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President

Don Aviv

Don Aviv - President: Mr. Aviv oversees day-to-day operations and heads Interfor’s Global Investigations & Security Consulting divisions. Prior to Interfor, Mr. Aviv was the head of Global Security & Investigations for a Fortune 500 technology company.

While at Interfor, Mr. Aviv has managed, led, and coordinated teams on thousands of cases, many with complex aspects and multinational reaches.

Assisted by the talented team at Interfor, Mr. Aviv directly supports Chief Security Officers and General Counsel of some of the leading corporations, financial institutions and family offices around the world.

An author on physical security, threat mitigation and corporate security matters, Mr. Aviv serves as an expert witness on security-related legal matters. His credentials include: Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP); Board Certified Physical Security Professional (PSP); Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and licensed New York State Investigator. Mr. Aviv serves as the Vice Chairman of the ASIS International Security Services Council. He is an executive board member of Strength-to-Strength, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting victims of terrorism. Mr. Aviv is also a board member of The Community Security Service, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and protecting local communities.

Mr. Aviv is an advisor to: Canary, the developer of revolutionary home security systems; Xonar, the developer of cutting-edge security analytics technology; Rave Mobility, the developer of revolutionary emergency notification and communication technology; Building Intelligence; and Viridian Capital; trustee of Signal30, the New York State Police PBA. Mr. Aviv is a partner with Outland, the developer of disruptive security technology.

Mr. Aviv received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University. He served as Adjunct Professor University of Maryland University College (UMUC), teaching Homeland Security and Emergency Management courses.

Executive Vice President:

Thomas M. Suozzo

Mr. Suozzo oversees the case origination and contracting process at Interfor as well as the business development and marketing efforts of the firm. Prior to joining Interfor, Mr. Suozzo was in private practice specializing in civil litigation. In addition, he has served in an executive capacity with public and private companies in the legal service and medical device industries. He has spearheaded investigations in asset search, complex commercial litigation, anti-bribery and corruption, stock manipulation and political matters while at Interfor. B.A. Rutgers University; J.D. Syracuse University College of Law.

ED.D. - Vice President, Director of Research

Lynne Friedman

Dr. Friedman joined Interfor, Inc. in early 1991. Dr. Friedman has more than thirty years of experience in corporate inves­tiga­tions. She has provided research and investigative management to in-house staff, field personnel and confidential sources for due diligence background investigations, litigation support fact finding and international asset investigations. Her research and experi­ence include coordinating and managing numerous large-scale interna­tional investigations, corporate takeover investigations and asset searches. B.A. and M.S. Queens College, Ed.D. Columbia Univer­sity.

Vice President, Intelligence & Operations

Daniel Zaffran

Daniel has a strong track record in the fields of intelligence, security and business development. After obtaining a master’s degree in Middle East affairs he deployed as a cultural field analyst for the U.S.Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan. On his return to the United States, Daniel worked as a consultant and analyst on private sector projects related to counter-terrorism, terror financing, and related security matters. Prior to joining Interfor, Daniel was the U.S.-based liaison for a premier French physical security company, where he focused on developing visibility for the firm within the North American market and creating strategic partnerships.

At Interfor, Daniel applies his analytic and operational background in meeting the needs of our clientele, whether it’s case management, development of sources, or project execution. Daniel is also the regional director for a volunteer security organization. He is an avid traveler and fluent in French.

CFE – EVP OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIONS

Benjamin Kunde

Benjamin Kunde oversees complex and cross-border investigations, asset identification and due diligence matters. A Certified Fraud Examiner, he leverages over a decade of deep intelligence industry experience, bringing significant analytical, research, and management skills to each client matter.

Over the last decade, Mr. Kunde has led 1000+ cases with touchpoints in over 50 countries. He is the lead liaison to Interfor's clients and partners in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong. Further, he is responsible for implementing Interfor's international growth strategy - advising in-house counsel, attorneys, and private equity deal teams, with a focus on Europe, Asia, and the U.S. As a senior investigator, he worked alongside his team on hundreds of fraud, litigation support and high-profile asset/sovereign debt investigations. He managed Interfor's Los Angeles office and opened the firm's first operations in Asia through its Singapore branch.

Mr. Kunde earned his M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, specializing in Economics, Business Law, and Management. Following his military service in Berlin at the elite German honor guard battalion, he received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rostock, Germany.

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