About Richard Bistrong

Richard Bistrong
Richard Bistrong

  • A sales and marketing Vice President in the Law Enforcement and Defense sector for over fifteen years, most of which was as VP for International sales.
  • A fourth-generation founding family member of one of the world’s premier brands of bullet resistant armor.
  • Educated in Foreign Policy, UVa, Masters of Arts, 1987. Studied at the Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1983.
  • Pleaded guilty and sentenced to one count of Conspiracy to violate the FCPA, including books and records as well as exporting goods without authorization.
  • Worked as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) and Cooperating Witness for the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Served with the City of London Police, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in a covert and cooperating capacity. Received Immunity from Prosecution from the United Kingdom.
  • Currently, a recognized consultant, blogger, and speaker in the field of anti-bribery compliance, reflecting on front-line issues which impact international business teams and compliance personnel.
  • CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC: A Consultancy dedicated to assisting organizations with anti-bribery compliance challenges as they impact front-line business teams. 
  • Contributing Editor, The FCPA Blog.
  • Former Member, OECD, Secretary General High-Level Advisory Group on Integrity and Anti-Corruption.
  • Contributor to the 2016 Edition of Trace International “How to Pay a Bribe.” Chapter 4: “The Anatomy of a Bribe.” 
  • Recognized by JD Supra as a Top Author in 2018, 2017,  and 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, as one of 200 top authors from among more than 34,000 who published their thought leadership on JD Supra.
  • 2015 Ethisphere 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.
  • A Compliance Week 2017 Top Mind in  Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Ethics. Link here for the complete Compliance Week Interview.
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters Top 50 US social influencer in Risk, Compliance, and Regtech.
  • A Recognized Global Speaker on Front-Line Issues Pertaining to Compliance, Ethics and Risk. My Speaker Reel Can Be Found Here.