About Us

At Protective Countermeasures & Consulting, our mission is to provide realistic, cost-effective solutions to protect our clients against risks and threats.

This includes not only corporate clients and their employees, but also private clients and their families. For over 19 years, we have been a trusted resource for corporate clients and high-net worth individuals who understand the importance of discretion and confidentiality in providing security solutions.

The company has a longstanding reputation and proven track record in the security industry and is a trusted advisor to the clients and individuals it serves.

Team Leadership

Sal Lifrieri

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
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Sal Lifrieri is the President of Protective Countermeasures Inc. for the past 19 years since its inception. During his 20-year career in the NYPD, assignments included patrol, homicide investigation, Intelligence Division (both organized crime and Protective Operations) and a member of the elite NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team. He retired as the Director of Security and Intelligence Operations for the Office of Emergency Management. Prior to founding PCM, he was Executive Vice President of Diversified Security (Amex: DVS) and a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Lifrieri is an internationally recognized security and terrorism expert with a proven track record of success in all aspects of security and in providing innovative training and advisory services around the world to major entertainment, education, Fortune 500 companies and high-profile individuals. He is frequently sourced as an analyst and expert commentator on major local and national television and radio networks on security and terrorism issues.

John Fitzpatrick

Chief Operating Officer
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During his 27-year law enforcement career John was the commanding officer for several of the tristate areas largest transportation facilities. His responsibilities included events such as the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden, the UN General Assembly and numerous Presidential visits.

John would later be assigned to the MTA Interagency Counter-Terrorism Task Force working hand in hand with the JTTF/FBI and NYPD Intelligence Bureau serving as agency liaison where he also lectured MTA employees on risk/threat assessment and terrorism awareness. Upon his retirement, he accepted a position with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector.

Taking his skills to the private sector, he provided personal security for the UN Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Today, he provides diverse protection-related activities for corporate leadership, organizational properties, transportation staff, and family members at multiple locations nationwide.

Lauren Crawford

Chief Financial Officer, Investor Relations
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Lauren Crawford is the Director of Finance and Head of Strategy at Protective Countermeasures and Consulting. She has more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry and has held various roles in equity research, corporate development, corporate communications and corporate finance. Ms. Crawford has extensive experience in financial reporting, budgets and forecasts, and valuation of public and private companies. She has served as a senior consultant to executive management of a number of publicly traded companies, providing strategic direction on various topics including pre-IPO preparations, acquisition opportunities and investment priorities. Ms. Crawford earned a BA from Binghamton University and an MBA from Iona College and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

Paul Kirvan

Director, Crisis and Contingency Planning
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Paul Kirvan is a senior consultant and IT auditor with Protective Countermeasures and Consulting. He has over 25 years of experience in enterprise risk management, incident management, operational resilience and IT auditing. Mr. Kirvan is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI). He is a regular contributor to TechTarget.

Danny Cordero

Director, Specialized Training Division
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Danny Cordero heads the Specialized Training Division. He has more than 35 years of Law Enforcement and retired in 2014 as a Detective Sergeant from a New York State Agency. Mr. Cordero retired with numerous commendations for his dedication to the people of the State of New York. Mr. Cordero is a graduate of the New York State Homeland Security Active Shooter Instructor Course. He is also a Workplace Violence Instructor and a graduate of the New York State Police Investigators Course. Mr. Cordero is also a Certified Firearms Instructor and has been teaching firearms for over 25 years to Police Officers and civilians around the country.

Mr. Cordero spends most of his time instructing Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Courses around the country to corporate America, schools, and the private sector. He is highly sought after as a public speaker and has instructed over 50 courses in the last four years around the country.

Advisory Board

Jeff Wierichs

Jeff Wierichs is a Managing Partner at Korn Ferry. Mr. Wierichs has more than 25 years of experience with expertise in executive recruiting and Human Resources aspects to business ventures. He has served as VP of Sales and Marketing at Time Warner as well as management and marketing positions with ConAgra, RJR Nabisco and Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Wierichs is currently a member of the Union League Club where he sits on the Board of Governors and was previously on the board of trustees for Academy of Notre Dame at Villanova and Baruch. He also serves as President of the non-profit TAPP Foundation and is active in numerous charities for military veterans’ organizations. His ground up expertise in various aspects of Human Resources will make him a valuable resource to PCM.

Frederick J. Corrubia

Frederick J. Corrubia is a former Chief of Department for the Paramus Police Department with 35 years of law enforcement and command expertise. He is also a veteran of the USAF. He was named Chief of the Year in 2005 by DARE and is widely viewed as the catalyst in transitioning the Paramus PD from a reactive to proactive law enforcement entity. Chief Corrubia will impart his law enforcement leadership, management and networking capabilities to PCM.

Steve Reitano

Steve Reitano is the former Chief Financial Officer for the MTA. Mr. Reitano has 40 years of experience in financial services working in various roles. He is currently Chairman at Reitano and Knauf LLC. Formerly, he served as President of Sprague Associates LLC since 1990, Sr. VP of Human Resources at Metromedia Fiber Network, President at Diebold Industries, and is a licensed real estate agent. Mr. Reitano will bring his decades of experience to PCM, consulting in the areas of real estate purchasing, management, networking and planning.

Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner at Bloom & Streit located in Westchester County, New York. He has been a partner of the firm for 30 years and has extensive experience handling portfolios for both corporations and private individuals. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Cohen has served as Protective Countermeasures accountant and financial advisor.