Justin Biedinger

Board Member
President & Founder

Justin Biedinger is the founder, president and director of Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. and a director of Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Biedinger, from 2015 to 2017, served as a background investigator for the Stockton, California police department. Additionally, Mr. Biedinger, from 2004 to 2014, served as a patrol officer for the Stockton, California police department. Additionally, Mr. Biedinger, from 1996 to 2000, served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Biedinger is a graduate of Argonaut High School in Jackson, California.

Ryan Layne

Board Member
Chief Executive Officer
Dir of Business Development

Ryan Layne is the CEO and director of Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. and a director of Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Layne, from 2017 to 2018, served as director of business development, Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. Additionally, from 2015 to 2018, Mr. Layne served as managing partner at Jasmine Consultants, LLC, which is engaged in the business of commercial digital privacy management. Additionally, Mr. Layne, from 2013 to 2015, served as chief business development officer of Aegis Identity Group, which is engaged in the business of commercial identity theft monitoring and restoration. Additionally, Mr. Layne, from 2010 to 2011, served as senior director of operations, Secure ID Consultants, Inc., which is engaged in the business of commercial identity theft security and restoration. Additionally, Mr. Layne, from 2010 to 2011, served as the vice president of operations of Identity Underwriters, the MGA for AON Benfield’s commercial identity theft division, which is engaged in consulting strategies and solutions for mitigating class action lawsuits associated with commercial data breaches.

Adam Anthony

Board Member
Chief Operating Officer

Adam Anthony is the chief operating officer of Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. and the chief executive officer, president and director of Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Anthony since November of 2015, has served as the chief operating officer and director, Contaminated Site Consultants, Inc. which is engaged in the business of soil remediation. Additionally, Mr. Anthony, from 2006 to 2009, served as the executive vice president corporate finance, Ascendiant Capital Group, LLC which is engaged in the business of providing consulting services. Additionally, Mr. Anthony, from 2004 to 2006, served as executive vice-president of mergers, acquisitions and corporate affairs for PracticeXpert, Inc. which was a publicly traded company engaged in the provision of medical billing and practice management services to physicians.

Additionally, Mr. Anthony, from 2000 to 2003, served as chief executive officer, Thaon Communications, Inc. which was a publicly traded company engaged in the business of television advertising placement and streaming media services. Mr. Anthony received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan.

Steve Airola

Board Member
Chief Technology Officer
Dir Product Development

Steve Airola is the chief technical officer, director of product  development and director of Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc. and a director of Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc. Additionally, since 2011, Mr. Airola has served as founder and chief executive officer of Mindslap, which is engaged in the business of corporate identity and branding services. Additionally, Mr. Airola from 2005 to 2011 served as chief executive officer of Black Diamond University, which was engaged in the business of providing online corporate training services.

Additionally, Mr. Airola, from 2002 to 2006, served as the chief executive officer of Sly Pixel, which was engaged in the business of providing creative services to corporate clients. Additionally, Mr. Airola, from 1999 to 2001, served as the chief creative officer of First Impression, which was engaged in the business of developing cloud-based software that allowed users to customize animated commercials and email them to prospects.

Kim Johnson

VP of Relationship Management
Coming Soon

John Campanella

Advisor, VP of Business Development
FBINA #239

John Campanella is an innovator who has been identifying emerging issues, driving change and constant improvement in public service for over thirty-two years. John’s career has included increasingly responsible roles and mastery in the areas of law enforcement, risk management, organizational and policy development, compliance, accreditation, project management, training, human resources, and executive level leadership.

John retired in September 2017 from the Delaware State Police after thirty two years at the rank of Captain. John served his last four years as the Director of Human Resources with the Delaware State Police, has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). John is a trainer and management consultant, law enforcement subject matter expert, certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and a volunteer firefighter. John has extensive training from FEMA on the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), and is a certified instructor through the Delaware Commission on Police Training.

John is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Executive Leadership Program 239th Session.

