PRINCIPALS AND PROFESSIONALS


 

Recognized Experts

Our team has many years of experience in law enforcement, as well as corporate, operational and legal and compliance matters.  We work with and understand the needs of our clients’ senior management and general counsels.

DC Page

DC Page is an expert in risk mitigation and business intelligence. As the Senior Partner and Managing Director, he currently directs worldwide operations for V2 Global. His experience spans a career including US Customs (now Homeland Security), Managing Director Kroll Associates, CEO of Verasys and ran the international operations for Andrews International. His focus areas include multi-jurisdictional inquires involving brand protection, litigation support, anti-money laundering and asset tracing investigations for law firms, financial institutions and multi-national corporations.

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With his customs background, DC and his team have assisted many multi-nationals and sovereigns with anti-counterfeiting, anti-fraud and illicit trade investigations. Cross border inquiries are complex and require the integration of multi-dimensional investigators capable of private-public sector liaison. DC has been able to perfect and replicate such inquiries around the world creating value for corporations and at the same time, results for governments.

Recently, in 2017, DC and his business partner Jim Milford founded V2 Global, a business intelligence and crisis management firm specializing in the acquisition and synthesis of actionable intelligence for decision makers. Don De Lucca joined the partners shortly thereafter creating a firm with an abundance of business intelligence experts.

In 2003 DC and his partner Jim Milford founded Verasys, LLC. Verasys provided litigation support, worldwide business intelligence and corporate investigative services. Andrews International acquired Verasys in 2009, when Mr. Page was charged with overseeing all domestic and international consulting operations.

DC was the Senior Managing Director of IPSA International’s Miami office responsible for all management and services in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean including investigations and security consulting. At IPSA, he worked on the development of global crisis response programs for multi-national corporations and a multitude of high-profile IP litigation support cases.

Previously, DC was with Kroll Associates, where he was a Managing Director in the company's Miami and Los Angeles offices. After opening Kroll's Miami Latin American Regional office, his practice focused on, complex litigation management, asset searching, business intelligence, intellectual property and brand protection matters. DC gained the experience of managing cases in the complex international marketplace including corporate contests, transactional due diligence and related litigation.

Prior to joining Kroll Associates, DC was with the United States Customs Service, now ICE, for more than 10 years where he was a Senior Special Agent in Washington, D.C. and San Diego specializing in money laundering investigations and prosecutions. Predicate offenses included fraud, counterfeiting and infringement, narcotics and arms export violations.

As the Assistant to the Commissioner of Customs, DC was responsible for all enforcement matters for the agency in addition to providing liaison with other government bodies such as the Treasury Department, Justice Department, the White House and Congress.

DC also worked as a special investigator for the State of Wisconsin where he worked in a deep cover capacity infiltrating narcotics and organized crime criminal operations.

Jim Milford

Jim Milford spent a career at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) which was distinguished by rapid advancement to senior command and management positions, culminating in the role of DEA Deputy Administrator. At the DEA, Jim oversaw operations and administration of the agency worldwide. At V2 Global, Jim provides operational oversight for global business intelligence and crisis management.

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Mr. Milford’s management skills and technical expertise emphasize strategizing and directing highly sensitive, high-risk domestic and international operations. He is astute at managing negotiations among policy makers at the highest levels and across diverse cultures in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

After the DEA, Jim joined Data Base Technologies (DBT) as a Vice President and Officer of the publicly traded company. DBT was an online provider of integrated database services to the government and private sector. Following DBT’s acquisition by ChoicePoint, he remained as a Vice President to guide transition efforts.

In 2003, Mr. Milford and DC Page founded Verasys, LLC. Verasys provided worldwide business intelligence and security consulting services including corporate investigations, litigation support, brand protection and cyber security. Andrews International acquired Verasys in 2009, at which time Mr. Milford assumed the role of Vice President charged with overseeing domestic and international risk mitigation and security initiatives worldwide.

Donald De Lucca

Chief De Lucca is a partner at V2 Global, heads up domestic risk consulting and international crisis management for the firm.  He is a thirty-three-year law enforcement professional.

