Kevin Bennett joins Charles River Associates' Forensic practice

30 October 2018 2 min. read

Boston-headquartered economic, financial, and management consultancy Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) has hired Kevin Bennett. The seasoned consultant brings over 25 years of experience in investigations, compliance, due diligence, and risk assessments to his new role as a vice president in the Forensic Services practice. Bennett will be based out of the firm’s Chicago office.

The Forensic Services practice at CRA provides clients with advisory support related to fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance – mobilizing cross-trained teams of forensic consultants. The practice is part of CRA’s wider offerings in the area of economic and financial consulting in relation to litigation and regulatory proceedings. The consulting firm also advises clients on business strategy and performance-related challenges.

After bringing cybersecurity expert Geoff Fisher into the Forensic practice earlier this fall, CRA has further bolstered the practice’s capabilities with the addition of forensic advisory expert Kevin Bennett as a VP.

During his more than 25-year career in the field, he has helped numerous clients conduct forensic accounting investigations related to inventory manipulation, manipulation of reserves, and revenue recognition. Bennett has led global bribery and anti-corruption investigations in line with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has acted as an expert witness to regulators like the SEC, DOJ, and others.Kevin Bennett joins Charles River Associates' Forensic practiceBefore joining Charles River Associates, Bennett was a Partner at Grant Thornton for eight years, leading the firm’s Forensic and Valuation Services practice in Minneapolis/Great Plains region. Prior to that, he spent two years as a Partner at advisory firm StoneTurn Group, and three years at Kroll as a Managing Director. Bennett also worked five years at Deloitte, and five years at KPMG – where he started his consulting career.

“We welcome Kevin to the Forensic Services Practice. His expertise in advising clients on international corruption and bribery investigations, forensic accounting matters, and fraud investigations further strengthens our fast-growing Forensic Services Practice,” said CRA President and CEO Paul Maleh.

Bennett holds a BA in Business Administration from Principia College, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Institute for Internal Controls (CICA).

“Kevin has an impeccable track record of helping companies and their counsel reaffirm their commitment to integrity by independently responding to serious allegations of misconduct,” added Forensic Services Practice Leader Kristofer Swanson. “We are excited to have him join our team of seasoned professionals.”