CFE, CFCE – President & CEO
When he started Vere Software in 2007, Todd G. Shipley brought with him more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement: from investigating financial and computer crimes to overseeing the training of high-tech crimes investigators.
Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Shipley was the Director of Systems Security and High Tech Crime Prevention Training—and manager of the National Criminal Justice Computer Laboratory and Training Center—for SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.
There, he oversaw a program that provided expert technical assistance and training to local, state, and federal justice agencies. This training focused on systems security, computer forensics and investigations involving the Internet, local area networks, and online child exploitation.
Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Shipley served for 25 years with the Reno (Nevada) Police Department. As a Senior Detective Sergeant managing the agency's Financial and Computer Crimes Unit, he investigated serious financial offenses; developed cyber and technology crime investigative policy; and served as a liaison to other law enforcement, intelligence, and government agencies and industry bodies. During this time, he formed Nevada's first Computer Crime Investigations Unit.
Mr. Shipley is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Forensics Computer Examiner. He is a Past President of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
Vice President of Product Development
As Vice President of Product Development, Roy Womack is responsible for the architecture and development of Vere Software’s investigative tools. Roy was one of WebCase's chief developers, and he continues to seek new ways to provide easy-to-use, helpful tools to investigators.
Software and computer technology in general have been Roy's life passion. He began programming in his early teen years, which led him to the Computer & Information Services Department at Cal Poly, Pomona.
Immediately drafted, upon his graduation, by Wang Labs as an instructor, Roy began his experience in the evolution of computer and communications systems.
Later, as an engineer for GTE, Roy experienced many years of data center & support center management. He has spearheaded large-scale web-based development projects for GTE, Eli Lilly , Southwest Bell, and other recent clients.
Known as "the face of Guidance Software" during his 9-year tenure there, Bill Siebert was an award-winning trainer and educator of computer forensic examiners from around the world. His accomplishments there, and at Vere Software, capped off a nearly 30-year career involving computer and Internet crime investigations.
From 1979 – 2000, Bill served as a Criminal Investigator with the U. S. Customs Service Office of Investigations. He conducted complex investigations involving the sexual exploitation of children, drug trafficking, money laundering, and financial and commercial fraud.
His expertise with computer forensics began in 1991; he conducted more than one thousand examinations involving digital evidence in support of federal, state, and local criminal investigations. This activity included online investigations of alleged crimes involving Internet use.
From 1998 - 2000, Bill instructed law enforcement officers on Guidance Software’s software product, EnCase®, as well as on computer search and seizure, evidence handling and examination procedures, and evidence presentation in court.
Part of Guidance's management team since 2001, Bill managed a number of projects involving building the company’s initial infrastructure, building the EnCase technical support division, product management of the EnCase software’s features and functions, and all customer relations.
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