Watch the recent virtual CINA Distinguished Speaker Series event featuring Nic McKinley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DeliverFund as he discusses “Using Transaction Data to Disrupt Illicit Commodity Markets.”
Illicit markets for commodities involve transactional nodes that delineate the commercial interactions between participants. These nodes represent crucial opportunities for stakeholders such as law enforcement, regulators, and industry partners to gather and analyze data, with the aim of thwarting the sale of illegal goods. Nic McKinleywill elaborate on this theme by drawing on the specific case of human trafficking. Through his presentation, McKinley will underscore how proficient data collection and analysis can expedite the identification of pertinent information, leading to more precise and expeditious intervention.
Nic McKinley – As an Operative who served as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA, Nic witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets, but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. As Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States, he found it impossible to turn a blind eye.
As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 and our counter human trafficking organization, focused on ending sex slavery in the United States got to work. Nic spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. Due to his highly specialized training and experience in both special and intelligence operations, Nic has a firm understanding about these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them.