Charles Pinck is president of The OSS Society of McLean, VA. The OSS Society celebrates the historical accomplishments of the OSS during World War II—the first organized effort by this nation to implement a centralized system of strategic intelligence, spearheaded by the legendary General "Wild Bill" Donovan—and educates the public regarding the continuing importance of strategic intelligence to the preservation of freedom in this country and around the world.
In addition to his service as president of The OSS Society since 2002, Charles Pinck has worked several of the most prestigious investigative companies in the United States over the course of his career.
He has conducted investigations on behalf of many major corporations and leading law firms throughout the world. These investigations include complex litigation, due diligence and background investigations, fraud and other forms of white collar crime, sensitive internal corporate issues and international investigations in every region of the world.
He began his career as a staff member on both U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns. He played a vital role in the creation of the Detective Information Network, an innovative investigative agency that was among the first to use the Internet for investigative purposes.
In 1998, Mr. Pinck founded The Georgetown Group, which provides a wide array of investigative services to law firms and corporations. He later served as senior vice president of investigations for a Washington, DC-based provider of security and investigative services to many Fortune 500 corporations.
Mr. Pinck's articles have appeared in Security Management, Corporate Counsel, Corporate Security, Legal Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has also developed numerous presentations for the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conferences (ACFE). He is a coauthor of Stalking the History of the Office of Strategic Services.