Stuart McDonald MC

Stuart is a decorated former Army officer, who transitioned into the financial sector before helping to establish Matrix. He is a proven leader and security and risk management professional and he leads on our complex investigations. 

After graduating from Edinburgh with a Business Studies degree, he embarked on a 17-year career as an officer with The Parachute Regiment; retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His Army career was largely operationally focussed and in 2009, he was awarded the Military Cross for ‘outstanding leadership, coupled with exceptional and overt gallantry in the face of the enemy’. He also held staff appointments within the Army’s Headquarters and the Ministry of Defence.

On leaving the Army, Stuart joined Barclays Bank as the global Head of Governance and Compliance for corporate security, before assuming the role of European and Indian Head of Security. He then transitioned into Finance, assuming the role of Chief of Staff to the bank’s CFO. Whilst there, he was head-hunted for a role as Chief of Staff to the CEO of a global private equity firm; a role he left to help establish Matrix.

Dominika Jaskiewicz

A business intelligence expert, Dominika amassed over a decade’s woth of experience before establishing Matrix. With her legal background in complex and white-collar crime, Dominika is responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met and leading multi-jurisdictional asset tracing and due diligence projects.

Having successfully directed over 500 international due diligence and asset tracing operations, in cases covering: financial services, real estate, energy, transportation, retail and manufacturing, she is adept at creating bespoke solutions to meet each client’s needs. During her career she has forged strong relationships with UK and international sources from various fields, including: security and intelligence, investigative journalists, surveillance operatives, industry experts, members of the legal profession, individuals connected to law enforcement and forensic experts. Utilising this network, she is able to discreetly approach individuals with detailed personal and professional knowledge of counterparties, such as: former business partners, competitors and members of extended social circles.

Dominika received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Law in London and she is a member of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

Anthony Zeruto

Anthony is a retired U.S. Army officer whose last position was Head of Cyber Operations for the Army. As such, he was responsible for strategic level cybersecurity infrastructure and routinely worked with the FBI, DHS and NSA. 

He is also the former commander of the National Security Agency Georgia, where he led the largest and most complex Joint, Interagency, and Multi-National Signals Intelligence and Cyber Command in the Department of Defence.His military career incorporated 70+ months in combat environments. His experience includes deployments as the Counter Terrorism Analyst and Iran Branch Chief, Senior Intelligence Officer with Special Mission Units and serving as the lead Special Operations Intelligence security planner for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Anthony was the U. S. Army War College Fellow at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Manager-Iran. He holds a BSC in Applied Mathematics from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).