Luc Portelance is a bilingual, seasoned executive with extensive experience leading large, complex, and high-profile organizations in the field of public safety and national security.
His 36-year career with the Government of Canada is highlighted by seven years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) where he served as President (2010-2015) and Executive Vice-President (2008 -2010).
Previously, he spent 24 years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) including key leadership positions such as Assistant Director Corporate, Assistant Director Operations and finally, Deputy Director Operations. He began his career in 1979 with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) prior to joining CSIS in 1984.
Over the years, he has developed a proven track record in delivering organizational change and transformation including: business re-engineering, IT-enabled transformation, operational efficiency, downsizing, service orientation, and culture change. Mr. Portelance’s expertise in border management, intelligence, law enforcement, and public policy is the result of hands-on experience leading Canada’s most sensitive national security operations, and his role in modernizing the Border Agency.
In December 2015, Mr. Portelance founded CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc. where he now provides consulting services and executive coaching to a variety of clients in support of IT-based business transformation, border management, corporate security, change management, and government operations.
Mr. Portelance is on the advisory boards of the U.S. DHS Border Technology Institute (University of Houston), International Border Summit Conference, Can-Am Border Trade Alliance, and Co-Chairs the US-Canada Border Conference.