About Us2018-09-04T20:40:37+00:00

About Us

Prescient is a due diligence, investigations, cyber and intelligence firm that helps people make better business decisions.

Our Story

Founded in 2008, we put our roots down performing intelligence work for the government as an intelligence and national security contractor in the Washington, DC metro area. Our success over the next 5 years led us to be named to Inc. Magazine’s 2014 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Prescient took the #1 spot in the Top 20 Government Services Companies, #2 in the Washington, DC Metro Area, and #2 of the Top 20 Virginia Companies. At this time, we were running insider threat programs that included international vendor vetting, and travel safety initiatives.

When we saw an opportunity to expand into the Chicago market and provide similar services to the private and commercial sector we took the chance. We ventured into financial compliance related due diligence and completed over 8,500 anti-money laundering CDD and EDD reports over a two-year period.  This allowed us to expand our Chicago office, build out the DC location and create an office in Dublin, Ireland. As we found success in the compliance space, today, Prescient has evolved into the four practice areas of due diligence, investigations, cyber and intelligence.

Prescient’s headquarters are in Chicago, IL and we have a division in Washington, D.C. known as Prescient Edge. We also have a major office located in Dublin, Ireland, known as Ashtree Risk Group.

Service Mentality. The Right People. The Best Methods. The Bottom Line.

What distinguishes one due diligence and investigations firm from another? A service mentality drew from experience working in and for the Domestic and Foreign Intelligence Community. At Prescient our focus is on the people we serve. We measure success not by the number of reports produced, but by how well our solutions address and answer the specific concerns of our clients. We accomplish this by employing some of the brightest professionals in our fields of focus.

Our Backgrounds:

  • Military
  • Research
  • Law enforcement
  • Data science
  • Finance

Make better business decisions for you and your company by partnering with the people who are trained in intelligent methodologies inspired by our collective experience in the public and private sectors. We find the bottom line, so you receive the actionable insights you’ve been missing.

Language Spoken/Translation Capability: 

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Our Process: Intelligence Community-Based Research and Analysis

Our company got its start as an intelligence and national security contractor serving U.S. federal customers. This experience combined with our people’s own history in government, law enforcement, and national security provided us the background needed to apply Intelligence Community best practices to our own proprietary research and analysis process. This advantage allows us to strengthen the quality of our research and provide our clients with detailed reports exceeding industry standards.

Explore some of the Intelligence Community-Based methods we use:

  • Link-Chain Analysis

  • Words of Estimative Probability

  • Open Web Reviews

  • False Positives & Foreign Language Transliterations

  • Social Media Screening

These proven techniques provide the edge you need when clarifying compliance, security, or corporate risks for your company or organization.