Vice Chairman, Treasurer & Founding Trustee
VP, Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Operations at U.S. Bancorp
Former Director of the Joint Task Force–Investigations. DHS-ICE
David M. Marwell serves as Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Trustee of the Cyber Future Foundation (CFF). CFF is the umbrella organization which serves as the grant making and operational body for the following not for profit organizations - Cyber Defense Alliance, Cyber Peace Initiative and Cyber Trust Institute Created with the collective initial contribution of the founding trustees, the foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, with its own board of directors. Mr. Marwell, in collaboration with the trustees, set policy and delegate authority to the Chairman and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the various sectors of the world formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.
Additionally, Mr. Marwell is currently employed as a Vice President in the Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Operations at U.S. Bancorp. In this capacity, Mr. Marwell is responsible for leading several teams of investigators and senior investigators to detect, review and report on potential suspicious activities. He is also responsible for delivering salient, cogent and concise information about anti-money laundering issues, thus enabling the Bank to make effective risk mitigation decisions.
Prior to his affiliation with CFF and U.S. Bancorp, Mr. Marwell enjoyed a 30 year career in Federal law enforcement culminating with his retirement from the Senior Executive Service in January 2016. Mr. Marwell served as the Director of the Joint Task Force - Investigations for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this position, Mr. Marwell reported directly to the Secretary of DHS and led criminal investigations on the “Southern Border and Approaches” to combat transnational crimes, prevent terrorism, and minimize damage from attacks and natural disasters. At the same time, he effectively maintained cooperative relationships between DHS component agencies, other federal partners, state and local governments, and their respective law enforcement entities. Before this assignment, Mr. Marwell served as the HSI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in Dallas, Texas, where he led the agency’s daily investigative operations targeting transnational criminal enterprises in 128 counties in North Texas and the state of Oklahoma. Before serving as SAC Dallas, Mr. Marwell was the SAC in Denver, Colorado, where he oversaw 17 offices throughout the four-state area of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
From 2007 through 2010, Mr. Marwell served as the Deputy Assistant Director for Operations at the International Affairs section of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) HSI in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he had global responsibility for the operational aspects of HSI investigations and mission priorities for 67 Attaché offices in 47 countries. When DHS was established in March 2003, it merged 22 different agencies and 180,000 employees. As part of this reorganization, Mr. Marwell was assigned as the DHS Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. He coordinated all aspects of DHS investigative and enforcement actions/requests with the authorities in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Interpol in Lyon, France. Mr. Marwell has held numerous positions of authority overseeing money laundering, financial, narcotics, cyber and internal investigations. Within the U.S. Customs Service (USCS), he served as a Group Supervisor of an undercover money laundering/narcotics task force in Miami, Florida, and as the Resident Agent in Charge for the Office of Internal Affairs. He also served as Tactical Supervisor and Commander of the USCS Special Response Team in Miami.
Mr. Marwell began his law enforcement career with the former USCS in January 1987, serving as an Inspector in the Boston, Massachusetts, district. In 1988, he transferred to Detroit, Michigan, to serve as a Special Agent in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He transferred to Miami in 1991 and was assigned to the Financial Investigations Division as part of “Operation Greenback,” a narcotics and money laundering task force.
Mr. Marwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in Boston where he majored in Criminal Justice. He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows Executive Education program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Mr. Marwell and his wife, Ivette, have two adult children.