A former in-house compliance and ethics officer with more than 25 years of combined industry and Big Four experience, Maurice L. Crescenzi, Jr. managing director within Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services is the Ethics and Compliance practice leader, and works with clients across a range of industries and geographies on matters related to organizational governance, compliance, ethics, anti-corruption, and risk-management program design, implementation and evaluation.
A seasoned compliance officer with cross-industry experience, Maurice has conducted ethics and compliance work in more than 35 countries and has held in-house compliance officer positions at the leadership level in leading, global consumer products companies such as the Altria family of companies (Philip Morris and Kraft Foods Global, Inc.), Schering-Plough Consumer Health and Animal Health companies. In these capacities, Maurice led the design and implementation of the companies’ global compliance programs. As a compliance leader, Maurice has served on the companies’ management teams, and has reported to the audit committee of the board.
Maurice is well-versed in leading practices related to effective compliance program design and implementation – across programmatic elements (e.g., risk assessments, code of conduct, training, whistle-blowing, monitoring, etc.) and risk areas (e.g., anti-bribery and anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, antitrust, insider trading, records management, etc.).
Maurice is recognized member of leading compliance organizations, and he speaks regularly at compliance and ethics conferences, both in the United States and abroad. He is also published on these topics.