Brigadier General Francis E. Quinlan (USMC, Ret.)
Brigadier General Francis E. Quinlan, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before entering the practice of law. As both an active and reserve officer and aviator, he performed active duty in command positions at the Squadron, Air Group, Air Wing, Marine Expeditionary Force and Joint Force levels of the United States Marine Corps; and served during OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM AND IRAQI FREEDOM. He has conducted numerous investigations, most recently on active duty directing a team of intelligence and cyber experts in a national security inquiry.
Mr. Quinlan has served for 16 years as a board director and chairman of the audit committee of Irvine Company LLC; was founding audit committee chairman and member of the board of directors of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund; is founding chairman of the Risk and Information Security Committee of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ), and former chairman of its audit committee; and is former chairman of the audit committees of Santa Fe Trust, Inc. and its sister company, Independent Trust Company of America, LLC, and a current member of the Independent Trust Company board of directors. He has also served on the audit committee of Convoke Systems, Inc., an entity that provides software services to the financial industry. He is Emeritus General Counsel, former audit committee chairman and current member of the Marine Corps University Foundation, Inc. board of trustees and member of the audit committee and board of directors of the Marines' Memorial Association, Inc. in San Francisco. Locally, is a member of the executive committee and legal subcommittee of the University of California – Irvine Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute as well as the University of California - Irvine law school board of visitors.
Mr. Quinlan holds a Master of Laws in Taxation, has represented major financial and other institutions in matters ranging from governance and compliance to cybersecurity and has conducted and directed complex financial, tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, internal fraud and national security investigations in his civilian and military careers, including at the board director level. He has undergone financial forensic accounting training with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, completed information operations, cybersecurity and interagency professional schools at the national level and corporate network security programs involving multinational enterprises.