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Charles Richer, MBA, CFE | Partner, Cyber Investigations Practice Leader

> Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Chief Superintendent (Retired), 32 years’ service
> Passport Canada, Chief Information Officer

Charles Richer is the Major Case Manager on all complex projects undertaken by Inquisit. Charles led major business transformation initiatives that modernized operations, intelligence sharing, and interoperability affecting all of law enforcement in Canada. He directed all types of fraud related investigations, both domestically and abroad. Charles also led computer crime investigations and analyses, and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). After leaving the RCMP as a senior executive, Charles was the Chief Information Officer CIO at Passport Canada where he carried out executive oversight of international Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) initiatives.

Daniel Dunlop | Partner, OSINT Practice Leader

> Ottawa Police Services, Detective Sergeant (Retired), 32 years’ service

Daniel Dunlop is Inquisit’s Senior Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigator. Daniel was instrumental in creating the first Hate Crime Unit in Canada, and he has worked extensively with the Government of Canada on issues of hate crimes, extremism, and organised crime. He led a team of investigators in a direct surveillance operation dealing with organised crime figureheads in Ontario and Quebec. During his career as an investigator, he has overseen an array of investigations involving fraud, sudden deaths, attempted murders, and robberies. Daniel has worked extensively in surveillance operations and held a level three counter-surveillance and terrorism certification from the U.S. Department of State. He has lectured internationally and also provides OSINT training workshops to clients.

Craig S. Hannaford, BA, MS, CFE, FCPA | Partner, Financial Forensics Practice Leader

> ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP), SUPERINTENDENT FOR 24 YEARS

Craig Hannaford has extensive experience in the investigation of complex matters including financial fraud and cybercrime. He was the Officer-in-Charge of the Toronto RCMP Commercial Crime Section and also headed up the RCMP’s capital market fraud investigation unit. After retiring from the RCMP, Craig brought his investigative skills to the private sector and has conducted a myriad of corporate and government investigations. Craig has also advised foreign governments in developing countries on anti-corruption and investigative skills development. Craig holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s of Science degree from Utica College, New York, USA. Craig is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association (FCPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA | Senior Advisor, Compliance Intelligence Practice Leader

> FCPA (USA), CICA (USA), CFF (USA), CACM (USA)Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Compliance Expert

Mr. Tassé is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) (Canada), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) (USA), and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) (USA). He also carries the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (USA), and holds both a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

Drawing on his qualifications and experience with one of the largest international auditing firms, Mr. Tassé has consulted around the world, helping corporations and organizations investigate suspicions or allegations of corruption and has worked as a litigation consultant advising attorneys representing shareholders in complex court cases involving suspicions or allegations of improper financial reporting and economic crimes. He also regularly supports and discretely assists General Counsel on regulatory compliance with a specific focus on anti-money laundering.

Mr. Tassé has pursued ongoing professional development with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Accountant-Lawyer Alliance, the Anti-Money Laundering Association, and the American Anti-Corruption Institute, where he holds the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM) (USA) designation.

Don Panchuk, BA, MA, CFE, CRM | Associate

Don Panchuk completed a 31 year career with the RCMP retiring as a Superintendent in Charge of the Integrated Market Enforcement Team. He was also the Officer-in-Charge of the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. After retirement, Don applied his investigative skills at the Ontario Securities Commission as a member of the original ‘Boiler Room’ unit and went on to manage the Case Assessment Unit, the Joint Securities Intelligence Unit and finally the Joint Serious Offences Team. In addition be being a Certified Fraud Examiner, Don has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Studies and has completed the Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Examination through the Canadian Securities Institute.

Alexander Leslie, RMC, MBA | Associate

Alexander is a graduate in Economics of the Royal Military College of Canada and a former Artillery Officer. He completed an MBA at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Finance and Performance Management. Since 2013, he has worked in Finance, first at National Bank and then as an Investment Banking Associate in Toronto. He enjoys solving complex business problems and has a high degree of analytical and business-building skill.

Michael D. Edelson, C.S. | Inquisit Solutions Advisory Board Chairman

> EDELSON & FRIEDMAN LLP, PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Michael Edelson is one of Canada’s most accomplished criminal lawyers. He has argued thousands of criminal cases in various provincial and federal courts. Michael has repeatedly been voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada, in criminal defence. Since 1977, his practice has been largely restricted to the defence of criminal and regulatory offences. In 1989, the Law Society of Upper Canada certified him as a Specialist in Criminal Law. He is a member of The Advocate’s Society, The Criminal Lawyer’s Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is an elected fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Honour Society and is an adjunct professor in criminal trial advocacy at the university’s Common Law Faculty.

John Keuper, BSc | Senior Technical Advisor – Digital Forensics

> ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP), INSPECTOR (RETIRED), 27 YEAR SERVICE

John Keuper was a computer crime investigator and forensic examiner for 10 years and led the Technical Investigation Services team at the RCMP’s National Division Headquarters. He also led the National Division Commercial Crime unit and managed highly sensitive and politically charged files. His strength lies with leading investigations in major computer crimes and computer related fraud on both a domestic and international scale. John has extensive experience in computer forensic seizures, searches, and analysis.

inquisit INSIGHTS

The Dangers of Rumors of Bribery and Corruption

Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA

Corporate board members devote significant time to financial oversight and strategy, while often neglecting steps needed to protect and promote its most important intangible asset – its culture and reputation.

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An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure:

How due diligence can decrease management risk in the exempt market

By Charles Richer, MBA, CFE

The exempt market has the potential to provide spectacular returns for investors, and recent regulatory changes have opened the door for the exempt market industry to fill a growing need for alternate investments for your clients. However, coupled with that profit potential are the usual array of risks including management fraud.

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Screening Foreign Business Partners

by Craig Hannaford, CGA

There are many challenges to conducting business with overseas partners. Different laws. Different regulations. Different financial reporting. Different cultures, different values. It can be tempting — especially when there’s money on the table and big plans for the future — to simply trust the integrity of partners and get on with the art of the deal.

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