NEW YORK, April 28, 2010 – Guidepost Solutions LLC announced today that it has acquired SafirRosetti, effective April 30, 2010, bringing together a management team with a wide spectrum of experience across all facets of the security industry. As part of the transaction, Guidepost Solutions Investigations and Security LLC, a provider of investigative and security services, will be integrated into the combined company.
SafirRosetti has long-standing experience and product offerings in accounting and computer forensics, investigations, as well as sophisticated security engineering for new and existing facilities and operations. The Guidepost Solutions management team brings significant market experience in monitoring and compliance. Existing clients for the combined company span the public and private sectors, and include large corporations, law firms, governments, hospitals, universities, hotels, professional sports organizations, among others.
“This transaction brings together a management team that can offer experience, advice and service to clients unlike any other firm in the industry,” said Guidepost Solutions Chairman Bart Schwartz. “I am thrilled to be working alongside industry leader, Joe Rosetti, as well as other senior team members, to offer clients, in a one-stop-shop, a set of expertise in investigations, monitoring, forensics, compliance, and in the high growth security engineering industry, where more sophisticated crimes and heightened global terrorism call for highly developed solutions. Additionally, the convergence of technology and security means that clients are demanding consultants who can design complicated systems that address risks now and in the future. Our combined leadership is better situated to address those issues.”
The Guidepost Solutions team is comprised of highly skilled professionals with experience in law enforcement, private security, public safety, the military, technology, engineering, management and the intelligence community. The management team includes: Bart Schwartz founder of Guidepost Solutions as well as Decision Strategies, an internationally recognized investigative and security firm, which was sold to SPX in 2001. Mr. Schwartz also served under United States Attorney Rudolph Giuliani as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Southern District of New York; Joseph Rosetti, co-founder of SafirRosetti and former Vice Chairman of Kroll Associates where he had responsibility for Corporate Security and Crisis Management; Anthony Lanza of Carriage House Partners whose father Frank was a founder of L-3 Communications; Andrew O’Connell, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Viet Dinh, former United States Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy; Thomas McShane, former chief counsel to the New York State Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics; and Sandy Zirulnik, who has more than 25 years of experience working on major security, fire alarm and low-voltage system projects.
Governments, corporations, academic institutions, and healthcare providers are increasingly outsourcing critical security functions. Guidepost Solutions offers an understanding of the issues surrounding complex projects and ongoing security. The management team is constantly active in the field so that it can remain aware of emerging threats and new technologies and so that it can provide an approach focused on reducing costs, protecting assets and saving lives.
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