Armand Gadoury

Director

Washington

Based in Washington, DC, Armand Gadoury is the Americas regional lead for Control Risks’ Security Incident Response (SIR) program and supports Control Risks' Response division as a referent, providing expertise about Response within the Americas and available to provide crisis support during kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) and extortion incidents.

  • Americas
  • Kidnap Extortion & Complex Incident Training
  • Kidnap Incident Management Training
  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity Strategy Planning


Based in Washington, DC, Armand Gadoury is the Americas regional lead for Control Risks’ Security Incident Response (SIR) program and supports Control Risks' Response division as a referent, providing expertise about Response within the Americas and available to provide crisis support during kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) and extortion incidents. 


Examples of Armand's work include:
  • Led the delivery of pre-incident program development and training for clients around incidents of extortive crimes, including kidnap-for-ransom, by working directly with the senior management teams of hundreds of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller business, non-profit organizations and high net-worth individuals and families.
  • Served as the primary facilitator and instructor for all of Control Risks’ kidnap-for-ransom incident management workshops delivered to clients in North America.
  • Led the response to a Fortune 500 company that activated Control Risks through its SIR insurance policy based on suspected criminal facilitation by an employee in Mexico.  Led the investigation to identify perpetrators, gather evidence and perform site-security reviews to help the client mitigate the risk of future incidents.


Prior to joining Control Risks, Armand led crisis management consultancy Clayton International as its Managing Director, leading to the firm’s acquisition by Control Risks in 2012. During his tenure with Clayton, Armand supervised the company's globally-dispersed team of response consultants as they successfully resolved more than 100 cases of kidnap-for-ransom and extortion. 

Armand has over 11 years of experience with the US military and during that time commanded Special Forces teams and a special mission unit within the Joint Special Operations Command. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Georgetown University.  Armand earned a Governance and Risk Compliance Professional (GRCP) certification in 2015, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2006, and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from ASIS in 2007.

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