Building Intelligence Leadership

Strategic Board

Brian Valenza

A U.S. Navy SEAL Veteran, Brian is the CEO and co-owner of VIRSIG, a company focused on physical security applications.

Brian also founded and is the current COO of Centennial Security & Electric, Inc. A NY-based company that has been around since 2004.

Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards is the Vice President of Protective Design and Security at Thornton Tomasett.

He is an expert in counter-terrorism, counter-theft, cybersecurity, electronic and physical security. He provides customized solutions to protect assets.

Don Aviv

Don Aviv, CPP, PSP, PCI, is the President and Director of the Physical Security Group for Interfor International where he oversees operations.

He has extensive experience in physical security, risk management & crisis mitigation.

Doug Farber

Doug Farber is the Global Head of Security for Millennium Management, a global investment management firm founded in 1989.

Doug has established and deployed multi-dimensional security programs for some of the nation’s most iconic high-value assets.

J. Kelly Stewart

J. Kelly Stewart is the Managing Director & CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC – a premiere Security Risk Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building a companies’ resiliency to operational risk.

Kelly draws upon more than 30 years of public and private sector experience as a Security Advisor, SME, and former CSO.

Neil Eichner

Neil began his career working for world renowned advertising agencies, Lois Pitts Gershon, BBDO, Y&R and O&M.

In 1986 Neil opened his own agency attracting names such as Suntori International, McGraw Hill, Jacob Javits Convention Center (which the agency launched that year) Inc Magazine, Hearst Publishing, The Democratic National Convention and the State of New York.

Phil Santore

Phil Santore is the vice president and managing principal of the Connecticut-based security and consulting firm DVS.

Phil has over 39 years of experience in consulting and design engineering for several cultural/historical, residential, commercial, educational, federal and high risk facilities.

He possesses extensive experience and knowledge in Threat and Risk Assessment.

Renae Leary

Renae Leary is the Chief Commercial Officer Americas of Ansell, based in MetroPark, NJ.

Renae has over 25 years of managerial experience in strategic sales and marketing, with over 15 years in global leadership roles.

She most recently served as the VP of Global Enterprise Sales at Johnson Controls and was previously with Tyco for 18 years prior to the JCI merger.

Rob Reiter

Rob is a safety and security specialist with expertise in perimeter protection and retail and pedestrian safety. 

For more than twenty years, Rob has focused his efforts on the protection of people and property from accidental or deliberate vehicle incursions.

He is currently Secretary of the ASTM F12-10 subcommittee that develops test standards for anti-terrorist high-security barriers.

Robert Griffis

After serving as a Naval Intelligence Specialist in Special Riverine Patrol Boat Unit 22, Robert amassed 27 years of logistics and operations experience working in the Live Events industry.

He has had the opportunity to work in many major convention centers and arenas throughout the United States and Canada.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Ron Martin

Ron is the CEO of Consullition, LLC, a Shreveport-based consultancy in Louisiana.

He is also the Director of the Open Security Exchange (OSE) and serves in the Security Industry Association and ASIS International Standards Committees.

An Army veteran, Ron, dedicated many years to the U.S. Government where he led Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12.

Scott Alswang

Scott served the United States Secret Service for 20 years. He has provided protection services for Presidents, Heads of State, Dignitaries, and ongoing, high-profile global executives and prominent individuals.

During his service, Scott protected every U.S. President from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. Scott also conducted protective advances for every major foreign head of state that visited the United States of America.