Seasoned risk professionals today announced the launch of Integrity Risk International, a US-based global risk management services firm augmented by a global network of over 250 consulting experts representing a broad spectrum of intelligence, security, and law enforcement expertise.
The company offers a full suite of business intelligence, due diligence, investigative, compliance advisory, and safety/security services. With offices in Washington, DC and New York, NY, IntegrityRisk is led by a team with comprehensive expertise in business intelligence, investigations and security consulting, positioning it well to counsel companies on how best to mitigate today's threats. As global regulatory enforcement authority priorities shift continuously and anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance demands grow, "the ability to navigate, gather information, and conduct discreet investigations in non-transparent markets is no longer a luxury, but a necessity," said IntegrityRisk founder and CEO, Jim McWeeney.
Business risks continue to escalate. The latest statistics from the US Department of State Counterterrorism Bureau indicate that 2014 saw 13,463 terrorist attacks worldwide and that more than 9,400 individuals were kidnapped or taken hostage. Recent events in Brussels, San Bernardino, and Paris underscore concerns about the rise in security incidents and threats globally. Less lethal, yet still a significant concern, graft and corruption activities show no signs of abating. The US Department of Justice recently doubled its staff investigating foreign bribes, and the FBI created three new international corruption squads.
"Our team's combined industry, law enforcement, and legal experience means we are able to identify and address warning signs well before they create costly and reputation-damaging burdens to our clients. Our foremost guiding principle is to operate ethically and with the highest standards of quality and conduct," said McWeeney, who noted that the firm serves diverse clientele ranging from financial institutions and private equity firms to large and small corporates, law firms, and individuals.
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