Founder and Managing Partner
Thomas W. Raftery III
Falcon Founder and Managing Partner Thomas W. Raftery III brings a dynamic skillset to the table. With a unique blend of private and public sector experiences, Mr. Raftery is an expert security consultant. He seeks to build and implement personalized security solutions to mitigate risks to his clients.
Mr. Raftery has a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College. He also earned an M.B.A. from Drexel University with a concentration in Accounting. Mr. Raftery spent five years in the private sector. Fulfilling his life long dream, Mr. Raftery was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1988 to 2010.
Mr. Raftery’s Experience
Mr. Raftery possesses 23 years of law enforcement experience. Mr. Raftery conducted anti-trust, white collar crime, public corruption and terrorism investigations. Through his work with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Mr. Raftery was deployed to Afghanistan where he conducted white collar crime and public corruption investigations. Mr. Raftery also trained Afghan law enforcement and made recommendations for improving Afghan law enforcement capacity. Mr. Raftery also served as the first appointed Inspector General for the Delaware River Port Authority and the Port Authority Transit Corp (“DRPA.”)
Mr. Raftery is an expert in white collar crime matters including public corruption, money laundering, Anti-trust, fraud, as well as terrorism. Mr. Raftery has significant experience in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has spoken on pubic corruption matters to various law enforcement agencies. He is also an expert in the recruitment, development, operation, and tasking of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) resources. Mr. Raftery developed HUMINT training for law enforcement personnel on domestic and international levels. Mr. Raftery is experienced with security protocols and assessments in high threat environments.
Mr. Raftery is an executive-level professional. He is an expert in white-collar crime, investigations, policy development and implementation, audits, and more. As the DRPA’s first-ever Inspector General, Mr. Raftery managed a department charged with conducting investigations of violations of law and DRPA policies, the execution and coordination of internal and external audits, and the operation of the Whistleblower hotline. Mr. Raftery established procedures and policies to deter fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption. Mr. Raftery also issued reports of findings and made recommendations to Audit Committee, Board of Commissioners, management and the public for policy changes and operational improvements. He was responsible for ensuring compliance with reforms, policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations. He developed and enforced the Ethics Policy for DRPA and was responsible for evaluating and managing risk to the DRPA.
Mr. Raftery is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).