CNI Partners was founded by Salvador Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 15 years as a Special Agent. During his career, Mr. Hernandez investigated numerous highly sensitive matters including terrorism, cybercrime, and espionage that required extensive domestic and overseas travel. Mr. Hernandez also served as a senior FBI technical advisor on terrorism and bombing matters. After his career with the FBI, Mr. Hernandez joined Seisint Inc., a leading provider of information technology specializing in developing supercomputer technology and Risk Management solutions. Mr. Hernandez was instrumental in developing advanced information-sharing technologies and solutions that are in use today by the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and various state agencies. Mr. Hernandez was a key member of the management team that helped grow yearly revenue to over $100M. Seisint® was subsequently acquired in late 2004 by LexisNexis® for $775M. Mr. Hernandez provided consulting services to a number of corporations including those involved in overseas medical research, global security consulting, human resources technology, and various Internet based companies.