In August of 2014, he was appointed Chief of the City of Doral Florida Police Department. Doral is recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

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From 2011 to 2014, he served as the Chief of the Golden Beach Police Department, a waterfront residential community in Northeast Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining Golden Beach, he served over twenty-six years with the Miami Beach Police Department. There he rose steadily through the ranks, becoming Chief of Police in 2001.

With the continued growth in the popularity of Miami Beach (South Beach) as the destination of choice for out of town and local visitors alike, Chief De Lucca was tasked with developing innovative plans for a steady stream of major events while balancing the needs of the residential population. To achieve this pivotal balance, Chief De Lucca focused on developing the department's greatest resource – its people. He continued with this philosophy in Doral. By elevating the emphasis placed on top quality training throughout each employee's career, the leaders of tomorrow's law enforcement industry are developed today.

Chief De Lucca has a bachelor’s degree from Barry University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command where he was class president. He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police “IACP”. In 2013, he was elected 4th Vice President of the IACP which represents 32,000 law enforcement executives in over 160 countries. In 2016, he was sworn in as the 104th of the President of the IACP. He now serves as the Immediate Past President of the association.

Jorge Pedreira

Jorge Pedreira is a Senior Advisor to V2 Global and a member of its Board of Advisors.  Jorge has an extensive background and experience in investment banking, legal, compliance and regulatory matters, as well as law enforcement and security.

Prior to his association with V2 Global, Jorge was the Chief Operating Officer for Nomura’s Investment Bank in the Americas, Special Counsel for Latin America at UBS Investment Bank, the Head of Investment Banking Legal at SG Cowen and had practiced law with the firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.

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Jorge has led, managed, counseled and supervised (i) investment banking operations, (ii) corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financings, (iii) legal, compliance, and regulatory matters, (iv) human resources issues and compensation processes, (v) budgeting and forecasting, (vi) IT and related security, (vii) risk management and (viii) internal audits and corporate investigations. At UBS, he was the recipient of the worldwide UBS Leadership Award and has performed many speaking engagements. Jorge has been a trusted advisor to the most senior management at the institutions where he worked and was a member of their senior executive committees.

Jorge was also a Detective with the New York City Police Department where he worked in numerous assignments at the Legal Bureau, Organized Crime Control Bureau, Narcotics Division, Public Morals Divisions and the 75th Precinct. He received various recognition awards while at the NYPD. Jorge had also worked as Assistant Director of Security for the Doral Hotels in New York.

Jorge is an attorney admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, the State of New York and in the State and Federal District Court of New Jersey. He has a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and of The Catholic Lawyer.

Jorge has the following licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA): Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 79 (Investment Banking Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law).

Jorge graduated from John Jay College in New York City with B.S in Police Science and a 4.0 GPA, graduated the NYPD Police Academy with an Academic Excellence Award and successfully completed an intensive six-month program in Security and Investigations at New York University. He also completed several courses and certificates in various types of criminal investigations, qualified as Police Expert in firearms and graduated from an intensive training course in combat operations and firearms, counter terrorism and defensive and offensive driving.

Glenn F. Bunting

Glenn is a Special Consultant to V2 Global in Crisis Management messaging. Following a newspaper career spanning three decades as an award-winning investigative editor and reporter, Glenn founded and is the President of G.F.BUNTING+CO. Glenn works closely with CEOs, boards of directors, Fortune 500 companies, technology and healthcare firms, startups, universities, attorneys, athletes, celebrities and individual clients on issues ranging from reputation management and media relations to litigation support and crisis consulting.

Marc Varri

Marc Varri is the managing Director of European Operations for V2 Global overseeing all business intelligence, risk management, special advisory, cyber security and security protection projects in Europe. Marc is a highly accomplished security and intelligence professional with more than 25 years of investigative experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Intelligence Community. During his FBI career, he served almost ten years as the Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid acting as the senior FBI and Department of Justice official responsible for all aspects of governmental policy and law enforcement relations for Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. In this position, he was responsible for fostering strategic partnerships with the host country, multi-lateral partners and other U.S. law enforcement, intelligence and security services, as well as coordinating investigative, intelligence collection and enforcement operations in the region.

 
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Marc’s areas of expertise include national security, criminal and organized crime investigations, as well as institutional threat and risk assessments covering financial, technological, political and security risks. He has worked in cyber security and fraud matters for private companies and in criminal investigations with corporate security personnel at high profile companies with an international footprint. Since retiring, he has also served as a Law Enforcement Expert for the European Union’s EUROPOL in a specialized counterterrorism project.

