Joe Russo oversees and directs T&M’s safety and security services and provides advisory services to T&M clients, who benefit from his extensive experience, capabilities and guidance. Mr. Russo joined T&M in early 2004 to startup the Executive Protection division, which began with one client. Working with T&M management and assisted by a talented Operations Group, he led the division's development into one of the premier executive protection businesses in the world. Forging robust security partnerships across the country and around the globe, Mr. Russo's collaborative approach is based on trust, confidence and integrity, and it has proven a successful recipe for success. Providing complex security planning for large, global events and supporting a variety of clients during international travel to high risk regions are just two examples of capabilities the Executive Protection team has mastered under Mr. Russo's guidance.
Mr. Russo joined T&M after a distinguished 20-year career with the U.S. Secret Service where he served as Special Agent in Charge of the Clinton Protective Division responsible for the overall security arrangements for Former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Russo traveled to over 60 countries during this assignment. Prior to that, he was Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge in the New York Field Office Protection Squad where he was responsible for the supervision of all security arrangements involving Secret Service protectees in New York City. Mr. Russo also served as the Assistant to the Special Agent in charge of the New York Field Office Credit Card Fraud Squad.
T&M provides premium, discreet security services to many high and low profile clients in New York City, across the country and overseas. Under Mr. Russo’s direction, the Executive Protection Operations Center provides complete oversight and management to T&M’s security teams during their critical protective/investigative missions throughout the U.S. and the world. All Executive Protection deployments are supported by T&M's state-of-the-art 24/7 Command Center based at its New York City headquarters.