Intelligo Group: Powerhouses of the US and Israeli Intelligence Communities Join Forces to Advance AI-powered Background Checks and Due Diligence Technology


Former NSA Director Michael McConnell and Former Head of Israel's Elite 8200 Division Pinhas Buchris Join Intelligo's Advisory Board

NEW YORK, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Intelligo Group, a pioneer in automated background checks and due diligence technology, announced today that Michael McConnell, the former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), and Pinhas Buchris, the former director of Israel's 8200 intelligence division, and former Managing Director of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, have joined its advisory board.

McConnell served 29 years in the Navy, most of that time as a career Intelligence Officer, and retired as a Vice Admiral. He was the Director of the NSA from 1992 to 1996 and served as the US Director of National Intelligence under the Bush administration. McConnell has also served as a member of the Director of Central Intelligence senior leadership team.

McConnell will advise Intelligo on matters concerning the US government, particularly the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security. The US government has a security clearance backlog of more than 700,000 applicants, and is paying billions of dollars on these employees who are on payrolls, but have yet to be cleared.

"Intelligo is changing the status quo that exists in the way background checks are currently conducted by automating the process so that it is both faster and significantly more thorough than the manual method that has been used until now," said McConnell. "Background checks have traditionally been a tedious and costly process. Governments and companies have a lot to gain both in terms of security and cost savings by automating this process. Intelligo is the gold standard in this industry and I'm confident we will see rapid adoption of this technology in the market."  

Buchris served 27 years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and retired as a Brigadier General. He is currently General Partner at State of Mind Ventures. During Buchris's army career, he founded the IDF's cyber initiative, led the army's largest technology information gathering unit and served as the Head of the 8200 division, Israel's signal processing intelligence unit. He also served as the Managing Director of the Israel Ministry of Defense from 2007-2010.

"What I have learned in all of my years of experience both in the military and in the private sector, comes down to one thing - people. Selecting the right people at the right time is critical," said Buchris. "When making investment decisions, companies must really know the people they are partnering with regardless of if it's a merger or a collaboration. Intelligo provides this information, allowing for total transparency throughout the due diligence process."

Through the use of AI and machine learning, Intelligo simplifies the entire background check and due diligence process by eliminating protracted turnover times and tedious manual compilation of reports that the US government and other industries have used for decades.

"We are honored to have Michael and Pinhas join Intelligo as Advisors, and look forward to leveraging their vast knowledge and experience," said Shlomo Mirvis, the CEO and Co-Founder of Intelligo Group. "Having two of the world's most veteran intelligence experts on our team will only strengthen our offering, continuing to insure that we provide our clients with the most accurate and effective findings, allowing them to protect their investments, in a fraction of the time it takes for manual checks."

About Intelligo 
Intelligo is the first company to offer a SaaS based model for organizations to conduct automated due diligence and background checks. Users are able to access their searches and continuously monitor research subjects on a daily basis. Powered by AI and machine learning algorithms, the platform scours thousands of web sources, including premium data providers, social media, corporate records and news media. Intelligo Clarity's sophisticated engine then extracts relevant events and produces a decision-ready report that is easy to read, informed and actionable. For more information, please visit

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Rachel Glaser

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SOURCE Intelligo Group

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