NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2019--Nardello & Co. LLC, a leading global investigations firm, today announced that Christopher McCavitt and Max Cawdron have joined the firm as Managing Directors and Heads of the New York and London offices, respectively. In these newly created roles, Mr. McCavitt and Mr. Cawdron will oversee all investigations in their respective regions, collaborate on other national and multi-national projects and work as part of the Nardello team to further grow the firm and its capabilities.
Mr. McCavitt was previously a Managing Director at global risk consulting firm Exiger, and Mr. Cawdron was previously a Managing Director at K2 Intelligence.
“I am delighted to welcome these two outstanding investigative experts to our firm,” said Dan Nardello, Chief Executive Officer of Nardello & Co. “Chris’s wealth of experience leading complex global investigations and managing client relationships, as well as his track record of driving innovation in the investigative space will be a valuable addition to our deep bench of talent. He is proven leader who is well-suited to head up our New York office. Similarly, Max’s 15-year career of advising corporate and private clients on intelligence and investigative matters in EMEA, combined with his deep understanding of European markets, make him the ideal person to lead our London office. The addition of these two high-caliber professionals will further enhance our business and client offerings. We look forward to their contributions to the continued growth of our firm.”
Mr. McCavitt has over 20 years of investigative experience across five continents, with special expertise in asset tracing, business intelligence and litigation support. He has a proven track record of working successfully in high-risk emerging markets and applying innovative technologies to the investigative process.
“I am thrilled to join the Nardello & Co. team, which has a reputation for investigative excellence and integrity,” said Mr. McCavitt. “I look forward to working with the talented group of professionals at the firm and applying my years of experience in the business intelligence and investigations business to further enhance the firm’s investigative services and deliver successful outcomes for our broad range of clients.”
Mr. Cawdron has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on intelligence and investigative matters. He has provided consulting services in relation to M&A transactions, commercial disputes and litigation, asset searches, and regulatory interventions by anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and competition authorities.
“It is an honor to join this premier global investigations firm and lead the talented team of investigators in the London office,” said Mr. Cawdron. “I intend to leverage my expertise to expand the firm’s global client base and further enhance our client offerings.”
Mr. McCavitt joins Nardello & Co. from global risk consulting firm Exiger, where he managed numerous complex investigations for law firms and corporate clients and was responsible for driving innovation by leading initiatives involving the company's technology and government services divisions. Previously, Mr. McCavitt served in various capacities at Kroll Associates for over nine years, where he managed due diligence relationships and led complex investigations, including a large high-profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) probe in Brazil. During his time at Kroll, he also led a strategic team that partnered with an insurance underwriter to develop an innovative cyber-insurance assessment methodology, which was later successfully deployed by a U.S. State. As North American Director of Research, Mr. McCavitt was responsible for was responsible for building a business intelligence platform and incorporating cutting-edge technologies into Kroll’s due diligence research. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCavitt founded, developed and managed Alpha Group International, an international investigative and security consulting firm. The company specialized in assisting US multinational corporations in managing risks and threats in emerging markets.
Mr. McCavitt holds a B.A. from Loyola University, an M.A. from University of Texas at Austin and an M. Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (with distinction).
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Mr. Cawdron served as Managing Director at K2 Intelligence in Madrid and then London from 2010 to 2018. While in London, he was responsible for business development and management of cases in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, including an anti-corruption investigation for a European energy company, an investigation into two foreign nationals in the UK accused of defrauding an overseas state-owned financial institution, and litigation support for a US distressed debt fund. Mr. Cawdron previously served as Head of Business Intelligence & Investigations at Kroll Associates in Iberia, where he helped grow the business and led due diligence and investigations.
Mr. Cawdron holds a B.A. from University of Bristol.
About Nardello & Co.
Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm with experienced professionals handling a broad range of issues including the FCPA/UK Bribery Act and other corruption-related investigations, civil and white collar criminal litigation and arbitration support, asset tracing, strategic intelligence and political risk assessment, computer forensics, and reputational due diligence. The firm’s clients include the world’s leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations and academic institutions. With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan and Dubai, Nardello & Co.’s professional staff includes former US federal prosecutors, former general counsels of multinational corporations, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, licensed investigators, research analysts, former journalists, financial crime specialists, forensic accountants and computer forensic experts.
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