Richard “Bo” Dietl was a New York City Police Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985. Bo was one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department, with several thousand arrests to his credit. There were two particular cases that represent his career highlights. The first was what former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch labeled “...the most vicious crime in New York City history” (1981) which involved a nun who was raped and tortured in an East Harlem convent as 27 crosses were carved into her by two men, who later confessed and were convicted. The second was the Palm Sunday Massacre in 1984, which was one of New York City’s most bloody mass slayings, of ten people. Bo was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects in both cases.
In 1986, Bo was nominated for the U.S. Congress by the Republican and Conservative parties of New York State for the 6th Congressional District (to fill the seat of the late Joseph Addabbo). In a 7-1 Democratic District, the Rev. Floyd Flake edged out Bo by a mere 2,500 votes - one of the closest races in New York history.
In 1989 President George Bush appointed Bo as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission. In 1994 Governor George E. Pataki appointed Bo Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. He served as Security Consultant to the National Republican Convention and as Director of Security for the New York State Republican Convention.
Richard “Bo” Dietl is the Founder & Chairman of Beau Dietl & Associates.
Founded in 1985, Beau Dietl & Associates has grown to become one of the premier investigative and security firms in the nation and is a full service organization providing a wide variety of investigative and security services to corporate and individual clients worldwide. In 2010, Bo formed Beau Dietl Consulting Services (BDCS), his company recruits temporary and permanent placements in the IT, Finance, and Business verticals for global leaders and Fortune 500 companies with clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Ernst & Young to name a few.
Bo is a Fox News and Business contributor, his commentary is called upon countless times for his expertise on current events happening nationwide. For the past 26 years he has been a weekly guest on Imus in the Morning, and appears on several other Fox shows on a regular basis.
From Sidewalk to Cyberspace…
Bo continues to succeed by staying at the forefront of evolving corporate and security advances to ensure all new challenges are met. Bo’s cyber division, Electronic Risk Management Solutions (ERMS) is always one step ahead of hackers and security systems most companies are using. His advanced security suite, developed by head Cyber Intelligence Specialists is state of the art technology for anti hacking.
As Chairman of Security Solutions, Bo has amassed a team of renowned security experts to provide the highest level of professional computer network security for multi-national corporations to small businesses.
Bo Dietl is also the Founder and Chairman of a revolutionary software tool for parents called Bo Dietl’s One Tough ComputerCop. The software was developed to significantly increase parent’s ability to protect their children from online predators.
NetWolves Corp. announced they were teaming with Gateway to have the software installed on all Gateway consumer market computers. The software has been approved by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and has been featured on America’s Most Wanted. Bo is proud to be a principal of NetWolves, an innovator of the software system called the Fox Box. NetWolves recently inked a deal with General Electric for worldwide installation of NetWolves technology.
Bo is Chairman of the Board for Document Capture Technologies, Inc. (DCT), the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of mobile document capture solutions. Since 1998, DCT has supplied over 4 million scanning devices, along with proprietary software for custom integrations for OEMs, VARS, etc., and now has recently partnered with N.C.R. Bo serves as a primary consultant to several different companies, such as Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Inc., the EMC Corporation, RSA – the security division of EMC. Bo also has an extended reach in the Real Estate business with Steve Witkoff as his Partner in some of the finest buildings in New York.
Bo is the co-author of the book “One Tough Cop”, which is a story about his life as a New York City police detective. The movie version of “One Tough Cop” was made into a major motion picture. Bo’s next book, entitled “Business Lunchatations”, a story about networking and business strategies hit stores in April 2005, ranking #5 on Amazon’s Business Best Seller List. Since then, Bo has embraced many faceted roles in the industry such as Associate Producer for the movie “The Bone Collector” and Producer for the movie “Table One.” Bo entered into the television realm as an Executive Producer of ABC’s “The Runner” which was to be released back in 2002. He also was Executive Producer of “The Gray Area” on CBS TV.
Over the years Bo has taken an active interest in many charities and continues to endorse and support such foundations as:
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, New York City Police & Fireman Widow & Children, CJ Foundation of SIDS, Tomorrows Children Fund, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, Hemophilia Assoc., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Mothers Voices are among a few.
Behind the brawn lies a big heart. . .
