SunHawk Consulting, LLC is excited to announce that Martin Biegelman, Managing Director & Investigations Practice Leader, received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners prestigious Hall of Fame 2022 award!
According to Fraud Conference News, “The ACFE Hall of Fame award recognizes a fraud fighter who has taken the anti-fraud profession to a new level. This award was created to acknowledge someone whose work spans decades and is a reminder that what we do is vital to the global fight against fraud. The award encapsulates the very definition of what it means to be an anti-fraud professional.”
Martin has devoted his career to detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud and corruption in various leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting, and the corporate sector. Martin has worked on behalf of corporate management and boards, conducting internal investigations alleging fraud, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, conflicts of interest, whistleblower retaliation, and other employee and vendor misconduct. He has conducted and managed complex and high-risk investigations and engagements in more than 70 countries.
Martin spent the first 28 years of his career in state, local and federal law enforcement with most of those years as a federal agent, a United States Postal Inspector, in a variety of criminal investigative and management assignments across the United States. Martin’s last law enforcement role was as the Inspector in Charge of the Phoenix Field Office where he led law enforcement operations for the Postal Inspection Service in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. In that position, he managed multi-state teams of federal agents responsible for the investigation and prevention of a wide variety of federal crimes with a particular focus on fraud, corruption, and other financial crimes.
In 2002, Martin founded and led Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Unit, a highly acclaimed global business conduct investigations and compliance program that continues to serve as a model for other companies. He is the author of six books and more than 30 published articles on topics such as fraud investigation and prevention, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate ethics and compliance programs, credit card fraud, identity theft and other related topics, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects.
Martin is the former Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) at Utica College. He served on the ECCI Board of Advisors since 2003 and as Chair of the Board for ten years. In 2008, he was appointed to serve on the Washington State Executive Ethics Board with his term ending in 2011.
Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In 2010, Martin received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Utica College for his leadership on behalf of students and faculty of the college as well as lifetime contributions to fraud prevention and anti-corruption compliance.
Martin has been associated with the ACFE for 28 years. He has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1995. He served as a member and Vice-Chair on the ACFE Board of Regents, sat on the Board of Directors for the ACFE Foundation, has authored articles for the ACFE’s Fraud Magazine, and has spoken at numerous Annual Global Fraud Conferences.
Martin was inducted into the ACFE Hall of Fame this week during the 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Nashville, TN.
Congratulations, Martin, on this incredible and very deserved achievement!
Martin Biegelman, CFE, CCEP
Managing Director & Investigations Practice Leader
SunHawk Consulting, LLC
Martin Biegelman has spent a lifetime detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud and corruption in various leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting, and the corporate sector. His work on behalf of corporate management and boards includes conducting internal investigations, including independent investigations, alleging fraud, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, conflicts of interest, whistleblower retaliation, and other employee and vendor misconduct. Martin’s work also includes developing, assessing, and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs including internal investigative and anti-bribery compliance programs, as well as performing fraud risk assessments.