Chris Mathers

FORMER UNDERCOVER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, EXPERT ON FRAUD, CYBER-CRIME, MONEY LAUNDERING, COMPLIANCE & SECURITY.

Chris Mathers

In his extraordinary talks, Mathers takes audiences into the underworld that only he can describe, letting people in on the stunning stories and secrets harboured by terrorists and those involved in organized crime. In 1995, Mathers joined the Forensic division of the interna­tional accounting firm, KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed to the position of President of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. where he was responsible for international due diligence, asset recovery operations, and the investigation and prevention of organized crime and money laundering.

Touching on issues from security, hiring decisions and back­ground checks to money laundering schemes, corporate fraud, bribery, blackmail, extortion and more; Chris offers wise in­sights on human character and organizational culture that can help you to spot and avoid the perils of white collar crime. Chris is a unique, humorous, and fascinating speaker. A popular media commentator and speaker, Mathers has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries re­lating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering.

He has appeared on television and radio interviews on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, all of the Canadian national news networks as well as media outlets in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Mathers is also the host of The Egyptian Job, on the National Geographic Channel. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Crime School: Money Laundering.

 

    Topics 
  1. CYBER SECURITY - THE INVISIBLE WAR

    Imagine a world where every telephone call is monitored, every email and text message read.  A world where all of your most personal information can be stolen by cyber-criminals and offered for sale to the highest bidder.  How much risk are you taking each time you turn on your computer, surf the Internet or participate in social media?  We are all bombarded every day with emails designed to trick you into downloading malware onto your computer or your corporate network.   Who are the people that are working so hard to steal your identity?  What can you do to keep them in check?  

    How do we protect ourselves and our businesses from an invisible enemy? As technology proliferates, what choices should you make?  How much of your privacy will you be willing to give up for the sake of security?  Convenience?  Social Interaction?  Where will be as a society in 25 years?  What impact will the choices we make today have on privacy and security in the future.  And how will our government protect us? Chris' insights into the world of organized crime and foreign intelligence and how the Internet is the new crime scene, will shock, inform and entertain you.  

  2. CRIME IN BUSINESS AND THE BUSINESS OF CRIME

    Have you ever wondered about the seedy underbelly of the business world? Chris Mathers will provide you with a glimpse of the business world of crime and espionage in this keynote address. As a veteran undercover agent at the RCMP and intelligence officer at one of the world’s largest forensic accounting firms, Chris has seen it all and is able to offer unique insights on this topic with his larger-than-life personality.

  3. Future Proof: Privacy, Security and the Detection of Crime – 25 Years into the Future

    Imagine a world where every telephone call is monitored, every email and text message read. A world where your most personal information is for sale to the highest bidder. As technology proliferates, what choices will you make?  How much of your privacy will you be willing to give up for the sake of security?  Convenience?  Social Interaction? And where will be as a society in 25 years?  What impact will the choices we make today have on privacy and security in the future.  And how will our government protect us? Join Chris as he takes you on a journey, describing remarkable technologies which already exist and some of the more frightening ones to come.  Technologies that will ultimately change, not only how we will live, but who and what we will be, as a society.

  4. 20 Years UnderCover

    The subject matter is not from a legal or academic perspective, but from a practical, often gritty one.  Chris’s approach is to take a complex subject and use plain language, the criminal vernacular and real experiences to illustrate the concepts of organized crime.

  5. Do you really know who you're doing business with?

    This is a no-nonsense explanation on why investigating the background of potential domestic and foreign business partners is important and what can happen when you don’t. Using real cases, Chris will explain the nuts and bolts of gathering information on individual and corporations around the world.

Testimonials: 
A human chameleon.
Norman Inkster
Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1987-94), President of Interpol (1991-1994)
One of the finest money laundering, terrorist financing and forensic investigators working today.
James Richards
Director, Global Anti-Money Laundering Operations, Bank of America
Chris' credibility and engaging approach will scare the hell out of you and keep you riveted at the same time.
Ross Shafer
Motivational Speaker and Former Host of FOX TV’s “The Late Show”
Never anything less than entertaining.
Prof. Harris Wineberg
University of the West Indies

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