WASHINGTON D.C. – September 26, 2018 – Ankura, a leading business advisory and expert services firm that leverages integrated risk management, governance, compliance, investigations, forensics, technology, turnaround and restructuring, and management consulting capabilities, today announced the appointment of Victor Padilla to Managing Director. Based in Dallas, TX, Mr. Padilla brings to the firm a global perspective and more than 15 years of experience in anti-corruption efforts, forensic accounting, corporate investigations, fraud detection, and advanced data analytics.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Padilla has worked on a multitude of cases involving kickbacks, collusive bidding, money laundering, embezzlement, financial record manipulation among many other unlawful activities. He has led forensic investigations and compliance assessments, including ones related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in the United States and across numerous countries including Mexico, Canada, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. Mr. Padilla will leverage his global experience to help expand Ankura’s reach, particularly in Central and South America, in addition to developing robust forensic data analytics solutions to corruption and forensics challenges worldwide.
“We are excited to welcome Victor to our team as we continue to expand our offerings and enhance our commitment to helping clients develop impactful solutions to support their anti-corruption and compliance efforts across the U.S. and abroad.” said Martin Wilczynski, Senior Managing Director. “Victor brings unique experience and industry relationships to Ankura. His skills, expertise and ability to understand the nuances and cultural aspects of our clients’ businesses will be an invaluable asset to our team’s multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to providing client service.”
Prior to joining Ankura, Victor served as director at RSM US and as a principal at Berkeley Research Group. During his tenure, Victor built state-of-the-art forensic data analytics programs and collaborated with anti-corruption investigators on forensic investigations issues. Earlier in his career, Victor honed his expertise at Deloitte where he utilized advanced data analytics to effectively focus efforts in a number of high-profile investigations.
“I am honored to be joining Ankura’s team of talented industry experts at such an exciting time in the company’s growth story,” said Victor Padilla. “Ankura values and encourages collaboration across all areas of expertise, which coupled with the breadth and depth of firm-wide knowledge, provides the ability to create multi-disciplinary teams with deep expertise to tackle complex investigations. I look forward to working with my colleagues across disciplines and to leveraging my global expertise and network to continue to grow and enhance our forensics capabilities.”