David Boggs

Board Member
Chief of Police (Ret)
Broken Arrow Police Dept.
2015 President, FBI-LEEDA

Chief Boggs is a career police officer who retired as Chief of Police at Broken Arrow, OK, a city that has the distinction of being regularly noted as “the safest city in Oklahoma”. Chief Boggs is a graduate of the FBINAA and is also the 24th person ever to be selected as an Executive Teaching Fellow for the F.B.I.

Prior to moving to Oklahoma, he served at the Lexington, Kentucky Division of Police where he worked his way through the ranks and retired with the rank of Deputy Chief. Among other events in Lexington, he was the primary local law enforcement official assigned to coordinate the World Equestrian Games, hosted in Lexington, Kentucky in October 2010. This was the second largest sporting event in North America with 650,000 attendees over 17 days.

Chief Boggs earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy – Session 223 and is a graduate of LEEDS – Session 54. Chief Boggs is also the 24th person ever to be selected as an Executive Teaching

Fellow for the F.B.I. In this position he lived six months in residence at the F.B.I. Training Academy in Quantico, VA and taught incoming federal, state, and local law enforcement leaders from around the world.

Chief Boggs continues to be in demand to teach leadership and organizational change for the FBI to law enforcement executives throughout North America and overseas. He is currently active with FBI-LEEDA and the IACP serving on multiple committees including a recent appointment to the Image and Ethics Committee. In the spring of 2012, Chief Boggs assisted in forming the first FBI-LEEDA Command College in the state of Oklahoma. He was nominated to ascend the ranks of the Board of Directors is the current Past President of the FBI-LEEDA association.

Dennis J. Cagan

Board Member
Shadow CEO, Technology Entrepreneur
Author

Dennis Jay Cagan is a noted high-technology entrepreneur, respected CEO, professional board director – 65 corporate fiduciary boards venture investor, mentor, consultant, and Shadow CEO™. He has founded or co-founded over a dozen different companies, taken some public, and has been the CEO of both public and private companies. He is in the IT Hall of Fame, and his book, The Board of Directors of a Private Enterprise, released in 2017, is considered by many to be the most authoritative perspective available on private company boards and governance issues. He has an impressive track record of both start-up and turn-around situations.

Dennis has served as an interim CEO for many years. In 2011 he served as President, CEO and Managing Member of NL Systems (dba Encryptics); in 2009-2010 as President and CEO of SureBooks; in 2006-2008 as Chairman, CEO and President of TWL Corporation (OTC), and from 2000 to 2018 as founder, Chairman and CEO of the Santa Barbara Technology Group, LLC, a private incubator and venture investment firm.

Between 1983-1999 Dennis provided consulting services to numerous technology companies including AT&T, IBM, General Electric, and Xerox, as well as dozens of smaller firms.

In 1979 Dennis had the honor of being a Keynote Speaker at the first COMDEX Show in Las Vegas. In 2011 he was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame – Channel Wing, administered by CompTIA (as part of the team. In 2013 The Dallas Business Journal and NACD honored Dennis as one of 12 Outstanding Directors in North Texas.

Since 1983 Dennis has served as a Shadow CEO™ (he received a Registered Trademark on the term in 2012) or interim C-level executive.

Dennis is a recognized authority on corporate governance, boards of directors, information technology (including mobile applications, Internet, infrastructure, e-commerce, software, hardware, systems, cybersecurity, and communications), in the disciplines of governance, strategy, distribution channels, sales/marketing, and services.

He is currently engaged in management consulting through his firm Caganco Incorporated, founded in 1984. Caganco specializes in three areas: working with private company ownership and leadership to develop and manage world-class governance through boards (both fiduciary and advisory), providing his trademarked Shadow CEO™ services, and his unique Governance Forensics which uncover loopholes allowing for desired changes in company ownership. All are comprised of an intense side-by-side, hands-on approach to helping C-level executives go beyond their current experience set.

