Over the last 20 years, Mr. Holmes has brought his unique combination of investigative skills, cyber knowledge, media savvy, and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. He has assisted leading companies such as Gucci, ABS-CBN, Deckers Outdoor, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Nexon, Richemont, ActivisionBlizzard, Disney, Summit Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Versace, Lifted Research Group, Famous Stars and Straps and Microsoft Corp. on a range of major landmark cases. On the political front, Mr. Holmes has worked behind-the-scenes on a number of campaigns that have resulted in statewide election victories.
In addition to founding RLH Consulting, Mr. Holmes is Founder and CEO of a cyber security firm which is known to be one of the best of its kind. Prior to that, he was employed as a private investigator at premier firms in both New York and Los Angeles. His academics began in Bible college where Holmes originally aspired toward the ministry. It was here he honed a skill no other in his field can brag: Getting to the root of what ‘really’ lurks in the heart of an opponent, or a client.
Mr. Holmes has been quoted in numerous publications including: the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Weekend, Consumer Reports, Harper’s Bazaar, PC World, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Women’s Wear Daily, World Trademark Review, VentureBeat, Techdirt, TorrentFreak, Engadget, Kotaku, Forbes, Fortune, Complex, LA Weekly, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, New York Post, The Telegraph, Miami Herald, Las Vegas Review-Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and The Independent. He has been featured in television broadcasts on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC and a number of documentaries, books and academic papers. Mr. Holmes also lectures before law enforcement entities, academic institutions, and other professional groups.
Mr. Holmes is the author of a forthcoming book, American Knockoff, an autobiography that will chronicle his life as well as the counterfeit goods industry over the last four decades.
Rob is a private eye, funny guy, blogger, Calvinist, Freemason, Prius owner, and a Gene Hackman Fan.