Richard Bistrong

I was the sales and marketing Vice President in the Law Enforcement and Defense sector for over fifteen…

About Me

I was the 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. I got educated in Foreign Policy, UVa, Masters of Arts, 1987. Studied at the Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1983.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.

Compliance Meaningfulness: Hard to Achieve, Easy to Destroy
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Compliance Meaningfulness: Hard to Achieve, Easy to Destroy

In an article titled, What Makes Work Meaningful- Or Meaningless by Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden (MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2016),  the authors focus upon what makes our work meaningful, with research conducted across multiple industries and responsibilities. While their findings are presented as relevant to the overall workforce, the compliance implications are significant and […]

Can Marketing and Compliance Share a Playbook?
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Can Marketing and Compliance Share a Playbook?

I recently read an article in the Winter 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge (Chari, Luce & Thukral). In this work, the authors address how “many multinationals simply import their domestic models into emerging markets.” And whilst this work is directed towards those who deal with market intelligence in emerging markets, […]

Gearing Compliance to the Tasks at Hand
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Gearing Compliance to the Tasks at Hand

The following blog post was originally posted in the Richard Bistrong Front-Line Anti-Bribery Blog at www.richardbistrong.com and is reposted with his permission. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for my first SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI), and attended a session  “Keeping Compliance Simple,” which was led by Ricardo Pellafone, CEO, The Broadcat […]