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Protek on the Move: Announces Key Hires, New and Expanded Facilities

Industry: Legal Services

Addition of Former FBI and Guidance Software Talent, New and Expanded Facilities, Bolster Leading Computer Forensics and E-Discovery Firm’s Services and Reach

Illinois (PRUnderground) February 3rd, 2014

Protek International, a computer forensics, e-discovery, and investigations firm, today announced significant events in the nine year old firm’s continuing commitment to achieve strategic growth and deliver superior services to its clients.

Major hires were announced in the form of two veterans of the computer forensics, e-discovery, and cyber investigation fields.  E. Timothy Doris, formerly with the FBI and the Duff & Phelps consultancy, and Todd S. Glud, formerly the founding manager of Guidance Software’s Professional Services Midwest Regional operations and a veteran cyber-focused federal special agent, have joined the Protek team.  Both hold the EnCE and EnCEP forensics and e-discovery certifications, among several other industry-recognized certifications.

“This is an exciting time for Protek,” said Keith Chval, Principal at Protek and former cybercrime prosecutor. “Tim and Todd are right in the wheelhouse of the quality of individual that we want our clients to experience when calling upon Protek; exceedingly competent with a level of maturity and real world experience that translates into a no-nonsense, results oriented approach to the challenges that our clients encounter,” added Chval.

Doris is a former seven year veteran of the FBI where he was detailed to the Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Lab, conducting thousands of forensic exams, overseeing the work of the other lab examiners, and playing an instrumental role in the lab’s attainment of the stringent ASCLD/LAB accreditation.  Most recently, Tim was a Vice-President of Dispute Consulting with Duff & Phelps where he also applied his expertise to leading clients through large-scale and complex e-discovery projects, navigating through all phases of the EDRM.  In addition to his experience working on matters from economic espionage and attacks on critical infrastructure to Intellectual Property and other civil enterprise challenges, Tim also holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Todd S. Glud is a recognized subject matter expert with significant experience in highly sensitive digital investigations including intellectual property and terrorism, as well as designing, leading, and executing large-scale, complex e-discovery projects.  Glud has served as a cybercrime-focused federal special agent, as well as the founding manager of Guidance Software’s Professional Services Midwest Regional operations.  He has extensive testimonial experience, including recognition as a subject matter expert.  Glud also currently serves as an adjunct instructor for Guidance Software’s training division.

Principal Dan Bellich highlighted the significance of Protek’s facilities expansion and enhancement to its commitment to superior client services, “From my responsibilities supervising the Special Operations Group at the FBI, I know that having the best and the brightest talent doesn’t translate into desired results if you don’t provide them the necessary tools and support.”

For further information, please contact Keith Chval at 630-986-8205, or via e-mail:

Founded in 2005, Protek International, Inc., is a full-service and licensed investigative, computer forensics and electronic discovery firm dedicated to providing superior, cost-effective and results-oriented services to its clients.   Headquartered in Suburban Chicago, additional information about Protek can be found at our website,, or please call 630-986-8206.

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Protek International, Inc. is a full-service and licensed investigative, computer forensic, and electronic discovery firm located in Suburban Chicago. For more information, visit

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