LONDON/NEW YORK – 7 November 2019 – K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm, today announced that Mike Tallent has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Investigations and Disputes practice, resident in London. Mr. Tallent has more than 25 years of forensic accounting experience leading complex financial fraud investigations for major international companies across a wide range of sectors and industries. He will report to Darren Matthews, Executive Managing Director and regional head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Mr. Tallent brings extensive financial fraud and forensic accounting investigative expertise to the firm. He has worked on corporate fraud and corruption-related matters, regulatory and fact-finding investigations, and fraud prevention and remediation projects. Additionally, he has conducted specialist investigations into fraudulent financial statements, pyramid schemes, asset misappropriation, procurement fraud, and bribery and corruption, including U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Section 10-A investigations. Mr. Tallent has also led remediation projects to ensure clients’ compliance with the FCPA and has extensive experience conducting investigations in relation to Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Know Your Customer (KYC) issues.
He has wide experience working outside the UK, including assignments in Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, India, and the United States.
Mr. Tallent joins K2 Intelligence from Alvarez & Marsal, where he most recently served as a senior director in the firm’s dispute analytics and forensics practice, conducting numerous investigations in various sectors, including the financial services sector.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to K2 Intelligence. Mike has a deep understanding of the varying intricacies of today’s investigations and can offer insight on how to help solve our clients’ most complex problems based on years of experience,” said Darren Matthews, Executive Managing Director and regional head of EMEA. “His leadership will help bolster our team’s expertise and reputation as a leader in investigations throughout EMEA.”