight into integrated system design. A professional licenced engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ryerson University, a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Bradford School of Management and a broad range of exposure to various project applications, Arash is proficient in leading engineering teams for complex security system projects from concept design to final commissioning.
Arash began his career acquiring knowledge of system design as a designer at a large engineering consulting firm based in Toronto and has progressed to currently hold the title of Director of Technology and Systems at Lobo Consulting Services Inc.
Project highlights include the CN Tower video surveillance modernization, Toronto Eaton Centre Complex video surveillance and access control upgrades, Ripley’s Aquarium security design, Brookfield Place Calgary project and the development of national security technology and system standards/guidelines for four of the largest commercial real estate owner/developers in Canada. Most recent projects with Lobo Consulting include security upgrades across a large district school board’s ninety six sites, the federal Arthur Meighan building rehabilitation project and the security technology assessment of eight major hospitals in the GTA.
Public Safety, Executive Protection, Travel Security
Chris Fernandes was a police officer for over 32 years retiring in 2018. He spent the last 4 years of his law enforcement career as the Deputy Chief of Police with the Durham Regional Police Service. In that capacity, Chris led over 700 police officers and civilians, and managed a budget of over 100 million dollars.
Before his tenure with Durham Regional Police, Chris was a police officer for 28 years with the Toronto Police Service. He held the rank of Superintendent, commanding the Divisional Policing Support Unit, which consisted of the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) Unit, the Transit Patrol Unit, and the Community Mobilization Unit.
Chris is trained in the Incident Command System, ICS level 400, at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and was a Major Incident Commander for Toronto Police. He was trained as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and in Executive Protection as a member of the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force (SWAT).
Chris obtained his Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Physical Security Professional (PSP) designations with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
He is the recipient of the Governor General of Canada, 30 year, Police Exemplary Service Medal
Superintendent (Ret.) "Bill" Neadles is a 40 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and a well-known and respected emergency management and public safety professional.
During his career, he moved through various ranks and was ultimately responsible for the Emergency Management & Public Order Unit where he had oversight of the Service's emergency management, critical infrastructure, search management, and special events planning functions. This included specialized teams such as the Mounted Unit, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explo sive (CBRNE), Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), Public Order Unit (POU) and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team (HUSAR).
Bill's knowledge, experience and leadership skills have defined him as one of Canada’s leading experts in emergency management. He has served as incident commander in numerous operational responses such as as the 2008 Sunrise Propane Explosion, 2009 Tamil demonstrations, 2012 Elliot Lake Mall Collapse, the 2013 Ice Storm and Floods. Bill has also served as the Operations Chief for both the 2010 G8/G20 Summit and the 2015 Pan Am Games.
As a founding member of the provincial Incident Management System (IMS) Steering Committee, Bill is a strong advocate for the use of Incident Management System.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Victor was an EDI strategic advisor for two Chiefs of Police, leadership and board members. Starting his journey in 2010, he brings over a decade of experience to this important conversation.
In 2021 Victor was selected to assist Toronto Police Service's college in the development of their new officer training with an equity lens.
Victor currently leads a team of recognized EDI leaders that advise clients on proactive approaches to manage risk.
Victor leads a team of professionals with decades of experience effectively managing complex DEI projects. The teams expertise has been sought after by Canadian law enforcement, government agencies and private institutions. The team has worked on everything from strategic planning, implementation and human rights tribunals. They have proven frameworks and deep insights on managing effective change.
Fraud Risk & Awareness
John Mecher is a highly experienced law enforcement professional who served for over 32 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with a particular focus on financial crime. During his career, he was involved in a wide range of policing duties, including, but not limited to the following: Uniform Duties, Airport Duties, Federal Enforcement, Criminal Intelligence, Organized Crime, Air Marshal program (following 9/11), Customs and Excise, Undercover Operations, National Security/Counter Terrorism, 2010 G8-G20 Joint Intelligence Group, and Financial Crime where he spent approximately 1/3 of his career.
John was recognized for his exceptional work in fraud investigations and fraud awareness, and he continues to advocate for fraud awareness. He has led or been a part of project teams that tackled various types of fraud that focussed on: frauds against the government, counterfeiting, cross-border fraud, transnational organized crime, anti-money laundering, capital market fraud, sensitive sector corruption investigations, cyber-enabled fraud, and mass marketing fraud (419 scams, investment scams, black/white money scams, romance scams, grandparent scams, lottery scams, inheritance scams, and the infamous CRA/Immigration scam). He was also heavily involved in fraud awareness through media engagement, public service announcents, and public presentations.
While a member of the RCMP, John's expertise in fraud investigations made him a sought-after speaker at law enforcement-focused conferences and workshops in Canada and the US. Furthermore, he has delivered lectures on the RCMP's national fraud course and the provincial fraud course at the Ontario Police College.
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