FBI man joins Kiwi software business team

TAMLYN STEWART
Last updated 05:00 24/01/2013

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Crime-fighting software business Wynyard Group, a spinoff of Christchurch software group Jade, has secured a former FBI top brain to beef up its advisory board as it drives harder into the United States market.

Wynyard recently announced plans to expand its business in the United States due to increasing demand for its intelligence, investigations and digital forensics solutions by federal and state government agencies in that country.

The new member of the advisory board, Louis Grever, recently retired after a 24-year career with the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Most recently, Grever led the FBI's science and technology branch in Washington DC and was responsible for the operational technology, laboratory and criminal justice information services divisions.

Wynyard managing director Craig Richardson said securing Grever's experience in FBI field operations which included developing and using innovative, technically-enabled investigative and analytical solutions, was a major coup for the company.

Richardson said Grever would provide valuable advice on how its tools should be further developed and used to solve current and emerging problems in the fight against national and international crime and corruption.

‘During his career, Grever was promoted to a series of positions of increasing responsibility at the FBI and on the formation of the new FBI Science and Technology Branch (STB) in 2006, served as the first special assistant to the STB executive assistant director.

In October 2008, he was appointed STB executive assistant director.

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- BusinessDay.co.nz

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