Marc served with the FBI in Philadelphia, San Juan, and Miami, holding management positions coordinating international terrorism investigations globally and investigative activity with foreign and U.S. government, military, law enforcement and intelligence services. He has coordinated national security, terrorism, counterintelligence and counter-proliferation as well as cyber investigations in hacktivists, criminal cybercrimes, and state-actor intrusions.

Marc also led one of the FBI specialized Extraterritorial Units coordinating the FBI’s response to terrorist attacks, hostage takings and homicides of U.S. citizens in Central and South America. As a certified hostage/crisis negotiator, and police instructor, Marc was deployed to numerous high-risk environments successfully intervening on behalf of governmental and private organizations and private citizens. As a native Spanish speaker, Marc served temporary duty assignments in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, as well as Haiti, Egypt and Ireland.


Simon Palacios-Suarez

Simon is the Regional Director of Latin America at V2 Global, specializing in Latin American risk prevention, crisis management and business intelligence. His area of responsibility includes advising multinational corporations throughout the region on matters of enterprise security, risk mitigation and investigations. Simon is a leading professional in the management of integral security business and projective analysis of security situations including physical security, training, and creation of strategic plans for basic and impact security (PML).

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Prior to joining V2 Global, Simon had several prominent positions at various leading global risk mitigation firms including Defense System Colombia (Armor Holdings, Inc.), Pilgrim Security & Risk Management, Verasys, Andrews International and Allied Universal. His career started as an officer with the Colombian National Army working mostly military intelligence.

Simon has received diplomas in Security Management from the New Granada Military University with a focus in Security Administration, the Center for Studies and Research in Administrative Security S.A., and ASIS forums in Anaheim, California. He is also a certified BASC auditor, an Internal Auditor in Integral Management of Health, Security, Environmental, and Quality (HSEQ) for the Colombian Security Council and accredited as a Consultant by the Superintendence Private Security.

Simon has served many roles in security and risk prevention including Assistant Operations Manager at Makro de Colombia where he led efforts for projects of the National Operations Directorate for physical and electronic security programs nationwide. He was also an Air Safety Operations Director for the Defense System Colombia for clients such as American Airlines and Delta. He has also worked as the Security Loss Control and Brand Protection Manager for Schering Plough SA and Merck Sharp & Dohme, as well as the Regional Security Manager for Panamco Colombia and the Project Manager for G4S Secure Solutions Colombia S.A. Simon also worked at the United States Embassy where he was responsible for the administration of all security resources.

While at Verasys, Andrews International and Allied Universal, he supervised and coordinated many corporate investigations, business intelligence and risk management assignments through Latin America.

Simon is a leading professional in the management of integral security business and projective analysis of security situations including physical security, training, and creation of strategic plans for basic and impact security (PML). His competencies include crisis management, business investigations, supply chain, personal protection, physical security operations, risk assessment and safety programs and crime analysis.

Raymond A. Martinez

Raymond A. Martinez is currently a senior consultant at V2 Global specializing in public policy and security with a focus on law enforcement, special events as well as production security. Prior to joining V2 Global, Raymond served as the Assistant Chief of Police of the Miami Police Department. Raymond's 35 years of prominent law enforcement experience includes a background in patrol, police and tactical operations, training, criminal investigations, police administration and labor relations. Raymond served the roles of Vice President and now Executive Director of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Chief of Security at ULTRA Music Festival, Adjunct Professor at Florida International University School of Hospitality and Consultant for the College Football Playoffs 2021 National Championship Game.

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Raymond's 35 years of prominent law enforcement experience in both the City of Miami and Miami Beach includes a background in uniform patrol, operations, training, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, police administration, budget and labor relations. During his time as a law enforcement officer, he was awarded Unit Citation, the Gold Medal of Heroism, and the Purple Heart for being shot twice in the line of duty. Prior to his many positions of law enforcement, Raymond served in the United States Marine Corps. He was appointed to the Florida’s Violent Crime and Drug Control Council by Governor Rick Scott and received an FBI Secret Clearance where he was eligible for secured briefings and information sharing of confidential content.

