About Us

BLACKLIGHT's clients include private and public companies in a wide range of industries ranging from national corporations to small retail businesses.

At BLACKLIGHT, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the utmost level of expertise and responsive service through:

  • Applying our advanced and highly specialized knowledge and training.

  • Utilizing the most cutting-edge data resources and technologies.

  • Managing projects with timely and responsive interaction.

  • Developing insightful and well-reasoned analyses and conclusions.

Our commitment to provide exceptional service begins with our team, who are among the most qualified in the profession. We select only the most experienced professionals and foster an environment of continuous intellectual growth. Our senior personnel have a powerful combination of credentials and experience and have performed thousands of inquiries and behavioral interviews. Most of our team members are Certified Financial Crimes Investigators (CFCI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and Certified Forensics Interviewers (CFI). 

We are known as a top-tier specialty theft and fraud investigations consulting firm with special focus on corporate impropriety. BLACKLIGHT’s philosophy is that a reputation takes significant time to build, and every engagement gives us an opportunity to build on our reputation for excellence in the industry.

Meet the BLACKLIGHT Team:

 

 

 

 

As chief operating officer and managing director at BLACKLIGHT, John Matas works with the boards and executive leadership of client partners and customers, helping them to evolve how they address security in a dynamic and rapidly-changing business environment. Under his guidance, BLACKLIGHT has developed practical approaches to managing security, corporate inquiries, and risk while enabling innovation in our digital era.

Previously, Matas served as corporate principal of fraud strategy and profit protection for Macy’s Inc./FDS Bank where he worked closely with the c-suite and leadership team to protect the Macy’s brand, omni-commerce structure, and reputation from evolving and aggressive fraud and cybersecurity threats.

Prior to this, he served as vice president asset protection, investigations, and fraud for Macy’s Inc. With his deep technical and industry knowledge in the digital and cyber fields, his expertise is sought after by public and private sectors, and he is often invited to speak in venues around the country.  Matas is respected for his ability to communicate technical topics to business and high level audiences with ease.

 

An information broker and industry influencer, Matas is an executive leader whose history of success in in the financial crime discipline is directly related to his ability to stay abreast of trending threats to continuously create strategic initiatives designed to protect property and critical business data. Matas is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), and expert in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP). He is known for his curiosity, challenging the status-quo, and embracing the thought process constant and never ending improvement. He continues to seek out challenging roles and environments, and to bring his unique and creative perspective to bear.

 

At BLACKLIGHT, the financial crimes and cyber frauds the stakes are incredibly high and providing only the very best offense and defenses will suffice. He strives to continually provide a balance of identifying the unknown and protecting you from future criminal attacks. Matas is in a position to help protect corporate and private enterprises and their customers no matter how big or small.

John Matas

Managing Director

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