Ben Zalman, Business Development Manager

Ben is originally from Montreal, but he lived in Israel for many years. In fact, Ben served in the Israeli military for seven years, where he was a Combat Engineer and a Logistics Officer. After leaving the military, Ben moved to the United States, where he worked for the government. Eventually, Ben moved back to Canada and started working for G4S as a Service Delivery Manager.

As a Service Delivery Manager, Ben was responsible for supervising pre-boarding screening operations as part of the G4S Aviation division. Ben left G4S briefly, but came back because, as he explained, “Many companies claim to have values, but G4S really lives by their core values. G4S felt more like a home to me, and our training standards are industry leading.” Ben also said that finding a company where he could transition the skills he learned in the military was very important to him.

Ben came back to G4S as Area Manager, where he was responsible for interacting with clients and supervising security personnel. From there, Ben was promoted to Business Development Manager, where he is responsible for finding new clients for G4S in industries including oil & gas, mining, aviation, and government. Ben told us, “G4S is very well known for being able to adjust to the needs of its clients. This allows our sales force to be much more versatile”.

I would recommend G4S as an employer, because there is a sense of family here. G4S provides phenomenal training, and there are many opportunities to grow. To me this is not a job — it is a calling.