JOHN POWERS, CFE
John Powers began his career as a private investigator more than 20 years ago in New York, NY. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and recognized as an ethical and effective leader in the field of private intelligence.
His insights on fraud, financial investigations and related matters have been featured in Wired, Huffington Post, AOL Finance, Fraud Magazine, and Reuters Legal.
Powers has coordinated investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Attorney's Office, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as state and foreign securities regulators.
Formerly, Powers was vice president of Beacon International Group, where he developed the firm’s Fraud and Financial Investigation practice with investigators in 45 states.
He has also served as a senior analyst for the ILO Institute, providing confidential guidance on competitive intelligence and emerging markets for top executives at Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Pfizer and Sprint, as well as a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Justice.
Powers is a graduate of Columbia University. He lives and works in New York.