Cody Shultz joined Guidepost Solutions in 2016 as a director in the Investigations and Private Client Protection practice. He is a former CIA counterintelligence officer with expert investigative and security consulting experience. Mr. Shultz oversees and conducts private investigations and security assessments throughout the United States and the world. He specializes in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other government enforcement investigations, corporate internal investigations, cryptocurrency investigations, civil and criminal litigation support, IP matters, and business intelligence. He holds a Professional Certified Investigator certification through ASIS International and is one of 50 Certified Cryptocurrency Investigators worldwide.
During his time at Guidepost Solutions, Mr. Shultz has led an investigation into organized crime’s use of fraudulent passports in Southeast Asia, ultimately leading to the arrest of seven people; been involved with a government-appointed monitorship of an auto manufacturer in response to its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice; managed a witness locating and interview project for the oil and gas industry across eight states; and led a due diligence review of state-owned construction companies in the Middle East for the a client in the entertainment business. He also conducted an internal investigation for a non-profit organization to determine whether an officer of the organization had misappropriated funds; provided security detail to a multi-million dollar lottery winner; and served as the unconventional weapon expert (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and drone) for a ten-site county criminal courthouse review.
From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Shultz was the senior investigator for ACT, Inc., where he brought his experience as a federal investigator to the educational testing industry. He helped develop longitudinal data analytics, incident response planning and international risk assessments to protect the ACT brand. He also piloted and ultimately led their international investigations of intellectual property theft, particularly in East Asia, that culminated in identifying multiple instances of US visa fraud and multi-state organized cheating rings.
Mr. Shultz began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Throughout his seven-year tenure, he performed counterintelligence investigations in Eastern Europe, South America and the Near East.