We want to become your investigative firm and we honor your confidentiality, offer you pragmatic advice, never make promises we cannot keep, and shun publicity. We strive towards establishing a close client working relationship and are committed to project completion dates because your decisions rely on our timely work product. Our policy of “hands on” management guarantees every inquiry the highest quality of service. We believe every engagement is a test and consequently we are always diligent and enjoy the distinction for successfully resolving complex client issues.
WHO WE ARE
The Reilly International Group Ltd. is affiliated with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the World Association of Detectives, the World Investigators Network, the Council of International Investigators, the National Association of Legal Investigators, Intellenet, and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services.
Our associates are professionals previously employed with government and intelligence agencies, research analysts, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Public Accountants, journalists, and forensic computer, document, audio, and videotape examiners. Our combined skills and experiences facilitate a multidisciplinary team approach toward problem solving.
Thomas J. Reilly, the President of The Reilly International Group Ltd., is a Certified Fraud Examiner with over four decades of experience conducting civil and criminal investigations and international asset recoveries. As a specialist in financial investigations and litigation support, Mr. Reilly has successfully conducted sensitive corporate financial due diligence inquiries exposing fraud and corruption while enabling clients to evaluate losses, recover assets, avoid damaging publicity, and prevent future frauds.
Previous to founding The Reilly International Group Ltd. in 1998, Mr. Reilly was from 1991 through 1997, the Vice President and Managing Director of Decision Strategies International, the world’s largest independent consultant investigative firm, where he managed numerous corporate and environmental investigations for the legal, business, and insurance communities. Prior to co-founding Decision Strategies International, Mr. Reilly, from 1984 through 1990 operated a private investigative firm specializing in financial and corporate due diligence investigations and asset recovery.
In the public sector, in 1986 Mr. Reilly was appointed to the Martin Commission charged with investigating fraud in the awarding of New York City contracts. From 1971 through 1983, Mr. Reilly served as a U.S. Postal Inspector investigating business fraud, securities fraud, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, and official corruption.
During his government service, Mr. Reilly was responsible for the highly chronicled 1983 arrest of Robert Granberg and three associates who assisted him in faking his reported drowning death off the New Jersey coast. Granberg’s wife collected accidental death benefit money on his life insurance policies from five major insurance companies.
Mr. Reilly as well participated in the 1980’s New York Organized Crime Strike Force investigation of a multimillion dollar international Gambino crime family auto theft and insurance fraud ring. Mr. Reilly developed critical information resulting in the cooperation of a ring member and subsequent convictions of ring members headed by Gambino crime family godfather Paul Castellano who during the trial was slain by mobster assassins working for succeeding godfather John Gotti.
Mr. Reilly also arrested the president and employees of a Wall Street brokerage firm convicted of defrauding clients of more than six million dollars in the 1980’s.
This was one of the first Wall Street brokerage firm convictions that were followed by numerous securities fraud convictions obtained by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service during the 1980’s.
Mr. Reilly is a past Chairman and President of the New York City Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a member of the World Association of Detectives, the Council of International Investigators, Intellenet, the National Association of Legal Investigators, and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. He is a recipient of the World Investigators Network Christopher Nolan Investigator of the Year Award for 2008.
Mr. Reilly is a 1978 graduate of John Jay College where he earned a M.A. in Criminal Justice. He graduated in 1971 from the University of Vermont where he played varsity football and earned a B.A. degree in Political Science.
Mr. Reilly is well known for his personal hands-on management style, ensuring quality control and accountability, and his close working relationships with his field investigators. Consequently, he enjoys a fine reputation among colleagues and clients for his contributions to the successful resolution of complex issues.