Addresses the Continued Demand for Monitoring Services
New York, NY – June 8, 2015 – Guidepost Solutions LLC, a global leader in investigations, compliance and security, announced two key promotions to strengthen its Investigations and Monitoring practice. Kenneth C. Citarella, a pioneer in computer crime prosecutions, was promoted to senior managing director bringing a seasoned voice and years of experience to the position. Jonathan A. Newcomb, who has managed several challenging assignments for Guidepost Solutions since he joined the firm, was promoted to managing director.
“We are experiencing an increase in monitoring assignments across a range of matters,” stated President of the Guidepost Solutions Investigations and Monitoring practice, Thomas A. McShane. “Ken and Jon are highly experienced professionals with substantial backgrounds. These promotions recognize their exceptional contributions to our clients and our company and address the continued demand for compliance and monitoring services.”
Citarella joined Guidepost Solutions in 2010 to manage the investigation of fraudulent claims for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in its administration of the $20 billion BP compensation fund. He supervised 300 professionals, including more than 200 field investigators, and his team investigated nearly 18,000 claims. For the past two years, Citarella has assumed management responsibility for several significant integrity monitoring assignments. He also spearheads Guidepost Solutions Computer Forensics practice and plays a major role in its Cyber Protection practice.
Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Citarella had a distinguished 28-year career as a white-collar and computer crime prosecutor in the Westchester County, New York District Attorney’s Office, where he concluded his service as Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division. He is a frequent speaker on computer crime and fraud issues and a former adjunct professor at New York Law School. Citarella is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Privacy Professional. He received a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law; a Master of Business Administration in information sciences from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Manhattan College.
As Managing Director in the Guidepost Solutions Investigations and Monitoring practice, Newcomb manages complex integrity monitoring assignments and major litigation support matters. He specializes in internal investigations of fraud and embezzlement and has years of experience conducting due diligence investigations. Since joining Guidepost Solutions in 2012, Newcomb has played a major management role in many of the company’s integrity monitoring assignments in the New York area, including major capital construction projects.
Newcomb has a long history in the industry. He held positions of significant responsibility with Proactive Integrity Associates LLC/LePatner & Associates LLP, UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc., Citigate Global Intelligence and Security and Decision Strategies LLC. A licensed private investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, Newcomb serves as first vice president of the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice at the University of Richmond.
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