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Executive Leadership

Executek International is home to a management team comprised of experienced, qualified and certified professionals who maintain the highest levels of client confidentiality, discretion and integrity. 


Nick Migliore is a veteran risk management provider to a diverse group of local and international clients in the security, building operations, hospitality, and entertainment industries. As the President of Reilly Security - a decades old Toronto security systems integration company, Nick is both a Board Certified Fraud Examiner, and is a highly trained expert in investigative services, risk prevention initiatives, and security planning and consulting enterprises.

By maintaining the highest standard of technological security advancements available to his clients, Nick remains a leading global security solutions broker. Currently, he is a Director on the Toronto Victim Services Board; is the Chair of the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security - a non-profit organization committed to supporting crime prevention initiatives and emergency response tactics; and is the past Executive Director, Building Operations and Security for Toronto’s CN Tower, as well as TrizecHahn’s former Director of Security. 

His numerous memberships, awards, and honourary commendations in the security industry, including a Honourary Detective Toronto Police Gold Shield, reflect his professional directive that maintains ‘that for every situation there is a viable solution’. Over the years, Nick’s exemplary service in the global security business has been recognized by: The United States Secret Service; NATO Security Office; British Royal Marines; Amra Dei Carbinieri; Israeli Secret Service; The US Department of State; International Association of Chief’s of Police; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and, The Government of Canada, etc. 

In addition, Nick holds a number of accreditations in international law enforcement and security, occupational health and safety, and management and leadership disciplines from: The Los Angeles Police Department; Toronto Police Service; J. Reid & Associates; The American Society for Industrial Security; Firearms Self Defense Consultants; The Industrial Accident Prevention Association; and, The Canadian School of Rescue Training, etc.

Leading a team a of special services and security professionals, Nick’s accomplished dossier sets the standard for excellence in the application and execution of Executek International projects that promote client safety, discretion and peace of mind.  

Carmine Panaro is the epitome of professional discipline and client commitment. Moving quickly through the ranks from carpenter’s apprentice to Chief Executive Officer of the Reilly Group of Companies, a decades old Toronto security systems integration company, Carmine’s ongoing pursuit of product excellence and customer satisfaction has earned him the accolades of businesses and government agencies world wide.

Throughout his years in the lock and security industry, Carmine has designed and built the Medeco high security deadbolt; lock-up strong rooms for Canada Post; private residence panic rooms; and, has been called on as a reliable expert witness for safes, locks and doors in Ontario criminal court cases.

 In 2008, Carmine expanded the Reilly Canadian lock and security operations into Trinidad. Headquartered in the Port of Spain, Reilly Security Systems Trinidad is the leading provider for safes, locks, access control, security-systems, intercom, gate access, and closed-caption television (cctv) systems in the southern Caribbean. 

In addition to his extensive lock and security manufactures training, as well as his years of field experience in the security industry, Carmine is a global philanthropist. His dedication to improving the human conditions through support of religious missions, youth program initiatives, and habitats for the homeless, is a welcome asset to the Executek International team that prides itself on mitigating the right risk management solution best suited to a clients needs. 

Kim is the Director of Investigations and Special Operations for Executek.  With thirty years of policing and over ten years in public sector security, his experience and expertise in leading complex investigations, conducting strategic interviews, threat risk assessments, audits, special operations, project management, event management, emergency management along with training and educational seminars is invaluable to our corporate clients.

As the owner and President of Cancheck Background and Screening, Karen Layne brings years of invaluable experience to the Executek International team as a strategic partner responsible for delivering unbiased screening solutions that enable clients to initiate smart hiring solutions and informed choices.

Before branching out on her own, Karen honed her security and investigative skills as: an Investigator, Corporate Security for The Royal Bank of Canada; as Manager of Operations for Integra Investigations, Toronto; as Vice President, Investigations for Total Security Management, Toronto; and in Business Development for Profile Investigations, Toronto.

A standing member of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Council of Private Investigators (CPIO), Karen’s numerous accreditations in security and investigative services compliment her commitment to providing discrete, reliable and cost effective industry compliant results.

Sean Blackmore is a seasoned law enforcement professional with 41 years of combined policing and intelligence experience. Retiring from the United States Secret Service (USSS) as the Canadian Liaison to the Toronto Resident Office, Sean was responsible for investigating cases and obtaining intelligence on matters of pertinent interest to the United States of America. As the principle point of contact between the US Secret Service and Canadian law enforcement groups in Southern Ontario, Sean was vital in establishing strategic partnerships and embedding US law enforcement personnel in local agencies to combat fraud, counterfeiting, and organized crime with US connections. He was responsible for conducting background checks, protective advances, and personal security on persons of US interest.

Prior to his role with the US Secret Service, Sean was an investigator for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) obtaining Top Secret Canadian security clearance. During this period he was responsible for conducting investigations and preparing reports for government agencies and
the Department of National Defense.

Sean’s policing career spanned 30 years with the Toronto Police Service where he served in a number of critical positions in the Emergency Task Force including SWAT Team Leader, First Officer
for negotiations, and providing critical incident management for hostage and barricaded suspect situations. Sean specialized in explosive detection and defusal, bomb threat management, improvised explosive devices and suspect packages – extending his expertise to other law enforcement and
government bodies as a guest lecturer at the Canadian Police College. While working within the Intelligence Division’s Security Section, he received extensive training from numerous law enforcement agencies in all aspects of intelligence consisting of; major event planning, close protection, counter
surveillance, threat and risk assessment, anti-terrorism, and crime analysis. Sean’s responsibilities encompassed providing security to world leaders and political figures, royal families, corporate executives and high profile entertainers. He was responsible for entire protection programs from visit
and event planning, close protection, motorcade details, site security, counter surveillance and risk assessments – performing security operations for high level Internationally Protected Persons including; Her Royal Highness, George Bush Sr., and Margaret Thatcher.

