Frank Holder

Strategy, Insight, Professionalism

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For over 25 years, Frank Holder has directed corporate investigations (including large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations) and security consulting assignments in Latin America and the United States. Holder’s excellent ability for strategic insight and advanced level of professionalism make him highly sought after by his clients. Outside of his work in security consulting, Dr. Holder is also a frequently published author of books and articles dealing with his areas of expertise including business integrity, narcotic trafficking, and operational risk.

Frank Holder's Experience

Frank Holder is currently Special Advisor for J.S. Held, a global consulting firm providing specialized technical, scientific, financial, and advisory services. J.S. Held team brings together years of unrivaled expertise and unparalleled service to deliver comprehensive solutions to the clients. Mr. Holder has previously served as Chief Operating Officer of J.S. Held, Frank’s responsibilities included overseeing day-to-day operational processes, ensuring an unparalleled client and employee experience, and employing strategies that guide the organization towards long-term success.

Frank Holder is an expert in risk management, national security, operational risk and money laundering and prior to joining J.S. Held, was the Managing Director and Chair of Global Investigations at Berkeley Research Group. He has directed corporate investigations and security consulting assignments in Latin America and the United States, including large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, product protection, litigation support, due diligence and hostile takeovers. As a security expert, he has designed the security for international airports, seaports and complex multi-jurisdictional distribution networks.

In 2005, he founded Holder International, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2007. Previously, he served as president of Kroll Inc.’s Consulting Services Group, responsible for operations in more than 35 countries and was head of Kroll’s Latin American and Caribbean region. Before joining Kroll, Dr. Holder was president of Holder Associates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a risk mitigation and business intelligence firm.

He began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a political-military analyst for the U.S. embassy in Argentina and as a special agent for the Office of Special Investigations at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

Frank Holder’s Accomplishments and Recognition

He is the author of two books: Narcotics Trafficking: A Constructed Typology of the Deviant Market of Illicit Drug (1997) and Integrity in Business: Developing Ethical Behavior Across Cultures and Jurisdiction (2013). He has taught courses in political science and law on the inter-American system at Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, and has spoken and published widely on risk management, national security, operational risk and money laundering.

Since 2007, Frank has developed and Published the Latin American Security Index to help clients mitigate potential risk related to security issues. He has led a panel of leading experts to discuss Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and risk factors in Latin America.

In 2014, Frank Holder appeared in media as an expert in security for the 2014 World Cup Brazil, and in March he was quoted by Forbes Magazine on the "Dangers of Doing Business in Mexico" with little signs of improvement.
He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.



Geoeconomics in the age of Strategic Rivalry, Toronto Global Forum 2019

Frank L. Holder, Head of Latin America and Global Head of Investigations and Strategic Intelligence, BRG.


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The Evolving Global Risk Landscape: Moving Beyond Bubbles

Frank L. Holder, Chairman, Latin American Region, FTI Consulting


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Frank Holder, Senior Managing Director in the FTI International Risk and Investigations Group.


Discusses corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including how to value the damage caused by violations,

and the punishments that can be meted out under the act.


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