Ladislao "Ladi" Carballosa, MS, CAM


Mr. Carballosa retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 2012, following over 25 years of federal government service. His FBI career focused on complex criminal, financial fraud and money laundering investigative matters. Mr. Carballosa served as a captain in the 24th Infantry Division 1983-87. Prior to entering the FBI in 1991, he was a financial planner and commodities broker with Shearson Lehman Brothers.  ​Read more...

Doug W. Poole


Doug W. Poole retired from DEA in October 2018. He was appointed Chief of Intelligence for DEA in September 2015, the latest position in a distinguished career at DEA that spanned more than 25 years. As Chief of Intelligence he was in charge of DEA’s Intelligence Division, with an annual budget of more than $100 million and approximately 1,300 employees, including more than 800 Intelligence Analysts, assigned to locations across the United States and around the world. He also oversaw the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), and was the senior DEA representative to the United States Intelligence Community. As the Chief of Intelligence he represented DEA on numerous State/Local law enforcement committees and served as DEA’s Senior Point of Contact for the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.  Read more...

Karen Ferguson


Accomplished law enforcement and intelligence community professional with over 26 years of progressively responsible experience in investigative and intelligence operations management, strategic planning/coordination of investigative programs, oversight of personnel resources and budget allocation. Combines strong leadership, administration, resource management, emergency/crisis management, and budgeting skills with extensive experience in violent crime, public corruption, cyber crime, health care fraud, white collar crime, intellectual property rights investigations and data analysis.  Extensive management skills in quality assurance, internal compliance, internal security, risk management, threat based planning, domestic/international liaison, internal and White House level policy development. Read more...

John C. Murphy


In 2008, Mr. Murphy joined Alutiiq International and was detailed to the US Department of State, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) where he presently serves as a Training Delivery Officer.  He oversees all ATA training involving Protection of National Leadership (PNL).  This includes basic/standard PNL training as well as advanced PNL training including PNL Tactical Support Teams, PNL Designated Defensive Marksman, and PNL Site Advances. Read more...

Dennis M. Lormel


Dennis M. Lormel is a recognized subject matter expert in the anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud communities. Mr. Lormel is an accomplished speaker and is routinely engaged to provide training at industry conferences. In addition, he frequently participates in media interviews that reach both the U.S. and international markets. This exposure and his vast experience in the law enforcement and consulting fields have afforded him the opportunity to develop a unique and diverse network of colleagues and clients.  Read more...

Thomas E. Bush III


Thomas E. Bush III puts his knowledge of and vast experience at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to work for clients.  Mr. Bush served as the Assistant Director of the CJIS Division, the largest division of the FBI that serves as the focal point and central repository for criminal justice services and information in the FBI.  His 33 years of stellar service enable him to assist our clients with their projects involving the FBI.  Read more...

Peter J. Ahearn

President & Founder

Mr. Peter Ahearn’s 31 year career as a leader in investigative and intelligence operations management allows him to bring unparalleled value to his clients.  He is an accomplished law enforcement and intelligence professional who has served in several senior executive positions within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).Read more...



Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Executive with background in high-risk, complex operations, global government intelligence environments.  Proven ability to work with law enforcement, the intelligence community, military and private sector global businesses to identify security risks and implement strategic solutions.  Experience leading teams to successful outcomes with expertise in intelligence operations, and domestic and international investigations.  Exceptional leadership ability, interpersonal and media skills, sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills. Read more...

John C. Esquivel


Mr. John C. Esquivel is a former Chief Executive of the U.S. Border Patrol Sector in Laredo, Texas, with 25+ years of progressive leadership in the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Border Patrol.  He was one of only twenty Chiefs in CBP responsible for preventing the illegal entry of persons and contraband between official U.S. ports of entry.  

Robert Rutt


Highly accomplished leader with over 28 years of investigative and senior managerial experience developing and executing investigations and operations attacking transnational crime. Proven track record of building collaborative teams and coordinating with governmental and private sector partners to achieve positive results. Recognized for superior performance as a change agent addressing the merger of the investigative programs of two federal law enforcement agencies. Experienced leader in managing and coordinating large scale responses to manage critical incidents. Read more...

Marcus Thomas


As the FBI Assistant Director, Operational Technologies Division (OTD), Mr. Thomas served as lead executive to advise, govern, oversee policy, direction, and operations and provide the leadership and general promotion of all FBI operational technologies so as to support the FBI’s mission and needs and to support the Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities. Read more...

Mark Tanner


Mr. Mark Tanner is a senior executive with a wide range of experience in law enforcement, intelligence, and business.  Following a 23 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he has held director and executive level positions in small, medium, and large companies.  His abilities to consistently apply initiative and innovation in multiple environments, build consensus on common goals and objectives, and execute plans to establish and grow new business areas, allow him to provide unparalleled expertise to all of his clients. Read more...

