Our Team

LinkedIn Icon Peter V. Seneca, Partner

Peter is a co-founder of Securitas Global Risk Solutions.  He also heads the Credit Solutions department which provides innovative structures that mitigate solvency risk.  Prior to Securitas, he was a Vice President of Euler Hermes ACI, the largest mono-line credit insurer in the world.  Prior to this, he spent seven years as a a commercial lender and credit analyst with First Union National Bank where he designed and delivered complex financing  solutions.  He holds a surplus lines authority distinction, which allows him access to foreign and alien insurers to provide insurance coverage for nonstandard or unique risks. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in management and received the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor for economics.

LinkedIn Icon Kirk J. Elken, Partner

Kirk is a co-founder of Securitas Global Risk Solutions.  He responsible for developing trade credit and political risk insurance solutions to meet our clients’ needs. His prior experience includes eight years of international sales management at Federal Express Corporation where he focused on foreign supply chain solutions.  Kirk also worked for two enterprise software companies, directing sales efforts in the Mid Atlantic region. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, and earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Villanova University.

Matthew P. Stewart, Partner

Matt joined Securitas to establish a Trade Support business from Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) and the US.   The business expansion is focused on facilitating trade between the US and countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining Securitas, Matt worked over 15 years in Commercial Banking for such banks as Citibank, PNC Bank and Sovereign Santander.  After completing PNC’s corporate credit training program in 1997, he focused on executing due diligence and underwriting credit for middle market clients for much of his banking career.  As a SVP at Citibank, he was responsible for originating and underwriting the credit exposure for a new middle market loan portfolio at Citi’s de-novo Commercial Banking operation in Philadelphia. Matt graduated from Baylor University with a BBA and a double major in Accounting and Economics.  He received the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor for Economics in 1996.

Pamela M. Bates, Partner

Pamela advises companies on strategy and policy as well as to provide solutions for mitigating risk in overseas markets.  Prior to joining Securitas, Pamela managed global diplomatic engagements for over two decades as a U.S. diplomat for the Department of State. During her tenure at the State Department, she focused on trade and energy advocacy projects in Latin America, Europe and Asia including managing negotations and handling strategic communications. She represented the United States at several international organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Energy Agency and the World Trade Organization, where she specialized in achieving consensus among multiple stakeholders. Pamela has lived and worked internationally for over half of her career including long term assignments in France, Germany, Switzerland and Brazil; she is fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish. Pamela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies and an M.B.A from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher B. White, Partner

Chris joined Securitas to run the Capital Solutions department.  His areas of responsibility include capital sourcing, asset acquisition and disposition, structured finance and credit enhancement. Prior to joining Securitas, he was President of Cypress Financial, a provider of structured finance transactions to corporate borrowers and lenders.  Chris was also a Vice President of AIG Trading Corporation, a AAA rated subsidiary of the American International Group with over $500 billion in assets. While at AIG, he was responsible for originating, structuring and trading physical commodities and financial indices, and providing derivative financing.