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Our Mission

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

Our company

Liberty Defense has secured an exclusive license to the technology behind HEXWAVE from MIT Lincoln Lab.

We are Liberty Defense.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
DRIVEN BY EXPERTISE

Liberty Defense has licensed the technology from MIT Lincoln Lab to develop a concealed weapon detection device.

5 years

spent developing the technology prior to license agreement

Highly Qualified Team

comprised of leaders in the security industry, product development, government, technology and manufacturing

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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Vice President, Operations

Ron Solanki

Held leadership positions with major multi-national global electronics corporations such as Motorola, Panasonic, Flextronics and Hisense.

He has over 30 years of experience delivering results in high-tech company operations and has also served on international boards of directors and business & technology advisory boards.

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Chief Operations Officer & President of US Operations

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.

Executive Chairman

Jeremy Morton

A security industry veteran that has been in multiple executive leadership roles driving innovation and growth, Morton is currently Corporate Strategy Officer of Minimax Viking.

Most recently, he was President of Stanley Access Technologies. He was previously responsible for business development and strategic partnerships and acquisitions as President of Stanley Local Security. Morton has also held senior roles at CNL Software, Ingersoll Rand, and Schneider Electric.

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Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

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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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 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

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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Executive Chairman

Jeremy Morton

A security industry veteran that has been in multiple executive leadership roles driving innovation and growth, Morton is currently Corporate Strategy Officer of Minimax Viking.

Most recently, he was President of Stanley Access Technologies. He was previously responsible for business development and strategic partnerships and acquisitions as President of Stanley Local Security. Morton has also held senior roles at CNL Software, Ingersoll Rand, and Schneider Electric.

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Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

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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Lead Independent Director

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.

Independent Director

Sam Parrotta

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

Independent Director

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.

Advisors

NHL Governor

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.

Vice President of FIFA

Victor Montagliani

Victor is currently the Vice President of FIFA, the international governing body of association football (soccer). He is also the President of Concacaf, which is the continental governing body for association football in North America and Central America. Victor is an accomplished and well respected football leader at national and international organizations.

Part-owner of Atlanta Hawks

Mit Shah

Part-owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and founder & CEO of Noble Investments, a real estate firm specializing in the acquisition of hotels and resorts with over $3B in properties across North America.

He is also a member of the Industry Real Estate & Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

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Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis broker

Craig Peters

Ranked as one of the top CBRE 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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former president & CEO of The MITRE Corporation

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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Founder of Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Craig Angus

Founder and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd., a $1.3B company. Craig Angus is also founder and chairman of Sunridge Gold Corporation. He brings over 15 years of expertise to the team with a vast knowledge of fund raising.

Partner at Picton Mahoney Asset Management

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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Chairman of the Board of Reliq Health Care Technologies

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.

Former executive of Live Nation Canada

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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