Brent Carlson has helped multinational companies both as an external consultant and in internal management positions including chief representative, chief operating officer, deputy general manager, head of business development, and chief compliance officer.

He has helped companies ranging from emerging growth firms and their private equity sponsors to the Fortune/Global 500. As a certified fraud examiner, Mr. Carlson has conducted due diligence, post-acquisition assessments, and investigations into complex financial fraud, corruption, and trade compliance matters on all major continents (Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas) in the contexts of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), regulatory enforcement, litigation, international arbitration, and post-closing M&A disputes.

Mr. Carlson is fluent in Mandarin Chinese with additional language capabilities in Japanese, French, and Lakota. He has a master’s degree from Yale University in East Asian studies, where he focused on Chinese history as well as China’s political economy and foreign direct investment policies. In today’s rapidly evolving world, with increasing disruptions from new geopolitical realities and evolving regulatory pressures, he thinks holistically and strategically to mitigate risk to build and maintain value.

Employment History

Director, 2005-2022


Certified Fraud Examiner

Areas of Expertise


Yale University
MA, East Asian Studies

University of Minnesota
BA, Chinese Language and Literature