(New York, 1 November 2017) – K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll, announced today that Ken Yormark has joined the firm as managing director based in New York. Mr. Yormark will lead the U.S.-based forensic accounting team and will report to Snezana Gebauer, executive managing director and head of the U.S. Investigations and Disputes practice.
Mr. Yormark has more than 25 years of experience in forensic and investigative services, having managed and conducted numerous complex, often high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies across a wide variety of industries and around the globe. His areas of expertise are forensic accounting, financial investigations, securities litigation, and anti-corruption risk assessments. He is also skilled at validating and reconstructing fraudulent conveyances and assessing the vulnerability of management and accounting systems. He joins K2 Intelligence from Grant Thornton LLP, where he served as a managing director in the forensic advisory services practice.
“Ken is an expert in complex global investigations. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to build our forensic accounting offering to clients on the world stage,” said Robert Brenner, chief operating officer for K2 Intelligence.
“Forensic accounting continues to be a critical area of expertise in fraud and corruption investigations. Ken, as a recognized expert in this field, had led numerous high-profile, multi-jurisdictional investigations across a variety of industries. We are excited to welcome him as the leader of our US forensic accounting team and to continue to provide our clients with a unique combination of outstanding investigative capabilities,” said Snezana Gebauer, executive managing director and head of K2 Intelligence’s U.S. Investigations and Disputes practice.
K2 Intelligence helps clients with investigating accounting irregularities, corruption, money laundering, and other types of misconduct; conducting assessments to identify fraud and corruption risks, address control gaps and minimize exposure; and also serve as independent compliance or integrity monitors. K2 Intelligence takes an integrated approach to investigations. Our team includes leading experts in the fields of forensic accounting, forensic technology, data analytics, field investigations, interviewing, public records and open source research and analysis, as well as numerous industry experts. These teams leverage powerful analytical tools that can dissect large volumes of data (both structured and unstructured) and the latest forensic technology solutions to effectively analyze communications and documentation within an organization.
Prior to his position at Grant Thornton, Mr. Yormark served as a managing director and leader of a major consulting firm’s New York forensic accounting practice. He has been qualified as an expert and testified in deposition and at trial in federal and Bankruptcy courts. He has also presented to regulatory and law enforcement agencies, boards, senior management, in-house and outside counsel, and auditors.
Mr. Yormark is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches “Accounting for Lawyers.” He is also a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and an adjunct faculty member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Yormark also speaks nationally on fraud and anti-corruption at conferences and corporate events.
He received his B.S. from Queens College and completed graduate studies at New York University in real estate development analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), is Certified in Financial Forensics, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.