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Guidepost Solutions Hires Stephanie Talamantez as Managing Director, Enhances its Emerging Issues and Technology Practice

February 28, 2024 - Talamantez brings a Strong FBI Background into the Forefront of Crypto Compliance and Investigations

Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting, today announced that Stephanie Talamantez has joined Guidepost Solutions as managing director of its Emerging Issues and Technology practice, specifically as it relates to cryptocurrency compliance and investigations.

Talamantez’s role as managing director will focus on leveraging her experience in cryptocurrency analytics, anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency compliance, global crypto asset laws, blockchain analytics, and knowledge of the digital asset ecosystem to provide strategic insights and solutions to Guidepost Solutions’ diverse client base.

“Stephanie’s remarkable background and achievements, particularly in the realm of cryptocurrency and financial fraud, align perfectly with our mission to address and solve the emerging challenges our clients face at the intersection of technology and legal compliance,” said Julie Myers Wood, CEO of Guidepost Solutions. “Her addition to the team underscores our commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and regulatory changes. Stephanie’s expertise will be instrumental in driving our Emerging Issues and Technology practice forward.

Talamantez brings an unparalleled depth of experience and expertise in the cryptocurrency space, fortified by a distinguished career as an FBI agent where she specialized in complex financial fraud investigations, including significant work in cryptocurrency fraud, anti-money laundering compliance and blockchain analytics. She successfully led operations resulting in assets exceeding $350 million, including $70 million in cryptocurrency.

In accordance with her more than 20 years of experience, Talamantez has received numerous prestigious awards in acknowledgment of her outstanding service, including Director’s Awards, The FBI Medal of Excellence, U.S. Attorney’s Awards, and FBI Citations for Special Achievement. She was also honored with one of the highest distinctions bestowed upon FBI special agents—an Excellence in Investigation Award presented by FBI Director Christopher Wray in 2021.