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Meet Our Staff

Zach Grove,
President

Zach served in the CIA for 10 years as both an Operations Officer and a Staff Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operation's Counter-Terrorism Center. Since leaving CIA, Zach has led protection details for Pittsburgh-based companies to include Fortune 500s. Zach has sourced, vetted, and coordinated protective details in numerous overseas environments to include South America, Asia and Africa. Further, Zach has established travel security programs that provide worldwide tracking capabilities and SOS monitoring for traveling executives. Zach has provided security assessments and consulting to school districts, medical facilities, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies. A recognized expert in surveillance and technical surveillance, Zach has led surveillance operations against a variety of hard targets. Zach has operational deployments in more than a dozen countries to include locations in North America, Europe, South West Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

Zach previously served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Specialist and graduated with Highest Distinction from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Kristen Grove,
Vice President

Kristen Grove has served as Armada Global’s Vice President since its inception in 2010. In this capacity, Kristen oversees the company’s investigative division, planning, guiding, and managing all surveillance operations. Kristen also serves as the company’s sales liaison of covert surveillance platforms to private investigators and law enforcement entities throughout the country.

Prior to Armada Global, Kristen spent nearly a decade serving her country in the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Center (CTC) at the height of the Global War on Terror. While there, Kristen served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Counter-Terrorism Center, regularly interacting with high-level officials from the White House, FBI, Pentagon, and other government agencies. Kristen then moved on to serve as a Staff Operation Officer in CTC where she planned, guided and supported counter-terrorism intelligence operations and investigations throughout Latin America and Europe. In this capacity, Kristen served as the primary point of contact for the provision of operational, legal, investigative and budgetary guidance on counter-terrorism issues in her AOR. It was as a Staff Operations Officer when Kristen honed her expertise in various intelligence disciplines to include human intelligence collection and counter-intelligence.

Michael Brode,
Security & Intelligence Manager

A native of Pittsburgh, Michael moved back to his hometown to join Armada Global in 2019. He has worked for several renowned security firms in both Washington D.C. and Israel. In his previous positions, Michael worked directly with numerous Fortune 500 companies, NGO's and high-net-worth individuals delivering practical security solutions. Michael is experienced in corporate intelligence and risk analysis as well as effectively coordinating security support for clients during their overseas travel.

Michael has Master's Degree in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. His primary area of expertise is the current affairs and political history of sub-Saharan Africa.

Terrance Lawson,
Protective Services Manager

Terrance has been a valuable member of Armada Global's team since 2015 and has significant training and experience in the realm of security and executive protection. Terrance served for seven years as a U.S. Department of State (DOS) Worldwide Protective Service (WPS) contractor where he conducted protective operations for U.S. diplomats in high-threat environments to include Iraq and Afghanistan. Terrance is also a U.S. Army combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As an Executive Protection Specialist in the U.S., Terrance has provided protective services for Fortune 500 corporations, nationally recognized media celebrities, government officials, and high net worth corporate executives. In addition to his extensive training as a WPS contractor, Terrance has also trained with AS Solution.

Jeff Austin,
Lead Security Technician

With more than 15-years of security system experience, including hardwired and wireless systems, Jeff manages many of Armada Global’s camera, alarm, and access control installations. Having completed thousands of installations in various environments, including residential and commercial, Jeff is a master of his craft and is consistently praised by clients for his superior attitude and customer service ability.

Jeremiah Gregg,
Covert Systems and R&D

Often referred to as “Q” (the innovative tech guru in the James Bond series) by his Armada teammates, Jeremiah works behind the curtain to help develop some of the most unique and covert surveillance technologies available on the market today. Once his systems are deployed in the field, Jeremiah often assists clients in assuring the systems are working at their optimal level. Jeremiah’s passion for technology goes well beyond his work with Armada.

Jeremiah earned his B.M. in Music Technology/Electronic Composition from Duquesne University and also works as a musical composer, arranger, keyboardist and recording artist. His big band arrangements have been performed by the DU Jazz Ensemble and the Trinity Music Group and his other chamber works and electronic compositions have been performed by various ensembles at Duquesne. Jeremiah’s original composition entitled “David and Goliath” was recorded for the Album Tribute, produced by Bill Purse. There’s a good chance you’ll see Jeremiah in the Pittsburgh area as he performs for many local events and productions.

Contact

3812 William Flynn Highway,
Bldg 2A, Allison Park, PA 15101
412-253-2013