Dennis has been a regular contributor of feature articles in a variety of business publications and is likely the only author to have been published in the four most popular board magazines: Directors & Boards, NACD Directorship, Family Business, and Private Company Director. He speaks widely on the subject of boards of directors and governance, including the keynoting the inaugural Private Company Governance Summit, in Washington, D.C. in 2013, and speaking again in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Barry Thomas

Advisor
Chief Deputy (Ret)
Story County Sheriff’s Office
2016 President, FBINAA

Captain Barry M. Thomas began his law enforcement career with the Story County Sheriff’s Office in 1992.

During his tenure at the sheriff’s office he has served in many capacities, including time as a jail and patrol Deputy, Crime Prevention Officer, Field Training Officer and Supervisor, Emergency Response Team member and commander, Dive Team member, Public Information Officer, Sergeant, Administrative Lieutenant and his current position of Chief Deputy.

Capt. Thomas currently serves as a Past President of the FBI National Academy Associates, an international association representing over 17,000 law enforcement administrators worldwide. He has also served as Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for Safe Call Now, a non-profit organization based in the Seattle, WA area that offers a confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide. Capt. Thomas is a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, the Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputies Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Capt. Thomas has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the ACCESS shelter in Ames and for the Iowa Crime Prevention Association. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for Guardian Alliance Technologies and is Co-Founder of BCAT Consulting LLC.

Capt. Thomas earned his Bachelors of Liberal Studies degree from Iowa State University in 2002 and a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University in 2005. He is a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 223.

In July of 2008, Capt. Thomas was presented with the distinguished Livio A. Beccaccio Award from the FBI National Academy Associates. The Livio A. Beccaccio Award is a living memorial presented annually to a FBI National Academy Associate member who has demonstrated exemplary character through an act of heroism, outstanding community service, innovation in law enforcement, or leadership reflective of that by which FBI Special Agent Livio A. Beccaccio lived.

In December of 2008, Capt. Thomas was presented with the Sullivan Brothers Award of Valor by Iowa Governor Chet Culver. Capt. Thomas received the award for a June 8th, 2007 event in which he saved a young girl’s life by disarming a knife-wielding subject with his bare hands.

Capt. Thomas lives in Ames, IA with his wife Angie and his daughters Isabella and Braelyn. His son Zach is a pre-law major at Drury University in Springfield, MO.

Joey Reynolds

Advisor
Chief of Police (Ret)
Bluffton, SC Police Dept.
2017 President, FBINAA

Chief Joey Reynolds’ successful law enforcement career included serving as a Police Chief in two different communities, Bluffton, SC (5 years) and Lenoir, NC (8 years). Prior to that he spent almost 20 years with the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement rising through the ranks to become an Assistant Director before being appointed the Police Chief in Lenoir.

Reynolds’ formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, BA in Public Policy and an AA in Criminal Justice. He is a Certified Public Manager and a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy as well as the Administrative Officer’s Management Program through NC State University. He is a Past President of the NC Chapter of the FBINAA and in 2009 was elected to serve on the National Executive Board of the FBI National Academy Associates. In 2017 he served as the Association’s International President. Reynolds is a long time member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a Life Time Member of the FBINAA and Life Time Member of the NC Association of Chiefs of Police. He is considered an expert in several areas of law enforcement management and has numerous publications in law enforcement journals.

Jeff Brinkley

Advisor
Chief of Police
Mason City Police Dept.
FBINA #239

Jeff Brinkley started his career in 1995 as a patrol officer with the University of Northern Iowa Department of Public Safety. He joined the Ames Police Department in 1996 and served in a wide variety of assignments as a patrol officer, drug task force officer, sergeant and lieutenant. He joined the Mason City Police Department on January 4, 2016, as the Police Chief. During his career, Jeff had the opportunity to attend the 239th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 58th Session of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. He holds an AAA degree from Hawkeye Community College, and two degrees from Iowa State – a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Public Administration.