In 2007, after Bo’s Fiancé, Margo Urban was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin’s and non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he agreed to be honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award along with Margo as “Cancer Survivor of the Year.” In one night over 1.3 million dollars was raised for The Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CRT)
Bo’s dedication and affinity to The American Heart Association contributed to the overwhelming success of their 2011 Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball in which he played a key role in raising over $500,000 - the event made more than it ever had in previous years.
Upon hearing of the tragedy of slain police officer Peter Figoski in December 2011, Bo was very moved to become involved in raising funds for the education and well being of Officer Figoski’s four daughters. Bo’s efforts have resulted in contributions in excess of $200,000 and he is still tallying more and more numbers each day. Officer Figoski was a 22 year NYPD veteran awarded for exceptional policy duty at the 75th Precinct, the last place Bo served before he retired due to an injury.
Mr. Ciravolo joined the New York City Police Department in 1968. As a Police Officer he was assigned to the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights, 42nd Precinct in the South Bronx, The Street Crime Unit, and The Organized Crime Control Bureau.
Upon his promotion to Sargeant, he served on patrol in the 1st Precinct covering the Financial District and SoHo. He was then assigned to Manhattan South Field Internal Affairs Unit. This was followed by assignments as Executive Officer of the 104 Detective Squad in Maspeth Queens. Mr Ciravolo was then named Commanding Officer of the Crimes Against Senior Citizen Squad. He was then placed as the lead Supervisor of the Zodiac Task Force in the summer of 1990. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant he was made the Commanding Officer of the 115th Detective Squad in Jackson Heights.
Mr Ciravolo has made in excess of 1,000 arrests and has numerous department citations. He was the recipient of the prestigious Chief of Detectives Award.
Upon retiring in 1992, Mr Ciravolo became a NYS licensed Private Investigator. He has been an integral part of BDA for the past 15 years and is currently our Senior Investigator.
Stephen Hollowell joined Beau Dietl & Associates (BDA) in 2013 and currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President. A highly recognized security industry professional, he has had a successful tenure in law enforcement with Scotland Yard, followed by prestigious Security Directorships at prominent institutions, as well as senior leadership roles in corporate security.
Mr. Hollowell provides leadership to BDA in the development and implementation of strategic security programs, and manages all operations for corporate security, investigations and security personnel. Mr. Hollowell is also responsible for strengthening the company’s business units, overseeing relationship management that will foster and grow the company’s current client base.
Mr. Hollowell brings to Beau Dietl & Associates more than 25 years of security leadership, innovation and implementation with extensive knowledge and expertise in identifying, analyzing and developing mitigation strategies that minimize liability for a wide range of threats on a global basis for complex business environments. He has created innovative strategies that have enhanced the security and protection of a company’s assets and the safety of personnel; developed and implemented operational policies and procedures that limited exposure and protected business reputations; provided customized security and safety training; strengthened physical and intellectual protection; and established crisis preparedness, business continuity and disaster recovery plans that incorporated safety and fire prevention policies.
As the Senior Director in the Corporate Division at Kroll Associates’ headquarters, Mr. Hollowell was a leading executive in Kroll’s Security Services Group, which had full responsibility for multi-layered national and international projects. His management of these multifaceted projects required coordination with major international businesses including global law firms, international and regional law enforcement as well as global private security companies. In the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, for example, Mr. Hollowell led and managed an international team of security experts to conduct in-depth threat and vulnerability assessments for the diverse portfolio of infrastructures owned by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, including airports, tunnels and bridges. He also employed his expertise in areas involving threat/vulnerability assessments and mitigation strategies, emergency management and business continuity plans, policy development, security force restructuring, criminal and civil investigations, physical security, executive protection, event security, proprietary information protection programs and loss prevention.
Mr. Hollowell has developed numerous executive protection strategies for Fortune 500 companies, both within the United States and Europe, including threat assessments with protocols tailored for C-level personal protection and international dignitaries.
Mr. Hollowell held the position of Director of Public Safety for John Jay College, one of the preeminent criminal justice colleges in the United States. He managed the security and safety of the College, its personnel and assets as well as the institution’s recovery during two historic crises: Hurricane Sandy (2012) and Tropical Storm Irene (2011).
