Team

Sam Gorodistian

PRESIDENT & CEO

Mr. Gorodistian is a former special agent in the Israeli Secret Service with over 26 years of experience in managing security operations for various consulates, embassies, and commercial buildings around the world.  In his line of duty, he provided detail security to government officials, implemented security procedures for government buildings, coordinated and executed highly targeted special events, and liaised with the local protective services. Mr. Gorodistian is a graduate of the Israel Security Agency and was a Group Commander in the Israel Defense Force.

samg@edificeprotection.com

 

Gary Poynor

VICE PRESIDENT

Gary Poynor is the Vice President with over 45 years managerial experience with 10 of those years in the security industry. He has been responsible for over 10 million in assets as Regional Manager for SSC as well operations manager with a staff of 400 employees.  Gary was Senior Manager for a Prominent Property Management Company for 7 years, responsible for 700 million in assets.

g.poynor@edificeprotection.com

 

Emanuel Smith III

DIRECTOR OF PAYROLL & HR

Emanuel Smith is an experienced HR and Accounts Payable Director who joined Edifice Protection Group in May of 2017. Emanuel brings 14 years of Law Enforcement experience, 11 year of Security experience and 7 years of HR Management experience to the company. Emanuel is a state certified Qualifying Agent for Edifice, state certified security trainer, certified conflict resolution specialist and field training officer (for the state police).

e.smith@edificeprotection.com

 

Nicole Pujol

HR OFFICE MANAGER

Nicole Pujol is an experienced administrative professional with 16+ years of experience added to her role as HR Office Manager of Edifice Protection Group. She joined the EPG team in March of 2019 with a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments. Nicole oversees the day-to-day administrative functions of EPG’s operations including recruitment, onboarding, employee training, incentives, benefits and payroll.

nicolep@edificeprotection.com

 

Todd Croal

MARKETING MANAGER

Todd Croal is the marketing manager at Edifice Protection Group, maintaining customer relationships and developing new business.  Todd is also a deputy with the Jefferson Parish Constable’s Office and has completed the Law Enforcement Active Shooter and Emergency Response training course.  He is certified with The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training in Counter Terrorists Education.  Todd attended the University of New Orleans where he received a BA in marketing.

Cell: 504-232-3774

t.croal@edificeprotection.com