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Citigate Global Intelligence & Security Celebrates Tremendous Growth and Success at First Year Anniversary Gala.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2003

Citigate Global Intelligence & Security (CGIS CGIS Center for Geographic Information Systems
CGIS Center for Government and International Studies (Harvard University)
CGIS Coast Guard Investigative Service (US Coast Guard; US Department of Homeland Security) 
), an international business intelligence, investigations and corporate security firm, and wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of Incepta Group plc, marked its first year of entrance and rapid elevation to market leadership at the Kitano Hotel in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 with more than one hundred attendees.

A number of former New York City officials, commissioners and deputy mayors attended at the invitation of Edward J. Kuriansky, CGIS' head of investigations, who served as New York City's Commissioner of Investigations under Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

CGIS, founded in early 2002 by fourteen senior executives from Kroll Associates and PricewaterhouseCoopers, quickly became acknowledged as a major global player in the business intelligence, investigations and corporate security arenas as it assembled an impressive team of recognizable investigations and business intelligence practitioners, as well as noteworthy former FBI, CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.

(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy).
, DEA DEA - Data Encryption Algorithm , and other government, military and law enforcement figures.

"CGIS' first year has been an unsurpassed experience," said Ernie Brod, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of CGIS. "Our expansion and ability to position ourselves not only in North America, but in Europe and across the globe has come at a breathtaking pace. The best part is that we're all extremely aggressive about continued growth, as we've only just scratched the surface of what we're poised to accomplish."

The height of the evening came when Mr. Brod addressed the crowd with an inspiring speech about some key milestones, which included:

-- Growth to nearly 100 employees in ten U.S. cities and Europe

-- Four acquisitions of leading organizations in their respective


-- Lindquist Forensics & Partners, headed by Bob Lindquist,

specializing in forensic accounting and financial

litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.

-- Markowitz & McNaugton, headed by Zane Markowitz and Steve

McNaughton, specializing in competitor analysis and

business intelligence consulting

-- Glover Associates International, headed by Al Glover,

specializing in investigations and business controls

-- Intelynx, headed by Yves Baeumlin and headquartered in

Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva.
, specializing in European investigations,

intelligence and security

-- Extensive media attention, including features and mentions in

major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New

York Times, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Forbes, Reuters,

 or Cable News Network

Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world.
, CNBC CNBC Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (artificial intelligence)
CNBC Consumer News and Business Channel
CNBC Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
, FOX News, NY1, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and

top-tier newspapers in Boston, Detroit, Houston, Miami,

Washington and Los Angeles.

About Citigate Global Intelligence & Security

Citigate Global Intelligence & Security, a wholly owned subsidiary of Incepta Group plc, is an international business intelligence, corporate investigations and business controls/security consulting firm focused on helping clients meet increased intelligence and security needs. Founded by former senior executives of Kroll Associates and PricewaterhouseCoopers, CGIS offers clients seamless access to leading practitioners in the fields of business investigations, investigative due diligence, hostile takeovers, business and competitor intelligence, forensic accounting, business controls, commercial disputes, corporate and computer security, and crisis management. CGIS is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Geneva. For additional information about CGIS, visit the firm's web site at
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