In a male-dominated field of mostly retired law enforcement professionals, Patricia A. Kotze-Ramos, owner and founder of Diversified Risk Management, Inc., is a champion for bringing more women into the private investigation field.
Since 2002, when she co-founded the firm using a SBA loan. Kotze-Ramos has handled thousands of matters involving employment, civil and criminal matters. In 2005, DRM Inc. grew from 500 sq. ft. to 2,500 sq. ft. and she now employs approximately fifty employees and contractors.
Her company serves small business as well as Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, attorneys, non-profits and individuals who require the best in investigations, training, background checks and security services. Having been in the consulting business for over 27 years, Kotze-Ramos has served as a role model for other women and actively mentors other women-business owners through several boards, committees and organizations.
In addition to running a successful business, she has served as a member and president of Soroptimist International of Downey, a board member of the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chair of the City of Downey Public Works Committee and currently is the 2011 City of Downey Chamber of Commerce President-elect.