Commissionaires Southern Alberta is one of 16 member Divisions of Commissionaires, Canada's premiere security services provider. The Southern Alberta Division was established in 1937 with only seven commissionaires as staff. Today, over 1600 dedicated commissionaires work out of five primary locations-Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and CFB Suffield. We proudly serve all communities in the southern Alberta region, and it is the combination of our national strength, as well as our home-grown western Canadian ideals that ensure our clients are provided with first-class security solutions and ‘old-fashioned' customer service. Our commissionaires have been protecting the neighbourhoods we call home for over 70 years, and it is this classic approach to modern security demands that has made us Southern Alberta's most trusted security partner.
Charles is an engaging and collaborative leader who helps companies achieve organizational goals by leveraging his extensive experience in program management, agile methodologies, business strategy and operational excellence. He co-founded and led a start-up training technology company to attain recognition as one of “Canada’s Top 50 Defence Companies” within five years. Charles was a finalist for EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Canadian Prairie Region.
Charles is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Commissionaires Southern Alberta. Prior to joining the Commissionaires, Charles held a variety of leadership positions with companies in the defence and technology industries including General Dynamics Canada, Nortel Networks and C4i Training and Technology. Charles served as a communications officer in the Canadian Army with a number of operational units in Western Canada as well as peacekeeping duties in Croatia and at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada; a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College; and a Master Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally, Charles has his P. Eng and PMP designations.
A long time Calgarian, Charles is married to Marva and they have two sons. He enjoys a variety of activities in the mountains near Calgary and volunteering with his son’s Air Cadet Squadron.