Accounting and consulting firm Rehmann has closed its acquisition of Veritas Global, a firm that provides corporate investigative services and business intelligence.

Troy, Mich.-based Rehmann announced the acquisition last month of Bloomfield, Mich.-based Veritas (see Rehmann Acquires Veritas Global). The new entity will operate as Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services and will provide corporate due diligence, business intelligence and analysis, fraud and risk management, financial intelligence, insurance investigation and defense services to clients. Veritas has been merged into Rehmann CIS with Kerby, Bailey and Associates, one of Rehmann’s existing subsidiaries.

Gregory Suhajda, a former special agent with the FBI and Secret Service, will serve as president of Rehmann CIS. He has advised large multinational corporations on global strategy and geopolitical assessments as they relate to security.  

Stephen C. Kerby will serve as chief operating officer. He has been extensively involved in fraud, due diligence, physical security, and insurance defense services. William J. Kowalski will serve as vice president and director of corporate investigations of Rehmann CIS. He has over 25 years of experience as a special agent with the FBI specializing in counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and criminal and fraud investigations.

Scott A. Bailey will serve as director of digital forensics and IT. He has more than 24 years of experience in the risk management, information security and digital forensic fields. William F. Edwards, CPA, will serve as director of financial investigations. He was employed with the FBI for 29 years. Most recently, he served as a vice president in the fraud investigation services department of Comerica Bank. He will oversee fraud investigations and the research of legal documents served on corporations.

“We believe that our depth of experience and expertise in the area of fraud investigations, digital forensics, corporate security and litigation support now stands among the best in our industry,” said Rehmann CEO Steve Kelly in a statement.

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