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Security Management

New York City, New York, United States
August 23, 2018

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Thomas J. Pellegrino

*** ******* ****** *********: 718-***-****

Staten Island, New York 10307 E-mail:

Executive Profile: A law enforcement professional with an excellent work record of public safety and personnel management possessing the confidence to take charge, accurately assess situations and operate in the absence of structure. Career exhibited by steady advancement, increased authority and responsibility; documented by reviews citing outstanding performance, achievement and recognition.

Professional Experience:

White & Case, LLP (Mulligan Security) N.Y., N.Y. 1/2018-Present

Director of Security

Provide leadership and supervision to the security team

Oversee the management and effectiveness of the contract security services

Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of change

Manage critical incidents, including implementing emergency protocols to major security incidents, overseeing investigations and directing the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports

Establish and maintain working relationships with New York City Police Department officials and other law enforcement agencies on matters of safety and security as they relate to the firm

Work on special projects as assigned by the Global Director of Facilities

David Yurman Enterprises, LLC, N.Y., N.Y. 1/2016-6/2017

Manager of Loss Prevention, Corporate New York

Ensures the protection and safety of all company assets

Supervises David Yurman’s security operations for corporate NY location, including physical security assets and security staff.

Personally provided executive protection and ensured the safety and security of the principals and their family.

Evaluates current procedures, practices, and precedents for the organization’s activities and functions relative to Loss Prevention/Security; identifies and resolves security issues.

Develops and implements preventative and cost effective security programs.

Performs audits of security-related performance and assesses premise security, including security equipment.

Lead internal investigations as it relates to losses or violations.

Develop, implement, and manage security training.

Assist in preparation of emergency and crisis management and contingency planning.

Serve as David Yurman Enterprises, LLC’s liaison with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies as it relates to security and/or employees.

Security Industry Specialists, Inc., N.Y., N.Y. 11/2014-1/2016

Off Duty Officer

Provide a safe and secure environment for the client

Advanced planning, threat assessment and problem solving specialized in client management

Armed escort responsible for the life safety and physical security of assigned client

Investigation and surveillance support

High value product escort

Park Hyatt New York – Director of Security 5/2014-9/2014

Developed, implemented, monitored and evaluated the hotel's safety and security procedures, including fire safety, employee and asset protection

Set up all SOP's and best practices that are required for the foundation of a top quality Security operation that offers the finest experiences for guests, clients and colleagues alike

Undertake/oversee internal and external investigations on behalf of the department and the hotel

Oversee the management and training of Supervisors and Security Officers on meeting all standards

Handle all guest complaints relating to Safety and Security expeditiously to complete resolution

Enforce all uniform and appearance standards, guidelines and expectations

New York City Police Department 1/1984-8/2014

Inspector, Commanding Officer

Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Management and Budget 2009-8/2014

Management and oversight of 25 sub-units consisting of over 600 uniformed and civilian employees

Administer the department’s $4.3 billion expense and capital budget

Provide on-going leadership and management to the Facilities Management Division

oSimultaneous oversight of numerous capital improvement projects

oIdentified and modified space for numerous department relocation initiatives

oProcured and developed the NYPD World Trade Center Substation facility

Supervise the administration of payroll and benefits for approximately 50,000 employees

Oversee procurement and distribution of uniforms, equipment and supplies for the NYPD

Inspector/Deputy Inspector, Commanding Officer

Facilities Management Division 2002-2009

Administration, security, maintenance, repair and space allocation of over 8 million square feet of office space within 300 city-owned, rental and leased facilities throughout New York City

Represented the NYPD at various governmental agencies including NYC Council, City Planning Commission, elected officials and community boards to seek approval for land use projects

Managed $50 million expense, $60 million capital and $35 million lease budgets

Management and oversight of 5 sub-units consisting of over 400 uniformed and civilian employees

Successfully implemented a program that reduced overtime expenditures by 32% during fiscal year 2010, while ensuring the continual ability to meet objectives

Mediate, negotiate and resolve disciplinary and union issues

Captain 2000-2002

Commanding Officer, Specialized Training Section, Police Academy

Provided up-to-date in-service training to 25,000 police officers and detectives

Implemented and supervised promotional and in-service training to 6,000 Sergeants, 1,500 Lieutenants and 450 Captains

oDeveloped new leadership courses utilizing an interactive learning technique to better prepare new supervisors for their new tasks and responsibilities

Immediately following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack, commanded and deployed over 1,000 Police Recruits to provide security and traffic control at the World Trade Center site

Executive Officer, 122nd Precinct 1999-2000

Supervised the patrol operations of the command consisting of a staff of 200 personnel focusing on crime reduction and improving the quality of life for residents of the community

Implemented crime strategies which resulted in a 28% reduction of major crimes

Developed and implemented a successful traffic safety plan designed to reduce vehicular and pedestrian accidents resulting in the decrease of traffic accidents and fatalities coupled with an increase of enforcement activity

Conducted confidential internal investigations concerning officers’ alleged misconduct

Lieutenant 1997-1999

Platoon Commander, 66th Precinct

Directly supervised 60 personnel and responsible for all patrol operations during assigned tour

Identified crime and quality of life conditions requiring attention and allocated resources to address the situation

Sergeant 1988-1997

Patrol Supervisor, 9th Precinct

Directly supervised 10 personnel and responsible for field and precinct operations

Oversaw numerous apprehensions and arrests; following a criminal act from initial incident, processing, through conviction

Instructor/Squad Supervisor, Police Academy

Supervised Law Department personnel and developed and monitored instructional skills of staff

Provided instruction to new recruit officers in the New York State Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Constitutional Law and New York State Traffic Regulations

Testified before the New York State Supreme Court and New York City Civil Court as an “expert” witness regarding Police Officer training procedures

Police Officer 1984-1988

70th Precinct, Performed various patrol related enforcement functions


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Security Management Institute 2005

Professional Security Management Certificate

Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, Bachelor of Science 1974-1978

Professional Courses:

Citywide Incident Management System/National Incident Management System, Management and Leadership Techniques, Counter-Terrorism, Infrastructure Protection, Crime Strategies, Criminal Investigations, Sex Crimes Investigator, Auto Crime Investigator, Hazardous Materials, Search Warrants, Diverse Cultures, Equal Employment Opportunity Issues


Licensed Armed Guard, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Unrestricted Concealed Carry Firearms Permit, New York City Police Department

H.R.218 Permit, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

Certificate of Fitness for Indoor Place of Assembly, Safety Personnel (F-03), NYC Fire Department

Executive Protection Course, New York City Police Department Intelligence Division

Certified Police Instructor, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Certified Security Guard Instructor, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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