Mr. Hollowell was the Director of Security and Safety for two of the most prominent cultural institutions in New York City: the American Museum of Natural History and the Brooklyn Academy of Music [BAM] where he restructured the security departments and enhanced the physical protection of their personnel and assets. Mr. Hollowell is the Founder & Principal of Cerberus Security Services, a New York City security firm that focused on corporate security and crisis management.
As a Detective Sergeant for many years with New Scotland Yard, Mr. Hollowell’s responsibilities included acting as First Responder to numerous major terrorist acts in Central London. He also managed a team of detectives investigating serious criminal activity; Mr. Hollowell founded South London’s Beat Crime Squad that brought about a dramatic reduction in crime. He also led a team of officers in quelling the worst post-WWII civil unrest in London.
Mr. Hollowell is a native of England, but has lived in the United States for more than 20 years. The American Society has also designated him as Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) for Industrial Security. Mr. Hollowell is a member of the prestigious American Society of Industrial Security and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
Kenneth D. Arbeeny is General Counsel to the nationally known security and investigations company, Beau Dietl & Associates, and to its Chairman, Richard “Bo” Dietl, and Mr. Arbeeny is actively engaged in his own boutique real estate practice for internationally recognized brands, retailers, developers, lending institutions and insurance companies.
Before joining Beau Dietl & Associates in 2002, Mr. Arbeeny was engaged exclusively in private practice and of counsel to the New York law firm Piliero Goldstein Jenkins & Sullivan, LLP and counsel to the New York office of the Chicago-based law firm Mayer, Brown where he represented banks and other institutional lenders, developers, insurance companies and manufacturers in a myriad of real estate transactions. Mr. Arbeeny was also a real estate partner at the New York office of the international law firm Marks & Murase, which has since merged with Bingham McCutcheon. He has over 30 years experience in commercial real estate law, including the acquisition of office buildings, hotels, golf courses and shopping centers, the formation of joint ventures for the purchase and management of real estate, leasing and construction and permanent financing.
Mr. Arbeeny is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where he has been a member of the Real Estate Law Section since 1984.
Mr. Arbeeny received his B.A., with Outstanding Academic Honors, from The State University of New York at Binghamton in 1974. In 1973, Mr. Arbeeny was selected as one of the twenty in the nation as a New York City Urban Fellow. He received his M.P.A. in 1976 from the New York University Graduate School of Public Administration and his J.D. in 1978 from Boston College Law School.
Alwyn is the vice president of corporate investigations at BDA. He is responsible for the management of all case work related to due diligence and white collar investigations. Prior to joining BDA, Alwyn was a member of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the largest securities depository in the United States. While there, he conducted numerous micro-cap securities fraud investigations that eventually led to the arrest of several targets of investigation.
Alwyn was the Principal Director of the Financial Crimes Unit of Jamaica. In that role, he lead a team of forensic accountants and police officers in the investigation of money laundering and financial crimes. He has participated in and led numerous investigations in both local and international cases.
Prior to working in the Financial Crimes Unit, he served as a Director of Tax Fraud Investigations with the Tax Fraud Investigation and Intelligence Unit where he led major investigations involving revenue fraud.
Alwyn holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and Accounting and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies. In 2002, he passed the required examinations to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant. He has also been admitted to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a Certified Fraud Examiner and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Alwyn has taught at the University level for the past fourteen years and currently is an adjunct professor of Accounting at Monroe College in New York where he lectures on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation. He has presented two papers at the International Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime and presents on various training courses internationally.
Admiral William J. Fallon retired from the U.S. Navy after a distinguished 40 year career of military and strategic leadership. He has led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
As head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral Fallon directed all U.S. military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa, focusing on combat efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He led the U.S. Pacific Command for two years, directing political-military activities in the Asia-Pacific region. His achievements include a resumption of military engagement with China, new outreach to India, a new agreement on a strategic framework with Japan, and humanitarian assistance to the victims of the 2004 Tsunami in SE Asia. He also served as Presidential Envoy to Japan, handling bi-lateral relations after the collision of a U.S. submarine and a Japanese fishing vessel.
Admiral Fallon began his Navy career as a combat aviator flying from an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War and participated in many vital U.S. military operations during the Cold War. He led a Carrier Air Wing in combat during the Gulf War of 1991, and commanded a Navy Battle Group and the U.S. 6th Fleet Battle Force during NATO military operations in Bosnia.
