J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, has announced that Frank Holder joins the firm as Chief Operating Officer, in addition to sharing that J.S. Held has acquired Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) non-US Global Investigations Practice, which was formerly led by Frank at BRG. This acquisition will result in over 30 investigative experts and support staff joining J.S. Held from Miami, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Panama.
Frank Holder is an expert in risk management, national security, corporate investigations, operational risk, and crisis management with a proven track record of exemplary leadership in key roles for global consulting firms. As Chief Operating Officer of J.S. Held, Frank will oversee day-to-day operational processes, ensuring an unparalleled client and employee experience, and employing strategies that guide the organization towards long-term success. His experience includes founding two professional services firms which were acquired by publicly traded companies in 1998 and 2007, respectively. Prior to that, he was a Special Agent in the Air Force OSI. Immediately prior to joining J.S. Held, Frank was the Managing Director and Chair of Global Investigations at Berkeley Research Group.
‘Frank Holder will be instrumental in our continued, strategic organizational development,’ said Jon Held, Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. ‘We are excited to have his leadership at this stage in our growth, and his incredible experience and knowledge will greatly benefit our company as well as our clients.’
The team of professionals forming J.S. Held’s new Global Investigations Practice will handle investigative and security consulting assignments throughout the world including large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, litigation support, political risk, and business intelligence matters. Their areas of expertise include consumer goods, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, technology, and telecommunications.
J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and provides a suite of specialized services including property and infrastructure damage assessment; construction advisory services; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; equipment consulting; forensic engineering and specialized investigations; restructuring, turnaround, and receivership; forensic accounting and economics; and environmental, health, and safety services.
J.S. Held supports clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East from more than 100 global offices.
J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing specialized technical, scientific, financial, and advisory services. Our team brings together years of unrivaled expertise and unparalleled service to deliver comprehensive solutions to our clients.