Frizell Group International, LLC, is a full-service Private Investigations and Security Consulting firm founded in 1995 by David P. Frizell, Jr., CFE, a former federal law enforcement and counter-intelligence agent. Frizell Group has developed into a boutique firm with a niche market, primarily for corporations (including petrochemical and international manufacturing firms), general businesses (from small to large), financial services firms (banks, capital market firms, commercial lenders), law firms (both large and small), and insurance companies. Although headquartered in Houston, Texas, we serve clients throughout the United States and in major international markets. Frizell Group is uniquely staffed with a solid track record of serving our clients with Tenacity, Integrity and Discretion.
David P. Frizell, Jr., CFE
David P. Frizell, Jr., CFE; President & Chief Executive Officer David P. Frizell, Jr., 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 counter-intelligence 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 counter-intelligence 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 a 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-specialties. 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).
Thomas C. Kiefer, CFE
Thomas C. Kiefer, CFE; Vice President: Tom Kiefer, a Certified Fraud Examiner, has over twenty-three years of municipal law enforcement experience in Texas, most recently at the Command level. He has a broad range of experience in police patrol, criminal investigations, internal investigations, personnel management, emergency management and administration. Tom’s contributions to policy revision and implementation at his last department helped shape it into one of the most professional and well-respected law enforcement agencies in Texas. Tom’s management and leadership resulted in the department’s full accreditation by the International Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Texas Police Chief’s Association Foundation Best Practices program. The department continues to be one of the few agencies in the State of Texas to hold both awards. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and his Masters Degree in Public Administration is in progress. He was invited to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy, and he graduated from that program as well as the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership and Command College. Tom maintains close relationships with numerous contacts in the law enforcement community. Since joining Frizell Group, Tom has completed formal interview and interrogation training to supplement his police training and experience, and he has successfully led a number of Corporate Compliance and other investigations on behalf of our clients.
Susan K. Strong
Susan K. Strong; Managing Director of Financial Investigations: Susie Strong left her position as Senior Vice President of the lending subsidiary for Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loans for America’s largest privately held bank to join Frizell Group. She brings over twenty-five years of banking experience to her role as Managing Director of Financial Investigations. Her domestic banking experience, much of which involved commercial lending, includes management positions in back office operations (underwriting, loan servicing, liquidation, securitized loan portfolios, loan closing, etc.), and front office operations (commercial wholesale market underwriting and sales). Her international banking experience with three foreign banks (British, Canadian, and Japanese) includes management positions in syndicated loan facilities, loan administration, credit derivatives and total return loan swaps. Susie’s extensive banking and business experience provides her with a unique perspective in her conduct of Financial Asset Investigations on behalf of Frizell Group clients. In particular, our Financial Services clients enjoy speaking with Susie because of their similar backgrounds and because Susie consistently finds assets on their behalf.
Ron Martel, Director of Operations: Ron Martel has a rich history of military service, police service, and security management.