Due Diligence Consulting conducts investment research, executive background checks and private investigations for hedge funds, public companies, private equity firms, family offices, investor groups, law firms, and foundations.
DDC’s Results for Public and Private Company Clients
In the course of an executive background check on a prospective director to be added to the board of a client, DDC discovered that as a director of several public companies he had misrepresented his degree in his bio on those companies’ websites and filings.
On behalf of a company involved in defending itself against an activist hedge fund, DDC found that one of the activist’s nominees did not graduate from university.
Found that the founder of a private equity firm was arrested twice for fraud.
Identified a wine investment Ponzi scheme
Determined that a ticket reselling business was a fraud.
Found that two founders of a software company were named in an open RICO case.
Discovered that a director was not, nor was ever, a CPA as the majority of his bios claimed.
Found that the founder of a private company lied on his resume about his educational background and the involvement of his spouse in the businesses. DDC also determined that they intentionally misspelled her name (to appear as a different name) and made other misrepresentations in certain documents in order to further obscure her involvement.
Discovered that the founder of a private company lied about his military service, including his claim to have attended West Point and to have been a US Navy Seal.
Assisted a public company in determining what level of personal information is available on certain of its executives.
Helped a foreign public company identify and locate the US based person who was posting false statements of its executives in web based chat rooms as well as in anonymous emails to certain investors and contacts of the company and its executives.
Assisted a medical device company and its legal team against false claims its products were defective.
Discovered numerous C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies who have misrepresented their education and/or work experience in their bios.
Helped a Chinese company establish a US corporate presence, including, but not limited to, identification and evaluation of key US personnel, and the navigation of US regulations regarding their product lines.