Security Investigations Group
SIG 9 Global is led by an unparalleled team of experts from various backgrounds in Law Enforcement and the Security industry.
SIG 9 Global Executive Leadership Team
James "Jim" Fondo
Owner / Retired Captain with the Broward Sheriff's Office
Jim started his professional career in law enforcement in 1982 serving in many different capacities. In March 2001, Jim was promoted to Lieutenant and worked as the Executive Officer (Assistant Police Chief) in the cities of Tamarac, Dania Beach, and North Lauderdale. In December 2006, he was named District Chief (Police Chief) of the Central Broward District. In February 2009 Jim was named Director of the Strategic Investigations Division (SID) and named to the South Florida HIDTA Board as a voting member. During his tenure in SID, he was the Security Co-chair of the 2010 Super Bowl committee and then Security Co-Chair of the 2011 Orange Bowl committee for Broward County.
During Jim’s 30-year career he earned a Master’s Degree in Criminology from Florida Atlantic University. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program from the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies and in June of 2011, Jim graduated from the FBI National Academy Class 245 in Quantico, Virginia. In 2009 as supervisor of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Unit, Jim was granted secret security clearance by the FBI to be briefed on terrorism-related events through the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
Jim and his wife Jen Klaassens-Fondo are heavily involved in supporting our community. He is a board member of ARC Broward and a member of Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk. Also, Jim supports 211 Broward, as well as many local charitable events held within South Florida.
Jim now utilizes his vast experience and contacts to make SIG 9 Global the premiere security and investigative company in South Florida.
Owner / Retired Executive Lieutenant with the Broward Sheriff's Office
Steve has over 25 years of professional law enforcement experience during a career that started in 1989. During his career, Steve held many assignments and ranks including overseeing many local and federal task forces such as the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Metro Broward Drug Task Force, and the Broward Money Laundering Task Force among others.
During Steve’s career, he attended hundreds of hours of advanced leadership training and earned his Master’s Degree in Executive Management from Saint Thomas University. Additionally, Steve is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course.
After retirement, Steve founded SIG 9 Global, a security and investigative agency that is based in South Florida, with the goal of providing extraordinary security and investigative solutions while providing first-class customer service. Additionally, Steve was a contract security provider and consultant for the Miami Dolphins for several years and still provides a significant number of investigative resources to the organization. Steve is currently the NFL Security Representative for South Florida. As part of that assignment, Steve oversees game day security operations for all Miami Dolphins home games and he has been part of the stadium security operations team for the past three Super Bowls. Steve regularly provides security consulting and services to the league and other entities for a variety of events and meetings that are held routinely. Steve has conducted numerous best practice audit assessments of many NFL stadiums and venues across the country. Additionally, Steve is also the Soccer Security Agent for Major League Soccer assigned to the Inter Miami CF club.
Jessica Lee Cady
CEO / Owner
Jessica L. Cady has obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Business Operations, a Master’s Degree in Business Management, and is a Forensic Psychology Ph.D. student. Jessica is a member of the National Collegiate Scholars and The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), due to her academic strides. Amid her 20th year in the security industry, Jessica continues to build strong networking expansions with companies and clients to adjust, innovate, and service their security needs to an unparalleled level. Jessica has studied, developed, and implemented an unprecedented company culture trend in the security industry for clients and employees. This culture has established higher standards and proven higher retention for client and employee success. Her passion for analytics has driven her to understand and reinvent the need for leadership and development in the upcoming workforce.
She oversees and leads an extraordinary Team who safeguards the SIG 9 Global brand, value chain, and culture which results in phenomenal employee/client retention and satisfaction. Jessica identifies protection/security goals, objectives, and metrics consistent with corporate strategic plans. She manages the development and implementation of Global security policy, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. She specializes in Maritime Security and Structural Facilities (including the United States Seaports) that she has written various policies for, specializing in anti-terrorism. Jessica oversees network security architecture, network access, creating policies, and employee education and awareness. She takes pride in securing facilities and evaluating vulnerabilities to remedy deficiencies and create high-level security plans for mitigation and improvement. Additionally, Jessica works with other executives to prioritize security initiatives on risk management. She maintains relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
SIG 9 Global utilizes a unique company culture developed through analytical studies of the security industry and the working relationship between the employer and employee. The SIG 9 Global company culture incorporates the power of professional belief systems combined with compassionate and supportive employment practices to maximize productivity and set an unprecedented tone for the Security Industry that will be recognized by our employees, clients and the public as the most professional, ethical, and highest caliber security company in the business.
We, at SIG 9 Global believe that when we continuously develop as a team and strive to be better every day through listening, learning and the application of empirical and logical information, then we will be prepared to confidently deliver effective and accurate results. We build as a team, creating a solid foundation with constant support, leadership, and resources to adopt and exercise the importance of producing the highest quality service for those that trust SIG 9 Global.
