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Chief Executive Officer,
Infortal Worldwide


Candice Tal is the CEO of Infortal Worldwide, a corporate security and investigations firm founded in 1985 to serve emerging growth and Fortune 500 clients globally in a variety of sectors including biotechnology, financial services, high-technology, manufacturing and professional services.


Ms. Tal is instrumental in saving corporate clients millions of dollars annually by reducing their corporate liability exposure. Candice’s extensive international experience and long-term relationships have enabled Infortal Worldwide to secure and deliver deep-level information not readily available through customary investigative channels. Read more.


Candice is a seasoned security specialist with over 26 years experience managing multi-million dollar security and investigations programs. Leveraging her extensive experience in business risk mitigation, corporate due diligence investigations and FCPA / UKBA compliance programs, Ms. Tal works closely with domestic and global corporations for whom she delivers effective solutions to complex corporate risk management issues.


Ms. Tal and her extensive team of international investigators have conducted numerous business due diligence investigations for major corporations involved in global business transactions. These include business investigations in the USA, Europe, Russia, China, India, the Middle East, Africa and South America. Infortal’s global employment screening programs are second to none in terms of accuracy, with a strong focus on Best Practices to yield highly accurate background check results that employers can rely on 100%.


Ms. Tal believes that forming strong partnerships with clients is essential to the continuing success of Infortal. Ms. Tal previously served on the Board of the World Association of Detectives (WAD) for over 10 years, and is a member of a number of industry organizations including the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), Northern CA Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM).


Ms. Tal is a licensed Private Investigator (PI License 15304 CA), she holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree and Masters degree coursework in science.


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Leslie Horton
CFO and VP Finance,
Infortal Worldwide Inc.


Leslie has served as Infortal Worldwide’s CFO and Vice President of Finance since 2001. In this pivotal executive role, Ms. Horton is chartered with finance, strategy, accounting, financial planning & analysis, legal and contract administration, management reporting, facilities, IT and risk management. During her executive career, she has worked with well known Silicon Valley Fortune 500 companies such as Apple Computer, Advanced Micro Devices and Synoptics Communications. While at Synoptics, she was a major contributor in an IPO and secondary public offering. Ms. Horton has also worked with a number of startups and emerging companies.


Beyond providing strategic CFO services, Leslie offers executive business mentoring via the Unleashed Success Program which has helped C-Suite executives to refine their leadership, communication and negotiation skills and to identify and shed limiting beliefs.Read more.


With 25 years experience in senior finance roles, Ms. Horton has been instrumental in raising over $150 million in capital for corporations helping executive management to fuel growth, enhance shareholder value, achieve targeted results and enjoy a high quality experience and environment.


While serving as CFO and on the Board of Directors at ioSafe, a rapidly growing technology company, she has worked closely with Robb Moore, the CEO, to create a Strategic Advisory Board comprised of executives, angel investors and a well known VC resulting in opening a number of strategic corporate doors. ioSafe has successfully raised money with a Strategic Partner and in two follow on rounds with a Sacramento VC in 2013 and again in 2015.


Licenses, Education, Board Memberships


Professional Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant (active standing)
Business & Life Mentor


Santa Clara University: MBA
CSU Northridge: BS in Business

Boards & Advisory Boards:

ioSafe Inc. Advisory Board
Straight Talk Academy, Inc. Board of Directors and Advisory Board
Innovate Northstate Advisor
Auburn Airport Business Park Association Officer and Board Member


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