Chris McCavitt is a Managing Director and Head of Nardello & Co.’s New York Office. Chris has two decades of experience in the private investigations industry. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director in the investigations practice of a global risk consulting firm, where he managed complex investigations for law firms and corporate clients and also participated in innovation initiatives with its technology and government services divisions.
Previously, Chris served as a Managing Director at an international investigations firm. During that time, he co-led a large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) probe in Brazil and several other complex investigations. He also led a team that partnered with an insurance underwriter to develop an innovative cyber-insurance assessment methodology, which was later successfully deployed by a US State. In a concurrent role, as North American Director of Research, he was responsible for managing and improving the firm’s research and analysis capabilities in its North American region.
Chris worked his way up through the ranks of the private investigations industry, serving as an analyst, investigator, and project manager, as well as managing a research team of 25 analysts. Among the notable cases he has led include a probe to examine the collapse of a European bank, an internal investigation of allegations that a company was improperly conducting business with a sanctioned country, a global asset trace to recover hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from a bank by an international crime-lord, and a manhunt to locate an executive who disappeared along with millions of dollars of his employer’s money.
In an earlier phase of his career, Chris founded and led a risk consulting firm for six years that specialized in assisting US multinational corporations in managing risks and threats in emerging markets.
Chris holds an MPhil in European studies from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University.