As an industry leading security provider, Brosnan focuses on ways to continiously
improve our operational structure, our people and the processes surrounding service delivery
Our Executive Team
Patrick J. Brosnan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick J. Brosnan is the founder and CEO of Brosnan. Mr. Brosnan is a former NYPD detective with extensive field experience
in the Robbery/Gun Squad and the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Mr. Brosnan was selected as the New York State
Police Officer of the Year for investigative skills that led to the arrests of over 900 violent criminals and
the seizure of over 300 loaded handguns during his career and was heralded by the Governor as a “one-man war
on crime in New York City.”
Edmund Hartnett brings thirty-two years of prior police management and supervisory experience to Brosnan, rising from NYPD
police officer to the rank of Deputy Chief. Chief Hartnett commanded several NYPD units including the Drug
Enforcement Task Force and the Intelligence Division. He then served as Police Commissioner of Yonkers, the
fourth largest city in New York State, from 2006 through 2011. As part of The Bratton Group, Mr. Hartnett then
worked with former NYPD Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, on police consulting projects in Los Angeles, Oakland
CA, Detroit and Baltimore. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University, a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration from Marist College and a Certificate in Police Management from the Columbia University Graduate
School of Business. Mr. Hartnett has been company president since February of 2013.
Chief Operations Officer
Senior Vice President, Security Services North America
Mike DePaolis is the Senior Vice President for Brosnan. Mr. DePaolis was a Second Grade Homicide Detective with the NYPD
for over twenty years. In that capacity, Mr. DePaolis worked on many highly sensitive assignments developing
intelligence vital to the safety and security of the city of New York. Most recently, Mr. DePaolis has managed
an ongoing security detail for a National Basketball Association franchise, and managed the security of more
than eighty banks in the New York Metropolitan area.
Senior Vice President, Security Services
Matthew Helenek is the Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Brosnan. Matthew is a graduate of Pace University’s
Pforzheimer Honors College with a degree in Criminal Justice., specializing in Crime Prevention through Environmental
Design. Since joining Brosnan, Matthew has excelled managing some of our largest security accounts in our retail
and bank security sectors. His experience and knowledge in the field has given Brosnan Risk a step above the
Senior Vice President, Investigations
George served as a detective within the Organized Crime Control Bureau’s Narcotics Division and the Detective Bureau. As
a sergeant he was assigned as an investigator within the Internal Affairs Bureau. Mr. Kline was also assigned
to the FBI/NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force where he was in command of four teams of investigators tasked
with performing international terrorism investigations, responding to threats on the homeland and gathering
intelligence on terrorists and terrorist organizations.
Vice President, NY Operations
Robert Hoyt is a Vice President in BRC’s Security Division. He is a former Lieutenant Commander of the Detective Squad Organized
Crime Investigation Division in the NYPD. Mr. Hoyt previously served as a Lieutenant – Commanding Officer,
Lieutenant – Module Commander, Lieutenant – Special Operations and a Sergeant in the 50 Precinct in the Bronx.
As a Lieutenant Commander Detetive Squad he managed all aspects of long term investigations relative to organized
crime. Mr. Hoyt has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement.
Vice President, Sales
Tom Varian has joined the Brosnan Risk Consultants team as Vice President of Sales. Previously, Tom held senior leadership
roles and served as the Founder/ Chief Executive Officer, Regional Vice President for Sales, Regional Operations
Manager, for several public and private companies, including Riva Payment Solutions, JPMorgan Chase Bank, &
Party City Holdings, Inc. Tom is an expert on a range of topics that include, developing powerful sales strategies,
the art of networking, and interpreting and utilizing financial data to drive operational efficiencies across
all functional business units of an organization.
Brosnan has assembled a team of highly skilled, uniquely qualified Senior Consultants that sets us apart from our competitors.
Brosnan Senior Consultants include investment bankers, forensic accountants, former prosecutors, defense attorneys,
police executives, former homicide investigators, former criminal investigators, counter terrorism and intelligence
gathering experts, business leaders, police training and accreditation experts, surveillance specialists, safety
and security professionals and cybercrime investigators.