Stephen Ward
CEO

As CEO , Mr. Ward helps clients address security vulnerabilities that come from conducting business in a global environment. Along with a broad spectrum of investigative services, he provides focused expertise in Brand and Intellectual Property Protection and Corporate Compliance Services. Mr. Ward supervises enterprise security programs for mid-size to large scale multinational organizations to deliver an integrated services model for Guard Force Management, Investigations, Supply Chain Security and Global Risk Ratings.

Prior to founding Polaris, he served as CEO of an investigations and intelligence company that was acquired by Pinkerton. After the acquisition, he served as Vice President of Operations EMEA and United States – East Coast, and Vice President of Global Brand Protection and Intellectual Property Protection Services for Pinkerton. Mr. Ward is an active member in the International Trademark Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Anti-Fraud Network, American College of Forensic Examinations, and Forbes New York Business Council. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Certification in Trademark and Patent Law from New York University and a Certification in Cybersecurity Managing Risk Information & Data from Harvard University. New York State Private Qualifying Principal Private Investigator License #110000082361, Licensed since 2002. New York Police Department Carry Guard License #2013001283, Licensed since 2013.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Certification in Trademark and Patent Law from New York University
  • Certification in Cybersecurity, Managing Risk Information & Data from Harvard University