Exiger expands team with former FBI corruption agent

RegTech company Exiger has hired former FBI international corruption squad head George McEachern as managing director in the company’s global investigations group.

In the new role, McEachern will focus primarily on leading anti-bribery investigations and assisting multinational corporations and financial institutions with regulatory risk management.

He has joined Exiger from the FBI, where he was a Supervisory Special Agent heading the Washington Field Office International Corruption Squad with a focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international money laundering, kleptocracy and antitrust investigations.

Throughout his 12-year career with the FBI, he worked closely with the banking industry, leveraging suspicious activity reports (SARs) and internal bank investigations to follow complex money movements throughout the global financial system. He has managed international corruption investigations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, bringing together law enforcement, compliance professionals, and global financial authorities.

“ Ren (McEachern) has been at the epicenter of some of the largest and most complex global FCPA investigations in recent memory, giving him a deep, practical understanding of the lens through which the DOJ and the SEC view bribery and corruption issues and compliance programs,” said Richard Plansky, Exiger Americas regional leader and global head of investigations. “This unique perspective will be invaluable to our clients, providing them with the expert insight and cutting-edge technology they need to investigate critical anti-bribery issues and develop the sustainable anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs that are critical to navigating today’s uncertain regulatory environment.”

Exiger is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company. It arms financial institutions, multinational corporations and governmental agencies with advice and technology solutions needed to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. The business is split into four principal business units: Exiger Advisory; Exiger Diligence; Exiger Government Services; and Exiger Tech, including AI-based automated due diligence solutions DDIQ and Insight 3PM.

Exiger has developed and implemented compliance risk management solutions for a wide range of financial institutions globally, focusing on the most important areas of financial crime compliance risk management: money laundering, sanctions, bribery & corruption.

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