VERITAS ASSURANCE PARTNERS

 

 

Mission Statement

Provide accurate information, intelligence and sophisticated business advice that solves problems for clients in an effective and efficient manner, strengthening the client’s competitive advantage in the market place.

Values

  • Ethics & Integrity above all
  • Independence and objectivity
  • Moral Courage in the face of adversity
  • Public Good for all nations, all people – make a positive difference
  • Open-minded, honest and transparent communications

Major Clients

  • Defense Contractors facing legal, political, cultural and policy challenges while operating in high risk nations in The Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • Prestigious law firms requiring trusted, independent and objective litigation support and investigative services in the US and overseas.
  • Multi-national corporations needing independent expert advice concerning risk mitigation, copy right protection, investigations and due diligence, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance support.
  • US and foreign governments and agencies desiring assistance with establishment of institutional solutions to thorny political, financial control, and internal corruption problems.

OUR TEAM

  • Billy F. Marlin

    President

    Mr. Marlin is a founding Partner with Veritas Assurance Partners LLC (“VAP”), an international investigative and consulting firm based in Miami, Florida.  He is the leader of the Business Intelligence, Investigations and Internal controls practice areas. Mr. Marlin has over twenty years of combined domestic and international experience in law enforcement, private investigations, commercial intelligence, auditing, banking and forensic accounting in both the private and public sectors. During his private sector career, Mr. Marlin has managed hundreds of investigative, intelligence and litigation support consulting projects in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.  These matters have encompassed several industries and have comprised numerous business intelligence and due diligence projects, litigation support matters, fraud investigations, asset searches, employee misconduct inquiries, insurance dispute investigations and money laundering investigations.

  • Manuel E. Fernández Supervielle

    CEO

    Mr. Supervielle is a founding Partner with Veritas Assurance Partners LLC (“VAP”), an international investigative and consulting firm based in Miami, Florida. He is the product leader for “Intelligence & Strategic Planning in Conflict Zones” and “US Government Agencies and Inter-agency Process” product lines. He provides business advisory services to governments and multi-national enterprises operating around the world, especially in Latin American and countries experiencing instability and armed conflict. He has extensive knowledge and expertise with U.S. federal government regulatory and geopolitical security matters. Specifically, Mr. Supervielle has expertise in litigation and complex foreign investigations especially involving ethics and fraud allegations; international law and negotiations; and strategic planning, which encompasses decision analysis and resolution, change management, facilitation, and project management. Mr. Supervielle has represented the US government in over 40 nations around the globe. Cuban born, he is fluent in Spanish.

  • Howard J. Krongard

    Senior Advisor

    Howard J. Krongard was nominated by President George W. Bush, was confirmed by the

    U.S. Senate, and served as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of State and of the Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2005 to 2008.  As an independent reviewer and evaluator of their operations and activities, he had oversight of audits, inspections, and investigations domestically and abroad, including at 260 diplomatic missions in 163 countries and international broadcasting operations in 61 languages that reached an audience of more than 100 million people around the world.    As Inspector General, Mr. Krongard also oversaw the audits of the annual financial statements of the State Department, and his Office of  Inspector General performed numerous financial and management audits and inspections of worldwide programs and operations within the Department such as Afghanistan and Iraq Reconstruction, Police Training in those two countries, Counter-Narcotics Programs, U.S. Embassy operations and construction including the New Embassy Compound in Iraq, Rule-of-Law Programs, Visa and Passport activities, etc.  He was also a statutory Federal Law Enforcement Officer heading a small Law Enforcement Agency and served as Chair of the Board of External Auditors of the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • Thomas V. Cash

    Executive Managing Director

    Over 35 years conducting and supervising foreign and domestic civil and criminal investigations. Executive management and tactical positions with the DEA, the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) and US Customs. 15 years in the private sector serving as Executive Managing Director of Kroll Inc., a publicly traded global consulting firm. Extensive experience in China, Europe, the Philippines, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean and Africa. He is fluent in German

