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Guardian Pro is a collaboration of highly qualified and uniquely experienced individuals, dedicated to the mission of protecting the private sector. Guardian Pro’s entire staff consists exclusively highly experienced business and law enforcement professionals, to include former FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Scotland Yard, and other major police agency personnel.

Michael O’Shaughnessy, President and Founder

Michael O’Shaughnessy began his career with United Airlines and spent 18 years in operational, strategic and security management. He served as the International Manager at Chicago and Miami, Operations Chief in Chicago and Security Manager at Washington DC Dulles and Glasgow, Scotland as well as General Manager in Utah and Arizona. His final assignment was as the Director of Operations for United Airlines’ “TED” operations.   Mike Departed United in 2004 and began work with a Computer Forensics company.

From 2004 to 2009 he oversaw the growth of the company from 10 to 108 employees and revenues increase from 2 to over 24 million dollars. The company expanded services outside of forensics to include consulting, litigation support and electronic discovery.

As the founder of Guardian Pro Mike brings a heavy technical and security background and the vision to grow a company focused on educating the public and corporations and changing the landscape of technical security awareness and knowledge. Mike serves on several not for profit boards, is an adjunct professor at the University of Advancing Technology and is the co-author of Information Governance and Security.

Dr. Kit McCalla, DO, MBA

Dr. McCalla completed his college education in Biomedical Sciences with an
emphasis in communications in 1991. He completed his medical degree in 1996 and
finished his surgical training in 2001. While in his medical practice he
quickly became a leader in state / national medical organizations and businesses
where he developed a broad knowledge of healthcare delivery models as well as
government policy regulation.

Dr. McCalla completed his national health policy fellowship in 2006 and his MBA
in healthcare in 2008 from the University of Tennessee College of business. He
has worked with hospitals, clinical practices and vendors of numerous health
information systems and networks where he has served in an advisory capacity.
Kit McCalla has served in the military and maintains commiserate credentialing /
security clearances. Dr. McCalla offers experience in healthcare governance as
it relates to the unique demands of interoperability of clinical / billing
information and tiered levels of information security access. He has an added
interest in electronic medical records (EMR/HIR) / information systems as it
relates to information governance liability to individuals (providers) and
organizations under current laws.

John Auman

With over 23 years of Department of Defense experience engineering data into information, John Auman has worked to help identify, obtain, and protect one of our nation’s most vital assets, information. John is certified by Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), and the DoD as an incident responder and forensic media examiner. John is an innovative, intuitive, reliable, and results-driven Information Technology (IT) expert and leader with an exceptionally deep and diverse background performing, leading, and advancing IT.

Highly knowledgeable and experienced in planning, policy, information assurance/security, infrastructure, system development, configuration management, security, training, deployment, and teaching to the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General, and private industry.

John is an exceptional organizer and presenter and has been requested to speak and teach across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions.

John Auman, Computer Forensics and Information Security expert

Terry Conner

Terry Conner retired in July of 2007 following a 35-year career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Retiring as a commander, his last assignment was the department’s homeland security coordinator. In this capacity, Commander Conner provided guidance and leadership in the development of all emergency preparedness and response plans related to natural or intentional disasters and crisis management.

As chief of staff in the Criminal Investigations Division, he assisted with the development and implementation of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, which was later recognized by the National Governor’s Association as a “Best Practices” fusion center. He also served as the commander of the department’s Emergency Operations Center, and was chosen to serve during a transitional period as the deputy director within the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. Commander Conner has served in a variety of assignments throughout the department including commands in both high level operational and administrative responsibilities. An advocate for highway safety, he’s addressed audiences throughout the United States on highway safety issues. An accomplished instructor, he’s also taught a variety of subjects including investigation of vehicle theft, police ethics, media and public relations, problem-oriented policing, and incident command systems. Commander Conner has facilitated programs toward maximizing joint productivity, teamwork and quality issues for police management personnel.

Commander Conner was selected to serve a year-long assignment at the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, D.C. While there, he researched and published a model manual for police manager’s nationwide dealing with occupant protection issues. Following his assignment in Washington, he was honored with the NHTSA “Award for Public Service.”

A graduate of the Institute for Public Executives at Arizona State University, Commander Conner has written a number of articles that have been published in the IACP journal, Police Chief and the FBI Bulletin. The articles covered a variety of topics ranging from management issues to police tactics.

Terry W. Conner, Retired DPS Officer and successful electronic media representative

Ed Eckardt

Ed Eckardt is the Manager of Safety and Regulatory Compliance for a Major US Based Airline where he serves as the subject matter expect on safety and security for the airline. In this role Ed is responsible for developing policy and procedures for airport operations that fit within the safety and security parameters defined by the airline, individual airports and the government.

Ed has over 30 years of comprehensive international and domestic experience in aviation with a particular emphasis on safety, security, emergency response and operations. His experience includes developing and implementing system wide training programs and leading cross-divisional teams in transformational initiatives. Ed is a born communicator and respect instructor within the aviation industry.

Ed holds multiple certifications from the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security as well as DOD “Top Secret” clearance.

Ed Eckardt, Airline Safety and Security Director

Michael McAndrews

Michael McAndrews has been involved in Information Technology and Security for more than 15 years. Michael worked in the financial service, manufacturing and Pharmaceutical industries before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006 as a Special Agent. During his time with the FBI, he investigated numerous violations, but focused primarily on computer crimes such intrusions, Internet frauds and intellectual property violations. He was also a member of the FBI's Cyber Action Team, a group of selected agents who would deploy worldwide for the most critical of intrusions. With experience in both the National Security and Criminal arenas, Michael left the FBI in December 2013 to rejoin the private sector. He now works with leading edge security devices and performs awareness training to groups worldwide.

Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is certified by GIAC as a GSEC professional, an Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and Incident Handler (GCIH). Michael also holds the A+ and Network+ certifications from Comptia.

Michael T. McAndrews, Information and Network Security Professional

Client list

GuardianPro Associates have presented to and provided consulting to thousands, providing assistance with their Information Governance and Security needs.

  • FBI InfraGard Program
  • FBI Citizens Academy
  • CIA University
  • International Law Enforcement Academy, Budapest, Romania
  • Tech Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • High Tech Conference, New York City, NY
  • Rotary International
  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
  • KPNX News Channel 12, Phoenix, AZ
  • American Society for Industrial Security, Phoenix, AZ

and many others...