March 5, 2019

(The Woodlands, Texas)


Pathway Forensics is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new top talents at the firm.

Jeff Eckert





Jeff Eckert

joins Pathway as the Director of the firm’s Cyber Security practice. Eckert brings more than 15 years’ experience providing insider threat, digital forensic, and cyber investigative operations to a wide range of industries. Eckert has worked with global firms assisting companies in managing their cyber-crime, digital forensic, and litigation engagements.

Rick Garcia





Rick Garcia

joins the team as the Director of the firm’s Digital Forensics practice. Garcia, a former Pathway Forensics Manager, brings more than 19 years’ experience involving cases for business and employment disputes, compliance with discovery requests in litigation and government investigations including SEC matters, investigations of intellectual property theft, fraud, harassment, and family law matters.


Halen Phan





Halen Phan

joins Pathway as the e-Discovery and Forensics Manager. Phan has over 12 years’ of experience from a Big Four firm providing expert forensic technology services to General Counsel and legal teams, CIOs, CISOs, and corporate IT teams that cover HR investigations, intellectual property theft, data mining, and eDiscovery services.


“With Pathway Forensics’ recent move to our new facility in The Woodlands, we knew we needed to recruit top talent to match our new state of the art capabilities,” Noel Kersh, Principal at Pathway Forensics, noted.

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About Pathway Forensics

Pathway Forensics is a leading provider of computer forensics, e-discovery services and digital investigations. Clients rely on the skill and integrity of our highly experienced staff to expertly collect, analyze, and produce evidence from corporate networks, desktop computers, laptops, and cell phones.


Our reputation has been built on our ability to consistently deliver timely results, proactively communicate progress, and stand behind our findings with expert testimony. Pathway Forensics is a licensed private investigation firm (A-19498) by the State of Texas.


About Briggs & Veselka Co.

Briggs & Veselka Co. has served emerging middle-market businesses and individuals in the greater Houston area since 1973 and has grown to be the fourth largest independent CPA firm in Texas, with offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Austin, San Antonio, and El Campo. We provide comprehensive business and personal tax, audit and attestation, and advisory services to growing middle-market companies, small-cap public companies, and individual families and their estates.


Our mission is to gain our clients’ ultimate trust and confidence in our work as we continue to foster a Legacy of Loyalty.