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The Team

Scot Filer

CEO

Scot Filer

Scot retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2008 after a thirty-year career. He spent twenty-six of his thirty years in Major Crime Investigations in British Columbia, the last eleven years were in the highly specialized area of Behavioural Sciences. Scot concluded his policing career at the rank of Staff Sergeant in charge of operations and investigations for the Behavioural Sciences Group. His many qualifications include law-enforcement certifications in geographic profiling, threat evaluation and management, tactical human tracking, surveillance, and executive protection.

Scot is also the Chief Executive Officer of Lions Gate Risk Management Group and has experience building collaborative partnerships and working relationships between the law-enforcement community, private sector companies, and the academic community.

Doug Maynard

President

Doug Maynard

Mr. Maynard has extensive experience in Policing at local, Provincial, National and International levels. With thirty two years of experience across all business lines in policing he was exposed to a multitude of situations and environments. At the time of his recent retirement from the RCMP, he was the Superintendent In Charge of all Tactical Assets in the Province of British Columbia, including Emergency Response, Public Order, Dive Teams, Negotiators, and Bomb Disposal.

Mr. Maynard is also the President of the National Network group that Trains and Accredits all Critical Incident Commanders for all Police agencies in Canada, referred to as ACCIC or Association of Canadian Critical Incident Commanders. Recent experience has taken him Internationally as an expert in Command and Control models utilized in other countries such as the United Kingdom, The United States, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. Mr. Maynard’s teaching experience involves the Canadian Police College, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia as an instructor of Critical Incident Command, Critical Incident Management, Incident Command Systems, Gold Silver Bronze, Initial Critical Incident response and many other Tactical courses. He developed a series of exercises designed to develop and affirm the response mechanism to a terrorist attack across multiple locations for not only police, but government and other related agencies. This resulted in policy change and the adoption of Gold/Silver/Bronze as the method of Crisis Management.

Mr. Maynard was also one of the main architects of the RCMPs response to “Resource based, Culturally sensitive Protests” Given this experience he is well placed with ARC Protection Corp to assist with a partner response hand in hand with Law Enforcement and  contracted parties in relation to lawful and unlawful protest activities as it relates to major projects or resource based infrastructure.​ Doug Maynard is also President and COO of Lions Gate Risk Management Group

Rick Moss

Vice President of Finance

Rick Moss

After twenty-five years with the institutional investment management divisions of RBC Royal Bank and UBS AG, one of Europe’s largest banks, Rick shifted careers and joined a start-up security risk management and investigations firm in 2008 to oversee administrative and financial operations.

Rick is currently a partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Risk Management Group Ltd. as well as serving as Vice President Finance for ARC Protection Corp.

Joel Pouliot

Chief Operating Officer

Joel Pouliot

Joel has been working in the private security industry since early 2004. He acquired his knowledge and experience while working internationally for large security organizations as well as owning and operating a security company. Joel’s overseas security experience included contract missions and embassy contracts, where he was the administrative specialist working under tremendous pressure to meet a variety of required and emergency deadlines. Locally, Joel’s security experience has included the commercial, retail, residential. and entertainment sectors.

Joel’s responsibilities within ARC include overseeing security staffing requirements and logistical support for clients and ongoing operations.

Joel is also a validated K9 Patrol & Protection team member available to respond to alarm calls and to support security officers and clients in the field as the need arises.

Cathy Pederson

Operations Manager

Cathy Pederson

Cathy worked as a legal assistant for 18 years before moving into the security industry in 2013.  The career change was the result of her passion for working personal protection dogs and wanting to get more hands on experience.  In 2015 Cathy was hired by ARC as a K9 handler and she quickly demonstrated she was capable of taking on more responsibility.  In 2016 Cathy was promoted to supervisor and was responsible for training and monitoring staff and liaising clients on site.  In 2017 Cathy was given more responsibility and took on the scheduling of the K9 units.  Within a relatively short period of time Cathy took over the scheduling for all of British Columbia and Alberta.  In 2021 Cathy was promoted to operations manager where she is now more involved in the day to day running of the staff and sites.

Dino Visaya

Alberta Operations Manager

Dino Visaya

Dino’s security industry qualifications include a military background (Canadian Army), four years as a Peace Officer (Edmonton), investigations, security consulting, security project management, static guard patrols, access control, mobile patrols, labour dispute and special event security management.

Currently, Dino oversees ARC Protection Corp’s Guard Operations in Alberta within such diverse facilities as rail yards, bus stations, property management companies, and social assistance institutions, plus commercial, industrial and residential locations and critical infrastructure. Dino is actively in the field maintaining Quality Assurance.

Mike Mitchell, CD, Cert EOH

Business Development Manager

Mike Mitchell, CD, Cert EOH

Mike served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 21 years serving on Destroyers, Frigates and Submarines retiring in 2004 achieving the rank of Petty Office and served in various operations and theatres including Afghanistan in 2001/2002. He specialized in communications working directly with command and senior staff. Since retiring from service, Mike has worked in the security industry gaining extensive knowledge in industrial, private and managing on both the static and mobile side of the industry. His experience includes airport security, hospitality security, resort security, and setting up and supervising contracts.

Arc Protection Corp

“ISN allows us to keep a secondary track of employee information, licenses, and certificates with up-to-date notifications on expirations, reducing time spent on administrative processes.”

Joel Pouliot, Director of Operations ARC Protection Corp