Harold has been working in the corporate security field for over 24 years and holds his CPP, PCI and CFCI professional designations. Harold is an RCMP trained Counter-Terrorism Information Officer (CTIO) and currently holds an Enhanced Level III (TS) Security Clearance.
Harold is currently the Director of Global Security for PepsiCo, Inc. responsible for security and crisis management for all PepsiCo Canadian Operations including beverages (Pepsi, SodaStream, Tropicana, Bubly, Gatorade, etc.), and foods (Frito Lay and Quaker Foods). Prior to joining PepsiCo, Harold led corporate security and business continuity management for BGIS. Prior to that, he led corporate security and investigations for Symcor Inc. Harold is considered a subject matter expert with respect to cheque fraud and organized financial crime, as well as critical infrastructure protection/counter-terrorism.
Harold also has an extensive volunteer law enforcement career serving as an Auxiliary Member of the Ontario Provincial Police for 25 years, as well as holding a Reserve Police Officer commission with the Lafayette Police Department in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Harold is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (the highest honour for volunteerism in the Canadian Honours System) as well as the Ontario Auxiliary Policing Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct. In 2020, Harold was recognized as the Canadian Security Director of the Year by Canadian Security, and in 2021 was ranked #4 on the Global Security Executive Influencer List by IFSEC.