Vice President, National Accounts & Community Engagement
GardaWorld – Security Services
Chair I Toronto Crime Stoppers
With nearly three decades in the Corporate Security Industry, Sean is a true security afficionado and has been recognized globally for his industry achievements. Sean joined GardaWorld in March 2021 where is currently the Vice President, National Accounts & Community Engagement for Canada and prior to that he spent 15years leading Circle K’s Central Canada Loss Prevention Department, while also providing support to their Western Canada Business Unit.
Sean graduated from the Seneca College Law Enforcement Program with Honours and holds two separate certificates on Leadership and Management from Queens University. He has attained certifications as a Crime Prevention Through Crime Prevention (CPTED) Level 2 Practitioner, Situation Awareness Specialist Advanced Practitioner and achieved the designation of International Crime Prevention Specialist. Sean is also a current associate member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
A dedicated Community Safety Advocate, in 2002 Sean joined the Toronto Crime Stoppers volunteer Board of Directors, where he is currently the program’s Chair. In addition, he serves as the President-Elect for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners association, which provides crime prevention training on a global level. Expanding on his volunteer commitment, he answered the call to be part of the security organizing committee for the 2017 INVICTUS Games that were held in Toronto, Canada.
As a direct result of Sean’s Involvement and dedication to community safety he has received several prestigious accolades; most notably the Key to the City of Baton Rouge for his Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts in 2005, two OPP Commissioner’s Commendations for Crime Prevention in 2010/2011, his selection as the 2013 Canadian Security Magazine’s Security Director of the Year and the 2016 Mission 500 Humanitarian Award (the first Canadian to achieve this honor). In 2019, Sean was selected by Security Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Security and also received the 2019 Community Leader Award from Canadian Security Magazine. In 2021, he was a nominee for the Ontario Premier’s Award; while In 2022, Sean was once again recognized on the international stage, being ranked #1 globally by IFSEC Global “Top Influencers” for the Commercial Security-End Users Category; awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada and most recently he was awarded the OSPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sean’s innovative vision has been the focus of Harvard University’s School of Business