Global security firm of SafirRosetti to bring skills and sophisticated know-how to new Latin American operation based in Miami
Seasoned Investigator Robert Levinson to Head New Office
SafirRosetti - the international security and investigation firm headed by the former Commissioner of the New York City police and fire departments, Howard Safir, and former IBM security chief Joseph Rosetti - has announced the opening of a Latin American headquarters based in Miami, on January 27, 2003.
Robert A. Levinson, formerly the CEO of his own investigative firm, will head the division, which is located at 4530 Conference Way South, Boca Raton. The new office will significantly enhance SafirRosetti's accessibility to industries in Latin America and enable the firm, with a strong presence already in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to help companies secure their facilities, fight counterfeiting, conduct due diligence and other investigations on a global scale.
Mr. Safir said, "The addition of Bob Levinson to our team gives us the ability to build a successful Latin American operation able to reach new markets, offering the skill and experience of an extremely seasoned professional."
Mr. Levinson said, "I am proud to join the SafirRosetti team and be part of what is becoming the most important sector of modern business - physical and intellectual security and protection."
Prior to joining SafirRosetti, Mr. Levinson was both the principal of R.A. Levinson & Associates, an investigative security firm, and also the Managing Director in charge of the Miami Office of Decision Strategies. In each of these capacities, Mr. Levinson directed worldwide investigations involving litigation support, the collection of business intelligence, due-diligence, product piracy, and threats to legitimate businesses.
Mr. Levinson was employed by the U.S. Department of Justice for 28 years, serving for six years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in its New York and Denver field offices and also at DEA Headquarters. Subsequently, Mr. Levinson transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and served that agency as a Special Agent in Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
While with the government, Mr. Levinson specialized in the investigation of international organized crime, international fraud, and money laundering activities. He served as a representative of the U.S. on a number of international organized crime task forces attacking such problems as the Colombian drug cartels and the criminal groups operating in the former Soviet Union.
During his government service, Mr. Levinson taught as a guest lecturer at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Academy in Ottawa, Canada, the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia and the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary.
SafirRosetti may be reached in Miami at 561-982-5338.
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SafirRosetti is a full-service security consulting, investigative and intelligence firm based in New York City with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, London and Hong Kong. A subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc. and managed by former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir and former Director of Security at IBM, Joseph Rosetti, SafirRosetti's skilled professionals provide value-added services to corporations, individuals and governments worldwide.