Tony Alvizu is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Mr. Alvizu is in the Risk & Investigations practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. He has over 30 years’ experience conducting a myriad of diverse fraud, forensic and accounting investigations and delivering reactive, monitoring, and preventative compliance/ethics/anti-corruption services.
Mr. Alvizu’s assignments have spanned a wide array of industries including agricultural biotechnology, education, manufacturing, medical device, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and social media, and he has conducted investigations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Mexico, India, China and Middle East. He is part of the team that developed an enterprise-wide compliance technology solution that continuously manages third-party risk and due diligence. He is actively involved in all facets of developing, upgrading, promoting, and client-servicing the solution.
Mr. Alvizu has conducted hundreds of diverse investigations including accounting, compliance/ethics, conflicts of interest, data privacy, employment/human resources, FCPA/corruption, financial crimes, thefts of proprietary information, and threats of physical harm. He was a member of FTI Consulting’s Independent Compliance Consultant team that assisted with the review and evaluation of various facets of Eli Lilly and Company’s ethics and compliance program. In addition, he has served the Interim Director of Global Compliance Investigations for a publicly traded international medical devices company transitioning from a DPA to CIA with the OIG-HHS. Mr. Alvizu has conducted assignments for corporate officers, boards of directors (including special and audit committees), and counsel (in the context of litigation and other legal proceedings) of both SEC – registered and private companies. Mr. Alvizu is a skilled interviewer and has testified before grand juries, during trial, at sentencing hearings, and during litigation proceedings.
Mr. Alvizu possesses deep experience developing third-party risk management and due diligence programs and workflows and systematizing workflows into technology platforms. His investigative experience in transactional and reputational due diligence uniquely positions him to assist clients assess and develop or enhance third-party due diligence methodologies and workflows.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Alvizu was a senior director with a global restructuring and business advisory firm, an associate managing director with a global risk consulting firm and a senior manager with a Big Five accounting firm. Mr. Alvizu started his career as a financial investigator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.