During a 27-year career with the FBI, Bob Scigalski conducted investigations of skyjacking, kidnapping, extortion, bank robberies, and major property crimes. He was Supervisor of the Chicago FBI Organized Crime Squad and also supervised a surreptitious technical services unit and a multi-agency violent crime unit emphasizing fugitive investigation. His expertise includes criminal psychology and psychological profiling, and he was one of the first agents selected to assist in the development of the concept of profiling for the FBI.
Bob negotiated numerous hostage crisis situations for the FBI and is a recognized expert in crisis resolution. He represented the FBI overseas in teaching schools and organizing exercises in antiterrorist hostage resolution for Scotland Yard and the Royal Hong Kong Police. As a former member of the elite FBI Critical Incident Negotiation Team, he is an expert in nuclear and biological weapons crisis resolution and methods for the negotiated release of kidnapped American businessmen.
A Chicago native, Bob received a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University and an M.A. in Administration from DePaul University. As one of Quest’s founding partners, Bob's responsibilities include new domestic account development, current client account development, and oversight of financial operations.
Leone J. (Lee) Flosi, Executive Vice President
Lee Flosi retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a 28-year career as an FBI Agent and Executive Manager. At the time of his retirement, he commanded the Chicago Organized Crime Task Force, which comprised FBI Agents, officers of the Illinois State Police, and Chicago Police Department officers. This elite unit successfully investigated and prosecuted a variety of major organized crime figures in Chicago. Earlier, Lee was a Program Manager at FBI Headquarters where he supervised worldwide FBI narcotics' investigations and for eight years he was the FBI Legal Attaché in Rome where he was responsible for FBI operations and liaison with Law Enforcement and Judicial Officials in southern Europe, the Middle East, and non-French-speaking Africa. Lee is a seasoned investigator who played a major role in breaking organized crime's stranglehold of major Las Vegas casinos by uncovering complex profit-skimming operations that had been underway for decades.
Subsequent to his FBI retirement, Lee served as Security Manager for all of the 1994 World Cup events held in Chicago, where he managed more than 1,000 security personnel.
Lee is fluent in the Italian language and holds a law degree (Juris Doctor) from the DePaul University School of Law. He is a member of the Bar and licensed to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Courts. As one of Quest’s founding partners, Lee’s responsibilities include serving as General Counsel and providing executive management oversight.
John J. (Jack) O'Rourke, Executive Vice President of Investigations
During his 27-year career with the FBI, Jack O'Rourke became one of the FBI's top experts on organized crime. He is also recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in major theft/interstate burglary and robbery investigations. He has provided training seminars to both local and federal law enforcement officials as well as to local and federal prosecutors in these investigative fields. Jack was also one of the FBI's most active hostage/crisis negotiators participating and successfully resolving major hostage situations and was one of the Bureau's top instructors, and a recognized expert on the resolution of hostage/crisis situations. During his career with the FBI, he received numerous commendations for his investigative excellence and intelligence gathering techniques.
After retiring from the FBI, Jack served as an Inspector/Special Assistant to the Cook County Sheriff on organized crime/major theft matters and was assigned to work full-time as a member of the FBI's elite Major Theft Task Force.
His education includes a B.S. in Political Science from Loyola University, Chicago, and a M.A. in Administration from DePaul University, Chicago. As one of Quest’s founding partners, Jack’s responsibilities include oversight of investigative operations and intelligence development.
Jim served as an assistant supervisor, chairman of the Chicago office's Employee Advisory Committee and participated in the national selection effort to identify top applicants for the Special Agent position. He has received numerous letters of commendation from the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office.
Joseph P. Keating, Vice President Operations Joe Keating utilizes his business acumen to develop Quest’s client relationships, provide general oversight of day-to-day operations, offer strategic direction in matters of protective services and intelligence gathering, and determine how best to incorporate Quest’s unparalleled level of experience to mitigate our clients’ challenges.
