Modern City

OUR TEAM

Daniel Dunlop 

Founder and ​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 leader in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). He combines his investigative experience with the power of OSINT to link people to specific accounts and IP addresses as well as locations. He prepares court-ready documents that clearly show the links between physical identities and online activity. Dan has lectured and consulted internationally. He has also developed specialized training programs for the Canadian government in the areas of hate and organized crime.

Nigel Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Nigel is a leader in internet security. He started his career in classified security systems, moving into encryption and email security. Nigel was an officer of Zix (NASDAQ:ZIXI) where he held a variety of roles including Chief Technical Officer, Vice President of Business Development, and Vice President of Product Management. As an early member of Entrust, Nigel led the business development team for the company. Nigel holds three patents in internet security and electromagnetic emissions, and was the first Canadian to become a certified TEMPEST engineer (CTP II).

Marc Y. Tassé

Forensic Accountant Specializing in Asset Tracing & Recovery

Marc helps clients identify, trace, and recover financial assets around the globe. He combines traditional asset tracing and recovery methods with the latest technology advancements, including digital forensics and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Working with our team and clients, Marc identifies attachable assets, uncovers sophisticated embezzlement schemes, and maximizes the likelihood of recovery. Marc is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA, USA), and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA,USA). He also carries the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF, USA), and holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

Darryl Foulkes

Lead Investigator

Darryl has investigated more than 2,000 cases in his long career with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), often as the lead investigator. These cases included murder, organized crime, terrorism, sexual assault, and major fraud investigations. Darryl spent a year working for the RCMP as the lead instructor at the Iraq Federal Police Academy in Baghdad, Iraq.  He heads Inquisitive Intel’s field investigation team.

Tracey Turpin

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, including a significant number involving personal and corporate fraud.  The Canadian Bankers Association awarded Tracey a Law Enforcement Certificate of Excellence for her work on money laundering.

Steve Rae

OSINT Technology Leader

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. He graduated from the Waterloo School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Applied Science.

Steve Rae

OSINT Technology Leader

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. He graduated from the Waterloo School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Applied Science.

Steve Rae

OSINT Technology Leader

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. He graduated from the Waterloo School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Applied Science.

OUR TEAM

Daniel Dunlop 

Founder and ​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 leader in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). He combines his investigative experience with the power of OSINT to link people to specific accounts and IP addresses as well as locations. He prepares court-ready documents that clearly show the links between physical identities and online activity. Dan has lectured and consulted internationally. He has also developed specialized training programs for the Canadian government in the areas of hate and organized crime.

Nigel Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Nigel is a leader in internet security. He started his career in classified security systems, moving into encryption and email security. Nigel was an officer of Zix (NASDAQ:ZIXI) where he held a variety of roles including Chief Technical Officer, Vice President of Business Development, and Vice President of Product Management. As an early member of Entrust, Nigel led the business development team for the company. Nigel holds three patents in internet security and electromagnetic emissions, and was the first Canadian to become a certified TEMPEST engineer (CTP II).

Marc Y. Tassé

Forensic Accountant Specializing in Asset Tracing & Recovery

Marc helps clients identify, trace, and recover financial assets around the globe. He combines traditional asset tracing and recovery methods with the latest technology advancements, including digital forensics and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Working with our team and clients, Marc identifies attachable assets, uncovers sophisticated embezzlement schemes, and maximizes the likelihood of recovery. Marc is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA, USA), and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA, USA). He also carries the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF, USA), and holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

Darryl Foulkes

Lead Investigator

Darryl has investigated more than 2,000 cases in his long career with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), often as the lead investigator. These cases included murder, organized crime, terrorism, sexual assault, and major fraud investigations. Darryl spent a year working for the RCMP as the lead instructor at the Iraq Federal Police Academy in Baghdad, Iraq.  He heads Inquisitive Intel’s field investigation team.

Tracey Turpin

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, including a significant number involving personal and corporate fraud.  The Canadian Bankers Association awarded Tracey a Law Enforcement Certificate of Excellence for her work on money laundering.

Eric Martinat

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 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.

Steve Rae

OSINT Technology Leader

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. He graduated from the Waterloo School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Applied Science.

Kerry Lynn Thompson

Investigator

Kerry Lynn was a police officer with the Durham Regional Police Service for 16 years, with experience in undercover surveillance and criminal investigations. She has also worked in private security and conducted investigations for insurance fraud and workplace complaints.

Patrick Dunlop

OSINT Analyst

Patrick is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has two professional certificates from Harvard University, one for using Python scripting in research and the other for Python scripting for artificial intelligence. He has completed the Bellingcat online investigation workshop and the OSINT course from Michael Bazzell, one of the pioneers in the OSINT world.