With a background as a senior manager in the IT industry and experience in police and military operations, David and his team have been developing and delivering a wide range of advanced proactive and reactive Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and investigative solutions to both the private and public sectors for over two decades.
A passionate educator and speaker, David has also developed a number of highly acclaimed training, simulation, and e-learning programs that enable front-line investigative and research professionals to produce superior intelligence products in less time, at less cost, with less risk.
In working with the private sector, David maintains a position as Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Section in London. He also sits as Chair of the Open Source Intelligence and Research Association (OSIRA) and is a member of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI).
Since 1989, David has held numerous police appointments including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supernumerary Constable, Designated Law Enforcement Officer (DLEO) with the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, RCMP Auxiliary Constable within the Province of British Columbia, and Technical Reserve with the City of Moscow Police in Idaho State. David has also served in Primary Reserve elements of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada’s Army, in addition to serving as an officer in the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructor Cadre (Air).
Among other awards, David has been the recipient of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer’s Commendation for his work in the development and implementation of new police Open Source Intelligence systems.
Cast in the Grierson Award winning and BAFTA nominated hit television series Hunted on Channel 4 in the UK, David featured predominantly in “Hunter Headquarters” as an OSINT expert, utilizing his skills as an online OSINT specialist, analyst, digital surveillance expert, and social media specialist to digitally pursue fugitives and their associates. In addition to his work in the HQ, David was also involved in the physical surveillance and capture of four fugitives in each of the first three seasons of the program; he also served behind the scenes as an Intelligence Consultant on the US version of the program which aired on CBS in January of 2017.
In addition to being a passionate photographer, fitness, and outdoor enthusiast, David is an active Private Pilot (Aeroplane category), Flight Instructor (Ultralight category) and volunteer with the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).