Jeff is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates and is an Iowa Chapter Past-President. He also is an Associate Teaching Professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice where he teaches Police and Society and Contemporary Issues in Policing.

Anthony Raganella

Advisor
Deputy Inspector (Ret)
New York Police Dept.
FBINA #223

Anthony J. Raganella is the founder and president of NY Blue Line Consulting Group. He is a retired 25-year decorated New York City Police Department Deputy Inspector, and his resume of achievements and professional pursuits exemplifies excellence and demonstrates what true dedication can mean to the safety and security of a large city. Describing himself as a leader that “gets involved,” Anthony has taken everything he does to the next level with a keen eye toward attention to detail and forward progress.

While at the NYPD, Anthony spent 8 years as the Commanding Officer of the Disorder Control Unit, a citywide department unit primarily responsible for planning, assessing and ensuring the Department’s training and readiness in crowd management and disorder control operations for civil unrest, as well as major events and emergencies including demonstrations & protests. The unit also provided on-scene tactical and logistical support, as well as coordinated the response of critical NYPD resources at incidents.

As Commanding Officer of the Disorder Control Unit, Anthony regularly developed policy, as well as evaluated and implemented training, equipment and best practices related to crowd management & control, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and active shooter tactics, theory and technique. Anthony was the NYPD visionary for reorganizing decentralized city task forces into what is now the current centralized Strategic Response Group (SRG). He also supervised the creation of the NYPD’s first bicycle squad dedicated to crowd management/control along with its policy & training. Anthony also conducted disorder control presentations to outside law enforcement agencies and visiting dignitaries, both national and international, and was instrumental in planning and coordinating the NYPD’s strategy, training and field operations during New York City’s Occupy Wall Street movement and the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Anthony was also the co-chair on the Civil Disturbance Subcommittee for the 2015 Papal visit to New York City and conducted international research for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in 2017, where he continues to work with NIJ serving on their Special Technical Committee (STC) to develop standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training within U.S. law enforcement Civil Disturbance Units (CDU). Anthony is considered a subject matter expert on matters related to protests and civil unrest. As such, he serves as a consultant to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness and is an approved expert witness in Federal court on such matters.

Prior to commanding the Disorder Control Unit, Anthony spent a majority of his career in various ranks within one of the NYPD’s specialized rapid-response crowd control units. During his career, he has been involved in the policing of over 2,000 demonstrations and major events, as well as the relevant training of tens of thousands of NYPD officers. Anthony has been recognized by numerous officials and organizations, and has amassed in excess of fifty honors and awards for his various efforts and achievements

In relentless pursuit of professional and personal advancement, Anthony has completed his Master Degree in Public Administration, summa cum laude, from Marist College; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science, summa cum laude, from New York Institute of Technology; an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, from Nassau Community College, as well as being a graduate of the 24th Session of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute, and the 223rd Session of the FBI National Academy.

Additionally, Anthony is the author of several published peer-reviewed journal articles and text book chapter supplements in the field of criminal justice, and has presented the findings of his work at numerous symposiums nationwide. Anthony is very active in professional associations and alumni groups, and believes in giving back through frequent speaking engagements and mentoring of newer officers. He is also a frequent guest-lecturer at local colleges and criminal justice events, and has been selected to serve on the FBI National Academy Associates Speaker’s Bureau.
In addition to his consulting firm, Anthony co-founded Rising Star Promotions, an educational tutorial service focused on supplementing and supporting studies of officers seeking elevation through promotional exams. He continually develops study material and course curricula while leading recurring courses since 2006. The result has been successfully facilitating thousands of officers’ advancement efforts within the NYPD.

Although Anthony has dedicated his professional life to law enforcement, he hasn’t limited himself to just police work. Anthony is also active in organizing fundraising events to support various causes for his high school alma mater’s alumni association – La Salle Military Academy – where he sits on the Board of Governors.

