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Protecting innocent lives

Our Mission

Our company

Liberty Defense Technologies brings together a highly qualified management team with an unmatched track record and experience in security, government, technology, product development and manufacturing.

Protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions.

We are Liberty Defense Technologies.

Our Value Proposition

Innovative technology driven by expertise

Experienced Management Team
  • Management team with unmatched track record and experience in a range of fields including security, government, technology, product development and manufacturing.
  • Effective, Innovative Technology
  • HEXWAVE is built on proven active 3D imaging and machine learning technology.
  • Clear Testing Plan
  • Alpha and Beta prototype testing planned along with FCC testing and certification.
  • Solving Current Problems
  • Current threat detection systems can’t produce real-time concealed threat images, are limited in range and mostly address indoor security challenges.
  • Layered security defense is needed for concealed weapon detection in high volume foot traffic.
  • Ongoing R&D
  • Continued research and development to add contraband and improve functionality, including achieving IP 54+ for outdoor use.
  • Regulatory Expertise
  • Expertise in navigating government and policy-making in Canada and the USA.
  • Demand for Security
  • Growth in the public security and active 3D imaging technology markets driven by high rates of terrorism and gun violence.
  • Our Team

    Leadership

    Drawing expertise from successful ventures in a range of fields, the management team at Liberty Defense Technologies has the experience needed to drive the next generation of security products.

    Management Team

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bill Riker

    A 35+ year career in leading global defense, aerospace and security systems products and services.

    Extensive experience in general management, programs, product development, engineering and operations. Executive positions within Smiths Detention, DRS Technologies, General Dynamics and the US Department of Defense.

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    President & Chief Operations Officer

    Aman Bhardwaj

    Product Development Executive with 20+ years of experience in building and leading global teams for large multi-national and startup companies such as Panasonic, Flextronics/Imerj, Educo and Hisense.

    Vice President, External Affairs

    David G. Albert

    Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wellington Dupont Public Affairs and The Waverly Group.

    Focused on enabling collaboration with thought leaders in aerospace, defense, and infrastructure policy Mr. Albert brings more than 25 years’ experience in Public Affairs and Government Relations at State and Federal levels.

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    Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Director

    Damian Towns

    Established financial executive with 20+ years of accounting and finance experience and 10+ years of experience in senior executive and board roles at various Canadian public companies.

    He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) who has helped build many developing and operating stage companies.

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Bart Smudde

    Electrical Engineer with 30+ years of experience designing, testing and manufacturing electronics products for consumer, industrial, medical and military markets.

    Bart has managed engineering teams for Graco, Landis+Gyr, SignalONE Safety, Panasonic and Digalog Systems.

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    Vice President, Implementation

    Jordan Eck

    Senior operations and implementation executive with 15+ years of experience in building and leading teams for sales, design and program management of security, surveillance, and access control systems installation in sports, government, education, health and transportation facilities.

    Board of Directors

    Chairman

    David Sidoo

    David Sidoo played in the Canadian Football League and retired in 1988. Since then has run a successful private investment banking firm in Vancouver and was the founding shareholder of American Oil & Gas Inc, which was sold to Hess Corporation for over USD $630M.

    Current President & CEO of Advantage Lithium. In 2016, Mr. Sidoo was appointed to the order of British Columbia, the province’s highest form of recognition.

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    Sam Parrotta

    Chief Financial Officer of ONNI Group, a multi-billion dollar fully integrated private real estate development and property management company.

    Corby Marshall

    Chief Executive Officer at Hilltop Cybersecurity. Former Director at Niku, a technology company that raised $350M at IPO and Head of Corporate Development internationally for Metastorm, now OpenText.

    John McCoach

    Served as President of the TSX Venture Exchange for nine years, John is currently on the board of a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed mining company and the capital markets authority implantation organization— tasked by the government of Canada to create a pan-Canadian securities commission.

    Board of Advisors

    Craig Peters

    Ranked as one of the top brokers in the Western US, Craig Peters is a leader in the Southern California market and consummated some of the largest and most complex transactions in the office and industrial sectors.

    Having completed over 4,800 building and land sale transactions in North Los Angeles County over the past 33 years totaling over $5.5 billion. He has repeatedly been recognized as the region’s Broker of the Year and has been named to the prestigious Colbert Coldwell Circle (top CBRE brokers nationally). His 33 years with CBRE allow him to have a deep understanding of the market dynamics and trends and become a leading strategic advisor to the clients he represents. In addition to leading L’Oréal’s recent West Coast distribution center relocation, he has recently negotiated the 560,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters relocation of California Resources Corporation to an off-market opportunity as well as major leases for Advanced Bionics/Sonova (144,000 sq. ft.), ITT Corporation (200,000 SF), Boston Scientific Corp. (340,000 sq. ft) and Amazon Studios (110,000 sq. ft.).

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    John May

    John May was a member of Live Nation Canada’s executive team during the growth and transition from Clear Channel Entertainment to the creation of Live Nation Entertainment.

    This included execution of Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster and the joint venture with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. He was the founder of Amotion Productions Inc. – specializing in Corporate Partnership Development in Live Sport and Entertainment Events.

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    Al Grasso

    Al Grasso is the former president and chief executive officer of The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.

    He held the position from 2006 to 2017 and continues to serve as a Trustee and Consultant for MITRE. He grew revenues to be in excess of $1.6 billion, supported by 8,200 professional employees and 7 research centers with 2 major campuses and over 60 domestic and international locations.

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    Francesco Aquilini

    Managing Director of Vancouver-based Aquilini Investment Group, best known for its ownership of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena, where Aquilini sits as Chairman and NHL Governor.

    Craig Angus

    Founder and former President and Chief Executive of Nevsun Resources Ltd., a $1.3B company. Founder of Sunridge Gold Corporation.

    Curtis Cusinato

    Senior Partner at Strikeman Elliott LLP practicing corporate and securities law with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. Serves on firm’s Partnership Board and chairs Nominating Committee.

    Victor Montagliani

    Victor is currently the President of Concacaf, which is the continental governing body for association football (soccer) in North America and Central America.

    He is also the Vice President of FIFA, the international governing body of association football. Victor is an accomplished and well respected football leader at national and international organizations.

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    Brian Storseth

    Board of Directors for Reliq Health Care Technologies and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. Formerly a Member of Parliament and Town Councillor, he has experience working in municipal, provincial and federal politics.

    Philip Mesman

    Philip is partner, lead portfolio manager and head of fixed income for Picton Mahoney Asset Management.

    Previously, Philip worked at Scotiabank as a Commercial Lender; Merrill Lynch as a Proprietary Analyst and Trader; Greywolf Capital as a Credit analyst; and Harris Investments as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. With over 20 year’s experience, Philip brings extensive experience across all facets of income investing.

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