  • Carolina Obarrio

    Executive Director - Latin America Legal Affairs

    Carolina Obarrio is a highly respected successful litigator licensed to practice law in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She serves as only one of eight Argentine “Foreign Legal Consultants” registered with the State Bar of Florida authorizing her to practice Argentine law in Florida.  She is also a member of the Florida Bar International Law Section, The Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and the ADR Section.  Carolina Obarrio provides business advisory and compliance services to law firms and multi-national companies operating around the world, especially in Latin America. She has extensive knowledge and expertise with Latin American government regulatory and legal systems.  Specifically, Obarrio has expertise in commercial litigation and complex foreign investigations especially involving compliance, ethics and fraud allegations; international law and international arbitration, mediation and other ADR procedures; risk mitigation and project management.  Obarrio has represented multinational clients in multiple nations in Latin America, Europe and the US.  She currently serves as the Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Association, the oldest international bar association in the Americas.  She is fluent in Spanish, English and conversant in French.

  • Diego Barbosa

    Executive Director – Investigations & Corporate Intelligence, Western Hemisphere

    Mr. Barbosa is an Executive Director at Veritas Assurance Partners, in charge of investigations and corporate intelligence in the western hemisphere. Mr. Barbosa has more than twenty five (25) years of combined experience in business intelligence & corporate investigations, consulting and legal positions, in the United States and Latin America. During his career, Mr. Barbosa has conducted and managed a wide range of high profile investigations involving fraud, asset searching, due diligence, background, and litigation-related matters, among others, throughout the U.S. and Latin America, as well as in various locations in the Caribbean and Europe. Mr. Barbosa is licensed to practice law in Mexico, where for several years he represented companies and individuals in both criminal and civil cases, including corporate and business matters. He received his Master’s degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami School of Law, in Coral Gables, Florida, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, in Mexico. Mr. Barbosa is fluent in English and Spanish.

Comprehensive, Broad-spectrum Business Consulting and Intelligence Services

  • Investigations – sophisticated and discrete independent investigations and forensic accounting designed to uncover fraud, corruption, money laundering and other criminal behavior.
  • Asset recovery, reputational due diligence, e-discovery and business intelligence.
  • Strategic planning, program management, innovative and ethical alternative approaches to achieve results.

Global integrated network

  • Seasoned, successful, accredited and trusted global network of former law enforcement officials, military and intelligence experts, forensic accountants, conflict resolution professionals and leading industry experts.
  • Deep understanding of domestic and foreign business, political, financial and cultural environment.
  • Strategic planning, investigations, intelligence and analysis with special focus on North and South America, Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Native speakers of Spanish, Dari, Pushtu, Arabic, Portuguese who have deep understanding of cultural sensitivities.

Accurate, timely response and assistance delivered at very competitive cost

  • Flexible, innovative, precise and timely approach to problem solving provides valuable and cost-effective solutions for clients.
  • Institutional philosophy, structure and incentives designed to offer the most talented and experienced professional to any assignment while maintaining effectiveness, efficiency and economy.

 

Accurate Intelligence and Sophisticated Advice Leads to Competitive Advantage

GLOBAL INVESTIGATIONS & CONSULTING

Veritas Assurance Partners offers a wide range of mutually supportive business and financial investigations, analysis, intelligence and consulting product lines that provide our clients with comprehensive, holistic and value added services worldwide. We help our clients clearly understand the nuances of complex challenges facing them at home and abroad, permitting them to make informed and intelligent strategic decisions. Our professionals have years of experience with:

PDF Brochures

 

  • DUE DILIGENCE INVESTIGATIONS

    Veritas Assurance Partners’ investigative experts can provide sophisticated analysis of the public record and hard to find information. We go beyond relevant findings and help interpret critical information through discreet approaches to individuals with relevant knowledge. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • FRAUD & CORRUPTION PREVENTION

