Mark Genatempo, Managing Director, provides information technology management, integration support, and project oversight for many of Cardinal Point Strategies’ (CPS) largest initiatives. Considered one of the leading strategist on IT security solutions, Mark serves as the senior information officer for several websites designed to provide government agencies, law enforcement and the private sector with vital data on national and global security.
Mark’s work is integral to the database management and support of the Secure Community Network (SCN) alert and notification system. SCN is the nation’s first non-profit information sharing and analysis center. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a model program, SCN was initially designed to collect, analyze and distribute information related to the security of the American Jewish community. Mr. Genatempo is responsible for the dissemination of critical information to counter terrorism threats to SCN members. He has trained thousands of institutions and individuals worldwide on how to use the power of SCN to protect citizens from violent extremism.
Mr. Genatempo managed one of the firm’s flag-ship initiatives – The Brownyard Educational Center (BEC). CPS teamed with the Brownyard Group and some of the nation’s leading content providers to build an online training portal for the professional development of individuals in the security industry. This first-ever, national e-learning center serves as the warehouse of one of the largest libraries in the U.S. for security-related training and consultancy at multiple levels. Its interactive programs are delivered through a world-class centralized forum.
Mr. Genatempo has conducted numerous technical counter surveillance, vulnerability and risk assessments for clients, organizations, and high profile individuals. His experience with the CPS includes oversight and coordination of event security for the largest women’s organization in the world during their annual conference of more than 2,500 participants.
Mark was part of a renowned team of law enforcement specialists that designed and implemented a training program for law enforcement agencies in Eurasia on how to identify, investigate and prosecute hate crimes, domestic terrorism, and civil unrest. This program has been adopted, in whole or in part, into the police academy curriculum of nearly 20 Eurasian countries.
Prior to joining CPS, Mr. Genatempo was a manager for the world’s largest specialty retailer where his responsibilities included risk and personnel management, loss prevention, and operations in several of their installations. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and is an active member of ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide.