Michael Varnum is a Managing Director at Kroll Advisory Solutions, where he focuses on development of our anti-corruption and AML Due Diligence, as well as fraud and financial crimes investigations.
Previously, Michael was a Senior Vice President, Anti-Fraud, Corruption & Corporate Transparency for Corporate Risk International (CRI), which was acquired by Altegrity in 2010. Prior to joining CRI in 2007, Michael was the President of MEVarnum Consulting and served as a Senior Managing Director for Decision Strategies, and later Vance/Garda where he managed and conducted a wide range of risk consulting, investigative and security projects for global clients.
Michael joined the private sector in 2003 after a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, by which time he had become internationally recognized as a leader in law enforcement and the intelligence community. Michael culminated his FBI career as member of the organization’s Senior Executive Service (SES). As the Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Norfolk Virginia office, home to the largest naval base in the world, he led area law enforcement intelligence and investigative operations during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Michael also served as the Inspector – Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resource Branch and Personnel Officer where he directed the FBI’s hiring process and was in charge of over 2000 human resource specialists and background investigators. Additionally, Michael has also held numerous senior level and leadership roles in operational assignments which concentrated on white collar crime, counterterrorism, organized crime and human resource issues. In his role as Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chief of Public Corruption/Economic Crimes, FBI Headquarters, he managed, directed and provided oversight for many of the FBI's most sensitive corruption, fraud and white collar crime investigations.