Brian Frei brings more than 27 years’ experience in security and emergency management to his leadership role with the Presidia team. As a retired Military Police Officer, he has led the development and implementation of converged security solutions spanning the spectrum of modern threats in complex theatres of operation, helped to develop security and force protection doctrine for NATO, and provided supervision and oversight to complex criminal investigations.
Brian Frei’s previous roles include Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service; Commander, Naval Military Police Group; and Commanding Officer, Joint Task Force Afghanistan Military Police Company where he was responsible for the oversight and supervision of all Canadian Armed Forces Military Police assigned to supporting NATO operations and to providing Close Personal Protection services to assigned VIPs.
A respected thought leader on contemporary global security threats and their domestic impacts on organizational readiness, Brian Frei completed a graduate-level National Security Program with the Canadian Forces College that examined the complex global security environment, national and international threats and Canada’s national security architecture. He brings an informed approach to program and policy development, having instituted force protection policies for the Department of National Defence (DND) and advancing police issues within the Defence sector for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
He earned his Master of Science Degree (Astrophysics) from Queens University; Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Mathematics and Physics) and Master of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada; Police Leadership Program from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and National Security Programme from the Canadian Forces College in addition to completing specialized courses in surveillance techniques, interrogation and other fields of expertise with the CF National Investigation Service, Canadian Police College and DND.
As a key member of the Presidia team, Brian Frei counsels clients on threat and risk analysis, and develops organization-wide risk mitigation measures and capabilities that deliver multi-domain security solutions. His unique and proven breadth of experience ensures the right balance of security asset protection and security readiness to address risk — by assessing security requirements against operational effectiveness, including cost-benefit return, the work environment and the leadership/corporate culture.