Former FBI executive assistant director Louis Grever joins Wynyard Group’s Board

Louis Grever: joining the Board at Wynyard Group

Louis Grever: joining the Board at Wynyard Group

Crime-fighting software and services concern Wynyard Group has announced that the former FBI executive assistant director for science and technology, Louis Grever, will join its Board of Directors. An existing member of Wynyard’s high-calibre Advisory Council, US-based Grever’s appointment as an independent company director will be effective as of April 2015.

During his 24-year career with the FBI, Grever’s experience included leading, planning, co-ordinating and directing FBI field technical operations including delivering technical capabilities to solve and prevent serious crime and cyber crime while orchestrating counter-terrorism investigations.

As deputy assistant director, Grever was in charge of Special Technologies and Applications and tasked with developing and then deploying innovative analytical tools and capabilities for the FBI.

Wynyard Group chairman Murray Horn said: “Louis has already made a significant contribution to Wynyard Group, bringing a new dimension of technical, operational, tactical and strategic insight to our product development, US and global business growth aspirations. His involvement with Wynyard Group as a Board member will prove to be invaluable.”

Wynyard Group’s Board consists of members with a broad range of skills and expertise from the finance, infrastructure and high-growth software industries together with strong governance and leadership experience relevant to the business.

In the year ahead, Wynyard Group will remain focused on the Government, financial services and critical infrastructure markets, expanding existing US operations and also continuing with investment in its channel partner programme.

“Louis brings an understanding of Wynyard Group’s current business, the fast-growing markets in which it operates and the challenges clients face,” added Horn. “Coupled with his entrepreneurial success and a passion for innovation and business success, this will certainly complement our Board.”

Louis Grever: the Curriculum Vitae

During his distinguished 24-year career with the FBI, Grever was promoted to a series of positions of increasing responsibility and, upon the formation of the new FBI’s Science and Technology Branch (STB) in 2006, served as the first special assistant to the STB executive assistant director.

In 2007, he was promoted to deputy assistant director in charge of Special Technologies and Applications and, as stated, asked to develop and deploy innovative analytical tools and capabilities for the FBI.

In 2008, Grever was appointed by FBI director Robert Mueller as the STB executive assistant director.

Grever is a recipient of a Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award and the US Intelligence Community’s Distinguished Service Medal.

He’s also senior vice-president for Qbase (a technology provider supporting the national security, law enforcement, homeland security, and public safety sectors).

Grever is chairman of the Board of Directors for Global Alliance, a rapid DNA testing technology company, and also a Board member of IntegenX Inc, the scientific instrument manufacturer that has developed a human DNA profiling instrument (RapidHIT).

About Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group is a market leader in risk management and crime-fighting software used in investigations and intelligence operations by Government agencies and financial organisations.

Wynyard Group’s solutions help to solve and prevent crime, defend against advanced persistent cyber threats and counter terrorism.

The company’s powerful software platform combines big data and advanced crime analytics to identify persons of interest, stop offenders and protect victims.

Wynyard Group operates from offices in the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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