Most people are starting to realize that there are only two...types of companies...those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and don’t know it.

- John Chambers, CEO at Cisco

Our Team

Daniel
Brunner

PRESIDENT/Co-FOUNDER

29 years combined service in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the
US Navy. 20 years as an FBI Special Agent, Crisis Management expert and FBI SWAT Tactical Operations Team Leader with extensive experience in crisis situations.

  • Expert in key Latin and South American geopolitical matters, including China, organized crime (gang, cartel), business practice, crime and corruption, political climates and local due diligence.
  • Supervising and leadership into the investigation and capture of “Top Ten Most Wanted” fugitive.
  • Extensive experience with judicial, court and legal procedure including testimony.
  • Broad network of Federal, State and Municipal law enforcement.
  • Family heritage from South America
  • Native Spanish speaker
  • United States Military — United States Naval Academy Instructor
  • BS Degree — Excelsior College — Spanish
  • MA degree — University of Arizona — International Security Studies
  • Top Secret/SCI (T/K) - Current clearance (with Poly).

Christine Brunner

CEO/Co-Founder

23 years of experience in Family Offices, including Head of Financial Operations for a large New York City Family Office. In private practice, she has helped attorneys defend clients under investigation/indictment for alleged white-collar financial crimes. She works with counsel in conducting internal investigations by documenting/quantifying financial losses from employee embezzlements, vendor fraud schemes, and misappropriation of company assets. In civil litigations involving shareholder disputes and business divorces, she provides technical expertise by determining economic damages, preparing business valuations, expert witness reports and refuting opposing expert’s computations.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Montana/New Jersey)
  • Certified Forensic Examiner (CFE)
  • MAcc — Masters of Accountancy — Rider University
  • BA — Accounting — Seton Hall University
  • Head of Financial and Trade Operations Ziff Brothers Investments
  • Financial and Trading Operations Manager
  • Global Investigations
  • Expertise in Derivatives
  • FIS Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager

Board of Advisors

Harry
Gray

CEO, Kelvin Group

Harry Gray is CEO of the Kelvin Group a national industrial services company.  Prior to Kelvin, Harry was  President of AVT and Chairman of the Global Operating Committee at ClockSpring|NRI. He is a multi-sector executive with track records in growth and transformation spanning the consumer, retail, food, aerospace, B2B, energy, manufacturing, financial, and technology sectors, as well as a broadly experienced as general manager, P&L leader, board-level advisor, and business development professional with a background in strategy consulting, corporate finance, private equity, and M&A at leading firms.

Harry is presently a board director of Kelvin Group, Babers, and the Dallas International School, as well as an appointee to the U.S. Navy’s RDAC.  He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS) at Annapolis and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business (MBA), where he was a Bibeault Scholar.

Gibson
Armstrong

Director, The Messinger Institute

Hon. Gibson “Gib” Armstrong is a Director at The Messinger Institute, providing executive and strategic advisory services. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and is President of his alumni class.

At the Naval Academy, he rowed Division I crew as a walk-on, majored in political science, and minored in Chinese and engineering. As a Marine artillery officer, he led day and night combat patrols in Somalia, ran a security force that safeguarded nuclear communications assets, oversaw a $60 million logistics budget for 30 units spread over eight time zones, and stood up and ran a global airborne rapid reaction combat unit of 160 Marines.

On leaving the Marine Corps, Gibson was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving on the Appropriations Committee and overseeing the state’s $25 billion budget. He worked across the aisle with then-Governor Rendell to stand up and lead the PA Energy Development Authority and held bi-partisan state-wide hearings on education reform.

After leaving office, he joined a Chicago-based energy startup's senior executive team, helping to grow the company from $50 million to $250 million. The company was then sold to American Electric Power (AEP). After AEP, he oversaw corporate engagement at Temple University, building and managing new relationships with Fortune 100 C-level executives. Most recently, Gibson served as a vice president at Bank of America where he managed nationwide teams that originated and then worked federal loan forgiveness for $1 billion in Congressionally-mandated CARES Act loans.

He lives in Annapolis, MD, where he enjoys outdoor and water activities.

Dr. Angela Woodland

Dr. Woodland is a full professor of accounting and the accounting option coordinator at the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University. She began her career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Kansas City, Missouri and continued with a regional firm in Columbia, Missouri, focusing on financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Woodland earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Missouri in and has held faculty positions at the University of Nebraska and Louisiana State University. Dr. Woodland is a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has been active in writing and reviewing questions for the CPA examination for nearly 20 years and has published papers on audit quality and accounting education.