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Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Experienced Investigations Professional – Jeffrey Cramer to Grow and Enhance Capabilities in Chicago Market

July 7, 2021 - Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting, today announced the hire of Jeffrey Cramer as a senior managing director based in Chicago. Cramer is an accomplished investigations and business intelligence professional with more than 20 years of experience. His body of work includes corporate investigations, fraud detection, due diligence, forensic accounting, and regulatory issues, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embezzlement, cyber breaches, proxy fights, security, corporate governance, and background investigations.

“Jeff has led complex international investigations around the world and is uniquely positioned to help businesses dealing with sensitive matters and international transactions, “said Guidepost CEO Julie Myers Wood. “I am pleased to welcome someone of Jeff’s experience and reputation to our team.”

Cramer has held a number of senior roles, including most recently as managing director at a global consulting firm where he led a team of investigators, forensic accountants, security personnel, and related professionals. He has also served as a senior managing director and head of the Chicago office of a large international investigative company, at which he oversaw multijurisdictional cases.

From 2000 to 2009, Cramer was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. While there, he served as senior litigation counsel responsible for trial strategy and jury arguments in all criminal trials. He has investigated a broad range of cases, terrorist organizations, public corruption, securities fraud, and regulatory and export violations. Cramer had top secret clearance while at the Department of Justice.

Cramer spent the first part of his career as a prosecutor in New York City where he prosecuted federal and state trials, led complex investigations into violent and white-collar crimes, including homicides, public corruption, fraud, and money laundering.

Cramer holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, MBA from Northeastern University, and a J.D. from Temple University Law School. He has earned commendations from the Director of the FBI, the Inspector General for HHS, and the U.S. Secret Service. He has led cases that were awarded the Federal Law Enforcement Investigation of the Year. He has also received numerous awards from the Department of Justice, including the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team.