Canada Operations


Who is Optiv Canada?

We work alongside clients to manage cyber risk and equip them with perspectives and programs to accelerate business progress.


Our real-world experience, deep vertical expertise and diverse teams enable us to face any challenge with confidence. We put you at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs to design and implement agile solutions. Our adaptive approach continually assesses risk in the context of cyber and broader objectives to secure today’s business and fortify it for the future.


At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.

We believe for any organization to achieve its full potential, cyber risk must be understood and overcome.

How Are We Different?

We take a strategic inside-out approach to cybersecurity. While the traditional threat-centric “outside-in” approach focuses first on identifying specific threats and then reacting with technology procurement, we start with the core requirement of every enterprise – risk mitigation – and build out from there with strategy, infrastructure rationalization, operations optimization and ongoing measurement.


It’s a sustainable risk-centric foundation, implementing proactive and measurable security programs that are far more effective at reducing current and future risk than any other model. We provide strategy with execution – we stay with you all the way – delivering the clarity to get and keep your security tight and right.

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We're a Trusted Advisor in the Canadian Market

Organizations in financial services, manufacturing services, infrastructure services and government have turned to us. We’ve achieved a top ranking with large Canadian companies (1,000+ employees) in identity and access management (IAM), risk management and transformation, threat management and security operations.

Canadian Market Benefits From Breadth of Services

Private and public sector entities in Canada are served with expansive local resources and provided with access to our comprehensive service offerings. This helps remove complexity, align the right technology and processes to business needs, and optimize security investments to minimize cost and maximize protection.


Let us help you navigate myriad products and technologies and evaluate their infrastructures and operations to develop a safer, saner and more strategic path forward. 

Our Executive Leadership

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Cheryl McGrath

Area Vice President and Country General Manager, Canada

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Michael Doucet

Office of the CISO



Liam McCart

Public Sector Regional Director

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Phillip Solakov

Solutions Director



Josh Stevens

Canada West Regional Director



Ivan Brinjak

Toronto Regional Director



Greg Buckler

Toronto Regional Director

With more than 150 collective years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, our executive leadership team is prepared to help you tackle all of your security-related challenges. Our singular focus as a pure-play cybersecurity company allows us to stay ahead of the latest innovations in security and give our clients a sustainable advantage.

For more information on how Optiv Canada can support your cybersecurity requirements, please contact any of the following representatives:


Cheryl McGrath, Area Vice President and Country General Manager, Canada

Michael Doucet, Office of the CISO

Liam McCart, Public Sector Regional Director

Philip Solakov, Solutions Director

Josh Stevens, Canada West Regional Director

Ivan Brinjak, Toronto Regional Director

Greg Buckler, Toronto Regional Director

Canadian Federal and Provincial Government:

Doing Business With Optiv

Optiv Canada conducts all government business requiring security clearance under Optiv Canada Federal. Optiv Canada Federal was established in 2017 resulting from the acquisition of Conexsys Communications Ltd. Conexsys Communications has been a trusted Canadian security and networking solutions provider since 1997. Optiv acquired Conexsys Communications and changed its name to Optiv Canada Federal Inc. This acquisition increases Optiv’s ability to serve Canadian government clients with expanded skills, knowledge and presence.


Optiv Canada Federal works with all levels of Canadian government to strengthen their cybersecurity programs and initiatives.



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Public Services and Procurement Canada offers several government-wide procurement vehicles to enable departments and agencies to contract more effectively with the private sector for consulting services. Optiv Canada Federal is currently prequalified on a number of these vehicles.

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Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released two Vendor of Record (VOR) lists of pre-qualified Suppliers for Task-Based I&IT and IT Security Product and Services. Optiv Canada Federal has once again been recognized as a valued cybersecurity product and services vendor to the Ontario government – holding both of these VORs.

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Optiv Canada Federal is qualified on the following federal government vehicles:

Ontario Vendor of Record


Optiv Canada Federal is qualified on the following Ontario VORs:


FlexTrack MSP Program for Information Technology Contracts


Ontario IT Security Product and Services Vendor of Record