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Benoit Grenier

Co-founder and CEO

Mr. Benoit Grenier was born and raised in Joliette Quebec, attended the Université du Quebec in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program and is a Personal Protection Specialist (P.P.S.). Benoit had a long and distinguished career in business holding such positions as Manager Human Resources, District Operations Manager, VP Sales and Marketing and Director of Risk Management & Security before. founding ProActive RiskManagement where he is President and CEO. Benoit is bilingual: English and French.

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Gina Savoie

Co-Founder, Executive Vice-President, CFO

Ms. Gina Savoie was born and raised in Joliette (Quebec) Canada and has completed an Executive Program at the Anderson School of Management in the commerce school of The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She accumulated considerable experience in retail and service industries before joining ProActive Risk Management where she is currently Vice President. Gina is bilingual: English and French.

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Who's Who

Melvin Cordova


Mr. Melvin Cordova earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and education from Southern Illinois University. He has 30 years of military and intelligence community experience in technology innovation, addressing the most difficult problems of IT, Analysis, MASINT, and HUMINT. Cordova has four years of private industry experience developing plans, process improvements, and strategies that minimize risks, accelerate revenue, and build strong customer relationships. Mel is bilingual: English & Spanish.


Nam Hoang

Executive Strategist

Vietnamese born in France and raised in Canada, Nam holds an MBA and has over 15 years in technology and business strategy. He is known for his exceptional skills in marketing and sharp business acumen. With extensive and diversified experience going from food and beverage, design and architecture to nanotechnologies, his multi-disciplined approach and background always brings a fresh new perspective.

Don Codling

Don Codling

Executive Advisor
Former FBI Cyber Security

Senior Cyber Security advisor for multiple companies. Still maintains active TS clearance with CI Polygraph. Exec Manager 23+ years with FBI-as Unit Chief Cyber division with extensive operational experience in Cyber Crime and Cyber National Security investigations and senior policy development and implementation operations. FBI lead for Cyber STORM 2 and 3 national Cyber exercises. FBI entities such as NCFTA and IC3 while Chief Liaison Officer to DHS National Cyber Security Division and other IC members.

Spokesperson and cyber security “best practices evangelist” with focus on cyber threats to SCADA/ICS systems, energy sector, health care and financial services. Provides thought leadership in areas involving Law Enforcement and National Security agencies interaction with the private commercial sector.

Yousef Badou, Senior Consultant

Yousef Badou

Senior Consultant

Yousef Badou is an educator and trainer with a diverse background. Having grown up in the Middle East, Yousef was better prepared to handle the nuances of the region while deployed as a United States Marine. He served multiple deployments to Iraq, where he navigated through many tribal factions from the southern border to the northern areas of Iraq. Following his time in the military, Yousef was certified as an Instructor/Trainer and was requested, by name, to serve as the Predictive Threat Analysis Lead to the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program. He served as the certifying authority for instructors in subjects pertaining to Enhanced Observation, Predictive Threat Analysis and Tracking. Yousef founded Emergence LLC to innovate new products and bring Threat Analysis to a wider variety of industries and communities.

Michael Bruecks, senior consultant

Michael Bruecks

Senior Consultant

Michael Bruecks is a recognized, highly accomplished, and internationally respected subject matter expert in critical infrastructure and high-risk facility security protection programs. He has over two decades of leadership experience successfully developing and implementing comprehensive protection programs for the critical infrastructure sectors, and other high-risk facilities in the U.S. and across the globe.

Throughout his career, he has been recognized for drastically improving the protection design, protective strategies, and performance standards for some of the largest commercial nuclear security protection programs in the U.S.


Marielle Morin

Incident Management Director

Marielle Morin has gained tremendous expertise in management of Customer Information Services in North America such as call center 24/7, customer care service, and contract administration including 10 years in B2B. In addition she accumulated experience in business process implementation in small and mid-size enterprise restructuration including 18 months as a Business Process Owner for SAP ERP modules SD (sales and distribution) and MM (material management). She has an extended expertise in creation of user guide and training, her experience was mostly gained in the retail and food business.


Claude G. Hotte

Senior Advisor

Mr. Claude Hotte earned a Master’s degree in Management from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal, Canada. Over his career he has acquired considerable experience in the domain of Corporate Intelligence especially Strategic Advice surrounding mergers and acquisitions. He is also a skilled trainer and coach, one who specializes in advising senior executives. He has worked extensively in both the private and non-government sectors both domestically and internationally for almost 40 years.

Ohad Steinhart, Senior Consultant

Ohad Steinhart

Senior Consultant
Latin America

Is an expert in security matters. His vast experience is based on his participation as an ex-combatant in the Special Forces belonging to the Israeli army, specializing in the fight against terrorism and special operations. He has been an instructor of the Ramat Gun Shooting Academy in Israel, where he trained private and governmental groups as well as in Guatemala where is started in the early 1990’s. He then founded his own security firm to provide a wide range of security services and training. He currently provides consulting to various private entities and families on from the list of fortune 100, to include travel, risk and site security assessment including concerts and large exclusive events, In Mexico, Central American and South America region. Mr. Steinhart has planned and led international protective operations, operating in more than 15 different countries. Mr. Steinhart has supervised and trained agents in domestic and international settings, on protection and security issues. Mr. Steinhart fluently speaks Spanish, English, and Hebrew.


Awah Teh

Chief Information

Awah brings over 16 years of technology development and business strategy experience to the table; including senior and executive management experience at several fortune 500 firms such as IBM, Walt Disney, Sony, Amgen and The Lincoln Financial Group to name a few.

Armed with his experiences from the corporate world, Mr. Teh decided to take-on the Tech-Startup-world, and built a string of successful technology startups.

Patrick Blondeau

Patrick Blondeau

Senior Consultant

Patrick Blondeau is passionate about business, proactivity and the efficiency of results. Having obtained his diploma of higher study in administration, in addition to his academic background in food, he will make your mandate a success ! He will bring you his wide and varied expertise in the field of food, an increased work ethic and a high level of professionalism. With over 16 years of service within the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) as inspector, supervisor and regional inspection manager, plus several years as a private sector manager in the food processing and foodservice industry. He will undoubtedly make a significant and effective contribution to your various business partnerships and business sectors as an independent external auditor and investigator.

Ken Mason

Senior Consultant

Mr. Ken Mason earned a BCSc. (major in Computer Science and a minor in Business) from Concordia University. Over 35 years Ken has acquired experience in corporate management & strategizing, Information Technology, change management, business process reengineering, technical writing, project management, and educating. Mr. Mason has consulted in a wide variety of industries: aeronautics, communications, manufacturing, import/export and retail. Ken is bilingual: English and French.