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About Us

Prescient is a global risk management and intelligence services firm. Our four practices help corporate stakeholders, law firms, and financial institutions mitigate risk and uncover mission-critical information.

Our Story

Founded in 2010, Prescient provides stakeholders with actionable information to address complex, sensitive challenges related to compliance, investment, security, and litigation, among other use cases. 

We were founded by veterans with extensive experience in sensitive military and Intelligence Community operations, uniquely positioning us to apply federal government techniques to commercial solutions.

Since then, we’ve added professionals with decades of experience in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy, as well as the investigative journalism, cyber security consulting, forensics, and private intelligence fields. We prioritize creative research through primary sources, relying on a talented team of investigators specializing in over a dozen languages. With extensive experience and proven results, we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled blend of industry expertise, sophisticated methodologies, and state-of-the-art technologies.

Prescient is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in McLean, VA and Dublin, Ireland. Our Ireland-based subsidiary firm, known as Ashtree Risk Group, enables us to maintain comprehensive coverage while ensuring we adhere to jurisdiction-specific data policies in the EU and elsewhere.

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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.

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

What distinguishes one due diligence and investigations firm from another? A service mentality drawn 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 intelligence 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