Appointment to the Grand ISS Board of Directors

Appointment to the Grand ISS Board of Directors

Alan P. Lazar, Managing Director of Heritage International Group, was elected to the Grand ISS board and brings a diversity of leadership experience across global industries.

St. Petersburg, FL – September 5, 2007:  Grand ISS, a global provider of security, risk management, private intelligence and investigatory solutions, announced today that Alan P. Lazar, Managing Director of the Heritage International Group, a British corporation specializing in the financial and physical protection of corporate, government, and high net worth clients, has joined its board.   

Mr. Lazar is an accomplished business professional who for over 30 years has been active in the banking and insurance industries.  He formerly served in various positions with Lloyd’s of London, William Brandts Merchant Bank, C.E. Heath & Co Ltd., and Lowndes Lambert International Ltd. / Hill Samuel Bank.  Since 1984, Mr. Lazar has been the founder and Managing Director of the Heritage Group of companies, which is England-based with representative offices in Germany, Netherlands, Panama, Spain, and the U.S.

"Alan is recognized for his impressive combination of strategic, financial, and operating experience which makes him the ideal choice to step into this important role,” said Grand ISS President and CEO, Ralph Frasca.  “Given our respective areas of expertise, his proven global and multi-business leadership will be of considerable value to Grand ISS as we continue to sharpen our expansion strategy and capitalize on growth potential opportunities around the world.”

Mr. Lazar commented, “I am enthusiastic to join this board and work with this experienced management team on a common mission. Grand ISS offers innovative solutions that address risks across a range of today’s complex environments; and I will endeavor to contribute to the execution and financial discipline of the company’s long-term business strategy.”  

“We are fortunate to have Alan serve on our board,” said Steven C. Purl, COO of Grand ISS.  “We value his insightful guidance to help take us through our next stages of growth, and believe that his wealth of experience and demonstrated capabilities will accelerate our momentum to expand our footprint in critical markets worldwide.” 


Grand ISS is an employee-owned, full service global provider of security, risk mitigation, private intelligence and investigatory solutions.  The company services commercial, private, and government entities; and specializes in highly challenging protection assignments ─ including counterterrorism operations, training, and tactical support ─ around the world. Its international network assembles experienced professionals in every security and investigative niche with forensic experts and state-of-the-art technologies for the primary purposes of reducing exposure to risk, and maximizing successful resolution of investigation and litigation matters. Additionally, the company maintains strategic relationships with a number of best of breed organizations operating internationally to maximize its service portfolio capabilities, multiply effectiveness, improve marketing efforts, and drive growth initiatives in public and private entities in diverse industries. Grand ISS is co-located in St. Petersburg , Florida and Swindon , England .  For more information, call 727.797.6545 or visit online at

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