Delaney Consultants provides experienced communicators specializing in corporate education and motivation – whether it’s renewing the morale of your employees, energizing your next event or helping you successfully launch a new venture. You’ll receive powerful, immediate benefits from working with the seasoned professionals of Delaney Consultants. Our roster of high-profile speakers – drawing from the worlds of pro sports and pop culture – will focus and challenge your staff to achieve the best possible results and help your products reach their fullest potential.
Our experts deliver entertaining, engaging and inspiring talks forged from their compelling lives in the public spotlight. With decades of combined experience, they have held authority roles in pro basketball and football or worked in front of Hollywood film and television cameras. Delaney Consultants brings the full package to your company. We capture people’s attention for a living a resilient life – and are sure to capture yours.
Bob Delaney Biography
Bob Delaney’s riveting life story has been told by HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN and ABC, in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles throughout the United States and Europe and now in his critically acclaimed book, Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob.
Delaney has risen to the top of two elite organizations – in law enforcement as a highly decorated Trooper with the New Jersey State Police, and as one of the National Basketball Association’s most respected referees and most recently as NBA Vice President Director of Officials. His NBA referee career began his career in 1987 ( more than 1,700 regular season games, 200 playoff contests and nine Finals. Delaney worked the 1998 and 2011 All-Star Games, and the 1994 Opening NBA Games in Yokohama, Japan and the 2010 NBA China games. He received the prestigious Gold Whistle Award from the National Association of Sports Officials in 2003.
Delaney has made a major contribution away from the game as well. He testified before the United States Senate on Organized Crime in 1981 detailing his perilous 3year undercover for the Jersey State Police – putting his life on the line for nearly three years infiltrating the Genovese and Bruno Crime Families. Covert, co-authored by Dave Scheiber, was launched in February 2008 by Sterling Publishing/Union Square Press. It was named one of USA Today’s “Best Books of the Year” and called “An undercover memoir for the Sopranos Age” by the New York Times. The trade paperback version was released in June 2009 and film rights have been optioned. His second book, Surviving the Shadows…A Journey of Hope into Post Traumatic Stress 2010 Sourcebooks opened even more opportunities to present world wide on the subject or resiliency.
Delaney presents Leadership & Teamwork seminars before corporate, university and community organizations.
For the past 35 years Delaney has provided training before Federal, State, County and Local law enforcement officers and agents throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has helped many to understand and identify symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact it has on the individual and the ripple effect to family and friends. He spoke at Ft. Hood to soldiers and law enforcement after the horrific shootings on. Nov. 5, 2009.
The late great hero General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army said of Delaney…
As an undercover operative in Project Alpha, Bob Delaney infiltrated organized crime rings in New Jersey, ultimately leading to the conviction of more than thirty Mafia criminals. Delaney’s heroic performance during his perilous assignment represents the finest traditions of the New Jersey State Police. My father, the first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Department, would have been proud of him.
General Bob Brown, Commander, US Army Pacific, said of Delaney’s visits with Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan,Asia and Europe.
Bob relates to soldiers in a more direct and positive manner than any other visitor I have witnessed in my 30 plus year Army career.
Mr. Delaney holds a B.S. in Criminology from New Jersey City University and a M.A. in Leadership from St. Mary’s College of California.
Previous speaking engagements:
Homeland Security • AT&T • Police Athletic League • U.S. Army • Barnett Bank • Boys and Girls Club • New Jersey State Police Training Center • Zane Publications • Mid-Atlantic Bank • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center • North River Dental Group • Young Presidents Organization • FBI Academy • IMG Academies • Avis • New York University • CHAMPS • Budget Car Rental • Florida State University • Conneaut Leather Company • Marriott • Slippery Rock University • K.R. Miklos & Company • NBA Rookie Transition Program • National Assoc. Women’s Law • Enforcement Executives • SMR-Lakewood Ranch • Manatee County Sheriff’s Office • St. Mary’s College of California • National Football League • New Jersey Dept. of Corrections • New York City Police Dept. • U.S. Army Europe • Hope for the Warriors Organization • National Association Sports Officials * Alabama University * Navy SEAL Teams * U.S. Military Academy West Point *Baltimore Ravens NFL * TAPS Organization