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
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 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.
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 with in 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 - 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, 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
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.