    Veritas Assurance Partners’ investigative team of former law enforcement and intelligence officials, prosecutors and industry‐specific experts has decades of experience helping clients to prevent, detect, monitor risks and prosecute fraud. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • ASSET TRACING & RECOVERY

    Our former law enforcement and intelligence officers and prosecutors have successfully tracked the assets of fraudsters, fugitives, deposed dictators, and deadbeats. Working together with computer forensic experts, our forensic accountants and our industry‐ specific experts in industry practices, Veritas Assurance Partners’ experts are skilled at identifying and exposing hidden assets anywhere in the world. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Our company helps clients understand the origin of the dispute and work with litigators in civil or criminal litigation, or in arbitration, to develop tactics to streamline the entire process and maximize efficiency and cost‐ effectiveness. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INVESTIGATIONS

    It is estimated that the theft of trade secrets and the infringements on products results in 5‐7% in loss sales each year. This number is significantly higher in intellectual property intensive industries such as software, entertainment, high‐end fashion products, liquor and tobacco.

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GOVERNMENT STRATEGIC SERVICES

Veritas Assurance Partners offers a broad spectrum of strategic & operational services, innovative dispute resolution experience and profound, multifaceted understanding of U.S. and foreign governments. These services allow our clients to intelligently conduct business in the often unpredictable environment of international government relations.

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  • INNOVATIVE, ETHICAL PROBLEM SOLVING

    As the US military shifts attention and resources from Iraq to Afghanistan and as Iraq modifies its relationship with the USG, increasing numbers of US companies especially Defense, State Department and USAID contractors seek insight and understanding of the changing risks in these two nations, as well as other nations where the relationship with the USG is in transition or relatively untested, or both. DOWNLOAD PDF

  • U.S. AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT ADVICE AND INTERFACE

    Veritas Assurance Partners offers insights, advice and strategic communication services for clients that require straightforward, clear insights and advice concerning US and foreign governments’ processes and decision‐making mechanisms. DOWNLOAD PDF

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Accurate Intelligence and

Sophisticated Advice

Leads to Competitive Advantage

  • Billy F. Marlin

    President

    Mr. Marlin is a founding Partner with Veritas Assurance Partners LLC (“VAP”), an international investigative and consulting firm based in Miami, Florida.  He is the leader of the Business Intelligence, Investigations and Internal controls practice areas. Mr. Marlin has over twenty years of combined domestic and international experience in law enforcement, private investigations, commercial intelligence, auditing, banking and forensic accounting in both the private and public sectors. During his private sector career, Mr. Marlin has managed hundreds of investigative, intelligence and litigation support consulting projects in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.  These matters have encompassed several industries and have comprised numerous business intelligence and due diligence projects, litigation support matters, fraud investigations, asset searches, employee misconduct inquiries, insurance dispute investigations and money laundering investigations.

  • Manuel E. Fernández Supervielle

    CEO

    Mr. Supervielle is a founding Partner with Veritas Assurance Partners LLC (“VAP”), an international investigative and consulting firm based in Miami, Florida. He is the product leader for “Intelligence & Strategic Planning in Conflict Zones” and “US Government Agencies and Inter-agency Process” product lines. He provides business advisory services to governments and multi-national enterprises operating around the world, especially in Latin American and countries experiencing instability and armed conflict. He has extensive knowledge and expertise with U.S. federal government regulatory and geopolitical security matters. Specifically, Mr. Supervielle has expertise in litigation and complex foreign investigations especially involving ethics and fraud allegations; international law and negotiations; and strategic planning, which encompasses decision analysis and resolution, change management, facilitation, and project management. Mr. Supervielle has represented the US government in over 40 nations around the globe. Cuban born, he is fluent in Spanish.

