Veteran-owned investigations and consulting firm

Summit-Tek was formed by former law enforcement professionals from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Our teams’ unique investigative and analytical expertise provides access and insight into current U.S. government policies governing supply chain security in the maritime domain and network and information assurance.

We focus on providing expert consult that involves assessing and analyzing vulnerabilities, performing internal investigations, assisting in trade compliance, developing best practices for supply chain security, and implementing a steadfast import/export approach. Our principles and associates offer a wide variety of law enforcement-related services that include providing expert testimony, interviewing, forensic auditing, training, assessments, and assisting with presentation and trial preparation.

These qualities, experiences, and talent separate Summit-Tek from its competitors. We recognize the importance of maintaining a clean brand, free from adverse media attention for our clients. Summit-Tek will always use discretion and not publicize any client brand or identifying information on any website or publication related to clients.

All our associates and partners possess an investigative or intelligence background specializing in risk mitigation, due diligence, supply chain security, and government compliance. Our team will meet the operational and budgetary needs of our clients, provide scalable solutions, and leverage the latest technology and expertise to address your specific need.


The Summit-Tek Team

Summit-Tek is managed by prior federal law enforcement officers from Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection, two of the most prestigious law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Todd Horton

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Horton was a senior manager at Homeland Security Investigations with 24 years of federal law enforcement experience as a Special Agent and eight years as an intelligence professional in the U.S. Army.

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Chief Information Officer

David “Paul” Gubler served as a senior field analyst for Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 24 years and eight years as an intelligence professional in the U.S. military (Army).

Craig Stephenson

Craig Stephenson
Director, Network and Cyber Operations

Craig Stephenson is the Director of Network and Cyber Operations for Summit-Tek. Mr. Stephenson also serves as the Chief of network and cyber architecture.

Brock Nicholson

Brock Nicholson
Senior Director, Southeast Region

Brock Nicholson joined Summit-Tek in November, 2019, as the Senior Director, Southeast Region. Mr. Nicholson brings to Summit approximately 35 years of experience, in Federal Law Enforcement, Global Security and Leadership. He served as a Special Agent in Charge with the United States Customs Service (and its successor agencies, ICE and CBP), retiring as the senior Attaché for DHS in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael Carter - Senior Director, Pacific Region of Summit Brand Protection

Michael Carter
Senior Director, Pacific Region

Michael Carter served as a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for more than 26 years. Mr. Carter has extensive investigative and senior leadership experience in both the domestic and international arenas with a record of improving internal/external operations and collaborations. He was proactive in developing creative investigative strategies and training programs; exceptional relationship builder with proven ability to gain cooperation/trust of senior officials.

Nicholas Horton

Nicholas Horton
Communications Manager

Nicholas Horton is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and has served both domestically and overseas. Mr. Horton has extensive experience as a Communications Specialist in Satellite and Network Security. His time in the U.S. military served both public and private sectors including being called into active service for the riots in Baltimore during the nationally publicized Freddie Gray protests in 2015.