For over 20 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. Dr. 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. Frank 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 is an expert in risk management, national security, operational risk and money laundering and is the Chairman of the Latin America region for FTI Consulting. 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, Dr. Frank Holder 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.
Dr. Holder 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. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.