Shawn Ward has over 25 years of experience in both government operations and management consulting. Shawn started his career as a police officer and detective. Shawn specializes in building and leading teams that address the intersection of technology, security, operations and policy. Shawn leads Lafayette Group’s Cybersecurity portfolio including engagements across DHS CISA including NCCIC and the CDM Program. Shawn Ward is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He received a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron.
What's the best business advice you've received in your career?
From the book, Good to Great…get the right people on the bus, get the wrong ones off the bus, and get the right people in the right seats.
How would you describe your management style?
I trust my team members to do their jobs and I believe I give them space while providing regular oversight. I do have high expectations for my leaders and staff. I hold myself accountable to their career progress and hold them accountable to their staff’s progress.
What's different about Lafayette Group?
LGI expects our staff to be dedicated to our company’s mission which focuses on public safety and security. LGI values real-world experience of those who have served in public safety and security disciplines in addition to those who value those mission areas.