Veteran-owned investigations and consulting firm

Summit Brand Protection 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 brand protection.

We focus on 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 Brand Protection from its competitors.  We recognize the importance of maintaining a clean brand, free from adverse media attention for our clients.  Summit Brand Protection 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 Brand Protection Team

Summit Brand Protection 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. Our executives and associates possess and maintain high-level security clearances, which enables Summit Brand Protection to provide services to clients involved in sensitive matters who require a level of discretion, security and/or clearance.

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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 24 years and eight years as an intelligence professional in the U.S. military (Army).

Andy Yu

Chief Operating Officer

Andy Yu was a career federal law enforcement agent, having served 30 years as a U.S. Marshal, U.S. Customs Agent and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Supervisory Agent.

Mike Daigle

Michael Daigle
Senior Director, Central Region

Michael Daigle joined Summit Brand Protection in November, 2018, as the Senior Director, Central Region.  Mr. Daigle brings to Summit approximately 35 years of experience, in Federal Law Enforcement, Global Security and Military Intelligence. He  served as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Customs Service (and its successor agencies, ICE and CBP), retiring as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the CBP Office of Internal Affairs, Houston Field Office.