Joseph M. Saponaro, President and CEO
Mr. Saponaro is the co-founder and qualifying officer of Elite Investigations LTD. He has held the position of CEO since Elite Investigation’s inception in 1980. Mr. Saponaro has been in the security and private investigations industry since1975 where he started his career as an apprentice with DGPI, Inc. In 1978 Mr. Saponaro joined the staff of Regency International, LTD, a company that specialized in electronic audio/video countermeasures. In 1980 Mr. Saponaro realized his vision of creating a high level security and investigations firm by starting Elite Investigations, LTD.
Mr. Saponaro is a recognized leader in the security and private investigations arena. Under his leadership Mr. Saponaro has steered Elite Investigations, LTD to national and international prominence as a premiere security and investigations firm. Through his expertise Mr. Saponaro has created a security and investigations firm that is recognized as a leader in the industry and in the process has amassed an international network of associates.
Mr. Saponaro currently holds private investigator and security licenses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida. Throughout his career Mr. Saponaro has been subject of news articles in The New York Times, The Daily News, Newsweek and The New York Post. Mr. Saponaro has also provided expert analysis, in the field of security and investigations, as panelist and guest on local and national network and cable programs.
Mr. Saponaro holds a certification from the Council of International Investigators and is an active member in good standing in American Society of Industrial Security, Association of Licensed Detectives of New York, World Association of Detectives and National Association of Security Industry. Mr. Saponaro is a hands-on owner operator as he remains intimately involved in the company’s day-to-day operations as well as being a mentor to many of Elite Investigation’s one thousand employees.
Mr. Saponaro received his undergraduate degree from Kingsborough College, completed post graduate studies at Baruch College and a graduate of the United States Department of Justice FBI Citizen’s Academy.
Throughout his extensive security and investigations career Mr. Saponaro has also completed numerous amounts of course work in many areas to include criminal and financial investigations, security planning and business operations at several educational institutions including John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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