Garda World Security Corporation

Garda World Security Corporation

December 07, 2009 11:30 ET

Garda Founder & CEO Stephan Cretier Named One of "Canada's Entrepreneurs of the Decade" by Profit Magazine

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2009) - Garda World Security Corporation (TSX:GW) (Garda), one of the most trusted Cash Logistics, Physical Security and Global Risk Consulting firms in the world, announced today that its founder and CEO Stephan Cretier was named as one of "Canada's Entrepreneurs of the Decade" by Profit Magazine, a leading Canadian business publication, in its December 2009 issue.

"These 11 remarkable CEOs have built hugely successful firms by shaking up their industries," the magazine said in its article profiling the business executives representing a broad cross-section of businesses throughout Canada.

"Over the past decade, Garda has used debt-fuelled acquisitions to grow from obscurity to No. 5 worldwide," the article noted, "with operations spanning cash logistics, consulting and investigation, pre-employment screening and physical security." The article also pointed out that Mr. Cretier's "ultra-aggressive acquisition strategy" enabled the company "to grow quickly to the size needed to deliver what clients increasingly demand: one-stop shopping for security services."

"I am delighted with this great honor," Mr. Cretier said. "Every day, I try to instil a strong entrepreneurial culture at Garda; our 45,000 professionals are true Garda Ambassadors who apply that spirit to everything they do. It is what drives our success and brings innovation to our industry. Rogers Media Inc., publisher of "Profit Magazine, is to be commended for celebrating the accomplishments of the top entrepreneurs of the past decade and providing strong examples that will inspire the entrepreneurs of the future."


Garda (TSX:GW) is a global provider of cash logistics, global risk consulting and physical security services with headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The firm's 45,000 of dedicated professionals, among the most highly qualified and best-trained in the industry, serve clients in countries throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The company's decentralized management philosophy and structure encourages employees to be entrepreneurial and performance-driven in their approach to client service and the pursuit of excellence in all they do. Garda's global experts take the time to fully understand their clients' business goals and objectives in order to customize solutions with strong local engagement that meet their needs. As a result, clients can improve operational performance and meet their corporate obligations. With proven experience and a commitment to ensuring the highest ethical standards in everything the Corporation does, Garda has earned a reputation for integrity, leadership, and uncompromising safety standards. Most importantly, Garda is a firm in which businesses, governments, and individual clients place their trust. For more information, visit:, and

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