KordaMentha KordaMentha is an Australian advisory and investment firm that provides specialist forensic, real estate, turnaround / restructuring and investment management services. The business was formed in April 2002 by Mark Korda and Mark Mentha. Located at
Level 24, 333 Collins Street, Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8623 3333
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Brendan Read

Director


Brisbane +61 7 3338 0254


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‘I believe it is the person behind the tools that makes a real difference in whether an engagement is successful or not. With my background in computer forensics and law enforcement I strive to make that difference. My passion is to provide clear solutions through the use of innovative technologies.’

Brendan joined KordaMentha in April 2012 and has over 10 years experience in Forensic Technology and Investigations.

Prior to joining KordaMentha, Brendan was a manager within the forensic division of a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm performing complex computer forensic examinations on computer systems for businesses, government agencies, criminal investigations and civil litigation.

Brendan was previously with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) working in a variety of criminal investigation roles as an appointed Detective. He was also a member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Unit where he worked alongside State, Federal and International law enforcement agencies such as the United States Secret Service.

Brendan has given evidence in a number of matters before the Brisbane District and Magistrates courts as well as in civil proceedings.


Significant Engagements

  • Assisting on criminal and civil search warrants for regulatory and government bodies.
  • Seizure and analysis of digital evidence from computers, mobile devices, servers and the cloud.
  • Data recovery and electronic discovery in commercial dispute litigation.
  • Conducting information security, fraud, misconduct and intellectual property theft investigations.
  • Expert report in the matter of Gekko Developments Pty Ltd v Centa Company Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Queensland).

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Qualifications

  • Master of Information Technology (QUT)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies), QUT
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) Boot Camp
  • Nuix Boot Camp
  • Diploma of Government (Investigation)
  • Certificate III in Investigative Services
  • Encase Computer Forensics II
  • Network Investigators Course - Hong Kong Police
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
  • Appointed Detective


Memberships & Publications

  • Australian Information Security Organisation
  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association

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