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Frank L. Holder

Managing Director


Frank Holder leads BRG's Latin America Practice. With over 20 years of experience, he has directed corporate investigations and security consulting assignments in Latin America and the United States. The investigative matters include large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, product protection, litigation support, due diligence, and hostile takeovers. As a security expert, he has designed the security for international airports, seaports, and complex multijurisdictional distribution networks.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Holder was the chief executive officer of Holder International, which was acquired by FTI in 2007. Before founding Holder International, he was the president of Kroll Inc.’s Consulting Services Group, responsible for operations in more than 35 countries. Prior to that, he was the head of Kroll’s Latin America and Caribbean region. Before joining Kroll, he was the president of Holder Associates in Buenos Aires, a risk mitigation and business intelligence firm.

Mr. Holder began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a political-military analyst for the U.S. embassy in Argentina and as a special agent for the Office of Special Investigations at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, with responsibilities in areas including counterintelligence and force protection.

Mr. Holder is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is an accomplished public speaker with numerous presentations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil on a broad range of topics such as money laundering, risk management, homeland security, and operational risk. He has written articles on similar topics for U.S. and Latin American newspapers and professional journals. He has taught courses in political science and law on the Inter-American system at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires. He is the author of two books: Narcotics Trafficking: A Constructed Typology of the Deviant Market of Illicit Drug (1997) and Integrity in Business: Developing Ethical Behavior across Cultures and Jurisdiction (2013).

Mr. Holder holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina and is a summa cum laude graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He won the Airman’s Medal for valor for his actions in the aftermath of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina
Ph.D., International Relations
M.A., International Relations

United States Air Force Academy

Employment History

FTI Consulting, Inc
Chairman, LatAm
2007 - 2015

Holder International
2003 - 2007

Kroll Inc. Consulting Services Group

Holder Associates

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