SSC's leadership includes recognized thought leaders in corporate intelligence, investigative services and both public and private security. Making SSC your trusted business partner puts the expertise of top professionals at your disposal.
Our executives offer extensive experience in business management, investigations, security management, business continuity planning, corporate security, criminal investigations, employment law and computer security.
The SSC Management Team offers superior depth of real-world experience, along with keen foresight and critical judgment capability. Read more about the SSC Management Team to better understand the depth and breadth of experience SSC leaders offer.
A nationally recognized security and investigation practitioner, Mr. Linsky has more than 25 years of investigative and security experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a licensed and board certified Professional Investigator who has conducted major security operations and investigations throughout the Northeast and has testified as an expert in security in various courts.
In his role as CEO, Mr. Linsky is responsible for implementing SSC, Inc.'s strategic goals and objectives as well as giving direction and leadership for the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives. In addition, Mr. Linsky oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services, ensuring that SSC, Inc.'s customers receive the highest level of professional security and investigative services. Under Mr. Linsky's leadership, SSC, Inc. has grown tenfold.
Mr. Linsky personally developed one of the first public/private security partnership initiatives with the U.S. Federal Government after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is an active member of numerous professional security and investigation associations.
Mr. Linsky was educated in security administration at Northeastern University, Boston, MA and in business management at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. He has completed training in information security at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army's Natick Labs Defense Industrial Security Institute.
"American business and institutions are best protected by allocating resources for security measures that will work regardless of the efforts or the targets of criminals and terrorists: assessment, intelligence, investigation and training."
- D. A. Linsky
Michael G. Burbage brings a wealth of business management and security experience to his role as President of SSC, Inc. With SSC, Inc. since 1995, he was promoted to President in 2003. He brings extensive cross-functional experience and success in managing multi-million dollar businesses. Prior to joining SSC, he served with distinction as a Senior Security Manager in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 25 years.
During his time in uniform, Mr. Burbage managed numerous large police units where he developed security procedures, standards and requirements that resulted in excellence and awards. His security experience includes police operations, physical security and safety consultation, dignitary protection, anti-terrorism measures, and counter-demonstration preparedness. He also held key leadership roles as a Senior Inspector in the United States Department of Defense Acquisition Security Program where he evaluated security for major weapons systems.
Mr. Burbage received numerous accolades, honors and awards, including outstanding policeman of the Strategic Air Command, and is an honor graduate from the University of Louisville's prestigious National Crime Prevention Institute. He is also a distinguished graduate of the USAF Senior NCO Academy. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the criminal justice program at Troy University, Troy, AL, and also holds a degree in Police Science from the College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL. He is board certified in Security Management.
" Today, threats or risks that were previously considered minimal, or theoretical at best, have become part of a new reality in security programs."
- Michael G. Burbage
Michael A. Marsalisi, CPP is SSC’s Manager Consulting and Investigation. Mike has over 31 years in law enforcement and security management experience. Prior to joining SSC Mike was a member of the Darien Police Department for 27.5 years during which time he was one of the department’s primary training officers, he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Uniform Division. Upon retirement Mike managed physical security operations at a major bank. Mike is certified in Security Vulnerability Assessment from the State of Connecticut Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment Unit.
Mike is an Adjunct field Instructor for Louisiana State University where he teaches the course “Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.” Mike holds certification from the Department of Homeland Security in Weapons of Mass Destruction Crime Scene Management and Evidence Collection. In addition, Mike is an instructor in: Critical Incident Management for First Responders, The National Incident Management System, Incident Command System ICS 100, 200, 300, 400.
Mike has provided training in De-escalation of Aggressive Subjects, Workplace Violence and Personal Safety Issues to management and employee groups in numerous venues including large hotel and casino settings as well as hospitals and manufacturing and office facilities.
Mike frequently lectures and or instruct on Crisis Management at many of the lower Fairfield County colleges and civic organizations. Mike has a B.A. in Sociology from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT and is a member of the International Honor Society of Sociologists.
Maribeth Martino brings several years experience from a diverse background in hiring, law and administrative functions. She spent 6 years with the State of Connecticut, Fairfield County Superior Court system in the Court Reporters Office. Her exposure and interaction to daily court function provides valuable knowledge and understanding of judicial processes. Maribeth transitioned into an HR at a recruiting firm headquartered in Wilton, CT, where she assisted recruiters in bringing Fortune 500 clients and qualified nationwide candidates together.
Maribeth joined SSC, Inc. in 2008 and the investigations team in 2009 as Supervisor. She is currently the Manager of Pre-Employment Screening Services and has spearheaded new products, services and technology platform for the department. Maribeth is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Maribeth obtained an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and is continuing her business degree at Sacred Heart University.
John brings more than 15 years of experience to his position as Senior Vice President. He is responsible for all business development activities of the firm, to include strategic planning and direction relating to the sales team's business development efforts. As part of the senior executive management team, he works closely with all members of the SSC organization to develop relationships with organizations that demand top performance from their security provider.
John possesses a clear understanding of how to develop an effective security program for a wide range of clients, having successfully transitioned business from one person guarding operations to multi-site, national accounts. Prior to joining SSC, John was Executive Director for a national security provider located in New England. In addition, he was employed with another national security company as its Business Development Manager in their Connecticut, Vermont and New York offices.
Mr. Kozak attended Western New England College, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He is active in numerous organizations to include the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA) and International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
"Entering into a true partnership delivers the most rewarding results and long term relationships for both the client and the security provider."
- John T. Kozak
Beth Gabriel is a highly experienced business manager who has more than ten years of experience in the corporate sector in a variety of positions providing leadership and strategic counsel on marketing and communications best practices to executives.
Ms. Gabriel engages in the development and execution of effective strategic and tactical plans for external and internal communications. She works in partnership with SSC clients to ensure that communications strategies, messages and tactics are aligned with business objectives.
Ms. Gabriel is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Communication Sciences. She is a member of several security associations and is active in corporate communications venues.
" The growing complexity of the challenges businesses face in the security and regulation arena makes it essential that security partners are available, competent and in tune with corporate needs and resources."
- Beth Gabriel
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