Navigant Announces Managing Director Promotions
“We congratulate these leaders, who have served clients with tenacity,
integrity, and excellence. By leading with purpose, they have found
innovative solutions to complex challenges that make a meaningful impact
for our clients,” said
Disputes, Forensics, and Legal Technology:
Byrne has more than 15 years of Navigant experience consulting within the construction sector for a wide variety of client needs. He has extensive experience in delivering large, complex engagements in the oil and gas, power, and heavy civil industries, and has successfully managed project teams on numerous multimillion dollar consulting engagements on multibillion dollar construction projects in the U.S. and international markets. Byrne joined Navigant from the construction industry, where he managed many large, successful projects for both contractors and owners in the heavy civil and petroleum markets. He is regularly involved in our clients’ active construction programs, providing advice and guidance surrounding risk management and mitigation efforts.
Farrar joined Navigant in 2008 and he currently advises clients globally on complex issues such as financial accounting investigations, white-collar crime, off-label marketing allegations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, False Claims Act damage calculations, violations of the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, embezzlements, sales and marketing compliance, global transparency laws and regulations, as well as various auditing and monitoring assessments. For the past year, Farrar has been serving as the interim global chief compliance officer for a major medical device and diagnostics company, where he has helped to build the compliance program and establish a global compliance team.
Grunfeld is a trusted adviser to senior leaders across the energy sector
value chain globally, including utilities, independent power companies,
manufacturers, regulators, and governments. Since 2012, Grunfeld has
been a leading member of Navigant’s
Wikler has more than 30 years of experience consulting in the energy
sector, including the last three years at Navigant. His work has focused
on demand-side resources, including energy efficiency, demand response,
distributed generation, and smart grid programs for the electric and gas
industries. During his career, Wikler has conducted national, regional,
and utility-specific market potential studies, technology assessments,
program designs, economic assessments, and evaluation studies. His major
clients include a number of electric and gas utilities and regulatory
Financial Services, Advisory, and Compliance:
Caulfield has more than 15 years of experience in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance, and has led large teams of professionals in performing monitorships, regulatory compliance gap analysis, and risk assessments of both domestic and foreign financial institutions. He also has helped design AML policies, procedures, and training programs for multiple large financial service companies. Prior to joining Navigant, Caulfield was a director in a Big Four accounting firm, where he provided BSA/AML services to financial institutions, as well as performed forensic accounting reviews and fraud investigations regarding the misappropriation of assets.
With 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance, consulting, and
law enforcement, McArdle specializes in BSA and AML compliance, fraud
prevention, and forensic accounting investigations. McArdle has been
selected to act as co-manager of the monitor team chosen by a regulatory
agency to oversee a large financial institution. He is specifically
tasked with the validation of the institution’s AML
transaction-monitoring program and systems, as well as its sanctions
program. Additionally, he leads a project on behalf of federal and state
prosecutors’ offices ensuring a financial institution adheres to its
deferred prosecution agreements. Prior to joining Navigant, McArdle was
a senior special investigator for enforcement at the
Mueller is a member of Navigant’s Global Investigations and Compliance practice. He leads the technology and data analytics team, which focuses on assisting clients with selection, implementation, and review of AML and sanctions screening technology platforms. His team works with clients to: evaluate systems governance; review risk coverage for transaction monitoring detection scenarios and sanctions name-matching algorithms; perform system tuning to maximize effectiveness while minimizing false positives; perform model validation projects for AML and sanctions systems; and support data handling and analytics for large scale file and transaction reviews.
Degun has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare and life
sciences consulting and R&D. His main areas of focus are R&D and
commercial strategy, market access/pricing and reimbursement, real-world
data. In addition he focuses on non-interventional studies for major and
emerging biological, pharmaceutical, and medical-device companies,
government, and the European healthcare sector. His background is in
medical research focusing on virology and immunology, and he spent four
years at leading medical research institutes and hospitals including the
Medical Research Council’s
Kajogbola is a strategy-focused senior business leader with nearly three decades of experience in healthcare consulting. During his three years with Navigant, he has developed and led large, high-performance organizations to solve complex and strategic challenges across geographic regions. He is adept at providing clear direction and leadership in a changing environment, with a thorough understanding of the healthcare economics and market opportunities. Kajogbola currently plays a leading role in Navigant’s growth by leveraging solutions and collective experience to position the right experts and teams to address strategic and operational challenges for select highly effective provider clients.
Smart has more than 20 years of global leadership experience across the healthcare industry gained from management positions in biopharmaceuticals, hospital administration, and strategy consulting. Since 2012, she has been a leading member of Navigant’s Life Sciences practice and has leveraged her clinical background, industry, and provider-side experience to transform Navigant’s market position in the medtech industry. Smart currently supports medical device, diagnostic, and health technology companies by developing innovative market access strategies in both established and emerging markets. She also has extensive experience in advising global medtech and private equity companies in connection with business transactions and commercial due diligence efforts.