Bernard D. Gollotti, CPP, Founder and Senior Security Consultant, has over thirty years of experience across multiple public safety market verticals. Bernard is an active member ASIS International, the world’s largest organization for security management professionals and is a Board-Certified Security Professional with the designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Bernard specializes in identifying and implementing security principles and best practices, physical security, risk assessments, electronic security systems, information security, investigations, Clery reporting, business operations, security personnel, leadership development and team building, emergency preparedness and crisis management, contract negotiations and
Bernard’s extensive career in public safety includes experience in a variety of roles that gives him a full 360-degree perspective, having served as a guard force provider, security integrator, emergency preparedness specialist, business development manager, end-user and client. A self-motivated individual who worked his way up the corporate ladder, Bernard started as a security officer with SpectaGuard (now Allied Universal) and rose to hold senior and executive positions at SpectaGuard, Professional Security Bureau, Drexel University, USciences and Unlimited Technology.
An active member of ASIS International for over 25 years, Bernard has served in a variety of roles, including Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter. As a member of the School Safety and Security Council since 2003, including a term as Chair, Bernard works with security professionals throughout the United States to help make schools and educational institutions safe places where students, faculty, and staff can excel.
As the Founder and Senior Security Consultant of LARGO Consulting Services, llc, Bernard works with executives, individuals, corporations, educational institutions and healthcare organizations to find best-fit security solutions, engage people through social media, and develop new business strategies. As a social media strategist, he provides coaching, mentoring and site management services for business and individuals wanting to maximize their brand awareness and subject expertise through social networking. Under Bernard’s leadership, the LARGO team is uniquely qualified to handle your public safety needs and security projects.
Rita LaRue, President & Senior Business Consultant has over two decades of experience in transforming the customer experience, achieving operational effectiveness, developing revenue streams and implementing change management strategies in support of an organization’s goals. Throughout her career, Rita has successfully created and implemented services and programs built on strong partnerships, versatile business acumen, and continuous improvement strategies. Highlights include oversight of facilities comprising 2.5M square feet, an annual budget exceeding $100M, increasing revenue streams over 40% in less than five years, and leading a diverse team of over 600 people.
Rita’s accomplishments include leveraging the physical environment and implementing customer-responsive services that result in dynamic, efficient and profitable programs and spaces. She has developed and implemented successful solutions for housing and food services, retail management, event services, parking, print and mail services, public/private partnerships and business and procurement services. Her work has been recognized nationally, with awards that include the College Foodservice Excellence award from On-Campus Hospitality magazine, a Models of Efficiency award from University Business magazine and multiple marketing awards from the Hermes Creative Awards and the ADDY Awards of the American Advertising Federation.
As a guest speaker and panelist, engagements include “Building for The Next Generation: Evolving Student and University Demands” and “Innovations in University Partnerships” (Bisnow Annual Student Housing Events); “Managing Up and Across Campus during Major Change” (Association of College Unions); “Effectively Positioning Auxiliary Services on Campus” and “Creating Investment in the Success of Your Portfolio” (National Association of College Auxiliary Services) and the Drexel University Women’s Leadership Speaker Series. Volunteer leadership positions include President for the East Region of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and Chair of the Board for UC Green in Philadelphia, PA.
Rita’s work with clients is guided by a customized approach that utilizes strategic thinking and best practices, responds to market and organizational opportunities, and manages internal and external partnerships with creative solutions. The outcome of this process is a plan that can be successfully implemented by the client to produce the desired results wherever people live, learn, work, shop or play.