DVS became a part of the Ross & Baruzzini family in 2015


DVS garnered industry recognition for protecting some of our world’s most precious assets and infrastructure. Founded by retired FBI agent Joseph M. Chapman with the founding mission of providing security consulting services, Joseph ultimately partnered with DVS founding principals Bob Ducibella, Jeffrey Venter, and Phil Santore, who brought security engineering and implementation expertise. Since its inception, DVS has completed some of the most challenging and impactful security consulting and engineering projects in existence.

Philip Santore, Senior Principal of DVS, said at the time of acquisition, “This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new projects and growth opportunities. Becoming part of an international firm will strengthen the services offered to our existing clients in addition to allowing us to compete on a larger scale for full-service projects. It was the right move at the right time, and we are very excited for what our future holds with Ross & Baruzzini.”

“This acquisition will further strengthen Ross & Baruzzini’s position as a trusted leader in the global security industry,” said Craig Toder, President and Chairman of Ross & Baruzzini. “DVS is extremely well respected in some very specialized security sectors that will allow us to expand our current security portfolio outside our existing markets.”

Our Team

Joseph Chapman Founder, 
Bob Ducibella DVS Principal, Jeff Venter DVS Principal, Phil Santore DVS Principal

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