Our vision is to become the most strategic and analytical company in the private security industry by using assembled information to inspire and cultivate our team's well-being, strength, loyalty, and integrity resulting in a vast array of the highest quality services, that is beyond reproach, for our Clients’ satisfaction and peace of mind.
"I would like to thank the SIG 9 Global team for helping to ensure the safety of Idlewyld residents and property. The installation of the security cameras and license plate readers, as well as, SIG 9 Global Patrol Guards have reduced our reported incidents in the last year by 80%.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to keep Idlewyld a safe and secure community."
Barbara Mahoney - Co-Chairman of the Idlewyld Security Group
"There are many choices with security companies for condominium associations. We have tried a number of companies before we found the perfect fit with SIG 9 Global. The guards are professional, courteous, and always willing to put in the extra effort. Jessica studies our site and advises us with solutions to problems that challenge our community. She is always available and willing to address our concerns. The owners' law enforcement background is additional assurance that we have an experienced team on the job. Jim and Steve have connections with local authorities that have already helped us with a situation on our property. We couldn't be happier with our choice to use SIG 9 Global and look forward to continuing our relationship."
John Wise - Carriage Hills Condominium
“What a professional crew. I do not trust anyone else!"
Rami Smidi - Miami business owner
"SIG 9 Global has a great team to handle a wide range of security and investigation needs. They are great to work with and very professional. I highly recommend SIG 9 Global!"
"SIG 9 Global has helped me countless times. They are always professional and their investigations have helped me resolve cases with better than expected results. I highly recommend them."
Michael Gottlieb - Criminal Defense Attorney
"SIG 9 Global is comprised of law enforcement professionals that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of law enforcement related disciplines that will put your mind at ease. SIG 9 Global brings certainty to an often uncertain world when seeking such services. I highly recommend the professionals at SIG 9 Global."
Scott Champagne - Lieutenant at Broward Sheriff's Office
Michael DeVita - Retired Lieutenant Executive Officer at Broward Sheriff's Office
Brian Faer - District Chief at Broward Sheriff's Office
"I have worked with SIG 9 Global Owner Jim Fondo in the past and have known him for years. He is a highly skilled investigator and manager, and I was honored to work alongside him on a variety of law enforcement matters. We worked closely on multiple projects and had great success. I have strong confidence in Jim and SIG 9 Global and would highly recommend his team for any and all of your security and investigative needs."
Dena Choucair - Retired FBI Executive
"I can highly recommend SIG 9 Global, having worked with them on a number of projects and have know the senior members, administrative staff, and company ownership for more than 30 years, having worked with a number of them in law enforcement, prior to their and my retirement(s). If you need a professional organization with decades of professional experience in the public and private sector, then SIG 9 Global is that place. You won't be disappointed and whatever the mission they are assigned will be successfully accomplished."
Adam S. Black - Retired Certified Police Instructor
"I have known Jim Fondo for over 20 years. You won't meet a more honest person or someone who is more dedicated to public safety. He is a consummate professional who will gives 110% to everything he does. He would only pick top professionals such as himself for SIG 9 Global so you can trust you'll get the best service from the best in the profession."
Cindy Adamsky - Retired Captain
"I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Jim Fondo for 30 years. Jim is an accomplished security professional, that has the experience and competence for all your security needs."
Robert Katz - Security Manager
"It is my privilege to provide my personal and professional endorsement of SIG 9 Global. I can state with confidence that Sig 9 Global is a motivated, disciplined, professional and responsible company that operates with a high degree of integrity and professionalism. I have personally known the management team at Sig 9 Global for over 30 years. I can state unequivocally that the Sig 9 team maintains high standards and provide high quality service and professionalism."
Donna Rockfeld - Chief Procurement Officer City of North Miami Beach
Robert Lee -Former Chief of Police at Newbury NH
John Sims - Property Manager at Towers of Oceanview East
Greg Popowitz - Patent Attorney at Assouline & Berlowe, P.A.
"A great solution for all of your security needs. They have a vast network of resources, which affords them the ability to serve every prospective client. For residential, corporate, or personal security services, this company can do it all."
"Great company with exceptional leadership, product and service!"
"I have known Jim Fondo both personally and professionally for close to three decades. Jim is a true professional in every sense who not only has the foresight to see issues that need to be addressed before they become problematic, but he knows what solutions to put in place - and he acts on it. A man of vision and action, Jim is a professional you can count on to be there when you need him. If you or your organization ever have the opportunity to work with Jim, I strongly recommend you seize that opportunity!"
"A BIG THANK YOU to all of you and your staff! We are very comfortable working with your guards and staff, and I just want you to know that we are very impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. Their detailed training has obviously paid off! All of the residents who have been in contact with the new security guards are conveying very positive comments to management and staff! As such, we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship."