Meet Our Team
Steven A. Martello, MBA, JD, Ph.D.
Preamble and Current
Steven A. Martello, MBA, J.D. PhD currently serves as the Managing Director and Chairman of Delta Strategic Solutions Inc. (“Delta”) a global security and investigations company and security services integrator, which he has helped develop into an international business enabler for the clients Delta serves. He is credited as the architect of Delta’s global network, responsible for the Company’s strategic development and for expanding its geographic and operational scope along with its enhanced suite of services, technology and solution offerings including its “Guardian Angel Program”.
He has inculcated a culture of the 360-degree view of security, continuous learning, leveraging the value of disruptive technologies, business models and processes into the corporate value blueprint of Delta and the other Companies he owns and operates.
Delta enjoys an international platform securing physical, human, IT network, data and intellectual property and the designs of its clients throughout the world. It extends world class close protection and executive security, advance services, logistics, threat assessment, security matrix design, access controls and perimeter security, product counterfeiting interdiction and brand integrity protection, security training and consulting, cyber and data base breach preemption as well as workplace and learning institution violence mitigation strategies, tactics and programs. In addition to his reputation as a leading subject matter expert in security and investigations, corporate strategic planning, operations efficiencies, private equity and capital acquisition and business strategy and development, he concurrently maintains interests in other diverse operations unrelated to the activities of Delta.
His leadership and vision have facilitated the seamless translation of his skills and experiences to build value and encourage innovation among his diverse assignments and initiatives on behalf of government, academia, and private enterprise. He provides expertise in international business strategy, security countermeasures, risk management, innovation and performance metrics, Big Data, data mining and predictive analytics.
He along with Delta’s co-founder and management team have secured a robust investigative division capable of successfully undertaking complex international investigations, including financial fraud, AML and FCPA, computer, mobile device, and financial forensics, pre and post litigation asset discovery and recovery services, security robotics and Bayesian inference AI and machine learning strategies, intelligence, and diplomatic and cultural protocols.
He is credited as the architect of Delta’s global network, responsible for the Company’s strategic development and for expanding its geographic and operational scope along with its enhanced suite of services, including its “Guardian Angel Program”.
Recruited by West Publishing Company, an international law book publisher as an account executive, he proceeded to become Director of Administration and member of the global strategy team, for the Izod Division of General Mills Inc., a multi-national food manufacturer and marketing company as well as a portfolio of non-foods interests.
His analytical skills, global perspectives, deep understanding of cultural norms and asymmetrical nature of the geopolitical landscape, enhanced his effectiveness in his service to the US Intelligence Community.
Dr Martello was subsequently invited to join the White House Advance Operations team, during the Reagan and Bush administrations (1984-1991) (including advance/security liaison with the legislative, political and press offices on behalf of the Executive Office of the President (EOP); motorcade design and management and interface with the Presidential Airlift Wing and logistics support, specifically USMC HMX-1 (Marine One) and USAF VC-25A, CS 28000 (Air Force One) respectively. As a Presidential Aide engaged with the White house advance staff and security teams, he supported and interfaced with numerous law enforcement and intelligence agencies including, USAF special operations command, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US Secret Service, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Marshals Service, Interpol as well as relevant intelligence services and local and foreign police agencies.
He has consulted with subsequent administrations on security-related matters. He is an expert in diplomatic protocol and cultural norms and nuances in several parts of the world. He has also provided strategic and operational guidance on the development of the Reagan Continuity of Government Initiative (COG), on behalf of the National Command Authority.
Co-Founder of the International Commodity Exchange, “ICE”, during Glasnost, in Moscow Russia, which provided a new market driven platform to facilitate the efficient distribution of raw materials, equipment and means of production to replace the dismantled central planning committee (“Gosplan”).
Dr. Martello served as Chancellor of the International Institute of Management, accredited by the US and NYS Departments of Education, developed the course curriculum and certifications for executives including high ranking Russian and Chinese Government and business leaders interested in understanding and learning western business practices.
He taught business strategy as an instructor and adjunct professor at Queens College to provide clarity on business responsibility and ethics, emphasizing that building a culture of integrity, properly supported and aligned can enhance corporate performance goals and competitive advantage.
