David Frizell, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with over thirty years of experience in the fields of Investigations, Security Consulting, and Management. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University at Sacramento. His work history includes serving as a Drug Consultant/Parole Aide to the Parole Division of the California Youth Authority where he investigated alleged parole violations, followed by eleven-years of federal service in investigations, law enforcement, and counterintelligence positions.
David’s first federal assignment was as an Investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he conducted full-field background investigations of Presidential and other high-level appointees, such as Astronaut Candidates or persons requiring access to nuclear weapons data. After three years at OPM, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited David to serve in their Office of Security where he specialized in Personnel Security matters, including two years as a Polygraph Examiner. David then successfully competed for an assignment in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations where he was the Project Manager of a classified project where he had security, administrative, and fiscal responsibility.
Following four and one-half years with the CIA, David became a Special Agent with the U.S. Naval Investigative Service (NIS, now NCIS), the civilian criminal investigation and counterintelligence arm of the U.S. Navy. He had assignments in the Criminal, Fraud, and Foreign Counter-Intelligence Divisions. He also served on many Executive Protection details at the Foreign Minister of Defense level. Following eleven successful years in federal service, David brought his skills to the private sector where he has served in senior management positions for flourishing Private Investigations and Security Consulting firms serving a wide variety of clients.
As a result of his varied background, David has developed expertise in General Investigations, Criminal Investigations (especially relating to fraud and white-collar crime), Civil Investigations, Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Executive Protection, Undercover Operations, Personnel Security, Protection of Proprietary Information, and a number of other sub-specialities. Mr Frizell is a member of several professional associations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI), and the Energy Security Council (ESC).