Michael G. McCartney • President/CEO
Co-Founder Michael McCartney is a highly decorated, 22-year veteran member of the law enforcement community having served as an Assistant Chief Investigator for the New York State Attorney General’s Office (NYSAG) as well as five years with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. Mr. McCartney has also served as the head of the Analytical and Forensic Technologies Unit in the Mid West for a national Big 4 Consulting firm based in Chicago. He is an internationally known expert in Computer Crime Investigations and Computer Forensics and is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
Christopher A. Puckett • Manager of Accident Reconstruction Unit
During his 20 year Law Enforcement career as an Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation with the New York State Police, Mr. Puckett found himself probing a wide variety of criminal offenses, specializing in crime scenes and motor vehicle collisions. Mr. Puckett has provided investigation and collision reconstruction services to numerous agencies as well as the private sector. As a recognized expert, he has been involved in the investigation and reconstruction of hundreds of motor vehicle collisions involving property damage, physical injury and death. These investigations include the use of applicable theories in collision reconstruction and the fulfillment of reporting requirements as stipulated by the Division of State Police. Mr. Puckett also serves as an adjunct at Hilbert College in the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice programs.
John Walp • Vice President of Cyber Services John joined the team in 2017. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Previously, John was a Managing Director in the KPMG Forensic Technology practice. Prior to joining KPMG, John was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of M&T Bank, an $83 billion financial institution headquartered in Buffalo, New York, where he was responsible for forming and executing the overall strategy for Information Security, Data Protection and Privacy, which included a large focus on cyber security, intelligence gathering, and external and internal network security systems. In addition, he managed the functions of access and identity management, IT compliance, and risk management, as well as the PCI program.