Richard G. Ayoob, Senior Consultant
In 1963 Richard was honorably discharged after serving six years in the Army National Guard. Richard went on to study for three years at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice while dispatching and driving for a limousine company. With the desire to bring the industry to new levels of service, he opened his own company and began offering security drivers to high profile clients. Richard was soon driving and securing some of the most influential business executives, celebrities and dignitaries in the world. As his high net worth clientele grew, the need for personal security increased. In addition to a security driver, a personal security agent to escort these personalities was necessary. Richard arranged for transportation to be handled by his staff of security drivers comprised of off duty and retired law enforcement professionals, while he handled the personal security. Once his studies and field experience was complete Richard obtained both his New York State Private Investigators license and his New Jersey Private Detective License. He would now conduct investigations for his clientele as well. Combining Executive Transportation, Executive Protection and Private Investigations, Richard created RGA Investigations. The company flourished as a full-service company and was incorporated in 1995. To this day Richard has one of the most impressive lists of clients and careers spanning over 50 years. After retiring from the position of President in 2015, Richard remains the Senior Consultant to special projects for RGA Investigations, Inc.
Lee Ayoob, President
Lee decided early on that his career path would be one of Private Sector Investigations and Security. After graduating college with an Associate’s degree, Lee obtained his New York State Security Guard license. For the next several years he would work for various security companies gaining hands on experience. He began working for RGA Investigations in 1991, where both his investigation and security experience was furthered. Once the experience was gained and the criteria met, Lee obtained his New York State Private Investigator License, New Jersey Private Detective License and his New York State Security license. Lee has completed course specific interviewing, interrogation and investigation training along with specialized executive protection and security courses. Lee quickly transitioned from static post duties securing property, to escorting and protecting the same world renowned personalities that RGA has secured since it’s inception. In addition, he conducted private investigations for this clientele. Lee often works in conjunction with and alongside a wide range of law enforcement agencies when handling high profile security details and investigations cases. Lee has supervised upwards of 700 off duty law enforcement officers on a five month nationwide security detail while coordinating with on duty, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies who were also assigned to the detail due to its high profile nature. Lee has always exhibited true dedication to his clients as well as his community, being awarded a Letter of Commendation from the Clarkstown Police Department for assisting in the apprehension and arrest of an armed robbery suspect. In 1995 Lee became Vice President of RGA. In 2015 he became President. Lee currently oversees and manages RGA’s day to day operations.
Robert J. Guendel, Lead Investigator
New York Investigations
Bob is a 20 year veteran of the New York City Police Department. He has extensive experience in law enforcement including Uniformed Patrol, Plainclothes Operations, Anti-Crime Units and Medical Fraud Investigations, ultimately achieving the rank of 2nd Grade Detective. Throughout his career Bob has participated in hundreds of investigations and testimonies resulting in arrest and prosecution. Bob has been awarded numerous Meritorious Commendations for his excellent service. Upon retiring from the NYPD, Bob obtained his New York State Private Investigator License. In 2016 Bob was brought on as Lead of New York Investigation for RGA.
Thomas Gervasi, Lead Investigator
New Jersey Investigations
Tom is a 25 year veteran of the City of Hackensack, New Jersey Police Department. Tom gained a keen sense for investigations following his many years of uniformed patrol. This experience and ability lead him into both uniformed and plainclothes operations pertaining to Federal Housing Projects and Quality of life programs. Tom was also assigned to the DWl Unit where he was the Senior Breathalyzer Operator and Advisor for alcohol related investigations. After retiring in 2015 as a Senior Patrol Officer, Tom obtained his New Jersey Private Detective License. He was then brought on as the lead of New Jersey investigations for RGA.
John Caselli, Firearms and Tactical Training Instructor
Armed/Unarmed Security Guard Certification School Director
John is a 23 year veteran of the New York City Police Department. He served as a patrol officer in the Midtown North Precinct for 15 years. John was then assigned and trained as a Firearms and Tactic’s Instructor at the NYPD’s Outdoor Firing Range located at Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx. His duties included Recruit Training, Tactical Pistol Training, and Re-qualification for In Service Police Officers. John soon advanced to the position of Special Weapons Instructor where he trained and qualified the ranks of the department including the elite Tactical Units of the NYPD. After retiring in 2016 John joined RGA where he is in charge of the Armed and Unarmed Training and Qualification of Security Guards, Armed Guards and retired Law Enforcement Professionals.