Ted is currently the Operations Manager of Panoramic Consulting Limited, and a seasoned investigator, who is a retired NYPD Police Officer and has numerous years in the US Law Enforcement Arena working with various Federal agencies.
With his arrival to China as an Academic in 1994, Ted studied Mandarin for a year in Nanjing and Kunming Universities, whereupon he stared to work in China as the Regional Manager of an International Investigation firm.
Ted has been running investigations and has been actively taking a part in many of them as an undercover operative in China since 1995, with more than 100,000 cases under his belt at PCL he is well versed with the different kinds of investigative techniques unique to operations in China and Hong Kong.
Ted notes that “under the rubric of China as a Nation, there is a mosaic of various different Chinese cultural development, which many times requires us to adapt our investigative operations to suit that specific City’s historical, & geographic uniqueness as well as its specific dialect”.
Ted and his team also often work directly with Hong Kong Customs, Police (Formerly named the Royal Hong Kong Police Force) and in China the PSB (Public Security Bureau) and FDA (Food & Drug Administration) to combat counterfeiting.
Ted’s undercover operations has been featured in the National Geographic Documentary “Illicit, the Dark Trade”, <http://www.pbs.org/illicit/> where he is shown working undercover in cooperation with Chinese Authorities in Hong Kong and China.
Ted has also been featured in CNN, CNBC, New York Times and Reuters on counterfeiting and the methodologies involved in combating it. Despite these public appearances, Ted has maintained his undercover abilities using a range of different disguises and identifies while conducting investigations.
Ted has made presentations that detail the investigative methodology used in China and other operational details on how to successfully combat counterfeiting to a wide range of investigative and legislative bodies around the world.
In April of 2018, Ted was invited to a visit with a U.S. Congressional delegation in Shanghai, where he spoke about the evolution of the Rules of evidence in China, where it is now possible to engage Chinese Notaries to witness events and issue a Notarial Certificate which will be accepted in Chinese Courts as a statement of fact, thus allowing the real option of viable Litigation in China.