NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll, announced the appointment of Snežana Gebauer as Executive Managing Director and head of the U.S. Business Investigations & Intelligence practice.
A veteran corporate investigator, Ms. Gebauer has built global teams and managed corporate investigations focused on corruption and fraud, pre- and post- transactional business intelligence and due diligence engagements, and investigations in support of high-stakes international legal disputes. Ms. Gebauer served as Managing Director and São Paulo Office Head for Kroll Associates. Over the course of her career, she has lived in and led global teams in New York, London, Washington D.C. and São Paulo.
"We are thrilled to welcome Snežana, an accomplished international practitioner, to our leadership team. Building off the market-leading domestic foundation our team has established, Snežana's experience in managing investigations and regulatory issues for multinational corporations and emerging market clients fits extremely well with our growing global footprint. Snežana brings K2 Intelligence exceptional expertise and investigative capability as well as access to a network of contacts she has cultivated over the years in law enforcement, government agencies and within numerous industries throughout the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia and Latin America," said Jeremy Kroll, President, CEO and Co-Founder of K2 Intelligence.
"K2 Intelligence has selectively recruited an incredible group of the most talented and renowned professionals. It is a privilege to work alongside this extraordinary team and notably, Jules Kroll, the man who established this industry," said Ms. Gebauer. "With its focus on innovation, driven by world-class experts, K2 Intelligence has quickly become the world's leading investigative firm. I am very excited to leverage these unique strengths to serve our clients."
The K2 Intelligence Business Investigations & Intelligence practice has a distinguished track record of guiding clients through the most complex and intractable of disputes. With credentials in law enforcement, legal, regulatory, financial, and technological fields, K2 Intelligence professionals deploy a broad array of investigative resources that bear up to intense scrutiny.
Since the firm opened its first office in London in 2009, K2 Intelligence has grown dramatically and managed countless high-stakes assignments for clients such as the Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme Trustee, The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Association of National Advertisers.
"Snežana has spent her career building investigative teams and practices to solve her client's most critical problems. Her management acumen and experience running complex assignments around the globe will take our team to a new level," said Robert Brenner, Chief Operating Officer of K2 Intelligence.
Prior to her roles at Kroll Associates, Inc., where she was responsible for all of Kroll's operations in Brazil, she served as a Director for Altegrity, Inc., the parent company of Kroll Associates, Inc. and also spent seven years at Diligence, Inc., where she established Diligence's New York office.
Snežana received her MBA from George Washington University with a specialization in International Finance and her B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Drake University. She also attended The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems at the Georgetown University. She is fluent in five languages.
About K2 Intelligence K2 Intelligence is an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, the originator of the modern corporate investigations industry. Over the last 40 years, Jules, Jeremy, and their teams have built a reputation not only for investigative, analytic and advisory excellence but for the independence and insight they bring to investigations. With offices in New York, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv and Geneva, K2 Intelligence advises governments, companies, boards and individuals in business areas including: Complex Investigations & Disputes; Anti Money Laundering and Regulatory Compliance; Integrity Monitoring & Compliance; Data Analytics & Visualization; Board Advisory; and Cybersecurity Investigations & Defense.
In 2015, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a leading international insurance organization and the market leader in the underwriting of cyber insurance, endorsed the work of K2 Intelligence by acquiring a minority stake in the firm.