Gerald Garren


During his 32 year federal law enforcement career, Gerald “Jerry” Garren served in influential and executive leadership positions at large and small federal law enforcement agencies.  His career investigating and directing international money laundering, government contract and procurement fraud, false claims and other complex white collar and financial crimes can be invaluable to his clients.
Jerry began his federal career as a Special Agent for the (former) U.S. Customs Service where he built expertise investigating transnational organizations involved in money laundering organizations and customs fraud.  His understanding of financial crimes ultimately led to his successes while serving in critical roles such as advisor to the Customs Commissioner and the Enforcement Under Secretary at the Department of the Treasury.  Read more...

Gregory C. Nevano


Gregory C. Nevano is a former Senior Executive Service member with nearly three decades of federal law enforcement experience. His experience implementing and executing critical missions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), provides a valuable service to clients worldwide.  Prior to his retirement from HSI in December 2019, Mr. Nevano served as the Assistant Director with responsibility for customs and immigration investigative programs, training academies, and fusion centers. He provided expert witness testimony before Congress on four (4) occasions and is therefore considered a subject matter expert in several investigative disciplines to include document and benefit fraud, worksite enforcement, criminal gang exploitation, financial crimes, asset forfeiture, undercover operations, narcotics smuggling, human smuggling, and human trafficking. Read more...

Joseph A. DiZinno, DDS


Joseph A. DiZinno, DDS received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Ohio State University. After practicing dentistry for approximately six years, Dr. DiZinno entered onto duty with the FBI in 1986. After being trained as an FBI Special Agent, Dr. DiZinno was assigned to the FBI Washington Field Office where he investigated cases mainly dealing with bank robberies, kidnappings and extortions. In 1989, Dr. DiZinno was assigned to the FBI Laboratory where he was qualified as a Forensic Examiner.  Read more...

scott olson


Scott Olson is founder of GlenHaven International, LLC, a professional consultancy focused on identifying high-potential contributors and preparing them for growth transition. GHI specializes in business processes for hiring, recruiting, leadership development, and development of high-potential business partnerships. Prior to establishing GHI, Mr. Olson created and implemented the annual
performance review process currently used by the FBI to evaluate the leadership performance of the executives in charge of the Bureau’s 56 field offices. He also developed and piloted the process used by the FBI to identify and prepare individual contributors for promotion to front-line supervisor.

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William j sorukas, jr.


William J. Sorukas, Jr., served as a Chief within the Investigative Operations Division from 2003 to
January 2014. Throughout a distinguished career in law enforcement, he worked on numerous high-
profile assignments, earning a notable catalogue of awards and top honors. He was presented the Top
Cop Award by the National Association of Police Organizations for his investigative effort in the
Washington D.C. “Beltway Sniper” case and the arrests of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd
Malvo.

Teresa Smetzer


Teresa Smetzer is currently CEO of Smetzer Associates LLC where she is responsible for leading digital innovation and change management initiatives in the national security community. She recently retired as CIA's Director of Digital Futures in the Directorate of Digital Innovation. She returned to CIA after spending 14 years in the private sector as a CEO, business strategist, and investor. In this capacity, she leveraged her expertise from both the public and private sectors to accelerate the identification and adoption of industry leading digital technologies with the goal of modernizing, advancing, and transforming mission.  Read more...

Mark Pilat


Mark Pilat recently retired as the Deputy Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations in Detroit, Michigan the position he held since November 22, 2009. Mr. Pilat began his career in federal law enforcement in October of 1987 as a Special Agent with legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). From September 1990 to May 1993, he served as a Special Agent and a Federal Air Marshal with the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Pilat returned to INS as a Special Agent in May of 1993 where he served as a Task
Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).Read more...

Sandra "Michelle" farr


Strategist with 25 years of experience in military, government and private sector environments shaping national security programs and public policy development. A “big picture” thinker with expertise in distilling complex programs into prioritized objectives, identifying common ground in groups and rallying support for key objectives. A recognized leader, comfortable in high-profile positions, known for finding intelligent approaches in dynamic and ambiguous situations. US Navy veteran and former government senior executive with experience spanning multiple national agencies and government organizations. Experienced in global affairs and multicultural experiences with extensive travel across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Current DoD TS Clearance. Read more...

Bill Chase


Experienced and results-driven Executive with over thirty years of federal law enforcement, sales and consulting experience.  Extensive experience in operations/risk management, training, human resources, budgets/financial responsibility, program management and organizational restructuring.  Executive management successes include leading strategic change at the FBI after the attacks of September 11, 2001, directing high profile operational matters and liaison with senior government and private sector officials. Read more...