White House Vetting Advisor Leaves for IGI
Terry Lenzner’s Investigative Group International Lures Douglas Graham
WASHINGTON– The Obama administration’s Vetting Advisor for Presidential Personnel, Douglas Graham, has joined Investigative Group International (IGI) as a Managing Director, the prominent private investigation and corporate intelligence firm announced today.
Graham’s leadership responsibilities within the Executive Office of the President included vetting Presidential appointees, a complex and politically delicate process entailing extensive investigation of professional credentials and an array of sensitive legal, financial and reputational issues. Graham worked hand in hand with the White House Counsel’s office to ensure candidates could withstand Congressional scrutiny and meet the high ethical standards required of Presidential appointees.
“Whether a company hiring a new CEO or a university appointing a president or athletic director, our clients are looking for a level of confidence and trust in their personnel hires,” said Jonathan Lenzner, Executive Vice President of IGI. “Doug’s experience vetting cabinet-level candidates will complement our existing world-class expertise in executive background investigations and complex due diligence services.”
IGI’s highly analytical executive background investigations are designed to complement a client’s overall evaluation of a candidate, rather than focus merely on potentially disqualifying information. The quality reputation of IGI’s work is reflected in the fact that financial services clients routinely point to IGI-conducted investigations of their employees as a valuable indicator of their trustworthiness.
“I couldn’t have found a better fit than IGI,” said Graham. “The experience and wisdom I gleaned working at the White House on the most sensitive personnel investigations is fundamental to the work IGI does across its practices, from internal investigations to assisting clients in high-stakes contests for corporate control.”
Prior to working in his senior role at the White House, Graham served in multiple positions at New Partners Consulting, where he consulted on numerous successful Congressional campaigns and worked for tech companies. Following his graduation from Kent State University, he spent four years at the Democratic National Committee, where among other work he helped lead the party’s opposition research effort.
For 30 years, Investigative Group International has been a preeminent private investigation and corporate intelligence firm that has honed its world-class fact finding skills in a wide variety of complex legal, financial and governance situations. IGI was founded in 1984 by former Watergate prosecutor, Terry Lenzner, as the first investigative firm supervised by attorneys and former prosecutors operating in tandem with its in-house law firm, The Lenzner Firm, P.C.
IGI case managers, investigators and researchers are attorneys, forensic accountants, former law enforcement officers, journalists, intelligence analysts and auditors who bring diverse credentials, experience and perspective to investigations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., IGI employs investigators and researchers in California, Boston, Seattle, Florida and New York, and maintains a network of sources and assets throughout the world. IGI has grown its corporate client base since March 2013 when Jonathan Lenzner, Terry’s son, joined the firm as Executive Vice President after serving as a federal and Manhattan prosecutor. IGI clients include Fortune 500 companies, law firms, universities, high net-worth families and government entities.