Kristofer Swanson Joins PwC’s Forensic Services as Partner

Swanson brings 25 years of experience to PwC's forensic services clients


NEW YORK, August 20, 2012PwC US today announced that Kristofer Swanson has joined the firm’s U.S. Forensic Services practice as partner.  In his new role leading the Midwest Forensics Team, Swanson brings 25 years of business advisory services experience to PwC and has worked with companies in a wide-range of industries including aerospace systems, apparel, banking, financial institutions, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and transportation.

“Kris possesses a deep understanding of the complex issues our clients are faced with in today’s challenging business climate,” said Erik Skramstad, PwC’s U.S. Forensics practice leader. “He will be a valuable addition to our leadership team as we help companies navigate issues ranging from the threat of economic crime and regulatory risk to complex business disputes in order to secure their future success.”

Over the course of his career, Swanson has led numerous high-profile forensic accounting, investigative, and compliance engagements on behalf of publicly and privately-held entities and major investors, including providing expert witness testimony on damages matters.

Prior to joining PwC, Swanson was a managing director in the Disputes & Investigations practice at Navigant and a member of the firm’s senior leadership team and its global operating committee. He led many of Navigant’s highest-profile investigative engagements, responding to a broad range of allegations including accounting irregularities, theft, healthcare overbilling, data breaches, money laundering, and Ponzi schemes. He also previously held positions at KPMG and Arthur Andersen.

Swanson is a licensed CPA in Illinois, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and is certified in Financial Forensics. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Illinois CPA Society, the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, and the Licensing Executives Society. 

Swanson holds an MBA in international business and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; an M.S. in accountancy from DePaul University; and a B.A. from Lawrence University. He serves as a board member for the Better Government Association and the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services.   Additionally, he is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Union League Club of Chicago, where he serves on the Analysis & Planning Committee.  Swanson is also a frequent speaker and author on forensic matters.

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