Anthony F. Varchetto, Co-Founder and President of Blue Star Security, Ltd., has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a Sergeant with the Chicago Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force.
Over the course of his extensive law enforcement career – which has included assignments to specialized units such as gang, tactical and narcotics – Anthony has developed expertise in risk assessments, investigations and supply chain security. He is also both a licensed private security contractor and a licensed private detective in the state of Illinois and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.
As the President of Blue Star Security, Anthony oversees the company’s day-to-day field operations as well as administrative tasks, including licensing, insurance and compliance procedures. He believes in building trusted client relationships and communicates regularly with all clients to ensure that they’re consistently receiving the finest security services in the industry.
Jeffrey T. Salvetti is the co-founder and partner of Blue Star Security, Ltd. Jeff was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from DePaul University in 2000 and became a Chicago police officer in 2005. Jeff is also a licensed private security contractor and licensed private detective in the state of Illinois. In January 2020, he retired from the Chicago Police Department after 15 years of service to focus his efforts on continuing the growth of the business.
Currently, Jeff holds the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Star Security and oversees all back office and financial operations for the company. Jeff’s daily duties include maintaining and analyzing the general ledger, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of account reconciliations and financial statements, managing the annual insurance audit, analyzing balance sheets and income statements, handling payroll, and providing financial support to various Blue Star Security departments so they can continue to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Michael D. Sapraicone is a former First Grade New York Police Department detective and is a well-known criminal justice expert commentator on network TV and cable news programs. He is the founder and owner of Squad Security Inc. and Squad Security Ltd.
Blue Star Security welcomed Michael Sapraicone as a partner in 2013. This strategic partnership now allows Blue Star Security to offer the same exemplary service in multiple locations in the USA such as New York, California and Texas as well as in Canada and the UK.
Michael began his career with the NYPD in December of 1980 as a Transit Police Officer and climbed to the top of the detective ranks. He investigated crimes across the city, including homicide investigations. Michael has been a frequent guest on Fox News, Court TV, MSNBC and CNN, commenting on criminal justice and law enforcement issues. He has also been featured in the New York Times as an expert on homicide case investigative techniques. Michael is a member of the Company of Security Professionals of the United Kingdom, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State, the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement and ASIS International.