Industry expert with extensive law enforcement, corporate security, and data analytics experience joins executive team
CHICAGO, IL – Prescient, a leading global due diligence and investigations firm headquartered in Chicago, announced today the appointment of a new Due Diligence Practice Lead, John Kula.
For over three decades Kula has helped organizations solve problems in emerging markets, including some of the most challenging corporate jurisdictions in the world. His experience in complex investigations and consulting projects involve work on the ground in 19 countries and remotely in many more.
Kula has held 25 years of senior leadership positions, including forensic and investigative practices at Deloitte, Arthur Andersen, FTI Consulting, and Control Risks. He founded Andersen’s global Fraud & Security Consulting Practice and was a detective in the Financial Investigations Unit of the Chicago Police Department. His career has included asset tracing; integrity and FCPA-related due diligence; and investigations into internal and external fraud and organizational corruption.
“John’s extensive law enforcement, corporate security, and data analytics experience have informed his sophisticated approach to identifying and resolving fraudulent activity – an approach we are eager to watch him grow and refine here at Prescient,” stated DJ Fuller, president of Prescient. “Having John as a thought leader and expert will anchor our due diligence practice within the industry.”
Prior to joining Prescient, he was the managing member of Forenetics, LLC, which provided resource augmentation and data analytics engagements to identify and solve organizational problems like supply chain anomalies, conflicts of interest, and AML compliance.
Kula is a Certified Fraud Examiner, has an MBA in Management Information Systems, and is a thought leader on a variety of topics spanning from fraud detection to internal investigations and corporate security concerns. In addition, Kula has authored and co-authored dozens of publications regarding internal corporate investigations, IT department fraud, and employee misconduct, including the chapter “It’s 11 p.m. Do You Know What Your IT Director Is Up To?” in Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business by John Wiley & Sons.
Prescient is a due diligence and investigations firm that provides deeper insights to help clients mitigate risks at every organizational level. Our suite of due diligence, cyber intelligence, know-your-customer, and investigative solutions empower leaders to make informed decisions to protect their people and preserve their reputation. Prescient is comprised of experts with military, research, and intelligence backgrounds who consistently prove the right combination of savvy professionals and intelligence-based analysis can elevate any compliance, due diligence, or investigations program. Visit www.prescient.com to learn more.