Admiral Fallon completed a year as a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies and currently chairs the Center’s Advisory Board. He also serves on the Global Affairs Advisory Board of Occidental College and the Advisory Board of the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Admiral Fallon is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Science Board and the Board of the American Security Project. He is a graduate of Villanova University, the U.S. Naval War College, the National War College, and has an MA in International Studies from Old Dominion University.
Chairman of the Board of CounterTack, a new company in the cyber security business, Admiral Fallon is a partner in Tilwell Petroleum, LLC, advisor to several other businesses and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses. He has been a member of the Experts Group advising the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the U.S. and Co-Chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health Policy and was Co-Chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors 2009 Blue Ribbon Commission.
Frank Libutti is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General who also served as the head of the New York City Police Department's Counter Terrorism Bureau, Deputy Police Commissioner, and oversaw the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence operations as Undersecretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection. Libutti's military career included time spent in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Kenya and Somalia among assignments within the United States during which he oversaw more than 80,000 Marines.
Libutti is a native of Huntington, New York, and a graduate of The Citadel.
Libutti currently serves as President of 3D Global Solutions Inc. 3D Global Solutions Inc provides professional program management services to governments, corporations and global organizations. The company improves services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. 3D Global is a proud Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business.
He entered the Marine Corps's Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico in August 1966, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in October of that year. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines as a platoon commander in Vietnam.
In 1968, Libutti returned to Quantico for duty at the Officer Candidates School, serving consecutively as Chief Instructor, Tactics Section, as well as Commanding Officer and Branch Head, Academic Section. He was promoted to captain in November 1969 and attended the Amphibious Warfare School. In 1972, Libutti transferred to Amphibious Squadron Three in San Diego, California for duty as Squadron Combat Cargo Officer. In 1974 he was assigned to 1st Battalion 2nd Marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as an Infantry Company Commander for 14 months, followed by staff positions such as Logistics Officer and Operations Officer.
Libutti was promoted to major in May 1977 and reassigned as the Executive Officer for Marine Barracks, Naples, Italy. In August 1980, he attended the Command and Staff College at Quantico, then transferred to Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C., for duty as the Head of the Career Management Section, Manpower Department. In May 1982, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and reassigned as the Assistant Secretary of the General Staff for the Office of the Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff, where he served through May 1983. He was reassigned in June 1983 as the Senior Marine Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
From August 1985 until June 1986, Libutti attended the National War College, Washington, D.C. Following graduation, he was assigned as the Executive Officer, 1st Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. In January 1987, he was reassigned as the Commanding Officer of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion until October 1987, when he was promoted to colonel and designated as the Commanding Officer, Contingency MAGTF 1-88 and deployed to the Middle East, providing security in support of the re-flagging of Kuwaiti Tankers during the Iran/Iraq war.
Edward M. Straw is the Executive Vice President of PRTM Management Consultants--a global Operations Strategy Consulting Firm. He is also founder and Managing Partner of Ed Straw Partners, a venture capital finders firm, and is the former President, Global Operations of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. He was with Estee Lauder from March 2000 through February 2005. He currently sits on the boards of the following companies: Eddie Bauer Holdings, MeadWestvaco, Ply Gem Industries, Panther Expedited Services and is the Chairman of Odyssey Logistics and Technology and Document Capture Technologies, Inc. As President, Global Operations for Estee Lauder, Mr. Straw led the manufacturing, research and development, information systems, package engineering, quality assurance and global supply chain (procurement, inventory management and distribution) areas, which support all 20 brands of the Estée Lauder Companies around the world. Mr. Straw also had P&L responsibility for the Fashion Group, which consists of 250 stand alone retail outlet stores and military exchanges. In his five years at Estee Lauder, he is credited with directing major improvements in the global supply chain, implementing new business applications, reducing inventory to the lowest levels in company history, reducing product development time by 40 percent, and driving major stock price impacting savings to the bottom line.
Mr. Straw has had many years experience developing and managing operational systems in both major corporations and the U.S. military. Prior to joining the Estée Lauder Companies, he was Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management at Houston-based Compaq Computer Corporation, then, the world’s largest computer company. At Compaq, Mr. Straw was responsible for integrating and managing its global supply chain across the entire organization and among suppliers, partners and customers. He supervised factories and distribution centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and was responsible for a $30 billion annual raw material procurement budget. At Compaq, he also made dramatic improvements to the bottom line by reducing cost of goods and inventory.