  • Howard J. Krongard

    Senior Advisor

    Howard J. Krongard was nominated by President George W. Bush, was confirmed by the

    U.S. Senate, and served as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of State and of the Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2005 to 2008.  As an independent reviewer and evaluator of their operations and activities, he had oversight of audits, inspections, and investigations domestically and abroad, including at 260 diplomatic missions in 163 countries and international broadcasting operations in 61 languages that reached an audience of more than 100 million people around the world.    As Inspector General, Mr. Krongard also oversaw the audits of the annual financial statements of the State Department, and his Office of  Inspector General performed numerous financial and management audits and inspections of worldwide programs and operations within the Department such as Afghanistan and Iraq Reconstruction, Police Training in those two countries, Counter-Narcotics Programs, U.S. Embassy operations and construction including the New Embassy Compound in Iraq, Rule-of-Law Programs, Visa and Passport activities, etc.  He was also a statutory Federal Law Enforcement Officer heading a small Law Enforcement Agency and served as Chair of the Board of External Auditors of the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • Thomas V. Cash

    Executive Managing Director

    Over 35 years conducting and supervising foreign and domestic civil and criminal investigations. Executive management and tactical positions with the DEA, the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) and US Customs. 15 years in the private sector serving as Executive Managing Director of Kroll Inc., a publicly traded global consulting firm. Extensive experience in China, Europe, the Philippines, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean and Africa. He is fluent in German

  • Carolina Obarrio

    Executive Director - Latin America Legal Affairs

    Carolina Obarrio is a highly respected successful litigator licensed to practice law in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She serves as only one of eight Argentine “Foreign Legal Consultants” registered with the State Bar of Florida authorizing her to practice Argentine law in Florida.  She is also a member of the Florida Bar International Law Section, The Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and the ADR Section.  Carolina Obarrio provides business advisory and compliance services to law firms and multi-national companies operating around the world, especially in Latin America. She has extensive knowledge and expertise with Latin American government regulatory and legal systems.  Specifically, Obarrio has expertise in commercial litigation and complex foreign investigations especially involving compliance, ethics and fraud allegations; international law and international arbitration, mediation and other ADR procedures; risk mitigation and project management.  Obarrio has represented multinational clients in multiple nations in Latin America, Europe and the US.  She currently serves as the Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Association, the oldest international bar association in the Americas.  She is fluent in Spanish, English and conversant in French.

  • Diego Barbosa

    Executive Director – Investigations & Corporate Intelligence, Western Hemisphere

    Mr. Barbosa is an Executive Director at Veritas Assurance Partners, in charge of investigations and corporate intelligence in the western hemisphere. Mr. Barbosa has more than twenty five (25) years of combined experience in business intelligence & corporate investigations, consulting and legal positions, in the United States and Latin America. During his career, Mr. Barbosa has conducted and managed a wide range of high profile investigations involving fraud, asset searching, due diligence, background, and litigation-related matters, among others, throughout the U.S. and Latin America, as well as in various locations in the Caribbean and Europe. Mr. Barbosa is licensed to practice law in Mexico, where for several years he represented companies and individuals in both criminal and civil cases, including corporate and business matters. He received his Master’s degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami School of Law, in Coral Gables, Florida, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, in Mexico. Mr. Barbosa is fluent in English and Spanish.

GLOBAL INVESTIGATIONS
& CONSULTING

Veritas Assurance Partners offers a wide range of mutually supportive business and financial investigations, analysis, intelligence and consulting product lines that provide our clients with comprehensive, holistic and value added services worldwide. We help our clients clearly understand the nuances of complex challenges facing them at home and abroad, permitting them to make informed and intelligent strategic decisions. Our professionals have years of experience with:

PDF Brochures

 

GOVERNMENT STRATEGIC SERVICES

 

Veritas Assurance Partners offers a broad spectrum of strategic & operational services, innovative dispute resolution experience and profound, multifaceted understanding of U.S. and foreign governments. These services allow our clients to intelligently conduct business in the often unpredictable environment of international government relations.

PDF Brochures