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Consulting Advice on Investigations into Possible CEO Misconduct


This paper sets out for fellow consultants: (i) internal controls to avoid a client’s hiring of a chief executive officer (CEO) who may have had a past or current instance(s) or pattern of misconduct; (ii) the forms of possible misconduct of a CEO; (iii) the component steps and process to follow in investigating such misconduct; and (iv) respecting a CEO’s procedural rights during the investigation.

This paper provides consultants with content upon which to advise during their practices, including their advice to organizational clients, senior management, and boards of directors.