About us

Why we exist

Insider risk has a long history. What’s changed is the challenge of managing it. Modern organisations collect, process and rely on digitised business information on a scale unheard of before while criminals continually discover new ways to monetize it. In the middle stand employees. These employees often have access to intellectual property and trade secrets that represent an organisation’s most valuable assets, and whose loss can pose an existential threat.

As humans, these employees also have vulnerabilities. Attackers understand this and are increasingly leveraging insiders now that organisations have made attacking externally harder. Our mission is to help organisations protect their employees before the attackers reach them and before the demands of modern society derail them psychologically. But it’s more than that. It’s to help organisations succeed through introspection and improvement of their internal processes to become a proactive and supportive culture. And we know how.

Our People

Elsine van Os

Elsine van Os, Founder and CEO of Signpost Six, is a thought leader on insider risk and has an educational and professional background in psychology and intelligence and security. Elsine has worked on high profile assignments for the Dutch Ministry of Defence and Shell International, where she held global responsibility for security threat assessments on country, asset and individual levels. Elsine has worked in various capacities in over 50 countries. In her work, she has developed and executed methodologies to develop management team members’ and employees’ security consciousness and risk assessment skills. Elsine is also owner of Signpost Film Productions.

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Erik Schneider

Erik Schneider is a director at Signpost Six responsible for strategy, sales, marketing, internal processes and engagement delivery. He worked as a senior manager in the Dutch office KPMG, where he led the development of a suite of solutions around cyber risk quantification, risk interconnections and board reporting. He has an M.B.A. in General Management from Vanderbilt University and spent time in its Ph.D. program in Finance. In addition, he has a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and a M.S. in Information Security Technology from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Rene Marchal
Rene Marchal

Rene Marchal is a senior (cyber) security & crisis management expert at Signpost Six. With more than 35 years of professional experiences in different roles and areas of security his approach towards security solutions is always from a holistic perspective. His interests lie at the interface of business interests and controlling the security risks. This reflects in his degrees in both Business Administration and Cybersecurity. René can be characterised as a diplomat with strong execution power.

Lucas Kole
Lucas Kole

Lucas is an analytically minded complexity enthusiast and works at Signpost Six as an analyst in support of the insider risk programmes. Before joining Signpost Six, Lucas was employed at the B2B/B2G department of a large retailer and worked, among other projects, on procurement projects with the Dutch government. Prior to that, Lucas interned as project assistant to the Military Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lucas holds a MA in Military Strategic Studies from the Netherlands Defence Academy. His Master thesis focused on decomplexing complexity in the context of intelligence in ‘VUCA’ environments.

Martijn Brulez

Martijn is currently following the MSc Crisis and Security management, cybersecurity governance track at Leiden University. Previously, he was one of the first 35 students to graduate from the BSc Security Studies. For this bachelor he has written a thesis on the balance between privacy and security regarding the use of hacking as an investigative method by Dutch law enforcement. Additionally, he followed the Minor Intelligence Studies during which he has learned about intelligence history, qualitative analysis methods and OSINT.

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Eric Shaw (US)

Dr. Eric Shaw is a Clinical Psychologist and former intelligence officer who has spent the last 25 years performing consultations, training, assisting in investigations and conducting research on insider issues while helping organizations manage insider risk. He specializes in psychological profiling of insider risk using multiple methods, including content analysis of subject communications. Dr. Shaw’s publications on insider challenges—including his design of the Critical Pathway to Insider Risk–and the role of behavioral science and profiling in forensic and security issues have appeared in many scientific journals and news articles. Dr. Eric Shaw is the founder and CEO of Insider Risk Group.

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Nicholas Eftimiades (US)

Mr. Eftimiades has a long history of success as an innovator in the U.S. intelligence community. He is widely regarded for his expertise on China and national security aerospace issues. Mr. Eftimiades authored books, reports, and numerous articles on China’s commercial espionage methods, national security and technology. His book “Chinese Intelligence Operations” is an examination of the structure, operations, and methodology of the intelligence services of China. It is widely regarded as seminal work in the field. Nicholas Eftimiades is a professor at Penn State University. He conducts research on China’s economic espionage, intelligence, and emerging threats.

Stacey Champagne (US)

Stacey is a multi-disciplined expert in insider risk management. She has experience conducting insider risk analysis, investigations, and program management at several globally recognized Fortune 500 companies. She is the Founder & CEO of The Trade Secrets Network, a media and events company focused on leveling up the dialogue around insider risk management.

