Places Emphasis on Core Compliance and Investigative Service Offerings
Washington, D.C. – February 25, 2015 – Guidepost Solutions LLC named John P. Torres president of its Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions division and announced two key promotions: Rosemary A. Lark to global head of due diligence and Bill Riley to senior managing director.
“As Guidepost continues its success, we are thankful for our team members who consistently embrace leadership and commitment responsibilities critical for our clients’ success. The combined experience of John, Rosemary and Bill along with their specialized skills will further enhance our ability to provide substantial compliance and investigative expertise to our global clients,” stated CEO Julie Myers Wood.
Torres will head the Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions division for Guidepost as its president. He joined Guidepost in 2013 and has been working with clients on issues related to cross-border and customs compliance, risk mitigation, anti-money laundering, security, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and intellectual property rights. This past May, he took over as head of Guidepost’s Washington, D.C. office after Wood, who opened the regional location, was named Guidepost’s CEO. Previously, Torres served as the Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. His professional background includes more than 27 years of experience providing investigative and security management for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice. Torres has served in numerous senior leadership roles for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) including Acting Director and Deputy Director. Prior to leading ICE operations, he served as the Director of the Office of Detention and Removal Operations, the Deputy Assistant Director for Smuggling and Public Safety and as the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark ICE Office.
As Global Head of Due Diligence and Senior Managing Director, Lark provides a focal point for cutting edge investigative analytic capabilities across all of Guidepost’s services and offices. She joined Guidepost in 2014 and has been working on the Guidepost team assisting the independent monitor of a global French bank with assessing issues related to anti-money laundering and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Prior to joining Guidepost, she spent four years as a senior managing director at KeyPoint Government Solutions where she worked on the monitorship of a large international bank which entered into a deferred prosecution agreement after findings that it facilitated money laundering and terrorist financing. Previously, Lark was a Research Fellow at the Homeland Security Institute, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center, where she headed its Threats Analysis Division. She also served as a managing director of the Business Intelligence Practices in the New York offices of Kroll Associates and SafirRosetti, Guidepost’s predecessor. Lark began her career in 1985 as an Intelligence Analyst in Washington, D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in international affairs and languages. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University and completed an Executive Education Program in international business at Georgetown University.
Riley was promoted to senior managing director and he will oversee due diligence, regulatory compliance, and trade and border services investigations for several of Guidepost’s global clients. Since joining Guidepost in 2012, he has contributed significantly to the review and testing of anti-money laundering and sanctions’ compliance policies and procedures and global due diligence projects for major international companies in the banking, professional services and other industries. Previously, Riley spent 20 years as a Special Agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its predecessor agency, the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia University and is a licensed private investigator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
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