Raymond received his Master of Public Administration at Florida International University in 1993 and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies at Barry University in 1990. In 1990, he also completed an Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. He furthered his education by participating in Certificate Programs including the Academy for Strategic Management at FIU in 1999, the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the Florida Executive Development Seminar in 2005 and Driving Government Performance at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2006.

Richard Ross, Jr.

Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. manages domestic operations, as well as public safety and policing monitoring and consulting assignments at V2 Global.Richard is the former Police Commissioner of Philadelphia and has over thirty-one years of law enforcement experience. He is an expert in community policing and its power to effect change and a proponent in advanced police training and the use of innovative non-lethal devices.

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As Police Commissioner of Philadelphia, Richard headed the fourth largest police department in the nation with more than 6,500 sworn officers and 800 civilian members. His expertise expands to all areas of law enforcement and policing having worked and commanded various distinct units ranging from Patrol, Special Operations and the Detective Bureau to Homicide and Internal Affairs. helped to lead the department's commitment to reform and accountability and championed community partnerships and the use of technology and data to support smart, effective and respectful policing.

Prior to his appointment to Commissioner, Richard served as First Deputy Commissioner of Field Operations. As First Deputy Commissioner, his command included Patrol Operations, Homeland Security Domestic Preparedness, Special Operations, Detective Bureau, Labor Relations, Community Relations, Criminal Intelligence, Command Inspections Bureau and the Mayor's Security Detail.

During his tenure in Philadelphia, the city successfully hosted the Democratic National Convention, the Eagles Superbowl Parade and the NFL draft. In addition, the police department changed the way police shootings were investigated and added additional training, resulting in a significant decline in officer involved shootings. Moreover, the department expanded its use of body cameras and reduced the number of physical abuse complaints against police. To date, the Philadelphia Police Department is the largest department in the nation to successfully complete Collaborative Reform with the United States Justice Department.

Richard is the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including the Gary P. Hayes Award for Excellent in Policing and the Dawn's Place Champion Award for his work to abolish human trafficking.

Richard has an undergraduate degree in Labor & Industrial Relations from Penn State University and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, the F.B.I. National Academy, the National Executive Institute and the Police Executive Leadership Institute. He also earned a leadership certificate from Harvard Kennedy School.

John Schettino

John is currently a Senior Advisor to the Corporate Security practice area at V2 Global. He is responsible for all corporate advisory services relating to security protocols, procedures, assessments and risk mitigation. John’s expertise spans a career in federal law enforcement plus the chief security officer in such industries as banking, credit card processing, liquor distribution and hotels throughout the globe. John has overseen and managed all aspects of corporate security including physical, manufacturing, supply chain, cyber, data and human resources.

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Prior to joining to V2, John was the Senior Safety and Security Manager at Marriott International as well as the Director of Safety and Security at the W South Beach Hotel where he is responsible for leading the entire Security Department and conducting Safety and Security Training for all on-property staff. John also served many roles including, Head of Corporate Security at Diageo International, Transportation Safety and Security Advisor at TranSystems International and Senior Vice President and Director of Security at BankAtlantic.

Throughout his seven years as Senior Safety and Security Manager at Marriott International, John led a Regional Team of 268 Security Professionals while also integrating the Latin America (LATAM) regional operations to expand the network of the company. He also achieved travel security compliance for Venezuelan staff and led Risk Avoidance and Collateral Damage Awareness trainings for the sales staff in Mexico. In addition, he developed strong relationships with key members of the Mexico National Police and continues his support of extortion and kidnapping prevention.

John received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages and a Minor in Education at the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate from the Control Risks Group Standard & Advanced Kidnap Incident Management, the National School of Bank Card management at the American Bankers Association and the FBI Domestic Security Executive Academy. He has also received many certifications including the Fraud Specialist Certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists, the DHS Port Facility Security Officer Certification, the DHS Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Certification from the Office of Infrastructure Protection.

John is a member of many associations including the International Academy of Polygraph, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, FBI South Florida InfraGard Chapter, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), National Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Association of Licensed Investigators and more. With over fifteen years of experience in environmental health and safety (EHS), security of life and property and loss prevention, John has developed many competencies including strategic planning and implementation, supply chain, law enforcement, financial management, international travel safety and security, leadership, project implementation and more.

