Founder & Chief Investigations Officer
A former Detective Sergeant with the Ottawa Police with 32 years of service, Dan was instrumental in the creation of the first Hate Crime Unit in Canada. He has worked extensively in surveillance operations and held a Level 3 counter-surveillance and terrorism certification from the U.S. Department of State. He also led teams of investigators in direct surveillance operations dealing with organized crime in Ontario and Quebec. During his career, Dan has overseen an array of investigations involving fraud, organized crime, hate crimes, sudden deaths, attempted murders, and robberies.
Dan is a practice leader in Open Source Intelligence Techniques (OSINT) who has has lectured and consulted internationally. He has also developed specialized training programs for the Canadian government in the areas of hate and organized crime.
Lead Field Investigator
Darryl is a former Detective Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Over his 33 year career, he has supervised countless criminal investigations, including multi-jurisdictional property crime, organized crime, terrorism, violent crimes against persons, and major fraud.
Through the RCMP’s role in NATO’s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF–OIR), Darryl facilitated eleven key courses, using a translator, to share his expertise with Iraqi Police Service (IPS) as well as other regional security forces. Darryl was instrumental in the "Operation Inherent Resolve" training programs at Camp Dublin, Baghdad, Iraq. In Iraq, Darryl managed the safety, security, and performance of Canadian Police Officers deployed to this active conflict zone alongside mission Allies and the Canadian Armed Forces. Darryl participated and delivered daily security briefings, intelligence updates, and was relied upon to instruct police personnel at the Iraq Federal Police Training Academy. Darryl was selected from police officers across Canada to facilitate the Criminal Investigations and Counter Terrorism courses.
Darryl is Inquisitive Intel's Field Investigations Lead.
Lead Fraud Investigator
Tracey has a keen understanding of the methods and motives of people who commit fraud and is certified in financial investigation, fraud investigation, asset forfeiture, mortgage fraud, and investment fraud. Tracey has used her education and experience as a police detective with the Ottawa Police on hundreds of cases. This includes a significant number involving personal and corporate fraud.
The Canadian Bankers Association has awarded Tracey a Law Enforcement Certificate of Excellence for her work on money laundering.
Patrick Dunlop BSc
Open Source Intelligence Lead
Cryptocurrency Intelligence Lead
Identified as an emerging voice and specialist in the OSINT community, Patrick works tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve in the ever changing OSINT and Cryptocurrency investigative landscape.
Patrick is a published contributor with the OSINT Curious Project, a designated industry professional with Team Searchlight, and is fulfilling requests to lecture at Ottawa, McGill and Harvard Universities. Patrick has a BSc from Saint Francis Xavier University, three professional certificates from Harvard University in computer science, and a collection of OSINT certifications from Bellingcat and Intel Techniques.
Patrick is always developing and searching for new tools and techniques to ensure our deliverables innovative and ahead of the curve.
Cyber Security Lead
James is Inquisitive Intel's cyber security lead. James has been the Manager of Forensics at both PwC and KPMG, Senior Forensic Analyst at Telus, Advanced Threat Protection Specialist at Symantec, Program Lead for the University of Toronto Cyber Incident Management Certificate, and the Director of Cyber Defence for Paladion Networks.
With over 20 years of experience involving investigations working with private corporations and government agencies. James spends most of his time conducting network threat evaluations, working on digital forensic projects and conducting cyber breach investigations. James has assisted in the execution of numerous Anton Piller Orders and testified as an expert witness in criminal court. James has experience working in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Fraud and Field Investigator
A former Staff Sergeant with the Ottawa Police, Eric is an experienced investigator with expertise in investigating fraud and proceeds of crime-related offences. He spent 12 years conducting investigations with both the Ottawa Police Criminal Investigative Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “A” Division Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section. Eric taught police officers in Haiti as part of the United Nations mission. He has received the Canadian Police Association Award of Excellence for Bravery. Eric has led several high-profile fraud investigations, recovering money and assets for crime victims.
Digital Marketing Specialist & Reputation Management Lead
Will has over five years experience working in the digital sector, specializing in reputation management, public relations, and commercial marketing. Prior to joining Inquisitive Intel, Will worked in corporate and individual digital marketing as a specialist. Here Will assisted businesses and individuals meet their digital needs. He has also held multiple positions within provincial government, dealing primarily in public and stakeholder relations.
We are excited to have Will as part of the Inquisitive Intel team to help our clients meet their marketing and digital reputation management goals.
B.Tech, M.A.Sc, P.ENG
OSINT Technology Lead
Steve develops software tools that make our Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) team more effective and efficient. Steve has more than 25 years of experience in developing complex enterprise resource planning solutions for major corporations. Throughout his career, Steve has learned dozens of development languages and operating systems. One of his strengths is the use of Python, a language integral to the automation of OSINT searches. Steve graduated from the Waterloo School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Applied Science.
Open Source Intelligence Analyst
A trained and practiced researcher, Alex brings years of qualitative and quantitative expertise to Inquisitive Intel. With a BAH in History and a Certificate in Law from Queen’s University, coupled with additional education in Data Analytics, Alex has a diverse skillset capable of delivering thorough and insightful intelligence work on behalf of Inquisitive Intel’s clients.
Having spent years working within the Correctional Service of Canada, in addition to having held positions at Goodmans LLP and assisted political campaigns in Canada, Alex recognizes the growing role and importance of cutting-edge intelligence and cybersecurity in the judicial and political landscape.
Alex is always looking for ways to create a better product for our clients and that is why we are glad to have Alex on the Inquisitive Intel team.
Open Source Intelligence Analyst
With experience delivering multiple higher education courses, Melanie is a detail-oriented OSINT and cyber security specialist. Melanie is fluent in multiple languages and spends her free time volunteering for missing persons operations such as the Trace Labs CTF events.
Melanie has a Master of Science from Illinois State University, a Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and A Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in French from the University of Trotono.
Junior Intelligence Analyst & Software Developer
As an aspiring cybersecurity professional, Thomas seized the opportunity to join the Inquisitive Intel Cyber Team as an associate. Thomas is currently a Dean's Honour List student pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering at Carleton University. Thomas brings with him the latest and current applications and technical skills with a proficiency in multiple coding languages, including Python, Java, and C. Thomas solves problems, generates new ideas and is always ready to help others. We are excited to have Thomas as a part of our expanding security team.
Marston is currently enrolled at Carleton University pursuing an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. With a passion for programming and problem-solving Marston strives to write clean and modular code. Marston is proficient in both Functional and Object-Oriented Programming allowing him to efficiently develop software with modern technologies such as Web3, NodeJS, Python, Java, and C/C++.
Before joining Inquisitive Intel, Marston developed a modification to the Minecraft video game in his free time using the Java programming language. This modification now has over 3 million downloads. We are proud to have Marston on the Inquisitive Intel team contributing to our mission to update the industry standard through developing new tools, techniques, and workflows in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.