The Claviger Team

Bruce Parkman, Owner and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Parkman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Macalan Group of companies.

Mr. Parkman entered the Army in 1980 and spent 21 years in the service, including 18 years as a Green Beret serving in a variety of assignments in 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups and with the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School before retiring as a Sergeant Major in May of 2001.  

During this time he traveled to numerous countries in Europe and Latin America serving in the El Salvadoran conflict as a Combat Advisor from 1990 to 1991 and leading the first Special Operations Command and Control Element (SOCCE) into Kosovo to support Operation JOINT GUARD in 1999.

After retirement and post 9-11, he deployed overseas as a technician in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and used his experience as a defense contractor to start NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. with his business partner.  Since 2001, his leadership and guidance enabled the company to become the industry standard in the provision of services to government and commercial clients including technical and tactical training, cyber security services and aviation support.  Under Bruce, NEK expanded to a $150M Group of companies with a worldwide presence in the U.S., U.A.E, Europe and Australia. 

In 2012, NEK divested its tactical training Portfolio and Bruce retained Claviger (then called NEK Australia) and NEK’s Intelligence, Cyber and International training portfolios, renaming it The Macalan Group (TMG). 

Bruce graduated from Methodist College with honours (Summa Cum Laude) receiving a B.S. in Business Administration and from Webster University with a M.A. in Security Administration.  He is also a founding Director of the Green Beret Foundation, Chairman of the Board for the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation and the head of integration for Project Next Ridgeline, an initiative to help veterans reintegrate into society. LinkedIn

Our Staff

Our handpicked team comprises dedicated, experienced professionals from military, law enforcement and intelligence backgrounds.

Claviger staff members have honed their skills through investigative, security and leadership roles, including in operational deployments in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

Having paired this experience with a proven ability to train, develop and mentor staff, our team can successfully develop and deliver technical, intelligence, security and specialist programs to meet your individual needs.