Dr. Martello engaged with the premiere consulting firm Mckinsey & Company, supporting corporate and board consultancies, guiding clients with respect to issues of innovation, business development, process improvement, performance benchmarking and analytics, change management, corporate turnarounds, M&A strategy, and execution as well as government relations interface.
Dr Martello helped raise capital around a dream of two engineers who believed they had the solution to prevent drunk driving. He shepherded the technological development and raised successive rounds of capital around the in car DWI prevention device later know as ( Sens-O-lock) sold around the world and highlighted in the New York Times and Dateline NBC segments, including within the context of joint ventures and marketing campaigns with Lloyds of London and AIG insurance (also an investor in the Company), orchestrated by Dr Martello in consideration of insurance discounts for drivers convicted DWI. He served as the Company’s COO and was later elevated to CEO and Board Director and subsequently Chairman of Alcohol Sensors International, (a NASDAQ listed public company “ASIL”).
As VP and Director of Strategy and Business Development for E Home Credit Corp he helped expand lending operations regionally, supervised loan officer training and credentialing platforms, instituted continuous improvement processes and innovation culture, installed “challenger” sales programs , consumer protection policies, cohort mentoring and intergenerational conflict leveraging strategies, telecommuting and flextime programs and cross functional performance dashboards.
Other Current Activities
Dr. Martello counsels companies on business improvement and security strategies, demonstrating how a well-designed and executed security program and platform can be cost effective, return a robust ROI, enhance value propositions and competitive advantage. These companies include, a well-known Private Equity Corporation, (matches private investor financing and secures management teams for appropriate business models and real estate projects), a regional provider of medical cost containment solutions for insurers and municipalities, a developer of commercial energy projects and technologies, to support the security and logistics for the delivery of oil and gas, a manufacturer and marketer of unique patented fiber optics cables, connection technologies, EV charging Platform security, and an international product counterfeiting investigations, abatement and monitoring company.
He has served as a commercial arbitration judge and has ruled on cases on behalf of arbitration and mediation forums, private parties, and the American Arbitration Association.
Dr Martello was requested by a legislator to utilize his security and business experience in assisting the Nassau County Police Department’s Auxiliary Police Program and has been appointed as a sworn officer in the Nassau County Police Department. He assists with community outreach, enforcement initiatives and assisting the core department. in its ancillary community support and safety functions. Recipient of the Department’s Meritorious Service Award, credited with saving two lives at an accident scene.
Dr. Martello believes in continuing training and education and has personally undertaken CERT and OEM training and serves as a CERT/OEM first responder. He is certified in CPR and use of AEDs, as an emergency management first responder (FEMA).
Appointed as a vetted member of Infragard; a public private partnership between the FBI and private industry, designed to share information, intelligence and divine strategies for protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
Among the many charities and associations he supports or is a member of, include the Fraternal Order of Police, ASIS, ACFS, CERT/OEM, AMA, ABA, AFFA, Masonic ( wherein he attained the 32 -degree in the Scottish Rite ) and Shriners initiatives including its Shriners Hospitals and St Jude Children’s Hospital, Splashes of Hope, Child Fund International, Salvation Army and The American Red Cross.
Developing a unique security platform to support the safety and security of EV charging stations around the US.
Marshalled the resources for the development and launch of a uniquely encrypted AI intelligence based communications App, IM Secure ; together with fly paper “disappearing ink” capability, AI assistant, and communications folders among other things to enhance the users security, utility and experience.
He serves as a charter member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
Dr. Martello is a practiced business professional, focused on results and enhancing value to shareholders and stakeholders. A graduate of Queens College, he acquired an MBA in Organizational Management, (1991) and a Doctorate in International Business Strategy and l Finance from La Salle University Graduate School (1993) and earned a law degree from William Taft School of Law (1995), which helps give him a deep understanding of the ever-present legal considerations in business decision making. Currently pursuing certification in Villanova’s Six Sigma and securing ASIS vaunted CPP designation.
Samples of Unclassified Achievements
Dr. Martello facilitated substantial sales contracts and investment commitments on behalf of Con Agra, Ford Motor Co. and Monsanto with the newly constituted Russian Republic during Glasnost. Those organizations were unable to successfully secure and close on those initiatives unilaterally prior to his participation.
