Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Infortal Worldwide

As CEO of Infortal Worldwide, Candice Tal helps companies mitigate risks to their business, employees, and assets while maximizing operational success. With over 33 years’ expertise in the investigative field, she is one of the most highly-regarded subject matter experts on global duediligence investigations. She has been interviewed in numerous media and business publications and featured in the seminal, industry book Doing Compliance.
Candice founded Infortal in 1985 to combat the increasing security and risk challenges faced by companies in high growth Silicon Valley and high risk growth markets globally.

VP Global Compliance & Investigations at Infortal.

As the Vice President of Global Compliance & Investigations at Infortal Worldwide, Chris Mason leads the International Investigations Team and works with clients to coordinate due diligence investigations to facilitate private equity investment, M&A deal making, and international business expansion.

Mr. Mason is a CAMS certified attorney with over 10+ years of experience focused on investigating financial crime on behalf of the US federal government and a leading global investment bank

Director, Geopolitical Risk at Infortal Worldwide.

As the Director of Geopolitical Risk at Infortal Worldwide, Dr. Ian Oxnevad leads the firm’s Geopolitical Risk Intelligence & Analysis efforts. Ian’s Geopolitical Risk (GPR) thought leadership informs Infortal Worldwide’s GPR training program, due diligence investigations, and geopolitical risk advisory services.

Dr. Oxnevad is a political scientist and political economist by training, where he combined economics with security studies to examine issues of geopolitical risk, economic warfare, intelligence, terrorism, corporate espionage, and money laundering.

Director of Administration

Cindy Boshek is an accomplished Director of Administration with an impressive 26-year tenure at Infortal. Throughout her career, she has excelled in various roles and demonstrated exceptional expertise in her field.

She serves as the primary account manager for Infortal’s key clients, overseeing the coordination of background checks and ensuring seamless operations within the company.   As Director of the background checks division, Cindy’s responsibilities encompass a range of vital functions.


Investigative Team

Infortal offers wide ranging expertise and perspective in addressing the critical financial, operational, organizational and sales issues that global enterprises and start-up companies must face in today’s global business environment.

We maintain an extensive affiliate network of over 800 top-level investigators and investigative firms both nationwide and internationally.

This high caliber network enables Infortal to rapidly deploy “in country” teams to conduct international business investigation to determine whether your trading partners are who they say they are and can produce or manufacture on a scalable basis for that region. Infortal’s network includes top agency owners in every country worldwide.

Infortal’s in-house managers and investigators have extensive experience working with clients on complex background investigations and are adept at interfacing with clients to address and respond to their most critical needs. Our investigators are available to make presentations to, and conduct training with, our clients’ management teams and staff on a variety of relevant topics including board advisory, business risk mitigation, FCPA investigations, executive due diligence, background checks, and workplace violence protection services.

Infortal has completed 2 million investigations globally utilizing a conservative, high-quality approach to investigative services, with extensive experience in business due diligence investigations, workplace violence investigations, focused on rapid deployment and accurate, meaningful results.
Our team of professionals includes individuals representing a wide-range of specialty skills:
  • Geopotical Risk Experts
  • Employment screening specialists
  • Experienced investigators
  • Forensic accountants
  • Computer security specialists
  • Forensic document examiners
  • Certified Fraud Examiners CFE’s
  • Specialists in international security and investigations
  • Armed Protection Specialists
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Facility security specialists
  • Surveillance and undercover specialists
  • Court researchers
  • Economists
  • Political Scientists

Certifications & Memberships

Infortal is honored to be actively involved with these professional organizations.

Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists


Association of Former Intelligence Officers


Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals


California Association of Licensed Investigators

Compliance Week

Informed Chief Compliance Officer and Audit Executives


National Association of Corporate Directors


US Dept of State Overseas Security Advisory Council

OSINT Foundation

Foundation that Promotes Open Source Intelligence Tradecraft


Trusted Advisors Network


Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics


Society of Corporate Governance


World Association of Detectives, Board Member


Certified WBE Women Owned Business Enterprise


Women Presidents Organization

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