NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holovach & Co. LLC, an independent investigations and private security firm, is pleased to announce that Mark Almon has joined the firm as the Director of Global Compliance and Policy in our growing financial investigations and forensic services team. Mr. Almon has decades of experience working in government and the private sector. He is widely recognized as a subject matter expert on issues related to financial crimes, including tax, corruption, fraud, money laundering, and whistleblower investigations.
Mr. Almon also serves as an Economic Crimes Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance. Most recently, Mr. Almon was a Principal Consultant at a multinational professional services and IT consulting company providing financial crime investigative services to the US Department of Justice. While employed as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, he held the role as a Money Laundering Advisor, Law Enforcement Liaison to the White House, Office of National Drug Control Policy.
“Having led numerous high-profile, global investigations, AML policy, and compliance reviews in response to international criminal and regulatory enforcement, I am confident Mark’s addition to our growing team will greatly benefit our clients and I am excited to welcome him to the firm,” said Douglas Bricker, Managing Director of Financial Investigations and Forensic Services at Holovach & Co. “Mark’s deep expertise in financial crimes investigations and compliance, particularly in the government enforcement arena at both the Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice will enable him to provide a unique perspective and invaluable insights to our clients at a time when companies are facing increased risk management issues related to government enforcement and compliance.”
“I am thrilled to join the growing team of world-class investigators and security professionals at Holovach & Co.,” said Mark Almon. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to provide our clients with best-in-class support to bring successful outcomes to the complex issues they face around the world.”
About Mark Almon
Mark Almon has over 20 years of experience managing complex domestic and international financial investigations, litigation support, compliance assessments, and large data review projects where he utilized cutting edge technological solutions. He specializes in anti-money laundering compliance, sanctions compliance, third-party risk management, and financial fraud investigations.
As a specialist focused on financial investigations, business intelligence, policy, and global compliance, he has led numerous global investigations and compliance reviews around the world involving money laundering, anti-corruption, Bank Secrecy Act, fraud, and forensic accounting matters. Mr. Almon has specific experience conducting these matters within the financial services industry, domestic and correspondent banking, government contracting, False Claims Act, and technology sector.
Mr. Almon serves as an Economic Crimes Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance, where he assists foreign countries develop legal foundations and policies addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption issues. Before joining Holovach & Co., Mr. Almon was a Principal Consultant at a multinational professional services and IT consulting company, providing financial crime investigative services to the US Department of Justice. Mr. Almon began his distinguished career as a Criminal Investigator with the Internal Revenue Service. His last assignment was as the Acting Deputy Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Fusion Center. There he was responsible for leading the Financial Section in their efforts to identify, coordinate and support Federal money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act enforcement actions, working with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Intelligence Community. Mr. Almon has performed numerous speaking engagements to the law enforcement, intelligence, and private industry communities.
About Holovach & Co.
Holovach & Co. is an independent investigations and private security firm providing bespoke services to the world’s leading law firms, as well as boutique law firms with specialty practices, major financial institutions, hedge funds, high-net worth individuals, family offices, real estate investment trusts, sports organizations, and the music and entertainment industry.
The Holovach & Co. team offers our clients a single source to handle their global risk management and security concerns.
Holovach & Co.’s investigations practice handles a broad range of issues including due diligence investigations, civil and criminal defense litigation support, employee background investigations, asset tracing, crisis management, business intelligence, and internal corporate investigations.
Our security professionals develop specific strategies to assist clients with identifying, assessing, and understanding their security risk exposure. We deliver protection services to corporations and individuals, protecting both people and property across all environments. We handle every situation, whether a long-term engagement, specific short-term tasks, or responses to critical incidents with the level of attention and discretion required to mitigate any risks or concerns that our clients may face.