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Chris Mathers

Crime and Risk Expert

Chris Mathers spent most of his life working undercover for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, US Drug Enforcement Ad­ministration, and the US Customs Service. Posing as a gang­ster, a drug trafficker, and even as a money launderer, Mathers has seen and done it all.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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.

Cyber Security Awareness – “In English”
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?  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. 

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.

Travel Risks: How to Avoid Trouble; What to do If Trouble Finds You
A great presentation for associations, organizations and foundations, Chris shares insights which help audiences develop their situational awareness while traveling abroad. This presentation will help these groups safeguard reputations and ability to raise funds and conduct ethical business practices. Straight talk on crime: The Link Between Terrorism and Organized Crime.

My Life: 20 years Undercover
This presentation 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.

  • Chris' presentation was very captivating and left our audience very intrigued and energetic. The feed back received from our dealers was outstanding and they have all requested that we consider bringing him back in a couple years time. Quote on quote, some of the dealers who completed our conference evaluation at the end indicated that this was the, 'best speaker SecurTek has brought in' to 'best speaker and presentation I have ever been a part of'.

    - SecurTek - A SaskTel Company
  • Chris gave us helpful insights into crime and the criminal mind that that we organizers had hoped for and provided a valuable cross section of the world of crime...very confident, knowledgeable and entertaining.

    - Risk & Insurance Management Society
  • Chris' credibility and engaging approach will scare the hell out of you and keep you riveted at the same time.

    - Former Host of FOX TV's, The Late Show
  • Dead smart and tough. He's one of the most dangerous men I know. Thank God he's on the side of the good guys.

    - Director, Canadian Former Security Intelligence Service
  • Chris was really great. Not only was he a very good speaker, he did an excellent job of bringing points back to our profession. The best aspect of Chris though was his flexibility.

    - Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

Summary Profile

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.