Good Harbor expands with Techmark

Friday, May 1, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va.--Good Harbor Consulting, headed by former Washington insiders Richard A. Clarke, Roger Cressey, Paul Kurtz and John Tritak (all of whom served for either Clinton or Bush in security capacities), has moved further into the world of physical security integration with the purchase of Techmark Security Integration, an engineering and design firm based outside of Boston.

While the majority of Good Harbor’s work has been in security strategizing, “we were being asked to supply that next level of detail,” said Glenn Aga, managing principal at Good Harbor.

“Good Harbor has not wanted to become a guards, gates, or guns security company,” Aga said. “We’re a consulting firm that operates in the security space.” However, “when we looked at where our anticipated demand was going to be, both domestically and overseas, a company like Techmark, with both a foreign and domestic track record, was a good fit, a nice extension of our tool kit.”

“Our services complement each other,” agreed Peter Furness, director of business management at Techmark. “They’re able to bring us in to do the back-end design.”

The acquisition, said Aga, is also representative of Good Harbor’s “very good organic growth” over the last three years, and “we may be expanding again between now and 2013. We’ll definitely be expanding into new markets, with work already pending in six new countries. We’re quite bullish going forward and we may be continuing our trend to acquire companies that meet some of our needs.”

With Techmark, Good Harbor has more than 100 employees, with 90 percent of its business currently coming from overseas.