Grand ISS Names Operations Chief to Lead and Expand Global Horizons

Grand ISS Names Operations Chief to Lead and Expand Global Horizons

Steven C. Purl joins the Florida-based Investigative and Security Company

September 28, 2005  ST. PETERSBURG, FL — GRAND ISS (Investigative Security Services), a full service global risk mitigation, investigation and security firm, today announced Steven C. Purl has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Purl will oversee the direction and operations of the firm’s comprehensive service offering available throughout the United States and abroad.Prior to residing in the U.S., Purl spent twenty-years in British law enforcement where he worked closely with authorities handling a wide variety of complex investigations and security assignments. He served as a New Scotland Yard Detective and Special Operations Team Leader for the famed SO19 Unit of the Yard’s Specialist Operations Branch, and was tasked with the Royal Family’s personal security detail. Most recently, Purl played an instrumental role in establishing Special Response Team Training programs for the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and he continues to train a large number of US law enforcement agencies in anti-terrorist tactics. He is the author of two best-selling books and currently speaks as an expert on anti-terrorism, countermeasures, and security vulnerability. He has appeared numerous times on FOX News Network as a commentator, NBC TV and radio, the BBC, and SKY news.

“I’m excited to join the GRAND ISS team because I am optimistic about the potential opportunities and rewards we can realize by directing the full scope of our security and investigative services, forensic sciences, and technologies to markets across borders and around the world,” Purl stated. “I share in the long-term goal of developing an efficient and effective service environment that integrates the many segments of our business and, in effect, shapes our company to rival some of the world’s leading law enforcement agencies.”

Ralph V. Frasca, Jr., President and CEO of GRAND ISS added, “Steven Purl’s background, abilities, and experience make him an outstanding addition to GRAND, and we are pleased to welcome him to the team. His vision is on a parallel track with our targeted expansion objectives nationally and abroad.” Frasca went on to explain that Purl’s primary role is to establish the company as an industry leader by offering access to the full spectrum of its security, intelligence, investigations, consulting, forensics and technology services as a single source provider. The company’s strategy is to deliver end-to-end solutions designed to reduce risks, resolve problems, and provide customized support that benefit the corporate, legal, insurance, general public and government sectors. “Our mission is to streamline and simplify the service process, and utilize the full potential of our multiple resources to expand horizons for our global clientele,” said Frasca. “We believe the value a company creates for its customers and shareholders is directly linked to the value of its team and, in my view, Steven Purl’s dynamic focus, industry insight, and commitment to success meets that standard.”

GRAND ISS is an employee-owned, full service risk mitigation, investigative and security company that delivers customized solutions to multi-industry corporations, law firms, insurance companies, governments, individual clients, and non-profit entities worldwide. Employing experienced professionals in every investigative and security niche, forensic experts, and state-of-the-art technologies, GRAND ISS reduces clients’ exposure to risk and maximizes successful resolution of investigation and litigation matters. Strategic relationships bring a unique array of service capabilities that multiply GRAND’S effectiveness, improve marketing efforts, and drive growth initiatives in public and private entities in diverse industries. GRAND ISS is based in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information, call 727.797.6545 or visit online at


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