CEO & President – Global Investigations & Security Operations

Our CEO founded SIP International Group in 1983, following a successful career as an investigator in the UK. The company has since grown over the years into a renowned international investigation, intelligence, cyber forensics and security organisation.

As an investigator he worked and continues to work alongside many police forces and government agencies worldwide, relating to complex fraud cases, technical surveillance counter measures (TSCM) and directing close protection operations for government officials, corporates and high-net-worth individuals.

He has wide experience investigating high-profile white-collar crimes, international fraud, extortion, corruption, antiquities and drug smuggling, product piracy and murder. He has led specialist teams s to intelligence recognisance teams overseas as well as locating and ensuring safe recovery of abducted children

Ken has engaged in complex international assignments, working in the USA, Europe, Russia, Eastern European, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

He has a thorough knowledge of legal procedures involving disclosure orders from banks and other entities to identify assets, search & seizure orders for the forensic examination of computers, data storage, documents, etc., as well as freezing and recovery orders in respect of the identification of funds and assets.

His expertise ensures that our clients receive the ultimate service to achieve their objectives.

Director – Strategic Director of Global Operations

A former Army Major and Director of SIP International’s sister company, SIP International Cybersecurity & Forensics LLC. He has a wealth of business experience, in 2005 was the Founder Chairman & Managing Director of an award-winning security and services company with operations on three continents.

His still oversees that company’s strategic direction and global operations, as well as that of SIP. With his experience of handling 35,000 employees worldwide, he knows how to provide the operational support and security management services needed for our SIP clients.

He has been ahead of the pack on innovation, anticipating the security needs of the businesses before anyone else saw them and tailoring services to meet new demands. He is now applying his expertise to SIP International Cybersecurity & Forensics LLC.

Director – Integrated Security Solutions

A former Army Colonel for 22 years, he has since managed a number of projects for government intelligence agencies relating to security, forensics, investigation and intelligence solutions.

He has managed projects in information security services, (VA, DLP & Network and Constituted Specialist) digital forensics, information security & compliance, cybercrime investigation, SEO and physical investigations.

He has represented and managed strategic level projects for high end investigation & intelligence deliveries with LEA, Defence and Allied Agencies.

He is a major asset to SIP, as he now manages the Integrated Security Solutions business at SIP International Cybersecurity & Forensics LLC.

Head of Department – Information Security

He has over 20 years of information technology experience, from software development to process engineering, product development to solution deployment across various sectors and regions.

He has invested over two decades in innovation and towards its successful implementation. With a master’s degree in computer science and an MBA in marketing, he has a strong background in data analytics and platform migration. He has worked for various organisations including Siemens AG, ABB, Oracle and Apex Technologies Inc. and IPIL (Internet Promoters India).

Examples of his work include: 

  • Offshore enterprise project implementation for Boston Edison Power Company and a transport management system for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
  • Product development experience including Integrated Enterprise Suite (Versions 1.0 & 1.2) implemented in ThyssenKrupp JBM, Chennai and Kyungshin Motherson Sumi, Chennai.
  • Developing an unified command and control application with Artificial intelligence and IoT framework.
  • With a strong database background, Vikas has pioneered distributed database solutions on Oracle and MS SQL, leading to the creation of blockchain frameworks for industrial application using the cryptographic distributed structure for shared assets.
  • He has headed the development and deployment of UNIX based 01 Edge, an end to end communication encryption/decryption product communication, followed by the successful implementation of AIRS (Air Incident and Accident Reporting System).
  • Until recently, Vikas was involved in preparing the state of the art 11-layer cyber security shield for a Ministry of Defence, DRDO and Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters.

Currently, he is developing a state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC) and an Integrated Security Ecosystem with leading cutting-edge solutions for SIP International Cybersecurity & Forensics LLC.

Digital Forensic – IT Security Specialist & Investigator

He has worked with SIP International since 2007 and is head of the UK cybersecurity and forensic department in the UK. He is a highly respected and knowledgeable advanced digital forensic and network security specialist, as well as an experienced investigator.

His expertise includes computer forensics, criminal investigations, fraud, intelligence and security reviews and analysis of system vulnerabilities. He served 21 years in the Metropolitan Police, 11 of them as a fraud investigator. During this period, he was involved in the investigation of several prominent fraud cases, for which he was commended.

He is considered as one of the leading authorities on system vulnerabilities, and the analysis of criminal methodologies and techniques used by international hackers to penetrate and subvert systems. He has been responsible for the successful subversion of hackers by developing bespoke online finance systems.

Since early 2002, he has provided expert testimony in relation to the forensic analysis of computer systems in both the public and private sector and during that time has undertaken in excess of 2,000 examinations for criminal prosecutions on behalf of UK government agencies.

He has also been responsible for both authoring and implementing IT security policy in the corporate environment and has lectured on computer crime system vulnerabilities in closed sessions to a number of international risk security forums.

