Richard H. Girgenti

Richard H. Girgenti is CEO and Owner of IDPL Consulting, an executive leadership coaching and risk consulting firm and Vice Chairman of the Board at K2 Integrity, a global financial crimes, risk compliance, monitoring and investigative firm. He is also Senior Counsel at Compliance Systems Legal Group (CSLG), a boutique law firm that focuses exclusively on corporate compliance, ethics and governance.

Previously, Mr. Girgenti retired from KPMG LLP where he served as the National and Americas leader for the firm’s Forensic Advisory Services, a member of the Board of Directors and the firm’s Global Forensic Executive Committee. As a member of the Board of Directors, he chaired the Governance Task Force, Professional Practice and Ethics & Compliance, and Nominating Committees. He has also served as a member of the Audit & Finance and Pension Committees.

Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Girgenti was the New York State Director and Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice where he oversaw and coordinated the policies and initiatives of all of the state’s criminal justice agencies and worked closely with all federal and state law enforcement agencies. He is a former veteran senior prosecutor in the Office of the Manhattan District Attorney, where he was the Chief Administrative Assistant District Attorney responsible for the operations and inter-governmental affairs of a 500 attorney prosecutor’s office. He also handled investigations, trials, and appeals in both the state and federal courts, including investigations and prosecutions of white collar, violent and major narcotics organized crime cases. 

He has more than 45 years of experience both nationally and globally conducting investigations, helping assess, design and implement compliance programs and providing fraud risk management advisory services to public and private corporations, as well as government entities and not-for-profit organizations. 

Mr. Girgenti serves on a number of non-profit boards and is a frequent lecturer and writer who is the co-author of two books: The New Era of Regulatory Enforcement: A Comprehensive Guide for Raising the Bar to Manage Risk (McGraw-Hill, April 2016) and Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct: Meeting the Challenges of a Global, Regulated and Digital Environment (McGraw-Hill, March 2011).