During his tenure with the FBI, Joe specialized in National Security by conducting sensitive operations aimed at uncovering foreign terrorist cells and espionage of all types. He was requested to investigate or provide intelligence security operations in many of the FBI’s most sensitive matters including the D.C. Sniper, winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and hundreds of still-classified National Security files. To this day, Joe remains a record holder at the FBI Academy’s Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (TEVOC), a course designed to prepare FBI personnel for the rigors of strategic and defensive driving. Among many other awards, he was the recipient of an FBI National Security award for uncovering the first known use of domestic operational intelligence/intellectual property theft by the Peoples’ Republic of China. Joe is a subject matter expert in physical surveillance (FISUR), protective counter-surveillance, and operational security of trade secrets/intellectual property by threat from foreign intelligence services.
Daniel S. Jerger, Vice President Information Technology As Quest's lead computer forensic investigator, Dan Jerger brings more than 15 years of investigative, security consulting, and business intelligence services to the company. Dan's extensive experience in information technology includes security and computer forensics, auditing, and software development.
Before coming to Quest, Dan served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Entegra Corporation, an enterprise-wide security, reputation, incident and stakeholder risk management software development firm where he acted as key player in corporate strategies and direction. Dan was also a cofounder and President of Veros Information Systems, Inc., a software development and consulting firm serving the medical and pharmaceutical industries. A Magna Cum Laude graduate in Aerospace Engineering, Dan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) credentials. He is also a member of InfraGard, HTCIA, and IEEE.
While assigned to the Chicago Office for more than 20 years, Joe has been involved in the “Unabom Investigation”, the “Hyatt Extortion”, the “Bausch & Lomb Extortion” and numerous kidnappings and fugitive arrests. Joe was a Supervisory Special Agent in Violent Crime for over 8 years and supervised Task-Forces composed of the Chicago Police-Cook County Sheriffs Police-US Marshals Service Service-US Secret Service. Joe also served as SWAT Coordinator and Asst. Team Leader. Joe has taught Close-Quarter Combat at 6 sessions at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. In 2005, Joe was deployed to Afghanistan where he was embedded with a Special Forces Unit to conduct Sensitive Sight Expeditions, interview detainees and Evidence Collection.
A Chicago native, Joe is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Business – Major in Accounting.
Patrick M. Hanretty, Senior Investigative Consultant Following a 27-year career as a Special Agent with the FBI, Pat Hanretty offers Quest's clients his experience in all aspects of major federal, state, and international violations of law. While with the FBI, Pat managed and successfully resolved complex investigations in areas of terrorism, national security, financial crimes, organized and white collar crime, political corruption, property crimes, violent crimes, and narcotics violations. He also established liaison relationships with other federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Using his expertise and leadership abilities, Pat served as an original member, team leader, and training agent of the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force Surveillance Unit (JTTF). He taught and managed FBI Special Agents and NYPD Detectives in Special Operations situations. In recognition of his exceptional skills, Pat has also received numerous FBI awards and commendations in addition to awards from the United States Attorney's Office for investigative accomplishments and presentations during trials in US District Court.
Tony H. Jin, Senior Investigative Consultant After finishing his education at Southern Illinois University, Tony Jin began a 29 year career with the Chicago Police Department. Tony Jin was the first Asian promoted into the ranks of the Detective Division and was selected as one of the first hostage negotiators. As a veteran homicide detective, he has forensically examined over one thousand murder and death scenes and has a reputation for advancing techniques in interviews & interrogations which he taught at the Chicago Police Academy along with homicide & crime scene investigation. His reputation as an expert investigator and instructor is well known to law enforcement.
Tony was selected as one of the first detectives to be deployed to the Chicago FBI Joint Drug Task Force, where he served for nine years utilizing inventive techniques to target major international drug organizations. Using his professional experience and fluency in Chinese, Tony undertook undercover roles against drug cartels to interdict illicit narcotics and utilized imaginative methods to cripple their money laundering operations. One such case, the largest of its kind in Chicago history, resulted in the seizure of 1,100 kilos of cocaine and $1.5 million in cash. Tony's unique abilities later served the FBI, Violent Crimes Task Force, where he was successful in the detection and apprehension of serial bank robbers as well as brutal kidnap for ransom offenders. Upon retiring from government service, Tony joined Quest as a Senior Investigative Consultant.