Tatiana Tamayo

Tatiana Tamayo manages the research and analytics team for V2 Global in the East Coast and has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of investigative matters covering domestic cases, as well as international matters. Her work has included high level corporate investigations, due diligence, litigation support, international fraud matters, asset searches and regulatory and compliance assignments under U.S. financial regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act, US Patriot Act, OFAC and other regulatory mandates.

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Tatiana founded Worldwide Risk Management a firm focusing on investigations, due diligence, litigation support and regulatory compliance. Prior to founding Worldwide Risk Management, Tatiana was the Managing Director for Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations in Miami, Florida responsible for supervising and developing the company’s operations in Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as, supporting growth within the region. During her time with Pinkerton, Tatiana spent significant time in Mexico and has traveled extensively in Latin America on case-related matters. In October 2005, Tatiana received a special recognition from Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations for managing business continuity plans and security coverage during hurricane Wilma.

Prior to Pinkerton, Tatiana worked as Senior Research Analyst with Kroll Associates. She worked for over four years in the company’s Miami/Latin American Regional headquarters, serving as case manager for a variety of cases focusing on litigation support, asset searching, business intelligence, due diligences, and intellectual property matters.

Tatiana holds a Master’s Degree in Global Management from University of Phoenix in Florida. She completed her graduate studies in Business Administration in Venezuela at the Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua.

Tatiana holds a professional investigator license since 2000 and she is a Member of ASIS and Women in International Trade. Tatiana was born in Colombia and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Wendy P. Sullivan

Wendy Pickering Sullivan manages the research and analytics team for V2 Global in the West Coast. She brings over 30 years of experience in corporate investigations and business intelligence, including all types of complex matters for the company, both domestically and internationally.
Wendy began her career with Kroll Associates, managing the company’s West Coast research department, overseeing hundreds of domestic and international investigations, including fraud investigations, corporate contests, due diligence inquiries, asset searches, and numerous other types of investigations for a variety of domestic and global clients.

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Prior to joining V2 Global, Wendy was an Associate Managing Director of Guidepost Solutions LLC, known for its monitoring, compliance, international investigations, and risk management solutions. Before joining Guidepost Solutions, she was Senior Director of The OSO Group Ltd., a boutique San Francisco investigations firm, for 12 years, conducting business-critical litigation support, internal investigations, due diligence, and similar matters for clients all over the world. In these roles, Wendy and her team actively supervised a network of national and international investigators and conducted detailed research and investigations, utilizing public and private documents, proprietary databases, and interviews.

Wendy is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She is a licensed private investigator, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Anthony Velazquez

Anthony oversees domestic and international field operations for V2 Global. Tony is a highly accomplished security and intelligence professional with more than 24 years of investigative experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States military.  During his FBI career, he served as the Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town covering 14 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. 

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As the Vice President of Global Security for Gildan Activewear Inc., Anthony was responsible for Gildan's overall corporate security strategy, security architecture development, and global function oversight. He led a team of very experienced security professionals which includes the Director of Global Security, Director of Security Honduras & Nicaragua, Regional Security Director Bangladesh & Asia, eight Security Managers, the C-TPAT Compliance Manager, and a Special Security Advisor.

Anthony brings over 33 years of dedicated government service with special expertise in Criminal Investigations, Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, Supply-Chain Security, Transnational Organized Crime, Counterterrorism, Crisis Management, and Undercover Operations. After 24 years with the FBI, Anthony retired and became Vice President of Operations at Andrews International as the practice head for international investigations and security programs.

Lalo Griffiths

Lalo oversees domestic and international field operations for V2 Global.  He has 28 years of experience managing criminal/civil investigations, intelligence and crisis management.  Lalo served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge assigned to the FBI at the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security overseeing investigations at twenty-two agencies.

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Lalo received numerous awards and advancement to senior leadership command as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. While at DHS OIG, Lalo was charged with overseeing investigations in the Southeastern Region of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Lalo also oversaw sensitive high-profile investigations in Central and South America.Lalo has successfully conducted numerous financial fraud investigations involving banks, mortgages, procurements and grants, intellectual property rights and identity theft fraud. He is an expert in internal investigations to include corporate and government malfeasance.