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John Gaspar | B.S., M.S, CFE, BAI, CSI

Licensed Florida Private Investigator

  • Retired NYPD Detective and Florida Sheriff's Detective that has worked in:
  • 13th Division Homicide NYC
  • Intelligence Division & Dignitary / Celebrity & Principle Protection
  • Organized Crime Control
  • Major Case Squad – Bank Robberies & Terrorist Activities NYC
  • NYPD Forensic Hypnosis Unit
  • Economic Crime Division Supervisor – Fraud & White-Collar Crime – Florida Sheriff's Office
Specialized Training
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Master Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic Hypnotist - Memory Retrieval - New York & Florida
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Defensive Tactical Instructor

Past President of the Society of Professional Investigators – members & honoree's included Robert Kennedy & Rudi Giuliani

John Gaspar started his profession as a Criminal Justice Professional in Law Enforcement in 1973, with the New York City Police Department. While with the NYPD, he worked as an Educator, Administrator, Police Recruit Instructor, Patrol Officer, Detective and Supervisor. He also served as a curriculum developer and educator in New York City Police Department's Police Bureau.

Gaspar continued to progress in his career with the NYPD, working in a variety of investigative capacities, including Detective assignments in the Organized Crime Control Bureau, Intelligence Division (Executive and Dignitary Protection), Major Case Squad (Bank Robberies and Fraud Investigations), Special Investigation Division, Terrorist Task Force, Hostage Negotiation - Kidnapping Squad, Crime Scene Forensics and Special Investigation's Forensic Hypnosis Unit.

During his tenure in Special Investigations, John became one of the 10 most experienced and highly regarded Forensic Hypnotists in the United States.After retiring from New York City Police Department, Gaspar assumed a Command Staff role as the Chief Executive Officer of a Private Detective and Security Patrol agency licensed in four States and employing 250 people. While CEO of this agency, he was elected President of the Society of Professional Investigators, (members and honored guests included Robert Kennedy and Rudolph Giuliani). For his achievements in Law Enforcement and private sector leadership, Gaspar received a Proclamation from the City of New York.

Continuing this journey of excellence at the Flagler County, Florida Sheriff's Office, Gaspar was appointed by the Sheriff as the Director of Professional Standards and Training. In that assignment, he led the agency through the process of obtaining Florida Accreditation and National CALEA recognition.

As an educator, Gaspar has enjoyed a long-standing relationship as an Associate Adjunct Professor with St. John's University in New York City, and Ad Hoc Professor with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and for the past 9 years as an Associate Adjunct Professor, FDLE Instructor and recruit school trainer with Daytona Beach Community College. Gaspar also enjoys a relationship as an Adjunct Professor at Bethune Cookman College in the Social Science Department/Criminal Justice. He currently is the Crime Scene Investigations Program Coordinator for a Local Florida University.

John's areas of focus include homicide investigations, hazmat safety, forensic hypnosis interviews, financial crimes investigation and forensic auditing in criminal investigations. He is a Master Crime Scene Technician and is available as an instructor, private investigator and consultant in each of these topical areas. 

Speaking TopicBAI Program

Presented by John Gaspar

Speaking Topic: Ethics

Presented by John Gaspar

E' LYN BRYAN | Owner/Founder Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners 

Bryan is a state licensed board accredited investigator specializing in forensic document examination and handwriting analysis and agency owner since 1994. She analyzes ink, paper, handwriting and typewriting to authentic documents and handwriting in question. I am formerly the President of South Florida Investigators Association and the current president and founder of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners, an international association.

She has previously been qualified as an expert in Federal court, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward County courts.

She is approved to lecture and presented forensic seminars to both Palm Beach County Bar and Broward Bar Association for CLE credits. She is under contract with the State of Florida (JAC) Justice Administrative Commission, provide my forensic services to the State Attorney's Office, Federal Attorney's office, Commissioner of Education, Martin County Sheriff's Office, Public Defender's Office, Federal Defender's Office and Palm Beach County Board of Elections along with private sector attorneys. Her forensic investigations are international having provided my services to the Jamaican Police, Canadian attorneys and to clients in countries as far away as Africa and Norway.

She has presented at forensic conferences for investigators, law enforcement and forensic examiners and provided questioned document training for the Supervisor of the Board of Elections employees, Gold Coast Forensic Association and area police for their C.S.I.'s, located within the West Palm Beach Police Department, Bar Association members, the Boca Raton Police Academy, police conferences, Economic Crimes Division conferences and the other investigative associations.

She has been invited to speak at forensic conferences in England, Japan and China, (with Dr. Henry Lee, the world's leading forensic expert) as well as, but not limited to California, New York, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida.

She was on the Florida Chapter Board of Directors for the Forensic Expert Witness Association and on the Advisory Counsel for the City College of Ft. Lauderdale. Her forensic articles have been published in Evidence Technology Magazine, PI Magazine, Stop Foreclosure e-magazine, as well as a variety of other publications. I have been interviewed by the Sun Sentinel, Boca Raton News, on the cover of the Jewish Times, Palm Beach Post and appeared on MSNBC, Channel 5 News and interviewed numerous times on the radio including the Broward Bar Review Radio Show. 

Speaking Topics: Handwriting Analysis


Speaking Topic: Executive Protection

CARRIE KERSKIE |  President & CEO, Griffon Force LLC,
President/Kerskie Group LLC

Member, Collier Identity Theft Task Force Author, Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore
Previous: Director, Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University 

Carrie Kerskie is a highly sought-after national speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy. She has presented at over 300 conferences, professional and civic organizational meetings, professional development and corporate training events. A few include NASA at Kennedy Space Center, McGraw-Hill Credit Union in New York and International Intelligence Network. Carrie is the creator of the professional development and certification programs Investigating Identity Theft, Personal Privacy Risk Professional, Organizational Privacy Risk Professional and Certified Privacy Risk Professional.