Roger A. Rehling, Senior Investigative Consultant Roger Rehling was a Special Agent of the FBI for 24 years, the last 8 as a Supervisory Special Agent of Chicago’s 100 member Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and served as the International Terrorism Coordinator. While in the FBI, he served in the Syracuse New York Resident Agency, Detroit Division, and the Chicago Division primarily conducting major terrorism investigations both domestic and international, special events management, and liaison with other foreign and domestic intelligence agencies. He investigated and supervised major terrorism investigations and conducted highly sophisticated investigative techniques on such cases as the FALN, SCOTBOM; the bombing of PAN AM 103, UNABOM, OKBOM; the bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building, and PENTBOM; the September 11, 2001 attack. He served as the FBI’s case agent for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Detroit, 1994 World Cup Soccer matches, and the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Previous to the FBI, Roger served 8 years as a Glen Ellyn (IL) Police Department Police Officer/ Detective. He is a native of Chicago and holds a B.S and M.A. in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.
Michael J.(Mike) Ryan, Senior Investigative Consultant Mike Ryan, a 25 year veteran of the FBI and four year veteran of the Marine Corps, has a wide range of investigative experience including fugitive investigations and apprehensions, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, undercover, organized crime, domestic security and domestic terrorism matters. Mike spent more than 20 years in the Chicago FBI office before transferring to the Tucson, AZ office and in each area developed a significant rapport with federal, state and local law enforcement officials in an effort to conduct successful criminal investigations. His dogged determination and unyielding commitment to his job has resulted in the apprehension and conviction of numerous fugitives and assorted criminals. Mike retired from the FBI in Arizona and returned to the Chicago area where he re-kindled the camaraderie he developed with former colleagues and law enforcement associates and soon became a valued member of the Quest team.
Edward R. Scheu, Senior Personal Security Consultant Ed Scheu retired as Chief Deputy from the US Marshals Service in Chicago after a 29-year career. His renowned expertise and innovative abilities in management were tapped to institute major reforms in an office that was the focus of a national scandal. He was appointed interim US Marshal and successfully initiated dynamic changes. Ed’s career began with an appointment to the Anti Air Piracy Task Force where he participated in the development and application of profiles relating to skyjackers and terrorists. He was assigned to a Witness Protection Program where he developed security measures to protect well known and high profile organized crime witnesses. Ed assessed potential security threats and risks to any visiting Justices of the United States Supreme Court and applied the appropriate personal and physical security measures to meet their individual needs. Later, as Chief of the Training Division for the US Marshals Service, he developed quality training courses in Witness Security Protection and Protective Services.
While assigned to the headquarters of the US Marshals, Ed operated as an investigator assigned to Interpol where he conducted international investigations and assisted international law enforcement entities in their efforts to locate international fugitives and felons. Ed was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given by the US Marshals Service. He has completed the US Treasury Department Criminal Investigators course and is also a 1975 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Charles R. Sekerak, Forensic Accountant & Financial Crimes Investigator A 20-year veteran of the FBI and Office of Inspector General, Chuck Sekerak is Quest's forensic accountant and financial crimes investigator. Chuck's FBI experience includes extensive experience in bank fraud and embezzlement matters and expertise in the area of interview and interrogation techniques. He held positions as Supervisory Special Agent of the Bank Fraud, Fraud against the Government and Organized Crime - Labor Squads. He also was the Chicago Division's White Collar Crime Coordinator.
Prior to entering into government service, Chuck held the position of Assistant Controller for a major Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Subsequent to his retirement, he served as President of a $120 million Illinois manufacturing company employing over 500 manufacturing, sales and administrative staff. Chuck holds a B.B.A degree in Accounting and Economics, an M.B.A. and is presently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Richard G. Stilling, Senior Investigations & Training Consultant A 22-year veteran of the FBI, Dick Stilling received numerous commendations, not only from the FBI, but also by high ranking United States and foreign governments including Germany and Italy. He worked on the FBI's highest profile violent crimes, including fugitives, bank robberies, extortion's, kidnapping, airplane hijacking, major thefts, antiterrorist investigations, and major car theft rings. Dick established and supervised the Chicago FBI Division's first SWAT teams, and Special Operations and Surveillance Unit. This squad was targeted investigations of nationally recognized cases, such as, “Operation Gray Lord,” “Safe Bet,” “Pendorf,” “Strawman,” “Tylenol” and the “FALN Bombings.” Since his retirement from the FBI he has established the first Office of Inspector General for a major Sheriff's Office, charged with both internal investigations of the Sheriff's Officer personnel. He established unique, state certified law enforcement training programs including coursed in Giving Testimony, Crime Scene Search, and Ethics for the Law Enforcement Professional, which have been modified for the private sector.
