Pete Dordal Jr. is the President of GardaWorld Federal Services, the Washington D.C.-based security, medical and logistics subsidiary of GardaWorld. He is an accomplished security management professional and business leader with over 35 years of experience gained in the U.S. military, private and public security, the intelligence community and entrepreneurial commercial endeavors. He has been a senior executive at GardaWorld since 2008, having served in a number of operational and leadership roles.
Mr. Dordal joined GardaWorld from service with a select US government agency, where he provided highly specialized risk management services supporting the global war on terror. Earlier, Mr. Dordal was the Director of Corporate Security at SPX Corporation, a multi-industrial Fortune 500 company, where he oversaw the security and risk management of 24,000 employees operating in 23 countries. In a dual role, he was also the President of SPX Security & Investigations, a commercial business unit that provided a range of security and investigative services to global corporate customers, the US government and other friendly foreign nations. In 1995, Mr. Dordal founded The Potomac Group & Associates (PG&A), a boutique international security firm he grew to a multi-million dollar business and sold five years later to SPX Corporation.
He entered the private security industry in 1989 with Vance International, the premier executive protection and high-end security consultancy of its time. His professional career began in 1981 with his enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving eight years in special operations and training.
Mr. Dordal has a Master's Degree in Business from the McColl Graduate School of Business, and a degree in Security Administration. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government International Security Program.