Former Executive Manager of CSIS; former Regional Director General for the Pacific Region of Canada
Bob was an executive manager of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for 32 years. He also held various national executive positions, including the Regional Director General for the Pacific Region of Canada. He was posted across Canada and in the Middle East, working on counterterrorism and counter-espionage national security investigations. On behalf of CSIS and due to his professional reputation, Bob has presented and lectured at universities and conferences across Canada and overseas on topics related to 21st Century critical risks.
Former RCMP Senior Operations Manager; United Nations Veteran; Senior Advisor & Consultant
Cal is former RCMP Senior Operations Manager, United Nations veteran, and a Senior Advisor and Consultant at The Critical Risk Team. As a former Senior Operations Officer for Transnational Organized Crime within the RCMP, Calvin led complex international investigations and operations throughout the world. Calvin was also the Team Leader of Canada’s ‘International Negotiators Team’, which specialized in negotiating with terrorist and transnational organized crime networks relative to kidnaps and extortions. He has managed crises, security operations and complex investigations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia over the last three decades.
Security Risk and Crisis-Response Executive; Former Commanding Officer of Canada’s national counter-terrorism unit, Joint Task Force Two (JTF2)
Steve is an internationally recognized security risk and crisis-response executive who boasts a background as a senior military strategist in the fields of special forces operations and military engineering. Holding various executive, management and specialist assignments, both within Canada and internationally, Steve’s diversified career has exposed him to a host of critical incidents in extreme volatile settings. Before holding the position as Commanding Officer of Canada’s elite Special Forces Unit JTF2, Steve specialized in critical risk analysis, planning and leading special operations.
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