Before joining Compaq in late 1998, Mr. Straw was President of Miami-based Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc., the leading provider of supply chain services in North America. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Straw had a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a three-star admiral in 1996. During his military service, Vice Admiral Straw was Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Logistics Agency, the largest military logistics command supporting the American armed forces. In this position, he reported directly to General Colin Powell, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. During his military career, Vice Admiral Straw received Defense, Navy and Air Force Distinguished Service Medals, the Ford Foundation’s Innovations in American Government Award and the Society of Logistics Engineers’ Founders Medal. He is a distinguished graduate of the Navy Supply Corps School and is one of two officers to receive the Navy Supply Corps’ Lifetime Achievement Award. During his military career, he also held numerous operational and policy leadership positions at the Navy’s principal logistics commands--including full supply chain planning and coordination responsibility for material support to Navy and Marine Corps forces during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990-91. Admiral Straw holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a graduate of the National War College. In addition to the boards mentioned in the first paragraph above, he is a Trustee for the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Navy Federal Credit Union, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Region.
Thomas E. Nicoletti retired as a Federal Bureau of Investigation Supervisory Special Agent after 25 years of exceptional service.Nicoletti's professional Law Enforcement career launched after serving for over 5 years as a United States Marine Corps Captain in the elite Force Reconnaissance Companies. Following a SE Asia tour, Tom conducted and later planned Unconventional and Counter-Terrorist Operations world-wide as a member of both US and Allied Special Operations task forces.
Appointed as a United States Secret Service Special Agent, Nicoletti participated in hundreds of Head of State Protective Operations, served on the Vice-Presidential Protective detail, and was an original member of the New York Division Counter Assault Team.
Recruited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tom's Investigative and Managerial expertise developed within the secretive Counter-Terrorist Division; culminating in his appointment as the Supervisor's of both the storied New York Joint Terrorist Task Force and the elite undercover Special Operations Group.
In addition to his numerous Investigative accomplishments and formal recognition for continuous exceptional performance, Nicoletti was nominated as the Team Leader of the Washington, DC based SWAT Team, the youngest Special Agent to serve in this position. Based upon his operational performance and unprecedented training experience, Tom was appointed as the original Assault Team Leader of the FBI's storied Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).
Nicoletti then entered the International Counter-Terrorist arena, operating throughout the Middle east and South East Asia conducting sensitive Intelligence and Counter-Terrorist operations. After 25 years of FBI service, Tom spent two years as a Supervisor developing the operational tactics and training within the fledgling Federal Air Marshal Service.
After retiring from active Federal service, Nicoletti then spent 4 years as a Security Contractor to several US Government agencies, operating in both Iraq and Afghanistan.Two of his most rewarding experiences were supervising the training and development of President Karzai's Afghan Presidential Protective Service, and the training and mentoring of the Iraqi SWAT and national Emergency Response Units.
As an internationally-recognized firm, Beau Dietl & Associates maintains a global network of investigative and security-based resources. With cross-disciplinary interaction, our staff includes former law enforcement officers, field investigators, white collar analysts, forensic accountants, and corporate attorneys. Our extensive record of service includes corporate and special investigations, internet security, computer forensics, litigation support, insurance services, and both armed and un-armed security guards.
BDA has been retained by countless law firms in New York and throughout the country. We have assisted them and their clients in a variety of cases involving asset searches, lifestyle profiles, matrimonial disputes, process service, interviews, witness location and more.
Our services are wide-reaching and all-encompassing, as is our client base. Our headquarters in New York City and our office in Daytona, Florida give Beau Dietl & Associates a vast investigative ability throughout the country and world. Our client list encompasses high profile individuals and Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Home Depot.
Beau Dietl & Associates maintains an extended network of contacts and resources in all fifty states and beyond. With this unique network, we are able to verify information gathered from public sources and obtain additional details not easily available via regular channels. We are able to go in depth with any investigation using tools such as fingerprinting, surveillance, polygraphs, sweeps, and handwriting analysis. We also have subsidiaries that can provide the most advanced technology on any scale from single residence to multi-location corporations.