Altegrity CEO Mike Cherkasky Names Bill Bratton Chairman and Michael Beber President and CEO of New Business That Provides Global Risk Mitigation and Security Solutions
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altegrity, Inc.—the global information, screening, and security solutions provider—has formed a new business, Altegrity Risk International, Inc. (ARI), to provide high-quality due diligence, investigative, analytic, consulting, intelligence, and security solutions to organizations around the world. ARI will help its clients anticipate, prevent, and resolve issues, reduce fraud and loss, and maximize business opportunities.
“Risk has always been a part of our professional and personal lives, but because of the interconnected, global environment in which we live today, risk and security concerns have taken an unfortunate, costly, and at times deadly center stage,” said Mike Cherkasky, Altegrity CEO. “Throughout my career in business and as a former prosecutor, I have learned that information—how efficiently it can be gathered, processed, and analyzed to create a solution—is what often makes the difference between success and failure in both the public and private sectors.”
Mr. Cherkasky continued: “With this as our starting point, we created Altegrity Risk International to provide a quicker, more thorough and inclusive, as well as cost-effective way to provide businesses and organizations with the information and expertise they need to reduce risk and ensure more secure and successful organizations.”
ARI will serve a global community of corporations—as well as financial, legal, investment, non-profit, and government institutions—covering most major business sectors. The company’s multidisciplinary team from the fields of investigations, forensics, data intelligence, financial technology, and security/policing will provide ARI clients with specialized solutions to identify, analyze, prevent, and remediate the entire range of financial, legal/regulatory, reputational and security risks.
William Bratton, the only person to serve as chief executive of both the New York City and Los Angeles police departments, will serve as ARI chairman. Michael Beber, who has proven success in developing intelligence and risk/data management businesses, will serve as ARI’s president and CEO.
“Right from the start, our clients will identify with our expertise and the quality of our people,” said Mr. Bratton. “We have assembled a team of world-class experts. They come from a wide-range of fields, from investigations, compliance, and forensics to data intelligence and financial technology. ARI’s clients will receive a deeply insightful, multidimensional, and highly evolved view of risk and security solutions so they can take advantage of opportunities and avoid disruptions to their operations.”
“Leveraging advanced technology tools, we are able to provide our clients, no matter whether they are located down the block or anywhere in the world, with better and faster, more thorough, and cost-effective solutions to the specific challenges and risks they face,” said Mr. Beber. “ARI’s tagline was a natural—From Information to Intelligence.SM This well describes the dynamic, smarter solutions we provide to help our clients manage and mitigate risk.”
Headquartered in New York City, ARI provides global coverage through offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. The company has a network of consultants, investigators, and specialists around the globe with experience in more than 150 countries. Additionally, as an Altegrity company, ARI has access to the largest investigative force in the United States, with more than 2,800 well trained and cleared investigators.
ARI provides business and organizational solutions and services in five distinct practice areas:
- Decision Intelligence. Business intelligence and due diligence solutions that help clients execute compliance programs and manage the risk inherent in commercial transactions and business relationships.
- Investigative & Forensic Services. Information that helps clients manage crises, create opportunities, and mitigate financial and reputational loss.
- Legal Risk Solutions. Legal risk assessments, due diligence, electronic data discovery, computer forensics, and witness and asset location, which help clients harness critical information and assess the financial, reputational, and operational risks of pursuing or responding to litigation.
- Compliance & Monitoring. Creation and implementation of compliance programs that anticipate and resolve legal and regulatory risks, including independent monitors who can establish and monitor sustainable solutions.
- Altegrity Security Consulting. Advice and solutions for operational policing, intelligence, crisis response, and security throughout the world. Customized programs covering the physical security of people, premises, assets, and information.
Altegrity, a global screening and security solutions company headquartered in Falls Church, Va., has nearly 8,000 employees in locations around the world. Altegrity, which is the holding company for USIS, HireRight, Explore Information Services, and Altegrity Risk International, partners with its government and commercial clients to help them Make Decisions Smarter® by uncovering, reviewing, analyzing, and delivering information. Altegrity is the largest commercial provider of background investigations for the government; a global commercial employment background and drug screening supplier to more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500; one of the principal providers of data services to the insurance industry; and a leading provider of high quality due diligence, investigative, analytic, consulting, intelligence, and security solutions to organizations and multinational corporations around the world.
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