-Former Special Agent Robert Whitaker will lead the charge on QLUE's worldwide commercialization and implementation
VANCOUVER, BC / TheNewswire / December 7, 2017 - BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. [CSE: BIGG] (the "Company" or "BIG") is very pleased to announce that it has engaged Mr. Robert Whitaker as its official Director of Forensics and Investigations. Mr. Whitaker will manage the commercialization, implementation and expansion for our QLUE.ioTM product. As the Director of Forensics and Investigations, Mr. Whitaker will have a number of roles and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the global rollout of QLUE.ioTM, development of worldwide policies and strategies, and the recruitment management of sales partners and professionals. The relationships Mr. Whitaker has cultivated within U.S. government agencies and around the world, will help bolster market penetration, as well as spur and create early adopters to this new technology. His knowledge and expertise in cryptocurrency and cyber/financial investigative fields is unsurpassed. Mr. Whitaker is an exceptional addition to the BIG team, with the ideal background, experience and expertise to fulfill the position of Director of Forensics and Investigations.
Lance Morginn, CEO of BIG stated that, "Robert Whitaker is an obvious fit for the position. Robert has developed key government and compliance relationships while employed with HSI. His experience, knowledge of how government works and how best to navigate the bureaucratic sales channels of government, financial institutions and security agencies has been his profession for over twenty years. Robert's expertise in cyber/financial/cryptocurrency security marketplace is the right fit for BIG, and will provide BIG the opportunity to become the industry leader. His unmatched insight is indeed second to none."
Historically, the Department of U.S. Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit is a critical investigative unit, which has been a key component in the United States' fight against combating financial crimes such as trade based money laundering, third party money laundering, money laundering associated with contraband smuggling of all types, as well as cyber/financial crimes involving cryptocurrencies.
About Robert Whitaker
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Supervisory Special Agent Robert Whitaker has been in law enforcement for over 23 years. Mr. Whitaker was previously assigned to HSI Headquarters Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) where he oversaw the Illicit Digital Economy Program (IDEP). The IDEP is responsible for overseeing cryptocurrency investigations undertaken by HSI; providing training, equipment, analytical support, and investigative methodologies used in the unique skills needed by HIS special agents engaged in investigations involving cryptocurrencies. The IDEP also maintained relationships with private industries and academia involved in the cryptocurrency space worldwide.
Special Agent Robert Whitaker previously served as the Resident Agent in Charge of the HSI office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and as a Municipal Police Officer in El Paso, Texas for 8 years.
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About BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc.
BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada. As a developer of Blockchain technology solutions, search and data analytics, BIG's proprietary platform targets on a global basis Governments and Fortune 1000 companies that perform business in the finance, and eCommerce sectors.
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