Ron Coleman


Member- Canadian Association of Workplace Investigators
Licensed Ontario Private Investigator

My Background

With over 20 years of commercial experience in the Ottawa aerospace and hi-tech sectors, I bring depth of knowledge, integrity, and practical commercial and legal skills to my workplace investigations practice. But this was not my first career path. Previously I completed a career in the Canadian Forces, first serving as a Search and Rescue Pilot with operational tours of duty covering Western, Northern and Atlantic Canada, and then as a Legal Officer for personnel matters with the Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General (JAG). I retired from the Canadian Forces with the rank of Major.

More recently I held the position of Corporate Counsel at a rapidly growing Ottawa aerospace technology firm, EMS Technologies Canada. While at EMS, amongst other responsibilities I was the corporate HR liaison with outside legal counsel on matters relating to personnel conduct, ethical compliance, and employment law. I have an extensive background in personnel-related workplace investigations, including interviewing, incident reconstruction, and evidence collection and analysis. I apply this practical experience, along with my legal writing skills, to provide clients with thorough, impartial, and legally supportable third-party workplace investigations covering a wide range of potential workplace misconduct. I have a Canadian PWGSC security clearance.


Pathfinder Contracts / Pathfinder Investigations – Principal
Canadian Bank Note Company – Contract
EMS Technologies Canada – Corporate Counsel / Director


LLB, Law – Queen’s University
B.A., Poli Sci – University of Waterloo

Member – Canadian Association of Workplace Investigators
Licensed Ontario Private Investigator

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