Mr. Kiess brings nine years of experience in forensic investigations and forensic technology projects with a focus on digital investigations as well as compliance projects.
He managed various multinational forensic investigations regarding corruption, fraud, cartels, anti-dumping, money-laundering, misconduct and intellectual property (IP) Theft. Mr. Kiess coordinated a number of e-discovery engagements, where he advised clients on data collection, data processing, document review and document production.
Mr. Kiess managed an investigation to review allegations of fraud and corruption in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia where senior sales staff were accused of having bribed government officials to win large engagements in the public health care business. The investigation work included analytics of financial data, computer forensics, document review and interviews.
Mr. Kiess was engaged in a special investigation at a financial institute to identify bribery, embezzlement and the billing of forged invoices. Within this investigation, he was engaged in a special credit check searching for any violations concerning regulatory requirements.
He worked with clients of different sectors including: financial services, asset management, food and beverages, industrial engineering, energy, telecommunication and healthcare. Mr. Kiess worked with international teams within Europe and the U.S.
Mr. Kiess also conducted company-wide compliance audits for a German media company where the audits were performed at various subsidiaries of the client and focused on risk indicators for corruption, bribery and bid rigging.
He further worked on an investigation at a Slovenian distressed bank to assess intentional misconduct by the board. The scope included computer forensics, document review and damage calculation.
Mr. Kiess was engaged on a data-based forensic investigation in the Spanish subsidiary of a German public company. He analysed the accounting systems of the company to identify corruptive payments to public officials. He furthermore analysed electronic data for indications of bribery or bid rigging.
Mr. Kiess studied sociology, economics and political sciences and earned a master degree in sociology (Diplom-Soziologe) in Munich and Venice. A German citizen he is fluent in German and English and has advanced skills in Spanish.