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John Hanson, BDO

Managing Director

John is a Managing Director in BDO’s Monitorships & Investigation practice. He has over 30 years of fraud investigations, forensic accounting, corporate compliance & ethics, and auditing experience. John has earned a reputation as a highly skilled complex corporate fraud examiner and has also become widely known for his work and thought leadership on Independent Corporate Monitorships. As a voting member of the American Bar Association/Criminal Justice Section’s Standards Committee on Corporate Monitor Standards, his practical experience as a Monitor and extensive knowledge about Monitors contributed significantly to the ABA’s Standards on Corporate Monitors.

In continuation of his efforts to promote and improve the professional practice of Corporate Monitoring, John founded and presently serves as the President of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, a 501(c)6 not-for-profit membership organization.

As a Monitor or in support of Monitors, John has reported to the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

In January 2010, John founded and led Artifice Forensic Financial Services, a boutique consultancy focused on investigations of corporate misconduct, corporate compliance & ethics programs, and corporate monitorships. Before forming Artifice, John spent over five years as a leader in the fraud investigations and forensic accounting practice of Huron Consulting, where he focused on helping organizations prevent, detect, respond to, and resolve issues associated with misconduct, fraud, and/or questions of corporate integrity. Between 1995 and 2004, John served as a Special Agent with the FBI, where he specialized in White Collar Crime and investigated a wide variety of complex fraud schemes and financial crimes. John also served as a Supervisory Special Agent and Instructor at the FBI Academy. Prior to the FBI, he spent five years as the Director of Internal Audit and Quality Control for a large privately held mortgage origination and servicing company in New Orleans.