Forensic Accountant

Our forensic accountant has worked with SIP international since 2009, during which time his expertise in forensic accounting has made a valuable contribution to many investigations. He is also an experienced professional witness as a result of giving evidence in many cases.

A chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and also a Member of The Academy of Experts and the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA).

His forensic accounting expertise includes cases relating to commercial and contractual disputes, misappropriation, fraud and other complex investigations, criminal defence and confiscation proceedings, matrimonial financial disputes, professional negligence claims, transaction dispute advisory and valuation matters.

He has particular expertise in calculating losses in banking disputes and defending confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act, as well as defending allegations of money laundering, particularly in relation to money transfer bureaus.

A few examples of his work include but not limited to:

Fraud & Money Laundering

  • Instructed to defend an individual accused of evading income tax. The work involved re-calculation of 12 years of profit and loss accounts to calculate the tax that would have been payable.
  • Instructed to defend an individual accused of a Ponzi fraud. The work involved review and analysis of a significant volume of papers to prepare schedules and an expert report for the defence team. Rob entered into various discussions with the opposing forensic accountant, preparing a schedule of agreed points.

POCA confiscation:

  • Instructed by the defence in relation to a client whose cash had been seized by HMRC. The client owned 3 large newsagents which were mainly cash businesses. Rob was instructed to perform a cash tracing exercise to ascertain whether the cash could have come from legitimate trade. As a result of his work, HMRC returned the cash to the defendant.
  • Instructed by the defence in relation to a convicted drug dealer who was facing a confiscation order in excess of £5 million. The work involved a review of thousands of emails in order to create the defendant’s accounts and calculate the benefit obtained from his crime. Based on his evidence, the confiscation order was reduced to under £300,000.

Head of Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

He has been working with SIP for over 25 years and now heads our Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM) team. Not only is his expertise in conducting TSCM in residential and commercial buildings, over the last 18 years he has gained experience and know how to carry out specialized searches on Corporate Aircraft. Having been certified Airside by ESSIMA to FAA & EASA standard and on aircraft type that include:

  • Airbus Corporate Jetliner
  • Airbus 319/320
  • Airbus A330
  • Boeing Business Jet (BBJ & BBJ2)
  • Bombardier Global (all models)
  • Bombardier Challenger (all models)
  • Bombardier Learjet (all models)
  • Cessna Citation (all models)
  • Dassault Falcon 2000
  • Dassault Falcon 7X & 8X
  • Embraer Legacy (all models)
  • Gulfstream G4, G4SP & G5 G550/650
  • Hawker 800 & 800XP

When it comes to Maritime he has over 20years experience in comprehensive TSCM searches geared for Major Motor Yachts, Cruise Ships & Commercial Vessels. This includes ‘Hull Check’ for attached devices, Full RF Spectrum Scan, Searches for Passive Devices, Searches for RF Flooding, Physical Searches, Borescope & Thermal Imaging etc.

Dean also conducts SIP TSCM Training Courses, as with his experience, knowledge of equipment and techniques he is a remarkable instructor. He has provided TSCM training for a number of law enforcement, government agency and corporate bodies worldwide.

US Financial & Operations Director

A Partner in the US company SIP International Investigations & Security LLC, where he is the U.S. Financial and Operations Director. Prior to his partnership in the US company he formerly worked with SIP International Ltd, His valuable connections in many parts of the world, as well as his knowledge and background supported our investigation teams in many aspects, including two cases of extortion, bitcoin fraud, asset tracing & family disputes.

He is highly proficient in understanding and listening to clients’ needs and interact with them using his high level of interpersonal skills. He is fluent in 5 languages; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French. He is a valuable mediator for SIP client’s and protecting their financial operations.

Before joining SIP, he worked for several years at Citibank and Credit Lyonnais in the US, Lloyds bank in Europe. After leaving the private banking, he took a partnership in one of Europe’s top Asset Management, where he created the family office division, helping high profile families in all aspects of their lives, such as: Wealth and succession planning; Asset management, financial and real estate all around the world; Portfolio Investment; Assessment; Art advise etc.

Head of Surveillance Operations

He started his career at SIP at an early age, when he trained in surveillance. With his natural talent in surveillance techniques and a gifted ability foresee and to react quickly to unexpected events when following a subject, it was not long before he became a team leader. 25 years on, he is now the head of surveillance operations and is active in surveillance operations globally.

Global Risk Mitigation & Protective Security Advisor

A former U.S Government Security Services, he is a truly experienced professional in his field. He has the expertise of managing complex high-profile investigations and personal protection operations, organising incident response teams and coordinating the exchange of information globally.

Over the years he has established a worldwide network of security and intelligence professionals in the public and private sector, that enables SIP to ensure that our clients are protected.

Director & Head of Marketing

He started as a Director of SIP International Ltd in Dubai in 2008. Today he is a Director of SIP International Investigations & Forensics Ltd that is based in the UK, where he is head marketing.