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"Security & Investigations Entrepreneurship 101"

Friday, May 12, 2023


Are you interested in opening your own security and/or investigations business? Come join us at this fun and informative event! This event will feature a panel of experts, including licensing, sales and banking representatives, and experienced entrepreneurs, who will educate participants on the business of providing security & investigative services. Topics will include obtaining a license, registering a business, advertising it, selecting a specialty area, creating a fee schedule and building a client base. Breakfast will be served. Participants will be provided with a certificate upon completion.

Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Student Dining Hall

General Admission: $50

Current John Jay Students: $25

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Chelsea Binns, Director, Center for Private Security & Safety

Anthony Gentile, Associate Director, Center for Private Security & Safety


9:30AM-10:00AM ~ LICENSING


Representative, NY State Licensing Division


10:00AM-10:30AM ~ BANKING


Lynn Kellar, Vice President, Small Business Banking, Bank of America




10:45AM-11:15AM ~ SALES


Mordechay Givoni, Vice President of Sales at Kent Services



John Espina, President and Founder, True Blue Consulting 

Keith Oringer, President, Security ProAdvisors

Matthew Spaier, Founder and President of Satellite Investigations

Emmanuelle Welch, Owner and Lead Investigator, French Connection Research

Speaker Biographies


Chelsea Binns, Director, Center for Private Security & Safety

Chelsea Binns is an Assistant Professor at the world-famous John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to joining John Jay, she conducted investigations in several prominent organizations, including the NYC Department of Investigation, the NY State Office of the Attorney General, Morgan Stanley & Citibank. Chelsea has a doctorate degree in Criminal Justice from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Licensed Private Investigator (LPI). She has published four books, The Art of Investigation Revisited: Practical Tips from the Experts (CRC Press, June 2023), The Art of Investigation (CRC Press, 2020), Safety & Security in Hotels and Home Sharing (Springer, 2020) and Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance & Assessment (CRC Press, 2017) and her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Security Journal.


Anthony Gentile, Assistant Director, Center for Private Security & Safety

Anthony Gentile

Senior Adjunct with the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management., CEO for the Center for Private Security and Safety and Director of the Security Leadership Society. The Security Advisor to Newtown CT, BOE since January 2013. President and CEO of Global Protection Management, LLC a nationally recognized security company since June 2012.

Matthew Spaier, Founder and President of Satellite Investigations

Matthew Spaier is the owner of Satellite Investigations in New York City - the number one Plaintiff Personal Injury Investigation firm. PI Magazine voted him the 2021 Investigator Of The Year. He currently serves on the board of the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS) as the 1st Vice-President and will run in an election for President in 2023. He is also the Region 2 Director for the National Council of Investigative and Security Services (NCISS) Matthew is a Partner for Justice with New York State Trial Lawyers Association. You can hear Matthew every week on PI-Perspectives, a podcast for investigative professionals with over 200 Episodes. In 2019 he launched an online community called This digital community boasts nearly 600 members of investigative professionals in the United States and around the world. Matthew graduated from John Jay College in 1996 with a BS degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in police science. 

Emmanuelle Welch, Owner and Lead Investigator, French Connection Research

Emmanuelle Welch is a private investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner and OSINT intelligence analysis, principal at French Connection Research (, a Brooklyn-based investigative agency licensed in New York State and Washington, DC. Founded in 2004 as a cross-Atlantic research business, the agency has branched out into all sorts of international investigations, with an emphasis on searching for timely, accurate, and actionable intelligence to assist private and public sector clients. Emmanuelle graduated from School of Journalism and Communication of Aix-Marseille with a MA degree in Journalism and enjoyed a first career as a radio, print, Web reporter and TV producer.

John Espina, President and Founder, TrueBlue Consulting LLC.

John Espina is the President and CEO of TrueBlue Consulting, LLC which he founded in December of 2020. John began his career in public service in 1985, where he worked as a classroom paraprofessional for the NYC Board of Education at Walton Hs in the Bronx. John worked his way up in the career ladder program, attending school part-time at night at Herbert H. Lehman College C.U.N.Y. also in the Bronx. In 1987, John began to attend full-time in the evening, as he was asked to play for the Men’s Basketball team after he was observed playing in a pick-up game with members of the team. Upon graduating in 1991 with a BS in Computing & Management, John began to teach for the Board of Ed as a bilingual Math teacher and as one of the deans of discipline at DeWitt Clinton H.S. 

In 1994, John left teaching and began his career in law enforcement for the Nassau County Police Department in Long Island, NY. John worked his way from Uniform Patrol and was promoted to the Detective Division in 2005. While in the Detective Division, John was assigned to the Third Squad for 8 years until he earned his assignment to Homicide Squad. In 2014, John was promoted to Sergeant and eventually retired as a Detective Sergeant from the First Squad in 2018. After serving the residents of Nassau County for over 23 years, John worked briefly for GEICO as an investigator in their Special Investigations Unit, until he seized the opportunity to work in Higher Education as the Director of Campus Security for New York Institute of Technology. While working at NYIT, John had the foresight to establish his own consulting company, and ascertained his NYS Private Investigator’s license in 2021. John continued to work at NYIT until September of 2021, and since then, he was able to focus his attention on growing his business. John enjoys time with his family, vacationing, and golf in his spare time.


