Kathleen Martinez, Senior Analyst


Ms. Martinez joined Hetherington Group in November 2022 as a Senior Open Source Intelligence Analyst. She is responsible for conducting work in risk assessments and removal, monitoring, and social media/cyber/background investigations for C-Suite executives, government agencies, and private clients. Ms. Martinez utilizes her law enforcement experience conducting criminal, digital forensic and cyber investigations to add value to Hg’s investigations team.

Before joining Hg, Ms. Martinez graduated from California State University – Fullerton (CUSF) with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Ms. Martinez served for 27 years as a sworn law enforcement officer across two government agencies with duties spanning several task forces including patrol, Crash Team Reconstruction, School Resource Officer, and Oregon State Human Trafficking Task Force, in addition to civil processes, evictions, and extraditions. Ms. Martinez spent the last 12 years as an FBI Task Force member of the Computer Analysis Response Team (CART). Ms. Martinez is certified in Digital Forensics, conducting exams on cell phones, computers, tablets, and servers; along with assisting in search warrants and criminal investigations, writing reports, and testifying in court as a Digital Forensics Expert.

Ms. Martinez holds a Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate from CSUF and completed the Open Source Intelligence Academy program through the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cyber Security (NCAE-C) in partnership with Dakota State University in 2022.