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Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM

Founder & President
Hetherington Group

Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations and annually trains over 2,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices.

For more than 25 years, Ms. Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in United States history.

Ms. Hetherington applies her expertise of library science and information systems to provide clients with strategic insight into research and complex investigations. During her career, she has assisted clients on thousands of cases with Internet investigations related to employees, intellectual property, and reputation management. Ms. Hetherington has uncovered well-hidden relations between fraudulent associates, their assets, and secrets by scouring online open sources and databases, and, when required, boots-on-the-ground work. Her international investigations for Fortune 500 companies have honed her research skills in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.