Christopher Salgado is a highly accomplished and trusted security and investigations leader with more than 20 years in cyber and physical investigations as well as security. Throughout his career, he has effectively assisted several Fortune 100 companies – including a Fortune 20 company – via the installation of numerous innovative and efficient processes in the topics of investigations, security, brand protection, threat management, business continuity, intelligence, operations, recruiting, customer service, employee morale and leadership. The companies that have benefitted from his services span the spectrum of industries: social media, pharmaceutical, luxury brands (clothing, jewelry, etc.), consumables, automotive, electronics, film production, streaming services, entertainment, insurance and more. He has also assisted investigations firms and law firms across the globe.
From 2016 through 2019, Christopher Salgado worked at Facebook as an investigator. He began his tour with Facebook as a contractor and then an employee at Facebook. He assisted in managing investigations and operations and was instrumental in building their global investigations division. His efforts included drafting a large majority of investigative standard operating procedures (SOPs), refining current ones, installing new security operations and helping to stand up a new global, 24/7/365 Investigations Center. He also aided in managing several other security and investigative-themed projects, including prototype security, supply chain security, business continuity, video analytics, global security camera systems, operational security, process efficiency, data center threats and general threat management, among others.
Salgado also assisted Facebook’s numerous security operations centers across the globe with varied threats. His achievements allowed him to aid those teams in expanding Facebook’s security and investigations book of business interdepartmentally and geographically. During the time when Christopher Salgado was at Facebook, news about Cambridge Analytica broke as did the allegations of Russians hacking the Facebook platform to intervene in 2016’s US elections. Christopher Salgado was able to support in those sensitive and highly visible incidents as well.
He has significant experience in director-level management of persons and global operations in corporate risk;brand protection;supply chain;criminal and civil investigations;surveillance;SIU investigations as well as counterfeit and other trademark investigations. He is an expert social engineer who has overcome a multitude of challenging obstacles and amassed critical information that resulted in successful conclusions for his clients.
Salgado is described as a transformational leader who promotes loyalty to the client, team, company and cause. He is skilled at managing large teams of investigators, intelligence analysts and support staff cross-culturally and across time zones. He is an expert in investigations and counterfeit detection. He is a global consultant and has presented to the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection, ICE, DEA, TSA, ASIS (Hong Kong Chapter), members of Interpol and Europol as well as members of the EU Commission.
As an investigator, Christopher Salgado has collectively conducted, managed and trained on tens of thousands of investigations, including within topics of:
- Cyber: Phishing, bad actor tracking, dark web, computer forensics, identity theft, fraud
- Brand Protection: Raids, covert purchases (cyber & physical), market sweeps, website takedowns, gray market
- Corporate: Missing persons, threats, harassment, misconduct, theft, supply chain, shrinkage
- Criminal: Deaths, kidnapping, burglaries, arson, fraud, counterfeit
- Civil: Vehicle accidents, general liability, mold, residency verifications
- Surveillance: Worker’s compensation, high risk terminations, counterfeit, fraud, infidelity
- SIU: Witness locates, asset locates, interviews, contestable death cases, scene investigations
Currently Salgado is CEO, All Points Investigations, LLC and Cyber and Social Media Investigations Author at PI Magazine. Most recently, he was a keynote speaker at CrimeCon 2022 in Las Vegas on romance scams.