StoneGate Associates


About Us

Founded in 2003, StoneGate Associates (SGA) is a recognized leader providing Security, Fire Safety, Emergency Management and Health, Safety and Environmental Regulatory Compliance consulting services. Our services have helped companies, government agencies and individuals mitigate risk, and ensure regulatory compliance with Federal and State agencies.

SGA's clients include Fortune 100 companies, healthcare facilities, academic institutions (both K-12 and College and University), real estate development, non-profit organizations, government agencies, financial institutions and manufacturing environments.

SGA professionals possess years of law enforcement, private security, fire safety and emergency management project management experience that guide our clients as they manage risks and regulation in today's world.



SGA Team

Managing director

Marcus DePontes

Mr. DePontes has been the Managing Director for StoneGate Associates (“SGA”) since 2003 and is responsible for the day to day management of the consulting firm.

Prior to founding SGA, he served for twelve years as a Project Manager for the PMK Group and the Manager of Public Safety & Security for Morristown Memorial Hospital (600-bed trauma center), The Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute of Morristown Memorial (ARI), The Dialysis Center of Northwest Jersey, 111 Madison Ambulatory Surgery Center and the 95 Madison Avenue Annex.

He has developed numerous safety, fire safety, security and emergency management programs for a variety of industries including: Public Schools (K-12), Colleges and Universities and Healthcare facilities, Financial Institutions, Corporations, Houses of Worship and Manufacturing environments . In addition, he has assisted dozens of healthcare facilities with Environment of Care compliance programs including Safety Committee development, training, and regulatory compliance.

He is the former Education Committee Chairman for the Morris County Emergency Preparedness Infrastructure Advisory Group. In this capacity he assisted in coordinating security and emergency response procedures and protocols for schools (K-12) and Colleges/Universities in Morris County.

Mr. DePontes is currently an Adjunct Professor at Caldwell University teaching “School Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness For K-12 School Leaders” for the PhD Leadership Program.


Vice President Strategic Planning

Errol Brudner 

Mr. Brudner is a retired Captain of Police having served 25 years with the Montclair Police Department.

Over 40 years experience in law enforcement and private security, investigations and emergency management leadership. Recently retired from Atlantic Health System serving as Director Protection and Security Services / Emergency Management responsible for  security, emergency management and investigations. Chaired the Workplace Violence Prevention Committee, Emergency Management Committee and Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Served on the New Jersey Hospital Association Emergency Preparedness Task Force, NJ Homeland Security Active Shooter Task Force, Business Executives for National Security Operating Council, New Jersey Business Force Security Council, FBI InfraGuard, UASI (Urban Areas Security Initiatives), Essex County Chiefs of Police Association, Union County Crime Stoppers and several emergency preparedness committees for local jurisdictions.

Currently an Adjunct Professor at Caldwell University teaching “School Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness For K-12 School Leaders” for the PhD Leadership Program.

Senior project manager

Roger S. Terry

Roger Terry is Senior Command level law enforcement professional and executive with significant experience in command leadership, organizational management and security operations. He has special experience handling high-level security, confidential and sensitive assignments. Throughout his tenor as career law enforcement officer Roger has received training at the NJ State Academy for special services, narcotics intervention and case management and emergency response management. Roger is a reliable, focused, and respected leader with a proven record of accomplishment. He has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for leadership, achievement, and service.

Mr. Terry served as a law enforcement officer for 35 years, rising from the position of Patrolman, through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Police for a major metropolitan region Police Department with oversight of over 110 sworn personnel and budget in excess of $11,000,000.

Upon his retirement from the Montclair Police Department in 2008, Roger Terry was elected to office of Deputy Mayor in the Township Of Montclair, NJ and as Township Councilor –At-large with strong communication skills and excellent organizational capabilities.


project manager

David McCabe

Dave has been a professional fire fighter for 20 years with the Bloomfield Fire Department. During those 20 years he has been a fire officer for the last 8 years and currently holds the rank of Captain. He is a trained self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) technician and he is fire pump and Ariel ladder operations certified.

He has served four years as a Fire Safety Coordinator for The Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey two years as Fire Safety Coordinator for the General Hospital Center @ Passaic in Passaic, New Jersey and two years as the Fire Safety Coordinator for Overlook Hospital.

He has received three special recognition awards for saving the lives of trapped victims.