Mary Stutzman, a business intelligence and investigative professional, has more than 25 years of experience serving Fortune 500 companies and major international law firms. Since joining Guidepost Solutions, she has participated in a number of monitorships involving the creation and implementation of compliance policies and procedures and the assessment of compliance activities in a number of different industries. Ms. Stutzman served as the project director on the Guidepost Solutions Independent Expert Team appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of its non-prosecution agreement with Deutsche Bank AG in a matter involving the bank’s participation and implementation of fraudulent tax shelters. She also assisted Mr. Schwartz in his role as Compliance Consultant for Point72 Asset Management L.P., a position he was appointed to by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. That engagement focused on the firm’s insider trading compliance procedures. Ms. Stutzman has been a member of the BP Integrity Monitor Team, appointed by the DOJ in its settlement over the Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and, most recently, she was an active participant, under the Independent Consultant appointed by the New York State Department of Financial Services, in the OFAC/AML/BSA compliance program review ongoing at BNP Paribas.
Ms. Stutzman’s additional monitoring and compliance experience include the review of the compliance program at a publicly-traded utilities company; the creation and oversight of a women’s and minority business enterprise program at a manufacturing company; the monitorship of the trading activities at a major energy company, an assignment which also included the design and performance of an operational audit of the company’s compliance framework; the review of investigative practices at Hewlett Packard; the review and assessment of Smith Barney’s compliance with the consent decree in the research analyst/investment bank settlement; and, the administration of the distribution of a $40 million SEC settlement fund for a company that was found to have engaged in market timing activities.
Ms. Stutzman spent several years with a consulting firm that specialized in corporate investigations and business intelligence assignments, including due diligence, litigation support, asset searches, background screening and competitive analysis. There she served in both case management and investigative research capacities.
Earlier in her career Ms. Stutzman was the Team Leader in the Healthcare Practice at Find/SVP, a business consulting firm. There she managed a group of healthcare consultants. Within the group she focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, providing primary and secondary competitive intelligence to clients.