About the Speaker
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    Matteo Valles
    Strategic Partnership Coordinator, FBI

    Matteo Valles has been a Special Agent with the FBI for 30 years. His office of assignments have included Anchorage, AK; Boston, MA; Washington D.C.; Gulfport, MS; Vienna, Austria; Nairobi, Kenya; and now Atlanta, GA.
    While based in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 years, SA Valles was in-charge of all FBI operations in East Africa, to include Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, and other countries.
    In addition to his day to day investigative and managerial responsibilities, he is a certified Hostage Negotiator, former SWAT Team member, and has been teaching Interview & Interrogation techniques for 25+ years.
    He is currently the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI responsible for outreach efforts with private companies throughout Georgia. His extensive and diverse experiences with the FBI around the world have positioned him to increase awareness within the private sector on matters such as Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, Foreign Intelligence Recruitment Efforts, the Insider Threat, Counter Proliferation, and the Active Shooter.
    Prior to joining the FBI, he earned a CPA license and worked at a Big-Four public accounting firm. He has 4 children, 3 of which are currently attending Universities in Georgia.