Board of Directors
Dennis Raefield, is President and CEO of Viscount Systems Inc. He has had a long and distinguished career in the access control and security industry. Recently, Mr. Raefield was CEO and President of Mace Security International, Inc. (OTC: MACE). Mr. Raefield was President of Honeywell Access Systems, a $100M+ division of Honeywell International, which manufactures enterprise level access control systems for Fortune 100 client. Prior, Mr. Raefield was President of Pinkerton Systems Integration (now Securitas), a $70M+ security system integration business installing video, access control and alarms to Fortune 500 clients. During his career, he was CEO or President of startups Reach Systems, an access control manufacturer, and Ortega InfoSystems, an early PSIM manufacturer. He was also Founder and CEO of Omega Corporate Security, a west coast premier systems integrator based in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Raefield holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and is a member of ASIS, SIA, ESA, ISIO, CAA, and CSAA.
Paul Brisgone has had a long and distinguished career in the security industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President of the Federal Systems Division for ADT Security, responsible for selling and managing Federal Government projects. Mr. Brisgone built the division from $20 million to over $300 million in annual sales, eventually managing a staff of over 200 sales and technical support personnel. While at ADT, he managed the security industry’s largest GSA schedule, using it to generate over $50M in sales annually, built a transportation security business from the ground up into a group that provides services to over 60 airports nationally, and developed and built the Integrated Systems Business unit within ADT’s Fed Systems group.
Paul Goldenberg has built a distinguished career as a highly decorated criminal justice executive with extensive and broad-based experience in a wide variety of politically sensitive government and NGO environments. In February 2010, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Mr. Goldenberg to the President¹s Homeland Security Advisory Council¹s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. He is the creator of the Secure Community Network (SCN), which is a DHS funded organization that advises churches, synagogues and mosques as to security risks and solutions. Mr. Goldenberg is currently the Principal Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, representing over 1,000 hotels in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the Senior Director of National Security for the County Executives of America, representing over 700 county mayors and executives.” Mr. Goldenberg is currently the Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies, a consulting firm that provides strategic solutions on high profile and confidential matters for governments and businesses around the world.
Robert Liscouski was the first Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Homeland Security, serving from March 2003 to February 2005, and reporting directly to then Secretary Tom Ridge. He commanded over a $500 million budget and was responsible for coordinating authority over the protection of all sectors of the nation’s critical infrastructure, including agriculture, food, water, public health, transportation, and hazardous materials, as well as key assets such as national monuments, nuclear power plants, and dams. His private sector experience includes Director of Information Assurance for The Coca-Cola Company and V.P., Law Enforcement Division, for ORION Scientific Systems. His government experience includes 11 years with the Diplomatic Security Service of the U.S. Department of State and five years criminal investigative experience as a homicide and narcotics investigator in Bergen County, N.J. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center of Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and is an advisor to the U.S. Government on technology matters. Mr. Liscouski holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr. Stephen Pineau, formerly Chief Executive Officer, Viscount Systems Inc. . Mr. Pineau was the President of Viscount Communication & Control Systems Inc. starting in July 1997. He has served as Officer of Viscount since July 27, 2001. He served at Viscount Communication & Control Systems Inc., a predecessor entity which, at the time, was a subsidiary of BC Tel, as Marketing Director from 1992 to 1995. He left Viscount Communication to start Blue Mountain Technologies Inc, where he held office as President from 1995 to 1997. He has been a Director of Viscount Systems Inc. since July 27, 2001 and Viscount Communication & Control Systems Inc. since July 1997.