Rob Holmes is Founder & CEO of MI:33 (formerly known as IPCybercrime). Raised in New Jersey in a family of private investigators, Rob worked his first case at the age of twelve. While aspiring as a comedian in Los Angeles in the early 90s, he was employed at a premiere investigative firm. Here, he found himself assigned to a new breed of faceless perpetrators: cyber criminals. Rob conducted some of the world’s first IP-related cyber investigations, and pioneered the study of the “virtual crime scene”. His regular clients include 20 of the 100 Best Global Brands. Rob is a private eye, funny guy, blogger, Libertarian, Freemason, Prius owner, and a Gene Hackman Fan.
“Rob and Jason Holmes take on some of the world’s biggest counterfeiters. It’s all raids, Russian gangs, and (fake) Rolexes.“ ~ BBC World Radio15 February 2021
“MI:33 has worked to close down several bulletproof operations.” ~ Telegraph15 February 2021
“Holmes, of MI:33, an investigative firm that specializes in helping brand owners says Alibaba is ‘a major thorn in the side’ of his clients.“ ~ Wall Street Journal15 February 2021