MONTRÉAL, May 12, 2021 /CNW/ – GardaWorld, the world’s largest privately owned integrated security and cash services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Luc Meunier to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Security Services Canada, and Prentice Robertson to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Security Services.
“In the last two years, we have gained clear momentum with our North American security services platform through our leading market position in Canada and our strategic acquisition of Whelan Security in 2019 in order to re-enter the U.S. security services market,” said Stephan Crétier, Founder, President and CEO of GardaWorld.
“Under the leadership of Jean-Luc and Prentice, our Canadian and U.S. security services businesses have both thrived. In a very short period of time, our U.S. business has become the #3 player in the market, and in Canada, the team has performed extremely well throughout the pandemic, further cementing our leadership position. I am pleased to be able to count on these two strong leaders to continue to grow our North American security services platform and pursue our ambitious growth plans as we emerge from the pandemic,” concluded Mr. Crétier.
Jean-Luc Meunier has been Chief Operating Officer, Security Services, Canada since 2016. Since his arrival, he has brought our security services business to over $1B in revenues across the country annually. Jean-Luc’s entrepreneurial drive and engineering background, combined with his solution-oriented management style, helps develop his team members into aligned leaders focused on client satisfaction and organic growth. Prior to joining GardaWorld, he held leadership positions at several large customer-centric companies, including Couche-Tard, Shell Canada, Familiprix and Groupe Robert.
Prentice Robertson joined GardaWorld in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, Security Services, U.S. His mandate was to consolidate the Whelan Security and United American Security brands to form and lead GardaWorld’s U.S. security services business unit. He has 33 years of experience in management, marketing and sales leadership, 30 of which were spent in the security services industry. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Barton Protective Services, then Chief Operating Officer at Whelan Security before its acquisition by GardaWorld, Prentice Robertson has demonstrated his expertise by leading exceptional organic growth for the now integrated and combined companies.
GardaWorld is the largest privately owned integrated security, cash solutions and risk management company in the world, with an emphasis on integrity, vigilance, trust and respect with more than 122 000 employees worldwide. With a strong presence in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other regions servicing more than 35,000 clients, GardaWorld and its brands are uniquely positioned and resourced to support security needs, whether they are local, regional or international. The company’s brands include GardaWorld Security Services, GardaWorld Cash Services, BEST Crowd Management, ECAMSECURE and Crisis24. For more information, visit https://www.garda.com/
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