Guidepost Solutions Launches Emerging Issues and Technology Practice Appointing Bradley Dizik, Executive Vice President, to Lead Group

Bradley L. Dizik / Julie Myers Wood October 25, 2022

Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, monitoring, investigations, and security consulting, today announced the formation of its Emerging Issues and Technology practice and the promotion of Bradley Dizik to executive vice president and head of the new practice group. The group will help clients better understand the implications of emerging technologies, as well as provide innovative investigations and establish rigorous programs to maintain compliance with existing and emerging regulations and vulnerabilities.

“Cyber incidents, financial crime, reputational challenges, and intellectual property issues will continue to increase as these new technologies and sectors evolve and grow in popularity,” stated Guidepost CEO Julie Myers Wood. “As head of the new practice group, Bradley’s unique knowledge and depth of experience with these emerging technologies will help clients navigate regulatory challenges with cutting-edge solutions and actionable advice.”

The Guidepost Emerging Issues and Technology practice will support clients involved in matters related to intellectual property, digital assets, cryptocurrency, NFTs, blockchain, custody options, financial technology, artificial intelligence, algorithmic design and validation, and virtual healthcare. A wide range of Guidepost services will support this practice, including complex and cross-border investigations; asset tracing and recovery; forensic accounting and valuations; data collection, forensics, and governance; reconstruction and analysis involving digital assets; unmasking of anonymous adversaries; digital vulnerability assessments and due diligence; cybersecurity; and investigations and risk mitigation related to privacy breaches and financial crimes. The group will also advise clients on crisis response, and reputational and identity management issues.

Working with Guidepost since 2014, Dizik helps clients mitigate serious risk and respond to challenges and crises. He leads sensitive, complex, and cross-border investigations; builds ethics, compliance, and cybersecurity and privacy programs; and has had key roles on monitorships with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver tasked with investigating, tracing, and recovering assets. Additionally, Dizik conducts anti-corruption due diligence for clients engaging in geographical locations with high corruption risk and social media unmasking for clients whose businesses operate in virtual environments including digital assets on the blockchain.

“The vision for this new practice is to provide innovative solutions leveraging creative control design, using artificial, open source and human intelligence tools and techniques, and applying them to emerging issues,” said Bradley Dizik, Executive Vice President, Emerging Issues and Technology. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead this new group at Guidepost, helping our clients better respond to and understand emerging issues and adapt to the exciting future that data and technology offers.”

Prior to joining Guidepost, Dizik worked as an associate attorney in an AmLaw 20 international law firm’s white-collar investigations and financial institutions regulatory practice and co-managed its financial regulatory reform working group. Dizik also had brief stints with the Offices of International Affairs and Ethics Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dizik is a recipient of Michigan State University’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award from where he earned Juris Doctor “cum laude” and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political theory and political economy from its James Madison College. Additionally, he holds an LLM degree from Georgetown University Law Center which recognized him for “extraordinary academic performance” in International White-Collar Crime.

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Bradley L. Dizik

Executive Vice President, Emerging Issues + Technology

Bradley Dizik advises publicly held, private and not-for-profit institutions on integrity issues, including development and evaluation of ethics and compliance programs and related best practices, institutional structure and culture, risk oversight, board and committee structure, board and executive leadership, independent and internal investigations, and audits and assessments. Mr. Dizik is currently advising the President and Board of Regents of the University of Michigan on the implementation of internal controls and structural and cultural transformation efforts in response to its sexual misconduct crisis. He is also a key member of the team investigating and assessing the Southern Baptist Convention’s handling of sexual abuse allegations and related treatment of survivors and practice reform efforts.

guidepost solutions founder julie myers wood wearing a blue shirt and a black jacket

Julie Myers Wood

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, I focus on helping corporations resolve problems with government agencies, and ensure they are proactively addressing compliance requirements. Prior to joining the private sector, I held leadership positions with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, Treasury and Justice. This includes serving as the Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security’s largest investigative component, as well as the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement and the Chief of Staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Throughout my government and private sector career, I have helped develop, implement and execute compliance programs and crisis management plans and responses across a wide range of industries for numerous companies. I am nationally recognized as a speaker for my expertise on compliance, security, immigration and other law enforcement issues and have testified before Congress.