Kyle Armstrong, Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Joins TRM as Director of Law Enforcement Relations
April 8, 2022
TRM announced today that former FBI supervisory special agent Kyle Armstrong has joined TRM as Director of Law Enforcement Relations, bringing 14 years of investigative expertise and extraordinary leadership acumen to TRM, the leading blockchain intelligence company.
While at the FBI, Mr. Armstrong was the Unit Chief of the Bureau’s Counterterrorism Finance Targeting Unit (CTFTU) where he led teams that leveraged financial intelligence to initiate and enhance illicit finance investigations. In addition, Mr. Armstrong was the program manager of the Virtual Currency Evolving Threat team, where he led some of the largest cryptocurrency-related investigations including the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving Hamas, ISIS, and al-Qaeda. He received the FinCEN Director’s Award in 2022 for that work.
In addition, Mr. Armstrong received the 2020 FinCEN Director’s Award for his work investigating North Korean cybercriminal and proliferation activity, the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award, the Homeland Security Director’s Award, and numerous others.
“During my time in government I was fortunate to get to build and work on great teams. Those teams, driven by a common mission, enabled us to do great things. In joining TRM Labs, I get to continue working with a great team on a mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people.”
“Kyle is an outstanding investigator and a true leader. Most importantly, he embodies our values and is dedicated to our mission,” said TRM co-founder and CEO Esteban Castano. “I am excited for Kyle to join our team and to work closely with our law enforcement partners around the globe to ensure that they have the tools necessary to investigate and stop crypto-related fraud and financial crime. I know that our partners will benefit from Kyle’s experience, knowledge, and judgement.”
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