Discretion. Insight. Timeliness. Quality. Impera is a client-focused human and cyber intelligence advisory firm. We provide high-value insights into clients' risk profile and threat-mitigation solutions.

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Discretion. Insight. Timeliness. Quality. Impera is a client-focused human and cyber intelligence advisory firm. We provide high-value insights into clients' risk profile and threat-mitigation solutions. 




Richard S. Kendall

Mr. Kendall is Chairman of the Board of Impera Intelligence Group.

He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation (FEHSF), an internationally recognized 501(c)3 organization. FEHSF, which has former US Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge as its honorary Chairman, provides immediate financial assistance to federal law enforcement agents and officers in times of need or tragedy. Agencies served include ATF, CBP, DEA, FBI, HSI/ICE, US Marshals, and the Secret Service.

Mr. Kendall serves as a strategic advisor to several private-equity companies and hedge funds. He is an International Trustee of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and Star Diamond Award.

Mr. Kendall has a B.A. from Syracuse University and a Management Degree from Harvard Business School.

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José Francisco Larcher

President of Impera Inteligence Group for Latin America.

Mr. Larcher worked for the government of the Argentine Republic, being in charge of the Undersecretary of Intelligence of the Nation for eleven years (2003-2014). During this period, he carried out coordination tasks with different institutions for the effective fulfillment of the missions and functions in this area at the national and international level.

For his recognized experience, he is a person of consultation of different organizations in Latin America, Europe and the United States.

In addition, Mr. Larcher previously worked in different management positions at the state level as well as in the private sector with extensive knowledge in economic matters.



Lon Augustenborg

Mr. Augustenborg is Vice Chairman of the Board of Impera Intelligence Group.

He served in the CIA’s Clandestine Service for 35 years, which included nine field assignments on four continents and a principal focus on Russia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Augustenborg has developed a renowned network of global contacts. 

Throughout his CIA career, Mr. Augustenborg worked closely with numerous foreign partners providing training, assistance, and leadership of joint programs. He still maintains these valuable international contacts and close working relationships with a wide range of US-based companies. Furthermore, at CIA, Mr. Augustenborg developed additional expertise on counterintelligence, cybersecurity, international terrorism, and risk-mitigation best practices.

Prior to entering the CIA, Mr. Augustenborg was a Los Angeles Police Officer in LAPD’s Intelligence Division, Public Affairs, and multiple uniform divisions working felony crimes.

Mr. Augustenborg holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University.


Chief operating Officer

Jonathan Zilker

Mr. Zilker is the Chief Operating Officer of Impera Intelligence Group.

Jonathan is a technologist with decades of experience developing and implementing software applications for companies and agencies. His work includes responsibility for managing strategy around cyber intelligence and platform development including OSINT, SOCINT, DARKWEB, PUBREC, DATA ANALYTICS, DATA MINING, GEODATA, AI, ML and Investigative Intelligence. Jonathan has over twenty years of experience creating system processes and building and deploying intelligence gathering platforms. He blends his experience and the experience of former high-level intelligence operatives to build out and identify strategic solutions for Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Medical, Public Service Agencies, Real Property, Legal and Regulated industries.

Jonathan’s history includes an 18-year award-winning career at Thomson Reuters in the Legal and Regulatory information and technology businesses. During that span of time he was an integral part of the growth and development of West Legal Publishing's pre-eminent electronic legal research platform known as Westlaw. He helped design and develop multiple SAAS programs, Computer Assisted Legal Research Programs, Marketing and Business Development applications as well as many other on premise and cloud platforms. Jonathan’s methodology and techniques fostered a culture of success at Thomson Reuters. 

After leaving Thomson Reuters, Jonathan started his own software application development company. With that company, he built, deployed and sold, multiple applications and platforms, as well as partnered with several tech and intelligence cyber start-ups.


CHief of Staff

Patrick Meagher

Mr. Meagher is the Chief of Staff of Impera Intelligence Group.

Mr. Meagher joined Impera in September 2017. Prior to this role, he served as Deputy Director of Communications at New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security, overseeing all of its digital media, marketing, and public outreach efforts. In this capacity, Mr. Meagher was responsible for the administration, editing, and dissemination of the office’s intelligence and preparedness products. He has advised several states and agencies on how to build intelligence and digital programs for the effective dissemination of homeland security analysis to the law enforcement community and the public.    

Mr. Meagher specializes in administration, project management, and digital marketing across multiple platforms. He has a B.A. from George Mason University.

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Executive Vice President

Daniel Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman is a former Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. His combined 30 years of distinguished government service included high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. Assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia. During this time, Mr. Hoffman developed extensive, substantive expertise on geopolitical and transnational issues related to the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, counterterrorism, and cyber and counter-intelligence. Now in the private sector, Mr. Hoffman remains highly regarded for his policy experience and his work with foreign officials in the regions where he served.