Regional CEO, G4S Americas
Prior to OfficeMax, he was President, North America Commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services and served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Global Partners, at Nortel Networks, Inc. John also served as President of the start-up firm, Nanovations Technology, in the photonics industry where he had responsibility for sales, marketing, business development, R&D, manufacturing and distribution.
He began his career at Comdisco, where he rose through the ranks to serve as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the $3.5 billion company as well as President of Communications Capital.
John, a board member for Miami University Advisory Athletic Board and past board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources
He holds a bachelor's of science degree from Georgia College and State University. He leads a staff of 17 Corporate Human Resource and Training professionals.
, President Retail Cash Solutions, Americas
Brian joined the then Wackenhut Corp. in 2001 as the Chief Information Officer. Brian is also responsible for RISK360® and Secure Trax® development, implementation and support worldwide.
Prior to joining G4S, Brian was the Vice President of IT at Diageo and Senior Systems Engineer at GE Aerospace. He has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from State University of New York College at Potsdam and a M.S. degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Senior Vice-President, Commercial
Fiona joined G4S in the United Kingdom in 1992. As one of the founding team members of G4S' Care & Justice business, she was instrumental in the successful start-up of several business lines, including prisoner transportation, the UK's first public safety Public Private Partnership contract achieving a 25-year operating concession and leading Offender Monitoring pilots in the UK through to national contracts.
Fiona moved to the United States in 2002 and was responsible for the operation of the G4S Youth Services and G4S' offender monitoring business which grew ten-fold under her direction. Ms. Walters has also been responsible for G4S' Government focused major bid activities, delivering contracts that supported organic growth in excess of 35 percent.
Prior to joining G4S, Fiona spent several years in diverse businesses, including telecommunications, advertising, publishing and consultancy. Fiona is a member of several professional associations including ASIS.
General Counsel, G4S North America
Over his 16-year career with G4S, Mike has played an instrumental role in developing the Secure Solutions (USA) business. He has led many critical initiatives, including the implementation of our comprehensive corporate compliance program, and championing the adoption and implementation of our regional Dignity & Respect campaign.
In 2014, Mike was appointed Deputy General Counsel for the North America Region, a role in which he helped build a legal and compliance shared service across the Secure Solutions and Technology businesses.
Mike graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. For over 11 years Mike was a City of Miami Beach Police Officer, working full-time prior to and during law school, and volunteering as a Reserve Officer after beginning his legal career. Prior to joining G4S, Mike worked in law firms in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta, litigating business disputes.
Chief Information Officer, G4S Americas
Scott became Chief Information Officer in March 2018. Scott works with the company’s business units across the Americas leveraging people, process, and technology to drive strategic value for the region. His prior roles at G4S include Regional CIO, G4S Latin America & Caribbean, Senior Director, Business Systems Americas and Director of Software Development, Secure Solutions USA.
Scott joined G4S in 2008, having worked in senior consulting roles with several software companies. Most recently, Scott was a Managing consultant with IBM where he led complex software implementation engagements for large customers. Prior to that, Scott spent several years working at PeopleSoft where he led engagements for strategic customers.
Prior to that, Scott worked in the manufacturing sector at Westinghouse and Wellman driving innovative supply chain solutions for those companies.
Scott holds an MBA from the University of Georgia with a focus on business strategy. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Augusta University.
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Prior to that, Sarah spent several years at ADT/Tyco Integrated Security where she led the marketing services department and spearheaded the multi-million brand transition from ADT Commercial Security to Tyco Integrated Security.
Sarah also worked at Nortel/Avaya, where she led teams responsible for marketing, sales operations and business operations for global accounts and global partners.
Sarah holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a dual bachelor’s degree from Salem College in German and International Business.
President, Compliance & Investigations
He founded MJM Investigations in 1989 to provide professional and innovative investigation solutions to the insurance industry. He has more than 20 years of expertise in insurance investigations, loss prevention, risk management and security information gathering in both the public and private sectors.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science from Trenton State College. He is a well-known philanthropist and regularly volunteers and contributes to numerous charitable organizations around the world. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his two sons.
President, G4S Secure Solutions USA
Drew joined the then Wackenhut Corporation in 1987 as a Supervisor in the physical security department of the Miami, Florida, area office. In 1988, he was promoted to Manager, Business Development, to General Manager of our Broward County office in February 1991, to Vice President of the Florida region in 1995, to Sr. Vice President of the Security Services Division in 2003, and the position of President in 2005.
In 2008, Drew was again promoted to President, North America where he has responsibility for Secure Solutions USA, Secure Solutions Canada, and G4S Regulated Security Solutions/G4S NSSC, our nuclear services company.
Drew holds an Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice, is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and previously served as Chairman for the Private Investigation, Recovery and Security Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Drew serves on the Board of Directors for the corporation. Drew also serves on the Board of the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Foundation.
President, G4S Regulated Security Solutions
Before joining the G4S team in 2011, Gene was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent and member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) where he managed domestic terrorism investigative matters while providing security solutions and technical expertise to external government entities. He was a Committee Chairman within the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) with more than 100 government agencies participating. The focus was on identifying domestic terrorism threats and unifying agencies to share knowledge, resources and solutions.
Gene holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University and is a graduate of Cornell University’s G4S North American Leadership Development Program.
President, AMAG Technology
Kurt Takahashi is the President of AMAG Technology. Kurt began his career at Sensormatic Corporation before moving to ADT Security Services where he worked his way up to Group Director, Integrated Solutions Sales. Kurt built an advanced services team to lead sales and business development for the Proximex acquisition (Physical Security Information Management software).
As VP of Global Sales and Marketing at Quantum Secure (Physical Identity and Access Management software), Kurt reorganized Sales and Marketing teams which helped increased the global pipeline, sales and year-over-year revenue growth. He is an expert in PSIM/PIAM enterprise software and IP-based security solutions such as access control, video and intrusion. He thrives on improving processes and strategizing initiatives to achieve results by understanding the customer and how solutions and services can benefit their organization.
Robert Dodge, CPP
Executive Vice-President, G4S Corporate Risk Services
Prior to G4S, Mr. Dodge gained more than 20 years of expertise in Security, Investigations, and Security Consulting, including a 14-year career as the International Senior Vice-President at Pinkerton, one of the world’s largest risk mitigation firms. During his tenure with Pinkerton, Mr. Dodge was responsible for managing all International Offices and Operations in Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia along with the Global Supply Chain Security Consulting Division and Global Intelligence Division.
Mr. Dodge’s expertise also includes experience as a Corporate Investigator with global responsibility for a large multi-national high-tech corporation. Additionally, Mr. Dodge worked for a private investigations firm where he provided global investigations and security consulting services for corporate clientele in Silicon Valley. He also served as Vice-President for Securitas Group in Northern California.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dodge has managed and operated on security and investigative projects in more than 60 countries around the world. He also has specialized expertise in corporate investigations as well as risk, vulnerability and threat assessments. In addition to his distinguished career, Mr. Dodge also served honorably in the U.S. Navy.
- Bachelor’s Degree – Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- FBI Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC) Academy Graduate
- Securitas Executive Training (SET) Graduate
- Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - ASIS International
- Licensed Private Investigator - CA, WA
- Private Patrol Operator (PPO) - CA
- Affiliations / Memberships
- ASIS International Member
- ASIS International Committee for the Development of International Risk Assessment Guidelines & Standards
- California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)
- Chief Security Officer Committee for the National Law Enforcement Museum
- Chief Special Agent Association
- Electronic Crimes Task Force
- FBI Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC)
- FBI Infragard Program
- State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
- U.S. Secret Service