Paul Guindon assumed the role of Chair of the Commissionaires National Business Management Committee (NBMC) in June 2018, where he represents and leads a nation-wide alliance of 15 Commissionaires CEOs. The Committee’s focus is to find new and better ways of doing business in response to increased security threats, new standards and laws, continuous technological advances, and greater expectations for training and services.
This is Paul’s second tenure as Chair of the NBMC. He also served in that role from 2008 to 2013 before transitioning to Chair of the National Steering Committee for Non-Core Policing.
Paul is a highly accomplished security professional with over 47 years of combined military, leadership and executive experience. He served more than 33 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he commanded HMCS Ville de Quebec, the Fifth Canadian Maritime Operations Group and the Canadian Fleet Atlantic. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax and le collège interarmées de défense in Paris. He also completed the Advanced Military Studies Course at the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto.
In 2004, Paul launched his second career as CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa. Within the first decade, the Ottawa Division tripled in size under his leadership, emerging as one of Ottawa’s largest private employers and a repeat Consumer Choice Award winner for business excellence.
Today, Commissionaires Ottawa employs about 4,000 security professionals who provide services at hundreds of locations in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa Valley, throughout Northern Ontario and also in parts of Southwestern Ontario.
In the community, Paul is Past President and a current member of the Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA). He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and various other security, military and governmental associations.