The Polaris Team

Our founders are industry veterans – coming from some of the oldest and most prominent risk assessment providers in the industry – and industry innovators – devising and delivering new and advanced solutions to meet our clients’ needs. The Polaris team’s expertise includes Crisis Management, Investigations, Protective Services, Travel Security and Global Intelligence.


Stephen Ward
CEO & Principal
Kevin Cox
COO & Principal
Laura Bolger
Managing Director & Principal


Mark Ghatan
Director of Investigations & Cyber Services
Erika Lawrenson
Assistant Director of Investigations & Intelligence
Robert Kilian
EMEA Director of Security Consulting and Investigations
Tricia Fratto
Senior Director of Corporate Compliance, Governance, & Misconduct Investigations
Azim Uribe
APAC Director of Brand Protection and Investigations
Laura Hains, CPP
Director of Supply Chain Security
Nicholas Proto
Senior Director of Investigations & Consulting


Joonho Lee
Cybersecurity Advisor of Enterprise Risk, Data Governance, Cyber Response and Insider Threat
Heather Lemarier
Senior Advisor on Global Business Strategy
Mitchell C. Sockett
Transactional Risk Advisor
Douglas Brush
Cyber Security Advisor