She is the author of the book, Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore. She has contributed to publications such as Naples Daily News and AgingCare.com. Carrie has been quoted in numerous publications such as Real Simple magazine and TechRepublic.com. She appears regularly on various local and national news programs on NBC, ABC, Fox 4, NPR and WINK News.

Carrie is an identity theft victim advocate. For more than ten years Carrie and her team have assisted victims of identity theft in the restoration process. During which she developed a proprietary risk reduction process to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. These led to the creation of Griffon Force, focused on defending you and your family from identity theft and cyber-attacks.

In 2017 the Collier Citizens Council presented Carrie with the inaugural Murray Hendel Civic Achievement award. The award honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the community of Naples, Florida.

In 2015 Carrie was the driving force behind strengthening Florida’s identity theft laws including making business identity theft a crime in the state.

In 2014 Congressman Diaz-Balart lauded Carrie with a Congressional Record for her work on identity theft.

Awards and Accomplishments
2009 Gulfshore Business’ Top 40 Under 40 recognizing 40 rising stars under 40 years old
2009 Harvey R. Morse Founder’s Award for “Outstanding Service” to the Florida Association of Private Investigators and the private investigation industry
2010 American Business Women’s Association Neapolitan Chapter “Woman of the Year” 

Speaking Topic: TBD (Part 1 & 2)

JUDY SHEA | Founder/President JT Palmer & Associates 

Judy Shea is Founder and President of JT Palmer & Associates, LLC. Since its start up in 2012, JT Palmer & Associates has become a highly respected global leader in the research and information industry. Ms. Shea has successfully put together a panel of experienced investigators and research specialists who have effectively assisted in numerous investigations. These include, but are not limited to, financial fraud, insurance fraud, location and apprehension of fugitives and the discovery of international assets for judgement recovery.

In addition to being a strong business woman, Ms. Shea enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Her strong family values have been a driving factor in her creating such a successful and rewarding company.

Ms. Shea is a licensed private investigator and member of FAPI, CALI, FALI, TALI, WAD and NCISS.

Speaking Topic: GLB Compliance


Speaking Topic: Witness Statements

STEPHEN D HURM | Director of Licensing at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mr. Hurm administers Florida's concealed weapon licensing program; oversees Florida's private investigative, private security and recovery services industries. he is a faculty member at the Florida State University Center for Criminology and Public Research, Hurm has a record of more than 35 years of public service. He has served as a state attorney, an officer in both the Leon and Okaloosa county sheriff departments and as the General Counsel for both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety. He is also the husband of former Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

JOHN RAYMAKER | Chief of the Bureau of Regulation and Enforcement
Division of Licensing Leadership will update us on current developments, and legislation 

Speaking Topic: Division of Licensing Leadership will update us on current developments, and legislation

CHRISTOPHER SALGADO | CEO of All Points Investigations, LLC and Former Facebook investigator

Christopher Salgado is a highly accomplished and trusted security and investigations leader with more than 19 years in cyber and physical investigations as well as security. Throughout his career, he has effectively assisted several companies, including Fortune 50 companies, in various capacities, including via the installation of numerous innovative and efficient processes in the topics of investigations, security, brand protection, threat management, business continuity, intelligence, operations, recruiting, customer service, employee morale and leadership. The companies that have benefitted from his services span across the spectrum of industries, including social media, pharmaceutical, luxury brands (clothing, jewelry, etc.), consumables, automotive, electronics, film production, streaming services, entertainment and insurance. He has also assisted investigations firms and law firms across the globe. Christopher Salgado is a contributing author to PI Magazine on cyber and social media investigations and a member of the CLICK for More Details

Speaking Topics: OSINT

AGGOSO™ (AGGressive Open Source intelligence Operations) Training from a former Facebook investigator

MICHAEL GRAZIANO | Owner-Executive Digital Group, Cyber/Computer Forensics and Investigations

Michael Graziano is a retired Detective who worked at the Suffolk County Police Department. Michael Graziano worked with the Suffolk County Police Department for 25 years. Michael began his career as a Patrol Officer. Due to his extensive computer and programming skills, along with his ability to implement these skills to his police work, he was promoted to work in the department's C.O.P.E Unit and then the department's I.T. Section. During his work in these units, he was responsible for creating programs that tracked gang members, stolen items, and patrol checks. Michael had been awarded several department recognitions for his arrests resulting from his police investigations. Michael was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Computer Crime Unit. During his almost 12 years in the Computer Crimes Unit, Michael was responsible for forensic analysis of digital evidence, including computers, mobile devices, DVRs, and other digital media, in such investigations as homicide, narcotics, white color crimes, and child exploitation. Michael was responsible for starting up and heading forensics investigations in the Megan's Law task force. Michael had been awarded several recognitions for his hard work in child exploitation cases that resulted in protecting children from sexual exploitation. Michael finished his last year with the Suffolk County Police Department as a Detective in Criminal Intel, where he was responsible for forensic investigations involving homeland security and gang investigations. Michael is the co-owner, with his wife, of Executive Digital Group. Executive Digital Group offers services that include Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity along with I.T. Technology strategies and support. Michael Graziano and his  wife have been married for 17 years and have three children. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys martial arts, animal rescue, and working with special needs children. CLICK for More Details

Speaking Topic: What is penetration testing and how can it assist in your investigations.

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