NYPD Intelligence Director Mitch Silber to Join K2 Global Consulting™, Along With NY Assistant District Attorney Dana Irvis
New hires deepen breadth of investigative and intelligence expertise for the risk firm
NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Global Consulting today announced that it has hired Mitchell "Mitch" Silber as Executive Managing Director in the firm's New York office. Silber joins from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), where he served as Director of the NYPD Intelligence Division's Analytic and Cyber Units. Silber will begin work with the firm on June 11th.
In his new role as Executive Managing Director at K2 Global, Silber will be responsible for leading the development of K2's products and services. He will also be working closely the K2 management team to shape the evolution of our business overall.
K2 Global also announced the addition of Dana Irvis as a Director. Irvis comes to the firm from the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she worked as a Prosecutor in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, investigating complex white-collar crimes.
Mitch Silber, Executive Managing Director
During his tenure as Director of both the NYPD Intelligence Division's Analytic and Cyber Units, Silber supervised the analysis of the entire portfolio of ongoing terrorism related investigations within the Intelligence Division. Previously, Silber served on the strategic staff for the Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of Intelligence, where he was responsible for strategic threat assessments for the Intelligence Division as well as for developing and maintaining relationships with foreign police and intelligence agencies.
"We are delighted that Mitch has decided to join our team at K2," said Jeremy Kroll, CEO of K2 Global Consulting. "During his seven years with the NYPD, most recently as Director of Intelligence Analysis, Mitch helped to create a world-class intelligence operation for the city of New York. His experience in the fields of intelligence gathering, analytics and threat assessment further enhances K2's ability to provide clients with unique insights and expertise that they simply can't find anywhere else."
Silber is also the author of the The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, which was released in December 2011.
He completed Columbia University's Masters Program in International Affairs where he specialized in Middle East studies, with a concentration on Saudi Arabia. Before earning his Masters Degree at Columbia, Silber spent nine years in corporate finance as a partner at The Carson Group and as a principal at Evolution Capital, LLC.
Dana Irvis, Director
Irvis comes from the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she most recently worked in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, investigating complex white-collar crimes including money laundering, commodities trading fraud and mortgage fraud. Irvis was a member of the team that prosecuted a known international proliferator of weapons of mass destruction for conspiracy to defraud Manhattan banks in order to avoid U.S. sanctions, resulting in economic sanctions by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).
"Dana joins us as we expand our team of Business Intelligence, Anti-Money Laundering, Cybercrime and Regulatory Compliance professionals," Vince D'Amelio, head of the New York Office for K2 Global said. "K2 has established itself as a premier provider of these services combining the skill and experience of seasoned professionals like Dana with powerful proprietary software tools that provide valuable and cost effective advice to financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers, corporations and law firms."
Before joining the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, Irvis was in the Trial Division and the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, where, among many investigations, she was involved in the prosecution of a 36-defendant, international identity theft and cybercrime ring.
Irvis earned her JD from Fordham University School of Law and her BA in Communications from American University.
About K2 Global Consulting™
K2 Global Consulting™ provides specialized risk services and solutions to corporations, sovereign nations and individuals. Using our expertise in transactional risk assessment, corruption and fraud investigation, due diligence and asset recovery, we help clients navigate today's increasingly complex global business environment. K2 Global Partners, LLC, a privately-owned holding company, was founded in 2009 by Jules Kroll and Jeremy Kroll. K2 is focused on new businesses in the risk management arena, including K2 Global Consulting, and a new credit rating agency focused on structured financial products, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. www.k2global.net
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