Ken Gamble is the co-founder and current Executive Chairman of IFW Global. Ken is a front-line cybercrime investigator with extensive qualifications and experience in investigation, intelligence, surveillance and asset recovery, developed over a 32-year career. Ken has consulted to various foreign governments and law enforcement agencies and presented on cybercrime topics at Interpol events. Ken has received three law enforcement awards from the Philippine National Police, Anti-Cybercrime Group, for his work on uncovering and exposing cybercrime groups in the Philippines.
Director of Global Investigations
Allan Watson is the Director of Global Investigations and has 35 years’ experience in varying fields of investigations. These include serious investment fraud, asset tracing and recovery, business intelligence and security and crisis management in both the corporate and government sectors. Allan is presently in charge of coordinating complex investigations in many continents across the world including Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas.
Dr Alana Maurushat is a Special Advisor to IFW Global and a Professor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour at Western Sydney University. She has a B.A. in Communications (University of Calgary), B.C.L. (McGill), LL.B. (McGill), LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology (University of Ottawa), PhD (University of New South Wales). She is an expert in cybercrime, privacy, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. She has worked on projects for both the Canadian and Australian governments, advises to industry, and is often in the media.
Director of US Operations
Michael Nasca is the Director of US Operations, who has over 25 years of federal law enforcement experience as a special agent in both criminal and civil proceedings. Michael retired as a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he was responsible for investigating financial crimes, customs fraud, intellectual property rights violations, money laundering and cybercrimes. Michael has been nationally and internationally recognized for collaborating with other governments and non-government entities in order to address transnational criminal organizations operating in the United States and abroad. Michael also retired as a US Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer where he served a tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Business Operations Manager
Chloe Marshall is the Business Operations Manager at IFW Global. She has played an integral role in shaping IFW into the successful company that it is today. Chloe is the backbone of IFW’s widespread operations, with her methodical attention to detail and guidance for investigators in the field, helping to make sure all internal and external processes run smoothly. Chloe is also a crucial point of contact for individuals from the private and government sector, who trust her to ensure sensitive information is protected through current best practice security measures. On any given day, she is across numerous cybercrime investigations that span the globe, gaining knowledge that contributes to IFW’s ability to continuously get results for its clients.
Team Leader – Investigations and Asset Recovery
Brett Armstrong’s extensive background in economics, telecommunications and information technology helps to give IFW Global a leading edge when it comes to the company’s capabilities in fighting cybercrime and recovering assets for clients. As Team Leader – Investigations and Asset Recovery, Brett is responsible for giving strategic guidance during IFW’s complex cyber investigations, where being able to break through the sophisticated methods used by organised criminals is one of the company’s most sought after strengths. By using his skills as an excellent communicator, Brett provides a key IFW Global leadership link to private, commercial and government clients, who rely on his ability to keep them informed during the various stages of highly technical investigations and the processes surrounding asset recovery.