Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Yekaterina ‘Katya’ Gozias

Katya Gozias CAMS, CFE, CBE / Julie Myers Wood March 21, 2022

Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting, today announced the hire of Yekaterina “Katya” Gozias as a managing director based in Los Angeles.

Gozias joins Guidepost after spending 16 years in the areas of international investigations, business intelligence, and risk mitigation. She has extensive experience in the emerging areas of cryptocurrency and blockchain, and legal and regulatory compliance. Utilizing this experience, Gozias has advised companies regarding unique strategies to comply with evolving cryptocurrency regulations as well as the implementation of fully operable and functional blockchain roadmaps, and frameworks, including KYC authentication and integration.

“Katya brings unique experience to our well-established financial services practice,” said Guidepost CEO Julie Myers Wood. “Her strong background in cryptocurrency and blockchain makes her an ideal fit for the Guidepost Solutions team and our clients.”

Gozias has also conducted AML reviews for money service businesses, payment processors, credit unions, and insurance companies, and advised on due diligence and compliance for clients in the cannabis industry on FinCen and Cole Memo guidelines. She has broad experience advising senior executives at multinational corporations and law firms, designing rigorous compliance programs, policies and procedures, uncovering gaps, and ameliorating breaches of regulations. Prior to joining Guidepost, Gozias was a managing director at FTI Consulting, and a senior consultant in corporate investigations at Control Risks.

Gozias holds a B.A. in Asia Studies from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She earned a certificate in blockchain technologies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gozias also earned Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and CAMS-Audit certifications. She speaks fluent Russian and intermediate Japanese.

Katya Gozias in a pink shirt is standing in front of a gray background

Katya Gozias CAMS, CFE, CBE

Managing Director

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.