Stacey holds multiple certifications including Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM) from Carnegie Mellon CERT. She has extensive postgraduate experience in Security and Resilience Studies, Cybersecurity Policy, Cybercrime Investigation and Criminal Justice.

Julian Claxton (AUS)

Julian is a Behavioural Scientist with specific expertise in the provision of credibility assessments, strategic security planning, and counterespionage. Julian offers more than three decades of demonstrable experience, having started his career as an Army Reservist, whilst developing unique skills in security, surveillance and investigations. After ten years servicing the corporate sector as an investigator and technical specialist, he then turned his focus to surveillance-detection and counterespionage support. Academically, Julian holds a Master’s Degree (MSc.) in Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis, a Postgraduate Diploma in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing, a Diploma in Security and Risk Management, and CPD qualifications in the Linguistics of Interpersonal Communication.

Nicola Mee BSc, MSc
Nicola Mee (UK)

Nicola has 20 years experience as a Behavioural Analysis expert and former Intelligence Analyst with a Masters in Security & Organisational Risk Management. She specialises in psychological and behavioural risk assessment, linguistic analysis and new technologies to identify and counter threat behaviour. She is currently Head of Behavioural Analysis & Insider Risk which supports UK law enforcement and commercial clients in the analysis of anonymous threats using forensic voice comparison and linguistic analysis tools and techniques. She is also a Consultant to US-based Insider Risk Group and has worked directly with Dr. Shaw on profiling and risk detection in the UK.

Bob Pointer (UK)

Experienced investigator and educator with a background in law enforcement, academia and the private sector. A former detective and university Lecturer Bob Pointer has extensive experience of working with organisations of all sizes and sectors, designing and delivering security, insider threat and investigation programmes. He has developed and delivered programmes for UK public sector organisations including the Serious Fraud Office, Office of Fair Trading, Competition and Markets Authority and Financial Ombudsman. He has worked with the City of London Police Economic Crime Academy and many UK Financial Institutions. Internationally he has worked in the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and the US.

Mark William Lowe (IT)

Following project management roles in Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Systems, Mark worked for several years as a consultant to the Italian Government’s foreign intelligence agency. In 2007 he returned to the private sector as a risk and security consultant. As an expert on corporate espionage he has advised several companies from the energy, defence, aerospace, and information technology sectors on the protection of intellectual property and sensitive data. He has lectured on corporate espionage and international security at the Università Cattolica and the Italian Government’s Security Intelligence Department and is a faculty member of the ASERI Business School in Milan.

Dr. Mike Drayton

Dr Mike Drayton is an expert in individual and organisational resilience. He is an experienced organisational consultant, coach and clinical psychologist with a background in intelligence and security. He is the author of ‘Anti Burnout: How to Create a Psychologically Resilience and High Performance Organisation‘.

Mike is a Fellow of the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, specialising in leadership, resilience and leading under pressure. He coaches on the Executive MBA programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Mike was educated at LSE, Oxford Saïd Business School and the University of Birmingham.

Fernanda Teles (BRA)

Fernanda Teles is a lawyer. She started her career in corporate investigations in a consultancy in Brazil. She conducted anti-piracy programs, internal investigations for medium and large companies, background checks, and supported legal actions. Following, she joined the Strategic intelligence team at Velours to conduct corporate investigations, third-party screening, and Integrity Due Diligence. She became a partner in Velours in 2020. Besides corporate investigation, Fernanda Teles develops and implements compliance projects in medium and large companies, conducting integrity due diligence, KYP, KYC, and KYE screenings, conducting exploratory interviews in internal investigations, fraud investigations and anti-piracy actions.

Specialised Security Management Associates

Roland Vergeer (NL)Cyber investigations

Roland Vergeer has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of cybersecurity, intelligence, and digital investigations. His expertise lies in strategy, innovation, cyber intelligence, open source intelligence, and cyber operations. The last decade, Roland has performed penetration tests, provided training courses, managed a forensics, audits & training unit, advised institutions in the areas of cyber intelligence and security and founded and sold his own cyber intelligence company. As a cyber intelligence consultant, he handled online stalking cases, smear campaigns, and extortions. Roland worked as a cyber security consultant in Europe, The Middle East, the US, and the Caribbean.

