GardaWorld, the world’s largest privately owned integrated security and cash services provider, has announced the appointment of Prentice Robertson to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of US Security Services and Jean-Luc Meunier to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Security Services Canada.
“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 US security services market,” said Stephan Crétier, Founder, President and CEO of GardaWorld.
“Under the leadership of Prentice and Jean-Luc, our Canadian and US security services businesses have both thrived. In a very short period of time, our US 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.
Prentice Robertson joined GardaWorld in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, Security Services, US. His mandate was to consolidate the Whelan Security and United American Security brands to form and lead GardaWorld’s US 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.
Jean-Luc Meunier has been Chief Operating Officer, Security Services, Canada, since 2016. Since his arrival, he has brought the security services business to over US$1bn 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.
Stronger together, GardaWorld’s North American security operations generate over US$2bn in revenues, count 63,000 employees and 200 branches. The company is proud to be in a position to offer the depth, expertise and knowledge of a large global company while keeping a boutique firm culture of high-touch customised services, leveraging technology and consulting when needed to tailor its services. As owner-operators of its businesses, GardaWorld is recognised as a trustworthy partner with strong values of integrity and transparency. As owner-operators of its businesses, GardaWorld is recognised as a trustworthy partner with strong values of integrity and transparency.