About IRISS Corporation

IRISS Corporation is a consortium of investigation, risk management and training professionals with decades of combined, specialized experience in public, private, government and military sectors.

Our mission is to provide public and private sector organizations with the tools and strategies for developing and maintaining secure, efficient and effective processes to make projects viable and business successful.

We achieve this with specialty investigation services, project-specific risk management expertise and professionally tailored training products.

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With an extensive network of national and international professional contacts, IRISS operates on the principle that the activities we undertake for our clients have a direct impact on their business success; we are committed to ensuring Corporate Safety, Security, and Business Continuity.
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Lance Saunders, President & Senior Advisor

Lance Saunders is the President and Senior Adviser of IRISS Corporation, with over 50 years experience in law enforcement and the private security industry.

He also served over 20 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with varied policing experience in community policing, major crime investigations, drug enforcement, interrogation and polygraph, commercial crime, technical services, as well as teaching at the Canadian Police College. He was the founder and President of several recognized Security Consulting, Risk Management and Asset Recovery firms under the Bison Security Group (BSG Corporation) banner based in Calgary, with associate related projects in Canada, the United States, Western Europe and the Middle East. His experience, knowledge and ability to manage large projects for law firms, corporations, insurance companies, and every level of government are well documented.

Shannon Glover, CEO & Managing Director

Shannon Glover is a Managing Director of IRISS Corporation with over 20 years of Municipal Policing experience in a major Canadian City.

Her experience, leadership and management skills in law enforcement are in the areas of major crime investigations, commercial crime, human resource management, and criminal negotiations. Following her police career, Shannon was a Senior Investigator and Manager for a large Security Consulting firm in Calgary, conducting and managing all levels of Civil, Corporate and Criminal Investigations for over 6 years in Canada. Her talents in communications, analysis and intuitive problem solving are recognized by law firms, corporations, insurance companies and all levels of government, for managing major investigations dealing with regulatory inquiries, hearings, human resource issues and negotiations.

Brian Eady, Senior Investigator

Mr. EADY retired from TELUS Corporation after a 34-year career in telecommunications. Sixteen (16) of those years were spent in a variety of technical disciplines,

while the other eighteen (18) were spent in the Corporate Security department in both an investigative and management capacity. At the time of his retirement, Mr. EADY was the Director of Investigations and Technical Services for TELUS Corporate Security. He managed a staff of eight investigators whose primary responsibilities included the protection of TELUS’ assets and facilities, internal and external investigations, telecommunications fraud investigations and associated fraud awareness training programs, threat risk assessments (TRA’s) and technical surveillance counter measures surveys (TSCM’s). Mr. EADY was also a member of the Corporate Security management team that planned business policy, set strategies and developed and implemented processes for TELUS Corporation. Since his retirement Mr. Eady has spent 15 years as a senior security consultant in private practice. In that role, he has been responsible for conducting Threat Risk Assessments (TRA’s) for a variety of corporate clients across Canada and training and mentoring members of TRA teams. He has also been responsible for conducting TSCM surveys for a variety of clients across Canada, the United States and overseas as well as overseeing the training and development of TSCM teams. Mr. EADY is a licensed Journeyman Communications Electrician, has a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Calgary and has undertaken several training courses in various aspects of security strategies, investigations and crime prevention techniques.

George Payson, Investigation Specialist

George Payson has joined IRISS as an Investigation Specialist. He brings with him extensive experience in criminal and civil law investigations, which have earned him an excellent reputation for honesty and conviction.

George began his career in Central Canada law enforcement, with involvement in surreptitious monitoring of organized and espionage crime, including cross border connections with US authorities. After subsequent years as a Forensic Identification Specialist in British Columbia (Crime Scene Investigator), he has demonstrated discretion, diplomacy and superior interpersonal communication skills. George has conducted many in-depth investigations and continually demonstrates the ability to identify trends, process evidence, and find solutions.
After retiring from the RCMP in British Columbia and pursuing a second career in insurance adjusting in Alberta, George continued to show confidence and tact in producing positive results. Insurance adjusting was a natural fit for George following law enforcement and as President of Payson Adjusters Limited he served on the Council of Provincial and National Insurance Institutes, and obtained his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. George’s experience in the insurance industry includes investigating fraud, fires, property damage, bodily injury, and liability determination, working closely with insurers, brokers, arson investigators, litigants, as well as various law enforcement agencies and civil authorities.
George has also assisted major insurers with their legal litigation process, managing files on their behalf through the legal system. His experience in this area has included leading teams on out-of-country catastrophic losses for extended periods, to dealing with victims and their personal and corporate losses.

Michael Osada, Cyber Security Specialist

Michael Osada is a Cyber Security Specialist. He is a certified member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² and serves as a Senior Technical Security Specialist who leads

security investigations and performance with IT Security. With his 15+ years of technical leadership and broad skills in cloud, infrastructure and IT Security he provides a multi-faceted skillset. Michael is most proud to have had the opportunity to mentor groups of brilliant individuals throughout his various leadership positions. Possessing ample experience supporting mission-critical enterprise systems from the start of his career with the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995 till present day, his ability to cope with pressure and keen attention to detail have proven to be valuable assets. Throughout his career, Michael has left his fingerprints on dozens of large corporate IT Architectures and IT Management Systems throughout Western Canada.

Bonnie Eckert MBA PMP, Fraud Examiner

Bonnie Eckert is an Affiliate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  She has ten (10) plus years of multi-industry experience in risk management, process development, stakeholder engagement, change management and program design with roles in private, public, non-profit and government organizations.

Bonnie is currently accomplishing her international Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.  Her approach to fraud prevention and detection begins inside organizations, working with internal stakeholders to instill awareness, measure risk, and design custom mitigation into the architecture of existing processes and procedures. Her approach focuses on training senior executives and their staff in anti-corruption and fraud-related risk awareness. Her business practices focus on cost/benefit considerations, the development of metrics, and ongoing monitoring to support implementation efforts at a cultural level, thereby ensure a return on the client’s investment in prevention.