Glenn Schoen (NL)Crisis management

Glenn Schoen is CEO of Boardroom@Crisis BV and has over 30 years’ experience as a security and crisis management advisor and trainer. After his studies and local law enforcement he held analysis, management and consulting positions in the US and Europe for Ernst & Young, G4S Risk Advisory, TranSecur and International Security Management. He has served over 300 consulting clients in 30+ countries and managed content for 250+ analysis subscription clients. His secondary activities include teaching at Georgetown University, serving ASIS and OSAC, and volunteer work at the White House. He lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.

An Gaiser (NL)Investigative interviewing

An Gaiser is an expert in investigative interviewing with years of experience in complex and high-stake interviews in the domain of law enforcement as well as screening programmes. With signpost Six she provides the training Bootcamp Investigative interviewing, where she uses Non-Verbal Strategy Analysis from the Institute of Non-Verbal Strategy Analysis (INSA) of which she is a managing partner. An started her career as a probation officer. After nine years at the probation office she made the switch to the general intelligence and security service. After 8 years she became managing partner at INSA.

Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Analysis
Erik Elgersma (NL)Competitive intelligence

Erik Elgersma is a competitive intelligence and corporate strategy expert. Erik has for 26 years worked in strategy and competitive intelligence at Akzo Nobel and FrieslandCampina. He is now an independent consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering. Erik is a Visiting Lecturer at the school of business and economics of the VU University Amsterdam and a Research Fellow at Vlerick Business School, Belgium. He authored three books in the field of competitive intelligence. Erik’s core belief is that companies must ‘compete on knowledge’. Knowledge he helps his customers to gather and with Signpost Six helps to protect.

Alexandra Hoffmann (FR)Business resilience

Alexandra Hoffmann is the CEO of Alexandra Hoffmann Consulting (AHC). Thanks to a career with the French government and large international corporations, Alexandra has a rich operational and multicultural experience base with a strong expertise in business resilience, its boosting factors, and best practices to manage it. Alexandra has an LLB in Criminal Law from Paris University, France, an M.Sc. in Corporate Security from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, and MBA from the University of Phoenix, USA. Alexandra is also a Certified Coach, trained in Neurosciences, and a Certified Yoga Teacher.

Isabelle Brisette (CAN)Peace, Security & Resilience

Isabelle Brisette started her career as an international aid worker in Belarus, Haiti and Mali. She then joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) where she served as an Intelligence Officer in the counter terrorism and counter espionage divisions. Following CSIS, Isabelle worked 15 years in the Rio Tinto Group Security and Business Resilience department where she led the development, implementation and assurance of leading-edge global programmes. She also supported sites around the world to manage conflicts in fragile environments. She finally became Rio Tinto Chief Security and Resilience Advisor. She holds university degrees in law (LL.B) and business (B.A.A., M.B.A.), and is a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.).

Antoine Blavier (BRA)Risk management

Antoine Blavier graduated in International Relations in France, where he worked in the military sector, and moved to Brazil in 2012. He started his career in risk management in 2014, when he joined Velours as a project coordinator, he became operations director in 2017 and a partner in the company in 2020. He concluded an MBA in Cybersecurity Management in 2018. He is in charge of activities for Velours’ sectors of Risk Management and Strategic Intelligence. He oversees projects related to Compliance, computer forensics, investigations and frauds, as well as activities of personal and corporate security. He provides training to executives and diplomats on personal security, cybersecurity, and privacy.

Hudson Guerra (BRA)Security management

Hudson Guerra is a Law graduate. He started his career in Brazil as a risk analyst in a credit card manufacturing company where he progressed to become a security coordinator. There he oversaw security risks, conducting internal audits, supporting external homologation audits mandated by Visa, American Express and Mastercard, managing the security team and daily security-related routines. In 2017, Hudson Guerra joined Velours as Operations Manager and became a partner in the company in 2020. He oversees day-to-day operations for the security of foreign executives living in Brazil or visiting the country on business. He also conducts security audits of corporate facilities or industrial sites and provides training on personal security.

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Wider network

We are in a constant process of training and developing professionals in insider risk management. We are currently in conversations with security and risk management professionals in various parts of the world to expand our insider risk network We also offer train-the-trainer programmes for expert capability development in house for organisations as we see this as the most sustainable solution. With such an end state in mind, we remain available for further content coaching services for professionals as well.