Our Mission

To empower corporations and companies to reliably assess and mitigate human trafficking and forced labor risk across their entire corporate supply chain, including 3rd party suppliers.

Our technology helps you maintain compliance with current laws and regulations and aims to help you avoid the fiscal and reputational consequences stemming from human rights abuses existing in your corporate supply chain.

LINDA RIZK

FOUNDER AND CEO

Mrs. Rizk is the Founder and CEO of Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS), a global compliance and advisory company that provides corporations with various services including the training, assessment, research, and supply chain transparency required to combat human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor. CHTCS provides corporations and businesses with the technological solutions needed to better manage the risk of slave labor and/or human trafficking in the supply chain.

Mrs. Rizk is also the Co-Founder, CFO, and Managing Partner of Rizk Ventures and been instrumental in sourcing and initiating many of the early stage investments for the company. Mrs. Rizk also leads the Rizk Ventures philanthropic initiative by supporting and partnering with countless charitable organizations to promote awareness for the needs of injured service members, to support youth education initiatives, and to combat the effects of poverty.

Mrs. Rizk has received numerous awards for her charitable efforts including the STRANG Humanitarian Award (STRANG Cancer Prevention Center is a diagnostic and research facility for the detection and prevention of cancer), the Wheelchair Charities Humanitarian Award (Wheelchair Charities supports and enhances the quality of life for paraplegics and quadriplegics at the Goldwater Memorial Hospital in New York), the Colleen Giblin Foundation Humanitarian Award (Colleen Giblin Foundation supports children’s neurological and cancer research), and an honorary special recognition by Operation Game On.

Mrs. Rizk serves on the Advisory Board for Operation Game On, an innovative golf rehabilitation program for returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities and was recently elected to the University of North Carolina’s Board of Visitors Class of 2021. Mrs. Rizk previously served on the board of directors for the Institute for Educational Achievement, the nation’s most prestigious non-profit school for children with autism.

Linda Rizk received her B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University Douglass College and worked in public finance as an investment banker while completing her M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

linda@rizkventures.com

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JAMES D. WILEY

PRINCIPAL & COO

James D. Wiley is the Chief Operating Officer of Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions, and he brings decades of operational and leadership experience to CHTCS. Mr. Wiley has extensive experience in Human Intelligence and Signals Intelligence collections and analysis, and currently holds the nation’s highest level of security clearance. His background as a Lieutenant Colonel within Special Operations Command, the United States Marine Corps and a sworn Law Enforcement Officer uniquely qualifies him for investigation, location, and acquisition of trafficked individuals and the identification of human trafficking networks.

While working for U.S. Special Operations Command Central, Mr. Wiley developed the Counterterrorism Engagement Program, and had a lead role in standing up the only Crisis Response Element for US Central Command, and coordinated international counterterrorism efforts in key regions. He also directed U.S. Special Operation Forces in Cairo, Egypt during the largest combined military exercise of its kind.

Mr. Wiley established two active and reserve units that directly supported intelligence and operational requirements. He assisted USSOCOM in establishing Det1 and Marine Special Operations Command.

Mr. Wiley has experience in concept development, detail planning, briefing, instruction, and has conducted surveillance, security, undercover operations, and complex investigations. He has served as an operator, instructor, and team lead for numerous high level Protective Services Detail operations for presidents, heads of state, and private parties throughout the world. He has an extensive network of domestic and international contacts in law enforcement, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Other Government Agencies.

As the former Vice President of Reliant Global Solutions, Mr. Wiley directed the organization’s counter human trafficking program. His on-the-ground expertise in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East makes him an unrivaled asset in the world of counter human trafficking.

Mr. Wiley has acquired additional expertise in science, technology, and agriculture. He has worked with U.S. Special Operations Command Science and Technology and served as an advisor to Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute. He supported the creation of new methods of data visualization, the development of new reporting tools, the formation of alliances, and the implementation of programs that counter human trafficking.

Mr. Wiley has received a succession of awards and commendations from the United States Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, Law Enforcement, and the Intelligence Service.

Mr. Wiley received a B.A./B.S. from the University of Colorado and has earned several certifications through his training and schooling at the Department of Defense and other Intelligence agencies.

wiley@rizkventures.com

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WIL HENDERSON

SVP, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Wil brings to CHTCS over two decades of experience in operations and consulting. Wil began his career as a nuclear engineering operator in the US Navy where he went on to earn a degree from Auburn University, and a commission as a surface warfare officer with a sub-specialty in nuclear propulsion engineering. Following his military service, Wil earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business prior to beginning his consulting career.

A recognized expert in supply chain and operations, Wil has been a featured speaker on operations and procurement at numerous conferences around the world. His consulting experience includes working at some of the largest consulting firms in the world, and building successful boutique firms. He has served dozens of clients across a variety of industries delivering projects in over 20 countries on five continents.

Long committed to community involvement, Wil serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Northern Indiana, and as Chair of its Strategic Planning Task Force. He has also served as a business advisor for graduate programs at the Mendoza College of Business, and sponsors numerous student organizations in local public schools.

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CHARITY MORSEY

RESEARCH ANALYST

Charity Morsey is a national security expert, professor, diplomat, and author. She served as the first Special Assistant on International Affairs for the Science and Technology Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as a Senior Policy Advisor on Nuclear Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of Energy in the George W. Bush Administrations. Additionally, she served as an Analyst in the California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. In her roles Morsey wrote and provided expertise on novel policies in counter terrorism, bioterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and counter human trafficking. She has traveled to over thirty countries during the course of her career and speaks five languages. Presently, Morsey serves as an appointed committee member for the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee in her home town and volunteers as a motivational speaker at a local women’s and children’s shelter. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University.

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LEELILA STROGOV

ADVISOR

Leelila Strogov is a journalist, published author, editor, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. As an investigative reporter and producer for Fox 11 News in Los Angeles, she was nominated for numerous Emmy Awards.

While the editor of Swink magazine, the publication was honored with Pushcart Prizes as well as publication in the renowned anthologies Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Poetry for each issue of the magazine published.

As a filmmaker, her short film “Someone Good Will Find You”, based on a short story by Etgar Keret, received awards at IndieFest as well as the Madrid International Film Festival.

She is currently working on projects in both film and television.

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SCOTT OLENAK

SENIOR ADVISOR

Scott brings over 15 years of professional experience to CHTCS. His consulting career has focused on leading projects for Fortune 500 clients to achieve transformational results in technology, operations, and supply chain processes. He began his career as a staff auditor and made the transition to consulting after spending time working through an audit and tax rotational program. Outside of project work, Scott has a particular passion for training and research. He can often be found leading training sessions or writing research papers on the latest trends in the technology and supply chain.

Scott holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (with Honors) in Accounting from the University of Illinois. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending free time with his young daughter and helping out as a member of the Brother Rice Foundation Alumni Committee focusing on CFO duties. He also serves as a mentor to Young Professionals as part of the Armenian General Benevolent Union of New York City.

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