Julie Myers Wood is the CEO at Guidepost Solutions, a leading global investigative, security and compliance consulting firm.
Julie has more than 24 years of experience in the public and private sector working on regulatory and enforcement issues from many perspectives, including as compliance consultant, defense counsel, government investigator, federal prosecutor, and Independent Monitor. She specializes in assisting companies, including in financial services and fintech with complex challenges and issues involving global regulators. Julie formerly served as the Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Her experience makes her a great source on topics like the evolution of compliance requirements, sanctions, cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency, corporate investigations, anti-corruption, financial crimes and money laundering.
Compliance is often viewed as a cost center for companies, so compliance executives should be equipped to make the case to the C-Suite that involving compliance in corporate strategy is both a smart and necessary pivot. Doing so moves the organization away from a reactive posture, i.e. waiting for a bad act to occur, to a more proactive approach.1 August 2019