Cody Shultz joined Guidepost Solutions in 2016 as a director in the Investigations and Private Client Protection practice. He is a former CIA officer with expert investigative and security consulting experience. Mr. Shultz oversees and conducts corporate internal investigations, cryptocurrency investigations, civil and criminal litigation support and executive protection. He also specializes in business intelligence and investor due diligence for ultra-high net worth (UHNW) clients, family offices, and owners and players of professional sports teams throughout the United States and around the world. He holds a Professional Certified Investigator certification through ASIS International and is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator.
While at Guidepost Solutions, Mr. Shultz has led a multi-year investigation into organized crime’s use of fraudulent passports to steal a company’s intellectual property, ultimately leading to the arrest of fourteen individuals in India, Turkey, Thailand and the Philippines; managed a witness locating and interview project for the oil and gas industry across eight states; 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 weapons expert (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and drone) for a ten-site county criminal courthouse review. Mr. Shultz was also actively involved in two federally appointed monitorships for a publicly traded automotive company and the largest public housing authority in the US.
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 its international investigations of intellectual property theft, particularly in East Asia, that culminated in identifying multiple instances of US visa fraud and cross-border organized cheating rings.
Mr. Shultz began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Throughout his seven-year tenure, he performed personnel security, counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations in Eastern Europe, South America and the Near East.