Pam Parizek is a Managing Director at Kroll, where she leads the Financial Investigations practice for North America. She is a recognized business leader with over 30 years of experience advising audit committees, c-suite executives and outside counsel on complex accounting, legal and regulatory matters. Pam is a JD/CPA, AICPA certified in financial forensics, and previously served in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, conducted sensitive investigations for a business intelligence firm, and led the Washington, DC forensic practice of an international accounting firm.
Over the past decade, Pam has led over 100 engagements in 30 countries, including numerous cross-border investigations into alleged anti-bribery and corruption violations. She has developed anti-bribery and corruption training programs, risk-assessments, compliance audits, due diligence procedures and remediation plans for clients in the US, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Her findings have been presented to the SEC, DOJ, SFO and other U.S. and foreign regulatory authorities – in compliance with restrictive data protection and privacy regimes around the world.
Pam has also conducted a wide variety of forensic accounting investigations involving overstatement of revenue, improper deferral of expenses, misappropriation of assets, manipulation of reserves, improper accounting for bonus accruals, performance rebates and accounts receivable reserves, premature recognition of software revenue, and improper capitalization of current period expenses. She specializes in crisis management involving multiple constituents including but not limited to US and foreign regulators, corporate boards and audit committees, c-suite executives, external counsel, independent auditors and other stakeholders.
Pam's regulatory compliance work includes engagement as Independent Auditor to regulated entity to assess compliance with undertakings in SEC and CFTC orders, engagement as External Compliance Adviser for several multilateral investment funds to administer annual financial disclosure programs, and appointment as Independent Auditor in false claims act matter to facilitate settlement among global shipping company, DOJ and Department of Navy. Earlier in her career, she served as forensic accountant to the NYSE Regulatory Auditor to assess whether the Exchange’s policies and procedures pertaining to its investigations and disciplinary program were reasonably designed to detect and deter violations of federal securities laws and NYSE rules governing Floor Members.
Pam currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bright Mountain Media, Inc., Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She previously served on the boards of Global Kids and the SEC Historical Society.
Pam holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law.