Northern Technology, Inc. (NTi) was founded in an effort to maximize the exploitation of modern data to include, communication records, social media, deep/dark web, etc. NTi has developed and implemented specialized investigative and analytical techniques on hundreds of criminal and civil cases. NTi utilizes proprietary in-house software in conjunction with off-the-shelf analytical tools to enhance our efficiency to work with massive amounts of structured and un-structured data. Our team of highly trained analysts are experts in many diverse analytical disciplines from communications to evidence exploitation, to forensics, to asset forfeiture, to trial support – and everything between.
Schedule # 84 GS-07F-0434Y
Phil Renzulli, Chairman/CEO
Mr. Renzulli is a retired career federal agent with extensive investigative and management experience. He entered the private sector upon his retirement from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations after 26 years of service. He served as the Corporate Security Manager for Micron Electronics from 1994-1997. In 1997, Mr. Renzulli established Renzulli & Associates as Chairman/CEO, for the purpose of providing financial investigative and asset forfeiture related services to the federal law enforcement community. Mr. Renzulli is a well-known and respected subject matter expert in financial investigations including fraud, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. NTi has been a subcontractor of Renzulli & Associates since 1997.
Jessica Gray Samson, Senior Investigative Analyst/COO
Mrs. Samson is the lead Supervisory Investigator/Intelligence Analyst for NTi, with proven expertise in forensic data examination; communications analysis; bulk data analysis and exploitation; and World Wide Web (surface, dark, deep) data mining. Since 2010, Mrs. Samson worked directly to provide high-level investigative and analytical support services to federal, state, local, and private sector investigative agencies/entities. She has been responsible for the development, design, and implementation of NTi’s proprietary analytical techniques and procedures including, email analysis; geolocation analysis; Internet Protocol (IP) analysis and mapping; surface web, deep web, & dark web queries and data mining; open source and social media analysis; and bulk intel data conversion and analysis. Mrs. Samson is a court-recognized subject matter expert in these areas. Mrs. Samson develops and implements analytical and investigative plans for all NTi cases, and as the Senior Investigative Analyst and Chief Operating Officer, oversees daily operations, training, and support of all intelligence analysts and personnel at NTi.
Wendy Spaulding, CPA, Forensic Account Manager
Ms. Spaulding is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and has over 25 years experience providing forensic accounting/financial analytical services to various federal law enforcement agencies. Ms. Spaulding has also served as an Accounting Expert/Fact Witness in numerous federal criminal cases for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in several districts. She has analyzed bank records, tax returns, and other financial documents in hundreds of criminal and civil investigations. Ms. Spaulding develops the financial evidence to corroborate other evidence of fraud, and prepares detailed reports and flowcharts of the analysis. She has developed computerized databases and spreadsheets to meet the requirements of the individual cases. Ms. Spaulding has provided training in financial analysis to various federal law enforcement agencies.
Dennis Lormel, Strategic Consultant/Advisor
Mr. Lormel retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in December 2003, following over 30 years of government service, almost 28 years as a Special Agent in the FBI. During his distinguished career, Mr. Lormel amassed extensive major case experience as a street agent, supervisor, and senior executive, particularly in complex, document and labor intensive financial related investigative matters. In December 2000, Mr. Lormel was promoted to Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program. Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, Mr. Lormel formulated, established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. He developed and implemented a variety of proactive and progressive investigative methodologies. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section. Over the last ten years, Mr. Lormel has provided risk advisory consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, suspicious activity, and due diligence. He also offers financial intelligence services through case studies and trend analysis. In addition, he served as an Advisor to the Congressional Anti-Terrorist Financing Task Force and was a contributing expert to The Counterterrorism Blog.
Richard T. Garcia, Strategic Consultant/Advisor
Mr. Garcia entered the private sector upon his retirement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 25 years of service. Mr. Garcia has extensive experience in investigative matters ranging from White Collar/Organized Crime, Cyber Security, Espionage, Health and Government Fraud. Mr. Garcia’s last position was Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office and upon his retirement was the Global Security Manager for Shell Oil Company. Upon leaving Shell Oil, Mr. Garcia has been consulting for NTi since 2009. Mr. Garcia is also on the Board of Directors for the Pegasus Research Foundation, a 501c3 organization for the National Sheriff’s Association, member of the North Texas Crime Commission, and also member of other law enforcement associations. Mr. Garcia utilizes an extensive Global Network of contacts and experience in order to find solutions for NTi’s clients.