Kelly E. Riddle
President of Kelmar Global Investigations
Mr. Riddle is the President of Kelmar Global Investigations and has more than 41 years of investigative experience. Kelly was chosen as the “PI of the Year” by the National Association of Investigative Specialists and the PI Magazine named Mr. Riddle as the “#1 PI in the United States”. He has been designated an expert in surveillance, insurance investigations, nursing home abuse and computer investigations. Kelly was also chosen as “One of the Top 25 PI’s of the 20th Century.”
Kelly obtained his Texas Certified Investigator designation (less than 50 in TX.) Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Alabama.
Mr. Riddle is the past President (2010-2012) for TALI – the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators; Board of Directors (2007-2010) for TALI as well as being on the Board of Directors for the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Kelly is on the Advisory Board for FAPI – the Florida Association of Private Investigators and is on the Public Relations committee for the Council of International Investigators. Kelly is the Membership Chair for the San Antonio Chapter of ASIS. Kelly is a Founding Board Member and Board Advisor for the non-profit organization “Can You Identify Me.” Mr. Riddle is on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services and the National Association for Missing and Exploited Children. Region 4 Director for National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI). Kelly was the recipient of the 2013 Investigator of the Year award, the highest recognition presented by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.
Mr. Riddle is the author of 14 books and has published more than 40 articles. Kelly has been the guest speaker at more than 850 events and has been featured in newspapers, magazines and on national TV, radio and podcast programs. Kelly was also presented the NALI Editor-Publisher Award in 2004.
Kelly’s prior law enforcement experience includes being a member of a SWAT team, a Training Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Evidence Technician, Arson Investigator, Juvenile Specialist and Traffic Investigator.