MARTIN BIEGELMAN Managing Director
Martin Biegelman is a Managing Director with SunHawk Consulting LLC. He has spent a lifetime detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud and corruption in various leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting, and the corporate sector. Martin’s work on behalf of corporate management and boards includes conducting internal investigations alleging fraud, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, conflicts of interest, whistleblower retaliation, and other employee and vendor misconduct. Martin’s work also includes developing, assessing, and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs including internal investigative and anti-bribery compliance programs, as well as performing fraud risk assessments. He has conducted and managed complex and high-risk investigations and engagements in more than 70 countries.
Prior to his role at SunHawk, Martin served as a Managing Director in the Risk and Financial Advisory Practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP where he partnered with clients to help them navigate disruption, resolve business controversy, and build resilient organizations. He previously worked as a Managing Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance Practice at Navigant Consulting and then as Executive Vice President of the Anti-Bribery and Litigation Support Practices at IPSA International.
In 2002, Martin founded Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Unit, a highly acclaimed global business conduct investigations and compliance program that continues to serve as a model for other companies. He led that program until 2011. Martin is also a former federal agent having served as a United States Postal Inspector for over 22 years in a variety of investigative and management assignments across the United States. His last government role was as the Inspector in Charge of the Phoenix, AZ Field Office where he oversaw law enforcement operations for the Postal Inspection Service in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Earlier in his career, he was a criminal investigator with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office where he investigated economic crime, official corruption, and bribery.
Martin is both a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He is the author of six books on topics such as fraud investigation and prevention, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate compliance programs, credit card fraud and identity theft, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. Martin is the former Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) at Utica College. He served on the ECCI Board of Advisors since 2003 and as Chair of the Board for ten years. In 2008, he was appointed to serve on the Washington State Executive Ethics Board with his term ending in 2011.
Since 2007, Martin has been a faculty member for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics’ Basic Academies where he teaches sessions on conflicts of interest, bribery, corruption, and other compliance subjects. Martin is also an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he teaches courses on conducting internal investigations and the examination of fraud.
Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In 2010, Martin received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Utica College for his leadership on behalf of students and faculty of the college as well as lifetime contributions to fraud prevention and anti-corruption compliance.