About staff and team

Robert Pertuso – President

Robert Pertuso is the President of RK International.  Mr. Pertuso served as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty-six years prior to founding RK International.   During his FBI career, he successfully investigated numerous cases involving white collar crime offenses, organized crime, violent crime, counter-terrorism and foreign counter-intelligence.  Throughout his career, he held various leadership positions in the field as well as at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Pertuso also served as the Director of Corporate Investigations of Sears Holdings Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, where he conducted domestic and international investigations under the direction of the Chief Compliance Officer.  He also served as the Managing Director of a global risk management company.

Mr. Pertuso holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bryant University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management.

Karen L. Pertuso – Managing Director

Karen L. Pertuso is the Managing Director of RK International.  Mrs. Pertuso served as a Special Agent of the FBI for twenty-three years.  During her career, she successfully investigated numerous cases involving drug trafficking organizations, violent crime and foreign counter-intelligence.  She also served on the Evidence Response Team and as an Employee Assistance Program counselor.

Mrs. Pertuso holds Bachelor’s degrees in Communication Disorders and Education from Central Michigan University and an M.S. degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Memphis.