“GRA Maven is a veteran-owned and operated business. Our consultants and advisors are drawn from Tier 1 military special operations units and intelligence agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. We are experts in our respective fields and committed to providing the best-in-breed security solutions and training available for our clients.
We make good on our promise by first seeking to understand our clients’ backgrounds, mindsets, capabilities, and needs. Recognizing that each client is unique, we create bespoke solutions that directly address its existing requirements and anticipated challenges.
GRA Maven’s mission is to provide full-spectrum security consulting to government and corporate clients and world-class training to military, government, and law enforcement personnel in the areas of rescue, mobility, and clandestine operations. Our expertise is unquestionable; our people peerless.”
-Kevin Chalker, Founder and CEO
After almost two decades of work in academia, government, and diplomacy, Kevin decided to channel his talent and energy into breaking new ground in the private sector. He crisscrosses the planet deepening GRA Maven’s strategic partnerships, maintaining client relations, and guiding overall business development. When not running at 110mph, he’s honing his technique in Brazilian jiu-jitsu or sitting in the bleachers at one of his sons’ little-league games.
Wally served for 29 years in the US Army while assigned to Long-Range Surveillance, Special Forces, and Special Missions Units. As a senior leader in America’s most elite counterterrorism unit, he specialized in the execution of high-risk, complex operations in support of national security objectives. Wally leverages his deep expertise in defense and security to shape and execute on GRA Maven’s strategic vision and objectives.
Having served and led for 22 years in the British Special Forces, Dai has conducted overseas and domestic counterterrorism missions. He is an expert in clandestine operations, counterterrorism, countering weapons of mass destruction, and domestic security operations. Dai holds unique government cyber-defense experience, enabling him to integrate the capabilities of Global Risk Advisors’ cybersecurity business, GRA Quantum.
Glenn served for 18 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, 13 of which were with the Canadian Special Operations Forces – National Mission Force. He holds extensive experience leading, planning, and executing overseas counterterrorism missions, high-profile tasks, and domestic security operations. As the unit’s Chief Instructor, he was instrumental in recruitment, selection, and curriculum development. Glenn is a creative problem solver and expert in fusing human, physical, and technical security solutions.
As an officer in the US Army for 10 years, Tommy served in a Long-Range Surveillance Detachment and commanded a Special Forces counterterrorism unit as a Green Beret. Focused on crisis response, he assumed responsibility for planning, resourcing, and leading operations. Tommy earned a Bachelor’s of Science from West Point and his MBA from Columbia University.
Jason served for 18 years in the Canadian Armed Forces while assigned to Light Infantry, Reconnaissance, and Special Operations units. As a senior leader in Canada’s National Mission Force, Jason planned and executed numerous domestic and overseas counterterrorism operations in support of Canada’s strategic interests. He has also been entrusted to lead similar US Special Operations unit in combat. Jason graduated from the Royal Military College and is currently pursuing an MBA from Queen’s University.
Elly serves as GRA Maven’s Operations Manager for marketing and content generation. She coordinates all research, design, and branding of GRA Maven’s government and corporate service offerings. Before joining GRA Maven, Elly graduated from Columbia University where she studied psychology and business while captaining the women’s soccer team.