Mr. Greg Pearson is the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of FocusPoint International. Greg is an industry veteran with over 30 years of proven experience in the security and risk management space. Greg has successfully led diverse teams engaged in executing critical missions for both public and private organizations, operating globally in well over 120 countries. Greg’s experience and exposure include living and working overseas while serving in rapid deployment units as a non-commissioned officer in the US Army; as a law enforcement officer with the State of California; and as an executive engaged in scaling businesses through strategic mergers, acquisitions, and organic growth.
Greg has a passion for scaling growth-oriented businesses, product innovation, and market disruption. Core competencies and areas of focus center on crisis management, with an emphasis on advising and responding to matters related to kidnap for ransom, extortion, political risks, and travel risk management. Greg is the chief architect of CAP, the company’s flagship travel assistance solution, that addresses medical and travel security-related issues that impact business and leisure travelers.
Greg earned his education in crisis management and strategic leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a frequent speaker and has written and contributed to articles on travel risk management, security implications in emerging markets, kidnap for ransom, and crisis management. He is a member of several industry-specific trade organizations and a constituent of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
Dr.Michael Odinet is the Chief Medical Officer for FocusPoint International. Dr. Odinet was born and raised in Arabi La. He attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the football team and graduated with a BS in Microbiology. Dr. Odinet then attended medical school at LSUHSC in New Orleans, graduating in 2002. Michael completed four years of Emergency Medicine residency training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, where he served as chief resident in his last year. During that time, Dr. Odinet coordinated all resident duties and schedules during hurricane Katrina and spent 6 days in the hospital caring for patients with minimal resources and no power. After the evacuation, he led efforts to perform search and rescue for trapped citizens in their homes. Coordinating with the military, he then set up mobile medical units throughout the city to care for patients 24 hours a day until rescue efforts were completed. Dr. Odinet eventually established a temporary hospital, while revisions could be made to the LSU interim hospital that is being used today.
After completion of his training, Dr. Odinet was offered a full-time academic faculty position at LSU. He accepted this while also pursuing medicine for a private practice, which brought him to Lafayette in 2006. Dr. Odinet has served on the Medical Executive Committee for the last 3 years at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital.