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Guadalupe 'Lupe' Gonzalez

Senior Managing Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud Investigation
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Crisis Management
  • White Collar Crime
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Internal Investigations
  • Fraud Risk Assessment

Industries

  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Financial Institution
  • Government

Prominent Cases

  • Led a financial statement fraud investigation for a major US automotive parts manufacturer in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico
  • Led an internal FCPA investigation for a major European conglomerate in Mexico and Argentina
  • Conducted an embezzlement investigation for a German supplier of cleaning products in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Led an internal FCPA investigation for a US automotive parts distributor in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Led an embezzlement/conflict of interest investigation for a European manufacturer in Queretaro, Mexico

Experience

  • 1 Year with GlassRatner
  • 31 Years of Relevant Experience

Education

  • BBA, University of Texas at Austin

Mr. Gonzalez is a highly accomplished and focused top-level executive who has built exemplary experience over a professional career of more than twenty-five years in the FBI and ten years with Deloitte.  Prior to joining GlassRatner in 2016 he was a consultant with Fidelity Forensics Group LLC.

Mr. Gonzalez has demonstrated the ability to adapt to different environments, make difficult and informed decisions, determine appropriate conduct for inspections, apply sensitive investigative techniques, and keep up to date on current practices and procedures. Mr. Gonzalez possesses an innate capacity to express vision to and to inspire others and to solve problems with determination, intelligence, and excellent organizational skills.

Mr. Gonzalez is considered a national expert in the areas of;

  • Crisis Management
  • Internal & Corporate Investigations
  • Complex White Collar Crime Investigations
  • Public Corruption Investigations
  • Foreign Counterintelligence
  • Antidrug Activity and
  • International & Domestic Terrorism, to name a few

Mr. Gonzalez had an extraordinary 25-year career with the FBI when he retired from the FBI he was the Special Agent in Charge in Dallas, Texas.  He held other leadership roles in the FBI in the Los Angeles Office, the Phoenix Office, the Portland Oregon Office, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

His accomplishments in Dallas included;

  • Relationship Management: Rebuilt relationship with Dallas Police Department.
  • Divisional Re-Structuring: Re-structured Dallas division to more adequately address needs and handle threat information quickly and efficiently.
  • Information Initiative: Spearheaded information sharing initiative. Dallas FBI Emergency Response Network adopted by Department of Homeland Security to act as national information sharing system. 
  • Intelligence Squad Development: Designed and developed new intelligence squad that became nationwide model.
  • Investigations Management: Oversaw two national counter-terrorism investigations that received national awards from U.S. Attorney General.
  • Executive Board Chairman: Elected chairman of executive board for north Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
  • Leadership Program: Selected to engage in new international counter-terrorism leadership program.
  • Leadership Forum: Worked closely with Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in leadership forum to address issues facing Hispanic community in Dallas.
  • Disaster Recovery: Led response to Columbia Shuttle disaster, wherein FBI was tasked with human remains recovery effort following disaster. Utilized 200 FBI agents, 400 Department of Public Safety troopers, 400 National Guardsmen and 200 volunteers. 

In Phoenix he handled all investigative, administrative, personnel and budget matters for division.  Acted as liaison with all law enforcement, judicial and prosecutorial agencies in state, in addition to law enforcement officials from Sonora, Mexico. 

  • Executive Board Chairman: Elected chairman of executive board for HIDTA for Arizona. 
  • Border Control: Elected Co-Chairman of executive board of HIDTA for southwest border, covering U.S./Mexico border from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas with budget of $50,000,000.
  • Senior Management Program: Attended program for senior managers in government, sponsored by John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 
  • National Executive Institute: Attended National Executive Institute, which provides education and research opportunities for senior law enforcement executives. 
  • Traumatic Incident Leadership: Led Phoenix division through several traumatic incidents, including the passing away of three FBI employees and three violent confrontations that resulted in deaths. 
  • Emergency Response Leadership: Led response team on September 11, 2001 attacks for entire State of Arizona.  Coordinated all state law enforcement and emergency response resources. 
  • Liaison Program Revitalization: Revitalized liaison program with Mexican State of Sonora to professionalize their law enforcement services.  Built excellent relationship with Governor, Attorney General and Director of State Police of Sonora, and received numerous commendations and awards.
  • Budget Review: Spearheaded review of existing positions in HIDTA during times of potential budget cutbacks and identified several positions that were redundant and whose contracts were not renewed, resulting in savings in excess of $100,000 annually. 
  • Advisory Board: Selected as advisory board member for Office of the Dean, College of Human Services, Arizona State University, West Campus. 
  • Board of Directors: Selected as honorary member of board of directors of Phoenix Area Boys and Girls Clubs.
  • Presidential Rank Award: Selected to receive Presidential Rank Award as meritorious executive in senior executive service. 

Education, Professional Development, Awards & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Professional Development

  • Kellogg School of Management, Leading Strategic Change
  • National Executive Institute, FBI Academy
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
  • Executive Development Institute, FBI Academy
  • Executive Protection School
  • SWAT Senior Team Leader
  • FBI Academy
  • Communications Officer School, USMC
  • Basic School, USMC
  • Officer Candidate School, USMC
  • Leadership in Counterterrorism, sponsored by the FBI Academy, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and St. Andrews University, Scotland

Affiliations & Awards

  • National Executive Institute, Associate Member
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Presidential Rank as a Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service, 2001
  • Federal Supervisor of the Year, Federal Executive Board District of Puerto Rico, 1986
  • Member Executive Board North Texas Infragard Chapter
  • Vice-Chairman Board North Texas Crime Commission
  • Association of Former Special Agents FBI
  • Texas Association of Chiefs of Police

Language Skills:

  • Spanish Fluent
  • Extensive experience working in Latin American countries

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