Terry Hoffman has joined G4S Canada as managing director of client risk and compliance.
Hoffman said his new role will be to develop a practice of professional services for the company, “offering assistance within risk management, business continuity, crisis management, and health and safety.”
There are comparable divisions in the U.K. and the U.S., but this is new to G4S’s Canadian operation, he said.
Hoffman formerly ran his own consulting firm, Hoffman & Company, with a roster of clients that included the Government of Ontario, Canada Border Services Agency, the Greater Toronto Transit Authority and numerous private sector operations.
“It’s a practice that I’ve established over the last 15 years,” said Hoffman. Joining G4S will allow him “to take it to another level.”
He said that the new division will bring together a national team of professional services executives with subject matter expertise across various security disciplines. The goal will be to expand G4S’s client base, he said. “It’s an exciting opportunity.”
Hoffman will work out of G4S’s Mississauga office, reporting to Tim Saunders, vice-president of customer solutions and national sales at G4S Canada.
“We really think Terry’s the guy for the job,” said Saunders. “We’ve got a huge risk and compliance practice globally. Terry’s role will be to bridge that gap and Canadianize the product (for this market). We really believe that there a lot of opportunity in the market in terms of helping people formulate their overall security program.”
Bill McQuade, president of recruitment firm Final Image Inc. was instrumental in bringing Hoffman to G4S, said Saunders. “Bill kind of brokered the relationship.” McQuade was formerly a senior vice-president at IndigoVision and founded Final Image in early 2011.