While outsmarting bad guys is part of the job, Lynette Revill can attest that being a private investigator isn’t as action-packed as portrayed on television and in the movies. Lynette hasn’t been called upon to engage in hand-to-hand combat even once during her 30-year career as a licensed PI even though she spent a spell as one of three real-life Charlie’s Angels when a renowned Texas entrepreneur brought the TV series to life. What does hold true is Lynette’s passion for maintaining high professional standards and helping others. The former model opened the Sarasota-based private investigation agency, Revill Associates, in 1998. She’s considered a profiler, a skill she uses while performing in-depth background investigations for businesses and individuals.
Lynette is active on the boards of several associations that promote a stringent code of ethics for PIs. She travels the world for her national and international clients, some of whom are celebrities. Discretion, of course, is paramount. In addition to background investigations, her repertoire includes cases involving elder fraud, online dating scams, missing persons, and business intelligence. She’s very good at finding out if that special someone is actually whom he or she claims to be. Lynette has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the Pennsylvania State University and spent the early part of her career in corporate management, specializing in business intelligence for two Fortune 500 retailers. She also made the rounds on national TV and radio talk shows for a book she co-authored on residential security. As a girl, Lynette adored James Bond movies and gravitated toward hobbies like target shooting with her father, a World War II vet and Korean War POW. Nowadays, she stays physically active by swimming and hiking. She also enjoys cooking, NFL football and, you guessed it, fictional PI shows.