Keith Oringer, President, Security ProAdvisors

Keith Oringer is founder and president of Security ProAdvisors, with extensive experience in acquisitions, and more than thirty years of executive experience in the security guard industry. Keith began his career at Wells Fargo Guard Services (Borg Warner Protective Services, Inc.) in various operational roles. He later joined U.S. Security Associates, Inc. as a shareholder and the third employee. From inception, Keith was instrumental in building U.S. Security Associates over 20 years to more than $1.2 billion in revenue, and 46,000 employees and was president of a $100 million revenue business unit. As president of Security ProAdvisors, Keith represents sellers of security guard companies, and provides valuation and consulting services. Keith was a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA in Finance from Pace University, and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from S.U.N.Y. Binghamton.  He also was a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of AWZ HLS, a Canadian-based technology fund for homeland security.

Lynn Kellar, Vice President, Small Business Banking, Bank of America

Lynn Kellar

Lynn is a Vice President of Small Business Banking at Bank of America. Prior to Bank of America, she held roles at Wells Fargo, Chase Bank and Santander. She assists business clients by providing them with financial solutions that help fit their needs & help them plan for future growth. From managing cash flow to finding tools for their every day business operations, she helps clients focus on their priorities. Lynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting from Berkeley College.

Mordechay Givoni, Vice President of Sales at Kent Services

Mordechay Givoni, CPP. Veteran from The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Served in Israel’s Special Forces in Southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Awarded IDF’s Lebanon war campaign medal for combat service. Certified Protection Professional. Board Certified in Security Management. ASIS NYC Chapter, CPP Continuing Education Committee Chair. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in business and a Master’s degree in business management & leadership from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Resides with his wife two daughters in South Orange, NJ.





Opening Remarks - Dr. Joseph Erardi, Superintendent of Schools, Newton, CT


Emerging Safety Issues in Crowd - Mark Camillo, Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College
The safety of crowds is of paramount importance. This instructional block will examine the types of crowds a school facility might encounter whether it is celebratory, sporting or festival in nature. Best practices will be shared and case studies examined. Participants will learn about crowd dynamics with regard to how they are influenced by factors such as crowd density and crowd energy.


Critical Mistakes in School Security - Craig Gundry, VP at Critical Intervention Services
Survey the seven most critical mistakes and misunderstandings encountered in school security and emergency management plans and outline effective solutions for addressing these common problems.


Desktop/ Tabletop Mock Disaster Drills - Michael Herrera, CEO at MHA Consulting
It has been proven that you “play” like you practice! To begin playing at a higher level, tabletop mock disaster exercise drills need to be conducted to exercise your response and recovery capabilities. During this session, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful tabletop mock disaster exercise drill that will exercise your teams and plans in a controlled environment. We will organize attendees into a Crisis Management Team and respond to a simulated scenario impacting an educational institution to give you a flavor of what you can expect.



Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: John Jay College, 9th Floor Conference Room

Course Fee: $125

Discount Fee: $100 for Veterans and John Jay students, alumni, faculty and staff

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Often employees encounter issues when transitioning between the public and private sector. This symposium will demonstrate how an individual can successfully transition themselves between the public and private sectors. The symposium will cover the steps and processes to a successful, rewarding transition by highlighting the following topics:


The first part of the Symposium will cover these topics:

1. Matching Public Service Experiences with Private Sector Opportunities

2. Identifying Career Opportinities in the Private Sector for former Public Service Professionals


The second part of the Symposium will stress the set-up of a business by:

1. Identifying Licensure and Reglatory Requirements for Individuals, Consultants, and Security Business Owners

2. Demonstrate Complimentary yet Distinct Differences in Professional Approaches employed by Public and Private Sector interests

3. Advise on how to Create and Market a Security Firm, an Investigative Service, and Security Guard Business

4. Highlight Revenue and Income Potential from a Successful Transition


Instructed By:

  • Mark Camillo, Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Matthiessen, Adjunct Prfessor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President/ Director of Security for the National Hockey League
  • Anthony Gentile, Adjunct Prfessor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Mary Raymond, Director of Security for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Erica Harrison, American Society for Industrial Security, Director of Security
  • James Tchir, New Jersey State Police


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Date: October 18, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Location: TBA

Course Fee: $129

Discount Fee: $99 before September 1, 2016

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This seminar provides a framework for searching and analyzing publicly available online content by utilizing advanced web searches.  You will gain experience in information gathering strategies that will help you learn more about individuals, companies, and entities as well as what is out there about you and your business or client.  Intelligence gathering processes and web strategies include advanced Google searches, specific person searches and social network data mining (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).  Social network data mining includes real time searches that can alert you to pending incidents, such as a protest or demonstration being planned geographically or targeting your facility. In addition we will cover search anonymization, website evaluation and photograph searches/hidden information.  The methods taught are possible with basic internet skills.  This course is open to security professionals as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Registrants are strongly encouraged to bring personal laptops to perform real time searches.
Instructed By: Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Township Police Department
Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: 2200A, North Hall Building 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Course Fee: $75
Discount: $65 for Veterans & John Jay students, alumni, faculty & staff




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