George C. Venizelos
Senior Vice President – The Red Apple Group
Retired from FBI
George joined Quality Protective Services, Inc. as Senior Vice President. He provides executive oversight of QPS by leading, managing, and overseeing the Company's operations in order to provide best-in-class expertise to protect and serve QPS clients. George brings over 28 years in federal law enforcement experience to clients. Clients will benefit from his extensive executive and terrorism experience in New York City. George is a proven leader who has the ability to work with the highest levels of federal, state and local law enforcement officials throughout the New York City region.
George has brought a high degree of integrity and professionalism to QPS that will be passed on to the clients. George is committed in providing our clients with the highest quality service in the market.
In his 24 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, George held numerous executive level positions. George served as the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office, the largest FBI office, where he oversaw a team of 2,500 special agent, professional staff and task personnel for all FBI operations within the five boroughs of New York City and eight counties in New York State. Prior to leading the New York Office, he led the FBI Philadelphia Field Division as the Special Agent in Charge. Over the years George played a vital role in security planning and coordination of numerous special events, including the 2004 Republican Convention, Super Bowl XLVIII, and the 2015 Belmont Stakes.
Prior to joining QPS, George was the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the New York Racing Association, Inc. He was responsible for commanding, directing, and coordinating NYRA's uniformed and investigative security force in all activities related to the protection, conservation, and security of company assets, employees, guests, and others.
George is a graduate of Fordham University with a B.S. degree in accounting.