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Peter Turecek is a Senior Managing Director with Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the New York office. Pete has a wealth of industry experience, serving clients in investment banking, hedge funds, private equity, legal, insurance, high-technology, media, and mining and metals industries. He is an authority regarding investigative due diligence, multinational investigations, and asset searches as well as hedge-fund-related business intelligence services for investment decision-making. He also assists clients with a variety of other investigations related to litigation support, corporate/proxy contests, employee integrity, and securities fraud. Reflecting his strong track record for both operational and client service excellence, over the years Pete has also served as Head of Kroll’s Chicago and Boston offices and contributed key support to the Toronto office during a transitional period.
An instrument-rated private pilot, Pete additionally pursues an aviation industry niche and has conducted due diligence and litigation investigations on behalf of aviation industry clients. He has also spoken and written for aviation-related interests regarding fraud.
Pete’s professional expertise has often been cited in the media regarding fraud and due diligence, as well as asset tracing and investigations of senior executives and directors. He has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and NPR, and has served as a guest speaker on a number of topics for various investment and professional groups. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles regarding investigative due diligence, the impacts of technology on corporate integrity, and personal security issues facing high-net-worth individuals and family offices.
Over a period of five years, Pete managed an intricate high-net-worth family trust contest/litigation support matter, providing significant details to aid the client’s ultimately successful litigation efforts involving the assets of the family trust vehicle. Becoming a trusted advisor to the client, Pete led the assignment, coordinating an array of Kroll expertise including physical security, electronic discovery, computer forensics, and investigative analysis. Based on the confidence they forged with Pete in this matter, the clients continue to entrust him with additional assignments in support of other aspects of their professional lives.
International IPO Due Diligence
In preparation for a significant investment bank underwriting of an international IPO, Pete managed a global investigative due diligence pertaining to an entertainment company in southern Asia, with additional components in North America and Europe. Kroll’s investigation surfaced significant tax authority related issues and was able to help the client contextualize and ultimately mitigate the allegations.
Independent Fact Finding
For a major financial institution client, Pete oversaw a global independent assessment regarding a portfolio of investments to determine the actual and appropriate attribution of various key individuals’ contributions to the sourcing and management of the portfolio assets. The client was ultimately able to use the assessment to fend off unsubstantiated claims of participation by competitors.
Hedge Fund Intelligence
Pete conducted a complex business intelligence matter for a hedge fund client to develop information supporting the client’s investment theory of fraudulent business activities by the target company. Kroll’s investigation identified and documented significant instances of wrongdoing, the results of which were eventually brought to the attention of regulators and resulted in criminal indictments, as well as the target company ultimately filing for bankruptcy.
Education and Certifications
- M.A., International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University
- B.A., Political Science, Drew University
Affiliations and Memberships
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Associate
- The Wings Club Foundation, Member
- Air Force Association, Iron Gate Chapter, Member
- Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Major (Patron)