Matthew A. Thoresen
Supervisory Special Agent Matthew A. Thoresen spent a decade working on Wall Street in various trading, sales and quantitative roles in New York, London and Boston. Prior to working on Wall Street, SSA Thoresen was an accomplished bicycle racer and represented the US National Cycling Team at the Pan-Am Games in addition to events across Europe, South America and the United States. SSA Thoresen spent approximately six years in New York investigating some of the highest profile insider trading cases in the history of the FBI. Prior to transferring to Seattle, and taking an assignment on the Public Corruption squad, SSA Thoresen received the US Attorney’s Director Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team in addition to the New York Assistant Director’s Award for outstanding achievement in a criminal investigation that led to a $1.2 billion forfeiture judgement. SSA Thoresen lead the FBI’s “Prison Initiative” program for Washington state and brought the first Federal charges against a corrupt prison corrections officer in the State’s history. In 2014, SSA Thoresen served a joint duty assignment with the State Department and the US Embassy as the Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor to the Ukrainian Government. SSA Thoresen now serves as a SSA overseeing a region of the Economic Crimes Unit, is the FBI representative to the COVID related Unemployment Insurance Task Force and acts as the detailee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. SSA Thoresen previously served as a SWAT operator on Seattle’s SWAT team, does part-time instruction as a Defensive Tactics instructor and flies Bureau aircraft as certified fixed wing co-pilot.