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The Polaris Team

Our founders are industry veterans – hailing from prominent risk assessment providers in the industry – and industry innovators – devising and delivering new and advanced solutions to meet your 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
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Laura Bolger

Managing Director & Principal
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Mark Ghatan

Senior Director, Family Office Services
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Kim Garner

Senior Director of Financial Fraud Investigations

Megan Fruin

Program Lead, Intelligence & Investigations

Robert Kilian

EMEA Director of Security Consulting & Investigations
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Tricia Fratto

Consulting Senior Director of Corporate Compliance, Governance, & Misconduct Investigations
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Juliette Gust, CFE

Consulting Senior Director of Forensic Accounting, CFE
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Laura Hains, CPP

Director of Supply Chain Security
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Paul Frederick

Security & Safety Consultant

Azim Uribe

Consulting APAC Director of Brand Protection & Investigations
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Grant Strudwick

Consulting Director of Crisis Management & Asia-Pacific (“APAC”)

Andy Silberstein

Consulting Director, Cybersecurity


Heather Lemarier

Senior Advisor on Global Business Strategy
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Douglas Brush

Cyber Security Advisor
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From regional offices in North America, EMEA and APAC, Polaris navigates its clients through the global risk landscape.

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