Our Managment Team

Geva Barash

Managing Partner and Founder

Geva Barash has worked in the physical security industry for the past 30 years. Prior to founding Secure Our City, he was managing a security systems integrator and other companies that built security products and solutions using the best digital technologies on the market. Geva has worked with companies that introduced new technologies into the security market, including RFID technology for various markets. Having both the manufacturer’s and the integrator’s points of view, enables Geva to provide the most balanced and comprehensive security solution to customers.

Geva served for nine years in the Israeli military where he reached the rank of Major in the Israeli Intelligence Services and has been an active volunteer leader in several nonprofit efforts. For example, Geva led a group of 180+ parents within the Ashland, Mass., school system in reinstating the local library. In that project, he also implemented online reservation and asset management systems, and directed multiple fundraising activities. In addition, Geva served as president of the Ashland Parent Teacher Organization and founded the Ashland High School Ski Team.

In his spare time, he enjoys teaching snowboarding and snowboard racing, and plays soccer and basketball.

Katrina English

Project Manager, Marketing

Katrina English began her career in security and access control as the marketing manager for a manufacturer of life safety communication solutions. In this capacity, she spearheaded a variety of strategic project management campaigns ensuring webinars, email, paid social/search, display ads,
in-person events and other efforts were delivered on-time and within budget.

In other roles, Katrina has led tactical marketing campaigns and sales enablement events for multiple vertical practice groups. She has implemented multiple marketing strategies through automation while developing targeted content relating to the customer journey. Katrina graduated with her B.A. in English with a minor in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and hopes to be able to travel again soon.

Phil Jacques

Operations Manager and AutoCAD Engineer

Phil has extensive experience in low-voltage design and engineering, as well as extensive knowledge of drafting technology and software. He has worked on projects for organizations such as Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts General Hospital, MBTA, WRTA, National Grid and others.

Phil’s intricate knowledge of creating design models, wiring diagrams and system schematics is valuable for Secure Our City. He is able to view an entire commercial building and understand how the whole system fits together, which helps in customizing security systems to the building’s unique needs.

In his spare time, Phil is a musician as well as an automotive enthusiast. He is an accomplished race car driver at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. His dedication to auto racing has given him a strong attention to detail and the understanding of what it takes to be successful.

 

 

 

  

Amy Freeman

Program Director

Amy brings to Secure Our City her 20+ years of combined experience in problem solving with people and program management. She has lead initiatives full cycle, from definition and planning through to completion, and is highly effective at prioritizing and optimizing multiple programs in an entrepreneurial environment. In various roles, Amy has honed her ability to assess and track project status and milestones, provide quality assurance, meet deliverables and manage risk. She has earned a reputation for her savvy client-relationship abilities.

Her degrees include a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA in marketing from Bentley University.

Amy has coached youth soccer and lacrosse and now enjoys being on the sidelines watching her kids play sports. She is an avid runner, plays tennis and is learning golf. When time permits, Amy volunteers at a senior center.

Our BOARD members

Michael Crisp

Chairman of Board

Michael joined as Chairman of the Board for Secure Our City in July 2019. Michael previously served as a Major Deputy Division at the MA state Police where he led over 200 State Police detectives assigned to ten different units. After his tenure, Michael served as the Director of Public Safety at Tufts Medical Center. In this role, Michael led the command of seventy sworn and non-sworn public safety personnel. He was also responsible for the safety and security of over 5,000 employees, patients, staff, family and visitors of the medical center.