For Immediate Release

                                                                                                   Contact Todd Horton, (702) 827-3800




November 21, 2018

Las Vegas – Summit Brand Protection is pleased to announce Andy Yu as our Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Yu joins Summit Brand Protection from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  He brings over 30 years investigative experience with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), U.S. Customs Service (USCS), and DHS.  Mr. Yu has served in an array of critical positions including Assistant Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans, Senior HSI Representative to U.S. Southern Command, Miami and Attaché in Paris, France, Beijing, China and Hong Kong.

As part of Mr. Yu’s achievements, he identified and established the first law enforcement office for the Department of Homeland Security in West Africa in Dakar, Senegal.  He’s also managed 13 Homeland Security overseas Attaché Offices, directing investigations and operations, as well as overseeing operational and budget expenditures totaling millions of dollars.  He was designated the first Department of Homeland Security Attaché to the People’s Republic of China and represented the Department on bilateral trade and compliance issues affecting DHS and China.

CEO Todd Horton stated “Andy’s an experienced and efficient leader who will oversee all on-going business operations and procedures for our company.  We’re excited about applying Andy’s expertise managing large-scale interagency projects and developing personalized solutions for our industry partners and stakeholders.  His in-depth knowledge and familiarity with industry practices and procedures related to Intellectual Property and Supply Chain Security will resonate with our clients.”

Mr. Yu has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, New York, New York where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.   His credentials include an active U.S. Government security clearance and certification in computer forensics.

Summit Brand Protection provides expert investigative and consultant services in brand protection.  The company possess substantial law enforcement experience, specifically in Intellectual Property Rights, Supply Chain Security, and Investigations.  To learn more about Mr. Yu and Summit Brand Protection, please visit