Tara MacMillan is Chief Professional Officer of Nardello & Co. and Regional Managing Director of the Americas, overseeing the quality of the firm’s investigations globally, and directing its work in the Americas. Tara has extensive experience managing complex litigation support, due diligence, compliance reviews, and asset tracing investigations both in the US and internationally.
At Nardello & Co., Tara manages the international anti-corruption compliance relationships for several of the firm’s multinational clients. She has conducted investigations and assisted clients in developing their compliance programs for key suppliers, distributors, and third-party representatives. In this capacity, Tara provides assistance whether the matter requires strengthening the clients’ review processes, customizing questionnaires, or tailoring reporting elements for employees and agents. Tara’s casework also includes investigating instances of fraud, embezzlement, bribery, and kickbacks related to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering regulations, and whistleblower allegations.
In addition, Tara has extensive experience managing domestic and international due diligence investigations. On behalf of firms interested in expanding into Latin America and Europe or contemplating international acquisitions, Tara and her team have helped these clients avoid potential risks—such as corruption and organized crime—by identifying ownership interests and political and governmental affiliations. In hostile takeovers, proxy contests, and tender offers for corporate control, Tara’s knowledge and experience have contributed to providing key intelligence, working either to identify an adverse party’s vulnerabilities or to conduct self-due diligence in anticipation of such a contest.
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Tara worked as an investigative analyst with an international corporate investigations firm. She later joined the advisory services practice at an international consulting firm, where she worked on investigations involving fraudulent international banking activities, internal investigations of not-for-profits, and pre-transactional due diligence for private equity investments.
Tara holds a BA in political science and a Master’s in international relations from the University of Florida. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.