Meet Our Team

Philip Klein

TPLI, Personal Protection Officer, CEO

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Philip Klein has been a nationally recognized investigator practicing Texas for more than 25 years. Klein started his investigation practice working with Equifax / Prudential in the primary claims division, handling insurance death claims. He spent two years in National Politics and Political campaigns. In 1992 Klein formed Klein Investigations and Consulting to serve the expanding and growing legal market in Texas and around the United States.

Klein holds a level IV and managers license with the Texas Commission on Private Security, is a State Licensed Personal Protection Officer, holds a State Accredited Fire Fighters License, Emergency Medical Services Basic License, and a Level 2 Arson Certificate. He further holds a State Supreme Court Standing Rule 103 to effect civil service in any county in the State of Texas and Federally nationwide.

Klein has attended Federal and State interrogation, intelligence, personal protection and surveillance schools and holds numerous State and Federal certificates. The firm has been instrumental in creating a data base on national business, political leaders and elected officials that assist law firms around the United States. He is also a Child Rescue Network Investigator and has been responsible for retrieving over 1,000 children and fugitives in his career. As well has been recognized with numerous awards.

In 2002, Klein, along with his two business partners created Texas Professional Bodyguards, LLC. A full service intelligence and personal protection agency designed to protect corporate officials and high profile individuals. During Hurricane Rita, Ike, and Katrina TPB serviced the infrastructure utility companies and provided protection for ground operations personnel after the storm(s).

Philip is a long standing member of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. Klein also speaks to groups around the United States on abductions and consults law enforcement and the legal community regarding domestic kidnapping cases. Further, Mr. Klein is a well known figure in Austin, Texas, and lobbies for efforts regarding issues for the security and investigative communities.

Mr. Klein is a noted guest speaker and lecture at law schools around the State of Texas. As well Mr. Klein is a sought after speaker for special events giving his humour and stories of his experiences in previous cases he has been involved in.

Klein has been featured on media programs including NBC’s Dateline and The Today Show, CNN's Nancy Grace Show, Geraldo Rivera, CNN Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC, Good Morning London, Australia's Channel 9 Evening News, Today Show Australia, and is a media resource for the national media regarding kidnappings, parental abductions and Homeland Security issues.

To read more about Mr. Klein and his TV and Radio appearances please refer to IMDB

Charles “Charley” Klein

TPLI, Personal Protection Officer, Senior Investigator

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Charley Klein joined the company as a Level One Investigator in December of 2007. Over the years Charley has been promoted to three different divisions of the company. In October of 2016, Charley was promoted to Senior Investigator who oversees each division of the company.

In 2011, Charley was certified as a Commissioned Personal Protection Officer, and is assigned to field operations division. In 2016 Charley was moved to the position of Sr. Investigator. 

Charley is based in Nederland, Texas.

Tim Gravette, TPLI


Tim joined the firm in April of 2004. Tim has been involved in the federal and criminal justice system for over 25 years. Tim is in charge of the Louisiana operations for KIC and bases that operation in Louisiana. As well as a level III investigator, Tim is highly trained in hostage negotiation, homeland security, interviewing, and surveillance operations.

Tim is based in Louisiana and is “Of Counsel” to the firm.

Caroline K. Gear, M.Ed, TPLI

Investigator III

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Caroline joined the team in 2009 as a personal assistant and office manager. Caroline handles all marketing and human resources and is a level III investigator.

Caroline has acquired her Master’s in Education, Counseling and Development from Lamar University with a Bachelors in Psychology from Texas Tech University.

Her current assignment is researcher and investigator on all missing children’s cases nationwide, as well as, insurance investigation review and research. Caroline also provides supervised custody visitations, supervised transportation exchanges, and home welfare checks.

Caroline brings with her excellent people skills, a love and understanding for children, and seven years of investigation experience.

In May of 2016 Caroline was promoted to Sr. Assistant to the president of the company. She is responsible for all coordination of Child Rescue Cases.

Gil Martinez

Investigator II / Personal Protection Officer
California Operations


Gill joined the team in March of 2007 as assigned to the special services group in San Antonio, Texas. Gil is stationed in Central Texas where he works all over the State and the United States. As a former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy, Gil comes to both KIC and TPB as a highly trained investigator and personal protection agent.

This past year, Gil has been assigned to different operations around the United States. Some of those include protection of corporate officials, undercover assignments, and missing person’s cases. Gil is bi-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish.

Gil brings a wealth of law enforcement and protective services experience to both KIC and TPB. Gil is currently serving "Of Counsel" in California.

Kim Jackson, TPLI

Investigator I

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Kim joined the team in May of 2018 as an entry level investigator.  Kim comes from a law enforcement background, both from her family and her beginning career.  Starting in 1994 as a 911 dispatcher and then various positions in multiple departments, she found her love for investigating.

Her family background, combined with her working history and hundreds of hours of training, has shaped her character in that Kim strongly believes in honesty, integrity, dedication, respectful and open communication, and to always do unto others as she would have them do unto her.


Richard Quiroga, PPO

Investigator - PPO Team Leader - Instructor
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Richard joined the company in council in 2001 with the formation of Texas Professional Bodyguards LLC., Richard is well known and highly respected as a personal protection officer and instructor in the State of Texas. Richard worked with the City of San Antonio Police Department as a highly decorated officer and SWAT Commander.

In 2001 after horrific events of 9-11, Richard and Philip joined together to form Texas Professional Bodyguards, LLC. The company is responsible for close personal protection to dignitaries, executives and individuals throughout the United States. As well, corporate terminations and takeovers.

TPB Texas serves the needs in the personal protection community throughout the United States.

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