Press release

Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Three Seasoned Compliance Professionals

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Today, Guidepost
, a global leader in compliance, investigations,
monitoring, and security consulting, appointed Daniel
D. Brownell
and Dennis
M. Walsh
as senior managing directors, and Elan
D. Parra
as managing director, based in its New York headquarters.

All three are former prosecutors, with long and distinguished careers in
local law enforcement. Brownell, Walsh, and Parra are also members of
the Guidepost Solutions monitoring team working to ensure the New York
City Housing Authority (NYCHA) satisfies the conditions of its January
31, 2019 Agreement between NYCHA, the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and New York City to correct chronically poor housing
conditions endured by residents. Chairman of Guidepost Solutions, Bart
M. Schwartz, was appointed the federal Monitor of NYCHA on February 28,

“Daniel, Dennis, and Elan’s many years of experience in both the public
and private sectors will be a tremendous asset for our clients,” said
CEO of Guidepost Solutions, Julie
Myers Wood
. “They bring a collective wealth of knowledge focused on
investigations and compliance matters that will complement and bolster
our service offerings.”

Brownell brings many years of service in the field of investigations and
law enforcement at the city, state, and federal levels. Most of his
prosecutorial career was focused on prosecuting corruption and
emphasizing the importance of public integrity. Prior to joining
Guidepost Solutions, Brownell served as Commissioner of the New York
City Business Integrity Commission (BIC), where he was responsible for
overseeing the operations of the agency. BIC is charged with regulating
and preventing organized crime and corruption in New York City’s private
trade waste industry and public wholesale markets.

Walsh is an experienced litigator and former prosecutor with a strong
background in monitoring and compliance matters as well as complex
investigations. He has practiced law at New York City firms, including
his own, handling a range of commercial litigation, criminal defense,
investigations, monitoring, and compliance review cases. Notably, Walsh
served as the Review Officer in U.S. v. District Council of
 in the Southern District of New York. He was responsible
for enforcing a Consent Decree and other orders of the court
in a long-standing civil RICO matter, and was given broad authority to
monitor, investigate, and reform the administration and governance of
the New York City District Council of Carpenters, its Taft-Hartley
Benefit Funds, and its eight affiliated local unions. He has had
extensive interaction with in-house counsel and compliance officers and
has written detailed reports presented to regulators, courts, and the
Department of Justice.

Parra has extensive investigation, litigation, and construction-related
experience, leading investigations involving fraud schemes, kickbacks,
and illegal activity. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, he was a
managing director with a consulting firm focused on investigating
complex matters, conducting due diligence, advising on regulatory
compliance, and assessing vulnerabilities. Parra has also held several
high-level positions with the City of New York. As the Senior Advisor
for Project Management of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, he
managed a billion-dollar public works portfolio, overseeing major
construction and development projects. As the Director of the Mayor’s
Office of Special Enforcement, he was responsible for investigating and
deploying resources to address quality of life issues throughout the

About Guidepost
Solutions LLC

In a world where change is certain, experience is the best protection.
Guidepost Solutions offers global investigations, compliance and
monitoring, and security and technology consulting solutions in a wide
range of industries. With headquarters in New York, Guidepost Solutions
maintains offices in key markets including Bogotá; Boston; Chicago;
Dallas; Honolulu; London; Los Angeles; Miami, Oakland; Palm Beach;
Sacramento; San Francisco; Seattle; Singapore; and Washington, D.C. For
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