Chris Swecker, Esq.
Assistant Director, FBI, (Retired) 1982-2006
Global Security Director, Bank of America, 2006-2009
Attorney/Fraud and Security Consultant 2006-present
Former Board Member, Allied Barton Security Company
Chairman NC Governor’s Crime Commission
Swecker served 24 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) retiring in 2006 as Assistant Director, Criminal Investigations Division, with oversight over all FBI Criminal and Cyber Investigations. Swecker also served as the FBI’s On Scene Commander in Iraq in 2003 where he led a team of FBI Agents conducting counter-intelligence, terror financing and international terrorism investigations including investigating suicide bombing attacks on the UN headquarters and other civilian occupied facilities. Prior to joining the FBI he was an Assistant District Attorney in The First District of NC. He currently chairs the NC Governor’s Crime Commission in Raleigh.
As CSO for Bank of America from July 2006 to January 2009 Swecker led components that were responsible for all fraud investigations; physical security; international security, employment screening, some Anti Money Laundering functions and executive protection. He provided strategic direction and overall management for over 600 proprietary associates and over 3800 contract security guards with an annual budget of over $250 million spanning 6100 bank branches, 18,000 ATMs and 450 administrative facilities.
Swecker has testified before US Congress on topics such as identity theft, crimes against children, mortgage fraud, human trafficking, financial crimes, information privacy, terrorism, data compromise, crimes on the internet, drug trafficking on the southwest border and gangs. He has also appeared on 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, CSPAN Washington Journal and North Carolina People. He is a frequent public speaker and author of articles on Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, Security and Cyber Crimes.
Swecker is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he was a 4 year varsity football letterman, graduating in 1978. He attended Wake Forest School of Law receiving his Juris Doctor in 1981. He is a member of both the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars. Swecker received the prestigious Presidential Rank Award in 2003 for his service in Iraq and as Special Agent in Charge of the NC Office. Swecker currently manages his own law practice and founded a successful security and financial crimes consulting firm, Chris Swecker Enterprises.