Anthony F. Varchetto, Co-Founder and President of Blue Star Security, Ltd., has over 20 years of high-level experience in law enforcement. In January of 2022, he retired from his role as Sergeant with the Chicago Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force to focus his efforts on continuing the growth of the business.
Over the course of his extensive law enforcement career – which included assignments to specialized units such as gang, tactical and narcotics – Anthony developed expertise in risk assessments, investigations and supply chain security. He is 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 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.
Anthony is also a founding member of Bank the Blue, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources to law enforcement professionals throughout the Chicagoland area.
Jeffrey T. Salvetti is the co-founder and Vice President of Finance of Blue Star Security. 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.
As Vice President of Finance of Blue Star Security, Jeff 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.
Jeffrey is also a founding member of Bank the Blue, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources to law enforcement professionals throughout the Chicagoland area.
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