CEO - GEOS Safety and Response
Mr. Garver has over 25 years in physical, information and network security assessment, planning, development and consulting. Most recently he has been a consultant to Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, Carlson Company, Target Corporation, the State of New Mexico and numerous other commercial and government entities. He is board certified in Homeland Security, Cyber-Forensics, Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence Analysis and Dignitary/Executive Protection and is also an international speaker and instructor in numerous topic areas. Mr. Garver specializes in terrorism trends, bio-surveillance, geopolitical studies, incident response to terrorist events, search and rescue operations and personal, physical, and cyber security.
Prior to his current appointment with GEOS Response, Mr. Garver was COO of The Guidry Group and Vice President of Operations at GEOS Guidry Response, LLC where he developed and oversaw operations of the 24×7 emergency operations center. Mr. Garver also has served as the Founder/CEO of Specialty Intelligence Group, CEO of Transparence, Inc., COO of Berkeley Software (BSDI), CEO of NetOps, VP and General Manager at Ascend Communications, VP and General Manager at Dell Computer, and has held numerous other executive level positions in the security and technology sectors, as well as in the US Military. In these various roles, Mr. Garver has been a part of merger and acquisition teams on both sides of the table, having sold three of the companies he led for more than $400M and participating on M&A teams on deals up to $21B USD.
Mr. Garver sits on the Board of Directors of Specialty Intelligence Group, American Board for Certification in Dignitary and Executive Protection, American Board for Certification in Intelligence Analysis and sits on the Education Committee of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, where he is also certified at the highest level in Homeland Security and has been awarded Diplomate Status for his years of contributions to the board and in the homeland security field.
Mr. Garver has also published numerous articles and has contributed to chapters of two published books. Mr. Garver has been featured in a number of media, including the Wall Street Journal, Inside Homeland Security and various other trade publications, radio programs and television interviews.
Director of Business Development
Kevin serves as the Director of Business Development. In this capacity, Kevin has the direct responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with technology partners and solution providers, including OEM's. Kevin most recently served as the Director of Operations for the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) where he was instrumental in the development of the operational capabilities, along side the CEO, Mark Garver.
Prior to joining GEOS Safety Solutions, Kevin was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a member of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). During his time with the USCG Kevin held numerous certifications in Search and Rescue and law enforcement. Kevin was certified in High Value Asset (HVA) protection, High Interest Vessel (HIV) inspections prior to port entry, vertical insertion law enforcement team, commercial vessel inspections, tactical boat coxswain, search and rescue coxswain, and held coxswain certification on four vessel types. As the Officer of the Day (OOD) Kevin was responsible for the Station, the Vessels and the personnel assigned to the unit. Additionally Kevin ensured that all of the members assigned to his section received proper training to obtain certifications and maintain their certifications.
When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2004 struck the United States Gulf Coast, Kevin’s team was one of the first to respond to the affected area. Kevin and his team quickly began operations that ranged from security to search and rescue. His team provided security for key critical infrastructure facilities, and also aided in the reopening of the Mississippi River by delivering essential personnel and supplies to remote locations. Prior to the beginning of security operations his team was responsible for saving over a hundred people that had become stranded in remote areas and on levees along the Mississippi River. Kevin and his team was able to overcome and adapt in a challenging and ever changing operational environment, this flexibility allowed his team to play a key role in the recovery of the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Solution Sales Manager
John Allred serves as solution sales manager, with an emphasis on customers in the Southwest. The primary customer base and focus is those customers that are a part of our critical infrastructure.
John Allred has an extensive background in Construction Engineering, Engineering Management and Logistics. Insuring that Clients are informed on progress and completion of projects. He has extensive sales knowledge in the Oil and Gas Infrastructure business development.
John has over 30 years experience working with Fluor, Exxon, BP, Conoco Phillips, Celanese, Vogtle Nuclear Power Plants and Haliburton. This experience allows John to not only understand the needs in these segments, but to develop cost effective solutions to meet their specific needs.
John joined GEOS in 2016 because of the glaring need of monitoring employees and assets and to provide best-in-class safety, security and response solutions into these critical industries.
Program Management Office (PMO) Manager
Holly's primary role is to support our partners in integrating with GEOS, to provide critical support to our customers, and to manage each project and program at GEOS.
When Holly joined GEOS she spent a number of years as a member of the Emergency Operations Team at the GEOS IERCC, and has progressed through the ranks to her current management position with GEOS. Holly started her career as an administrative assistant, before using the skills she developed in that capacity to move into customer and partner relationship management.
From there Holly served in a regulatory and compliance role and eventually moved into product management.
Catalyst - Human Resources and Administration
As the catalyst for the group, Lindsey reports to the CEO and handles numerous aspects of the operations including Human Resources and Administration.
Lindsey started her career as a Team Lead in retail while in High School and continued through College. Lindsey worked for Academy Sports and Outdoors for 12 years. Lindsey received her BBA degree in 2007 from Sam Houston State University and was promoted to Administrative Assistant which included acting as a Human Resources liaison between the store level and Corporate office. In that role she traveled to different stores to help train their administrative assistants and also helped open a new store in 2013. Lindsey changed roles in 2014 and took over the Logistics Manager position.
Lindsey joined GEOS in 2015 as a member of the Emergency Operations Team at the GEOS IERCC where she served until her recent move into her new role.
Compliance Manager - IERCC
Ms. Thompson serves as the compliance and certification officer for GEOS. In this capacity she works closely with the CEO, industry and government bodies, and our partners to ensure that all compliance and standards issues are not only met, but developed where none exist. Prior to this role, Ms. Thompson served as the Manager of Emergency Operations for the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC).
Ms. Thompson has been with the IERCC since the launch of the group and its services. In her capacity, Ms. Thompson is responsible for the emergency operating procedures as it relates to Search and Rescue (SAR), Emergency Incident Response and Command, Asset Safety and Security Assurance and MEDEVAC Services. Ms. Thompson started as one of the IERCC’s first watch standers, and due to her experience prior to joining the team, she quickly rose through the ranks.
Prior to joining the IERCC team at GEOS Response, she was a dispatcher for The Woodlands Fire Department, and previously worked for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a 911 Dispatcher / Shift Supervisor for 8 years. Angela has 20 years of Law Enforcement and Dispatching experience which has been crucial for her current role with GEOS Response.
Emergency Operations Team Lead - IERCC
As a Team Lead, Emily is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of her Emergency Operations Team, Alpha Team.
This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Alpha Team performance metrics and quality controls.
Emily is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.
Emergency Operations Team Lead - IERCC
As a Team Lead, Brittany is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of her Emergency Operations Team, Bravo Team.
This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Bravo Team performance metrics and quality controls.
Brittany is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.
Emergency Operations Team Lead
As a Team Lead, Brian is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of his Emergency Operations Team, Charlie Team.
This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Charlie Team performance metrics and quality controls.