Michael J. LeMieux

Advisor
Supervisory Special Agent (Ret)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Principal Consultant, Law Enforcement Fellow

Michael LeMieux has 24 years of federal law enforcement service and retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Supervisory Special Agent. Mr. LeMieux began his federal law enforcement career as a uniformed Police Officer and Sergeant with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and he is a graduate of the United States Indian Police Academy.

During his career in the FBI, Mr. LeMieux served in investigative and management roles across multiple FBI field offices and headquarters divisions. Mr. LeMieux has a unique blend of experience that spans multiple programs and agencies, including command of a BIA Police field office, service as a FBI Special Agent assigned to complex criminal and counterterrorism investigations, and as a FBI national program manager in the FBI’s Indian Country and Intellectual Property Rights programs.

Mr. LeMieux coordinated the Federal Indian Gaming Working Group; spearheaded investigations into potential corruption by members of Congress, senior administrators, and lobbyists; managed a national-level Indian Country public safety training program; and was the founding coordinator of one of the earliest FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces. Mr. LeMieux also served as an instructor at the FBI Academy for new employees and FBI National Academy students.

Spanning both his government and industry career, Mr. LeMieux has specialized on complex issues related to misuse of criminal justice information systems and addressed FBI CJIS Security Policy compliance issues. Mr. LeMieux has also served as a SME for law enforcement and CJIS-related topics, including oversight of on-boarding and vetting, operations, training, and customer service management for a designated CJIS Systems Agency organization. Mr. LeMieux, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is the owner of Whiteriver LLC, a consulting and risk management firm that provides expertise on public safety, national security, and intellectual property topics. His span of expertise also includes complex financial crimes, public corruption, law enforcement misconduct investigations, intellectual property rights, cyber-enabled financial crime, and counterterrorism. Mr. LeMieux is a Certified Fraud Examiner and he also serves as a Law Enforcement Fellow with Michigan State University’s Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection.

Lonnie Wilder

Advisor
Executive Vice President
Public Safety America 911

Lonny Wilder is a career executive and specialist in the field of Public Safety training and communications. Most recently Lonny served as Vice President and General Manager of the Critical Information Network, Public Safety Group comprising the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), Professional Security Training Network (PSTN) and the Fire and Emergency Training Network. Lonny served on the start-up team for LETN in 1989 and in 1998 wrote the original business plan that began the company’s migration to the e-learning and online training space.

He was the Program Administrator for the DHS funded Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC’s) Rural Policing Institute training initiative delivering on-line training to rural police departments nationwide. He also served on the Technical Committee for the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). Lonny was the Project Manager and GSA Contract Administrator for the creation of the DHS funded U.S. Customs and Border Protection Television Network (CBP-TV), a seven year Master Services Agreement delivering training and emergency communications 24/7 to 540 CBP encrypted satellite sites.

In 2002, Lonny authored the grant and secured the award from the DHS Office for Domestic Preparedness providing training and emergency communications to every Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement agency in the states of New Hampshire and Kansas. From 1989 – 2007 Lonny served as Contract Officer and Project Manager for the Continuing Services Agreement with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration directing all production and Project Order Compliance for NHTSA’s Law Enforcement training curriculum.

In 2011, working in concert with the National Association of School Resource Officers, Lonny completed production of an 11 hour video-based online curriculum specific to Campus Security. Over the past thirty years, Lonny has been a speaker and active participant in numerous events, committees and advisory boards within the community of Law Enforcement and numerous Public Safety constituent associations.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Texas Commission Of Law Enforcement – Advisory Board, LETN Chief Administrator

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – Speaker

  • National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) – Speaker

  • DFW Homeland Security Alliance – Chair, Communications & Emergency Response

  • Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) – Advisory Board Member

  • Public Safety America 911 – Advisory Board

  • International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training – Former Member

  • Greater Dallas Crime Commission – Member

  • Dallas Communications Council – Founding Board Member

  • International Foundation of Protection Officers – Accreditation Administrator

  • National Association of School Resource Officers – Security Training Coordinator (PSTN)

  • Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, Administrator