Dave Melvin

CFCE, CFME, GCFE, MSc Forensic Computing

David Melvin is the owner and principal examiner/developer for Think Forensics, a Mac forensics and training development company. He has 24 years of experience in the field of digital forensics and training development and implementation.

Before launching Think Forensics, David was the Director of Training and Services for SUMURI. David also worked as a DFIR Manager for Stroz Friedberg in Los Angeles. David retired after over 23 years as a US federal law enforcement officer, serving 18 years in digital forensics and cybercrime. As a federal agent, he conducted investigations concerning commercial smuggling, narcotics, child exploitation, intellectual property rights, financial crimes, and insider threats.  Before his federal law enforcement career, David was a US Army officer in combat arms and military intelligence serving in Europe, Central America, and the United States.

David has instructed college-level computer forensics courses and has developed and taught computer forensics courses, particularly Macintosh forensics, to law enforcement and corporate examiners in the United States, South America, Europe, and the UK. David has also developed and presented classes for the IACIS BCFE and Specialized Training. Prior to being elected to the Board of Directors, David served as a Peer Review coach, Regional Manager, Division Administrator, and the Peer Review Chairperson. 

David received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Computer Science from the University College Dublin. He holds the IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), SUMURI Certified Forensic Mac Examiner (CFME), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), CompTIA A+ and Net+, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, and the Apple Certified Support Professional accreditations. David is also a lifetime member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.