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Ray Georges Chehata, President and CEO

Ray has extensive turnaround management, financial and marketing experience. His expertise stems from years of corporate consulting, specialized in project management and turnaround mandates, spanning the regions of North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Together with his long-term friend and business partner Phil Terriaca, Ray has set up several successful marketing campaigns, facilitated mergers and acquisitions, and held several interim executive positions. Prior to his consulting career, he worked at the Bank of Montreal for 10 years where he held senior positions including Bank Manager. His functions included commercial lending, personal finance, mortgages and public speaking.

Aside from dedicating his time between his business endeavors and his family, Ray also spends a great deal of time volunteering as a coach in various sports: hockey, baseball, football, etc. “Our children are our greatest resource of the future, and team sports help them to grow and become tomorrow’s leaders” he says.

Mario Venditti, Chief Operating Officer

Currently Chief Operating Officer at Above Security, Mario has accumulated over 15 years of experience in the areas of operational and competitive strategy and asset management, technology R&D and marketing.

He has been a consultant in the areas of operational strategy and asset management, helping to execute on the M&A plans for clients. He spent three years working on the development, management and implementation of a supply chain service delivered through a cloud computing platform.

Mario Venditti has a Master’s of Science, a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA from McGill University.

Fadi Albatal, EVP Sales and Marketing

As EVP of Sales and Marketing, Fadi Albatal is responsible for building a world-class sales and marketing organization to support Above Security’s global operations and goals. He is responsible for bringing Above Security services to new markets and establishing a stronger presence globally.

Prior to joining Above Security Albatal was the Founder and CEO of Bimand where he led a team of talented engineers to transform the consumer TV experience. Albatal also served as the VP of Marketing at FalconStor where he oversaw both global marketing and product management. Prior to FalconStor, he was part of the marketing team at EqualLogic where he led the company’s strategic alliance and go-to-market strategy with Microsoft. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell in 2008 for $1.4B.

Throughout his career Albatal held several management positions in the IT industry and co-founded Langu-edge Solutions, a language services company where he held the position of CIO. Albatal holds a master’s degree in computer science from ESIG, Lyon, France.

Daniel Gaudreau, Chief Information Security Officer

Daniel has acquired over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been involved with Above Security since 2004 and now acts as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

During his career, he has received several information security industry certifications such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, PCI QSA and ISO 27001 LA. Prior to this, he mainly occupied management positions in either software firms or consulting companies.

Daniel is an experienced leader who adheres to the new school of management with its emphasis on empowerment and coaching. He worked for the MEI Group in different management roles as well as for Correctional Services Canada as Regional Chief of Information Technology.


Roland Blais, Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of experience in business and finance, Roland Blais is an experienced professional who applies his innovative leadership skills to support the achievement of Above Security’s mission and to create value for its shareholders.

Roland Blais joined the Above Security team in 2013 and currently acts as Chief Financial Officer with multidisciplinary roles and responsibilities, overseeing the company’s finance, treasury, human resources and legal department. As member of the executive team, he also actively contributes to the global vision and directs the definition of strategies and their operational execution.

Prior to joining Above Security, Roland managed a myriad of international organizations in their management strategies to maintain control over expenses, increase profits and attain better shareholder returns. Throughout his career, he has initiated and implemented the transformation of non-profitable organizations of all kinds to moderately or highly profitable businesses within short periods of time.

Roland has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and is a Chartered Accountant. He is perfectly fluent in English and French, and has intermediate skills in German.

Ahmed El-Gillani, EVP Strategic Alliances

As EVP Strategic Alliances, Ahmed El-Gillani is responsible for expanding globally Above Security’s partnerships powered by Above Security services and products. He is also responsible for managing integration process in M&A transactions.

Ahmed is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in technology risk, operations management, and creating and structuring departments and companies.

Prior to Joining Above Security, Ahmed co-founded ViaSafe Inc. (acquired by Descartes Systems in 2006), a private-cloud service provider to the logistics and financial industries.

Ahmed has a bachelor of Engineering from Carleton University and an MBA from McGill University. He received several information security industry certifications such as CISA and PCI QSA.