Joe Fotia is 34-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP).  During his tenure with the OPP, he moved through the ranks from Constable to Detective Staff Sergeant before retiring to private consulting in 2003. As an officer of the law, Joe served the Intelligence Branch, Joint Forces Operation; the Intelligence Branch, Organized Crime Section; the Anti-Rackets Branch, Gaming Section; and, the Alcohol Gaming Commision of Ontario.

A highly trained and experienced gaming specialist, Joe stays current on casino operations, gaming rules and security procedures.  He has trained gaming officials and Crown Attorneys on industry rules and legislation, and has been called on as expert witness by the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Over the years, Joe has assisted with the creation of the Gaming Control Act and Regulations, as well as establishing the Alcohol, Gaming Commission of Ontario Casino Training Centre. Joe Fotia has earned the respect and admiration of national and international gaming authorities that value his extensive knowledge and trust his adept risk management mitigation skills.

In addition to his gaming portfolio, Joe has extensive experience in personal security and investigations. With a propensity for uncovering the truth, he has worked as an international investigator and keynote speaker on organized crime, and has led numerous investigations on gaming offences committed by commercial and charity casinos. During the G7 Summit, Joe provided personal security to the Canadian Finance Minister.

Joe Fotia brings invaluable insight and years of experience to the Executek International operations network of quality, assurance and integrity providers. 

Respected author, highly sought-after educational speaker, and currently a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands, Michael Soltys brings state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to Executek International’s Information Technology (IT) sector.

In addition to journal and conference publications, Michael has written two computer science books, one on algorithms from an engineering perspective which is currently in its second edition: An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms.

With a PhD in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Toronto, Michael’s expertise will allow Executek to stay on the cutting edge of Global IT Security. This will ensure that Executek delivers on-going, state-of-the-art security provisions to a clientele who demand tomorrow’s IT security solutions today.

NICK MIGLIORE, MBA, CFE
President

Nick Migliore is a veteran risk management provider to a diverse group of local and international clients in the security, building operations, hospitality, and entertainment industries. As the President of Reilly Security - a decades old Toronto security systems integration company, Nick is both a ...

CARMINE PANARO
Vice President

Carmine Panaro is the epitome of professional discipline and client commitment. Moving quickly through the ranks from carpenter’s apprentice to Chief Executive Officer of the Reilly Group of Companies, a decades old Toronto security systems integration company.

KIM CARR
Director of Investigations

Kim is the Director of Investigations and Special Operations for Executek.  With thirty years of policing and over ten years in public sector security, his experience and expertise in leading complex investigations, conducting strategic interviews, threat risk assessments, audits, special operations, project management, event management, emergency management along with training and educational seminars is invaluable to our corporate clients.

KAREN LAYNE
Director, Backgrounds & Screening

As the owner and President of Cancheck Background and Screening, Karen Layne brings years of invaluable experience to the Executek International team as a strategic partner responsible for delivering unbiased screening solutions that enable clients to initiate smart hiring solutions and informed choices.

SEAN BLACKMORE
Executive Protection Specialist

Sean Blackmore is a seasoned law enforcement professional with 41 years of combined policing and intelligence experience. Retiring from the United States Secret Service (USSS) as the Canadian Liaison to the Toronto Resident Office, Sean was responsible for investigating cases and obtaining intelligence on matters of pertinent interest to the United States of America.

JOE FOTIA
Senior Investigator and Gaming Specialist

Joe Fotia is 34-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP).  During his tenure with the OPP, he moved through the ranks from Constable to Detective Staff Sergeant before retiring to private consulting in 2003.

MICHAEL SOLTYS
Director, IT Security

Respected author, highly sought-after educational speaker, and currently a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands, Michael Soltys brings state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to Executek International’s Information Technology (IT) sector.


REILLY SECURITY

Reilly Security is the industry leader in protection services, providing Mobile Alarm Response, Patrol and Enforcement, On-Site Security Guards, and Loss Prevention to a diverse clientele.

REILLY LOCK

Reilly Lock and Security Systems is the trusted name that generations of home and business owners have come to rely on for expert security advice and quality product assurance.

THE REILLY GROUP OF COMPANIES

Founded in 1932 under the trusted name of Reilly Lock Limited, The Reilly Group of Companies is a Canadian corporation committed to offering a wide range of integrated protection and physical security resources. The Reilly Group of Companies delivers quality products and customized services that afford national and international clientele cost effective risk management solutions in prevention, mitigation, response and investigations.

REILLY SECURITY SYSTEMS

Reilly Security Systems is a leading provider of security products and system in the GTA. We provide customized security solutions to comply with clients' individual needs for the industrial, commercial, educational, and condominium markets.

PAUL’S LOCK & ALARMS

The reliable source for high-tech locks, camera systems, burglar alarms, and card access systems, Paul’s Lock & Alarms has been keeping Barrie and surrounding area homes and businesses safe since 1960.

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