Richard W. Suter, Jr, Senior Investigative Consultant Richard Suter joined Quest after serving almost 31 years as a Special Agent in the FBI. He received extensive and specialized training in Physical and Technical “Electronic Surveillance” Operations & Collection and Deterrence. Richard was last stationed at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., in a senior management position serving as the primary FBI Agent/Liaison Officer and spokesman for Technical Counter-Intelligence Surveillance. Richard was directly assigned to the interagency National Security Counterintelligence Group charged with the development and implementation of physical and technical security policies and programs impacting U.S. Diplomatic facilities worldwide. He was one of a select group of FBI Agent supervisors specializing in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM). At Quest, Richard’s prior experience enables him to effectively coordinate Quest’s TSCM initiative & articulate technical security issues to Senior Executives in the private and public (government) sectors. Richard also served as a supervisor and a Primary Firearms Instructor of new agent trainees at the FBI Academy, Quantico. Richard is a graduate of St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX where he majored in English Literature.
Gerald C. Theis, Senior Investigative Consultant A 31-year veteran of the FBI, Jerry Theis serves as a crisis management consultant for Quest, conducting site surveys, formulating crisis management plans and policies, and conducting personnel training sessions.
While in the FBI, Jerry served as the Assistant Senior Team Leader for the Chicago FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Program, planning and executing tactical and executive protection operations. He was a crisis management instructor, organizing and training FBI and police crisis management command center personnel. Jerry also investigated cases involving public corruption, insurance fraud, bank fraud, investment fraud, mail fraud, copyright infringement matters, money laundering, intellectual property schemes, bribery, and extortion. He received numerous commendations from the FBI and the United States Attorneys Office.
Upon retirement and before joining Quest, Jerry served as a crisis management consultant. He is a regular crisis management guest lecturer at Loyola University Chicago. Jerry also appears before numerous organizations each year as a crisis management expert and speaker.
Edgar E. (Rusty) Wright, III, Senior Investigative Consultant
A 22 year veteran of the FBI, Rusty Wright has a wide range of criminal investigative experience in white collar crime, violent crime, organized crime, drug money laundering, bank robberies, internet child pornography, interstate child molestation, and parental kidnapping. He is an accountant, with six years of bank auditing and accounting experience prior to joining the FBI. He received numerous commendations from the FBI for his work in drug money laundering investigations, organized crime, police corruption, and terrorism. He has also been commended by the New York City Police Department and the Outagamie County, Wisconsin District Attorney for his work in organized crime and violent crime investigations. He served on the New Haven and New York SWAT teams; in 1994 he was awarded the FBI’s Medal for Bravery for a New York SWAT team arrest of 8 terrorists in the act of mixing chemicals for a wave of bombings targeting the World Trade Center and the United Nations. He was an FBI Polygraph Examiner in Chicago when he retired, and is certified by the State of Illinois to conduct general polygraph examinations and Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PSCOT). He is also certified to conduct polygraph examinations in twenty one additional states. He has extensive experience as a Principle Relief Supervisor in Chicago on the Organized Crime Squad and a Reactive/Violent crime squad.
Virginia H. Wright, Senior Investigative Consultant
Virginia Wright retired from the FBI after more than 24 years as an FBI Special Agent. She has a wide range of criminal investigative expertise as she was most recently assigned to the Chicago Division North Resident Agency to work a variety of investigative matters, including white collar crime. She was the lead investigator on several high profile investigations including several bank failure investigations, investment fraud and schemes as well as mortgage fraud cases. Virginia also participated in the career development program and trained new agents upon assignment to the FBI. She was nationally recognized after being awarded the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency in Washington, DC for her work in the Universal Federal Savings Bank failure investigation. She also assisted the FBI’s Media office with organizing multi-agency news advisories and area press conferences with federal law enforcement partners. Prior to her assignment in Chicago, Virginia worked in the New York City and New Haven offices. Virginia was one of the first agents to be assigned to the first Russian Organized Crime Squad in New York City in l994. Virginia has a BA in Radio, Television and Film from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.