As a consultant for the Kazakh Government, he negotiated landing rights for Delta Airlines, at Alma-Ata Airport (new renamed Almaty) in the capital of Kazakhstan, (formerly of the USSR, home of the Soviet Space Program.) which didn’t become operational at the time, because the economics and prevailing logistics didn’t support the business model.
Co-founder of the first community exchange in Russia during the period of Perestroika and Glasnost, after the former Soviet Union’s central planning committee, Gosplan, was dismantled, effectively freezing economic activity in the newly formed republics. This International Commodity Exchange (ICE) provided a national market-based platform for the trading of goods, parts and equipment necessary to facilitate the means of production, helping reorganize and revitalize the economic stagnation during that period which was widely covered in both the Russian and American press.
He also chaired an economic conference in New York by the Central Bankers of the United States and Russia to create a plan for bank organization, investments and capital formation which helped establish western banking best practices and foster confidence in the Russian banking sector. His efforts helped create an environment of confidence that supported much needed consumer and business lending, the cornerstone for Russia’s rehabilitation and growth. Assisting in Russia’s economic resurgence helped serve to avoid the significant dangers a severely economically crippled Russia would present to the interest of the United States, its strategic interests and allies.
Dr. Martello assisted a newly capitalized company (he helped provide the initial investments culminating in a public offering on the NASDAQ exchange, which developed, manufactured and distributed an auto safety device that prevented drunk driving (“Sen-o-Lok”). He secured approval by the relevant federal and individual state authorities including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHYSA) together with 30 major state approvals in seven months when consultants told the Company that the securing the necessary approvals would take 3 to 5 years. This helped advance the product to market saving the Company substantial direct costs, opportunity costs, and provided substantial competitive advantage and barriers to entry by prospective competitors. Dr. Martello, the Company, and the Device was widely covered in the press including segments in the New York Times, Dateline and Nightline. He persuaded AIG Insurance Company to invest several million dollars into the Company and secured a strategic partnering and joint marketing agreements with AIG and Lloyd’s of London specifically; offering insurance discounts to drivers convicted of drunk driving who installed the device in their cars.
Addressed the Greek Parliament on security issues including Maritime Security and piracy on the high seas. These issues are of special concern to the Greek Government a shipping directly and indirectly represent some 38% of the Country’s GNP. Two specific recommendations were adopted by the Greek Parliament Maritime Security committee with results currently being accessed.
Advised senior government and military officials in several countries with regard to public and private security as well as policing strategies and utilized “in country” operatives to assist with training requirements and integration commitments. He has also provided advance services, strategy and tactics (in cooperation with federal and local authorities) to facilitate ransom negotiation and if necessary, the physical extraction of abducted persons for private clients. Developed advance and security planning and security matrix to support and provide security for prerequisites for DPS Protection: (i.e., no bonifided threats in last 5 years). This facility was particularly relevant for assisting nascent governments of developing nations and required advance and security augmentation and protocol assistance. He maintains relationships with the intelligence community including DOE, DOD, OSAC, DARPA, STATE, DHS, ODNI and public and private partnerships including Infragard, (FBI) and others, to share intelligence with Delta’s public and private sector partners and maintain a comprehensive understanding of current security threats, mitigation and abatement strategies, risk management tools, tactics and technologies to better assist Delta’s clients in securing their physical assets, protect personnel and secure cyber/data assets and better manage and create cost effective countermeasures against “black swan” scenarios and events.
He helped develop and manage a mortgage banking operation prior to the real estate buying and refinance boom. Recognizing that a vast market for such offerings would be available as the big banks left the retail sector and the market would be substantially underserved when demographics indicated a wave of new home buyers, and macroeconomic forces would dictate substantially enhanced liquidity fostered by historically low interest rates. He exited the industry in late 2005 when it became apparent that he programs originally designed to encourage home ownership were being used inappropriately and irresponsibly and where the quality, of the collateral to support such approved financing was becoming increasingly problematic and of lower quality as the delta between the costs of renting vs. ownership became dysfunctional land unsustainable. The forces that historically brought the rent vs. own dynamic into equilibrium were inevitable.