As an industry leading security provider, Brosnan
® focuses on ways to continiously improve our operational structure, our people and the processes surrounding service
Our Executive Team
Patrick J. Brosnan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brosnan
® Risk Consultants. 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 during his career and was heralded by the Governor as a “one-man
war on crime in New York City.” He was injured in a line-of-duty shooting and retired from the
NYPD as one of the most highly-decorated detectives in the history of the department. Mr. Brosnan
has honed his extensive government experience in fraud detection and prosecution into a unique
investigative resource for the private sector. As CEO of Brosnan
® Risk Consultants, he oversees all protective and investigative operations for Fortune
500 companies, financial institutions, large law firms and high-net worth individuals. Mr. Brosnan
holds a Bachelors Degree in English and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He presently serves
as a security analyst on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and Inside Edition. He is an expert on a range
of topics that include terrorism, active shooter and criminal investigations and has authored
numerous articles in the national media on a wide range of public safety subjects.
Edmund Hartnett brings thirty-two years of prior police management and supervisory experience to
®, 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
John O’Connor is a COO at Brosnan
® Risk Consultants. Mr. O’Connor provides insight and advice relative to company operations,
infrastructure and growth strategies. Mr. O’Connor has over 30 years of experience in senior
leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies. In those roles he has provided proactive innovation
and achieved profitable growth in highly competitive and dynamic business environments. John
is currently the President and Founder of Reahill Services, a business transformation consulting
firm. He was most recently a Partner with KPMG, where he ran the U.S. insurance transformation
practice. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Chief Operations Officer of Endurance Specialty Insurance
where he supported the company’s growth from a start-up to a multi-billiondollar global company.
Prior to Endurance, he was a Partner with Accenture and was responsible for senior client relationships
and large-scale transformation programs. John received his BS in Accounting from Fairfield University.
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
®, 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 competition.
Vice President, NY Operations
Robert Hoyt is a Vice President in BRC’s Security Division. He is a former Lieutenant Commander -
Detective Squad with the Organized Crime Investigation Division in the NYPD. Prior to that, Mr.
Hoyt served as the Commanding Officer of Vice Major Case Unit…as a Module Commander in the Narcotics
Division and as the Special Operations Lieutenant in 42 Precinct. As a Sergeant Mr. Hoyt created
and supervised the 50 Precinct Auto Larceny Team and served as a Squad Sergeant in the Bronx
Rape Apprehension Team. As a Lieutenant Commander Detective Squad, he managed all aspects of
long term investigations relative to organized crime. Mr. Hoyt has more than 22 years of experience
in law enforcement.
Vice President of Finance
Tom Varian is the Vice President of Finance. 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.
Vice President, Special Details
Rich Lava came to Brosnan
® with twenty-three years of law-enforcement experience of which eighteen were in leadership
and management positions followed by twelve years’ financial services sector senior manager experience
with Citigroup. Prior to Brosnan
®, Mr. Lava served as the Regional Director for Citi Security and Investigation Services
for the Northeast US and Canada overseeing security and safety related programs, emergency responses
and investigations for all Citi Bank Branches, major facilities and employees within the region.
Prior to working at Citi, he proudly served 23 years in the New York City Police Department,
rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander of Detectives within the elite Intelligence Division
serving as a platoon commander for the Divisions Protective Intel Unit.
VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION SERVICES
Rick Munoz is VP of Retail Loss Prevention Services at Brosnan
® Risk Consultants. Rick as over 20 years of experience in Retail Loss Prevention and Asset
Protection, experienced in Creation & Development of Loss Prevention Programs, Operations,
Asset Protection enterprise tools, policies, and programs. Rick has held leadership positions
in highly complex environments throughout the US & Canada protecting billions of dollars
in assets for companies including Target, Party City, BCBGMaxAzria, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdales.
® 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.