Chris Mathers retired after a 20-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. At the time of his retirement, he was the senior undercover operator at the RCMP Proceeds of Crime Section where he established and operated a number of “storefront” money laundering businesses in Canada and the US, targeting Colombian, Russian and Asian organized crime groups. Chris personally infiltrated criminal organizations in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.
In 1995, Chris joined the forensic division of the international accounting firm, KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed to the position of President of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. where he was responsible for international due diligence, asset recovery operations and the investigation and prevention of organized crime and money laundering.
In 2004, Chris established his own firm, chrismathers inc. where he provides crime and risk consulting services to selected domestic and international clients.
In 2005, Chris concluded an offshore asset tracing assignment on behalf of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-For-Food Programme.
As a speaker, Chris’ controversial style describes the secret underworld of gangsters and terrorists, explaining the terms and identifying the characters, in a candid, no-punches-pulled style that is consistent with this extraordinary man.
Chris is a popular media commentator and speaker and has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering. He recently completed filming the pilot episode of FraudWatch, a reality television production that examines the current epidemic of fraud worldwide.
Mr. Tobok is an internationally-recognized security and forensic specialist, having worked extensively in North America and Europe.
Beyond his widespread knowledge and hands-on experience in the worldwide security trade, he is a well-recognized subject matter expert in cases involving: corporate breaches, intellectual property theft, threat risk assessments, and computer forensic investigations. With over 15 years of hands-on experience in security and technology investigations, he has consulted on both the private and public sector and has been called upon from far and wide to conduct computer forensics, electronic discovery and to provide expert testimony.
Mr. Tobok is an advisor to the board at The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB). He is also a member of the Information System Audit Control Association (ISACA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
Gene brings over 35 years of relevant experience and most recently was Vice President and Chief Security Officer for TELUS Corporation. There, his mandate was to protect personnel and physical assets, to secure the network, to provide for the protection of critical data and intellectual property and to ensure regulatory compliance relating to the release of information in the protection of customer privacy.
As a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officer, Gene’s more than 25 years of service included a number of domestic and international operations. He has been involved in a number of security and intelligence investigations on a trans-national basis and maintains a close professional and operational relationship with law enforcement and intelligence agencies both in Canada and abroad.
Gene also sits on a number of boards and advisory councils including: the Program Education Advisory Board for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Forensics Faculty; the Advisory Committee with Concordia University College of Alberta; the Overseas Security Advisory Council; the Canadian Society for Industrial Security; and The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).
Most notably, Gene serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), a federal government appointment.
Finally, Gene holds a ‘Top Secret’ Federal Government of Canada Security Clearance.