Lisa Garcia, Chief Operating Officer/Partner/Director
As the Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Garcia is responsible for the management of all due diligence investigations conducted by B2G.
Ms. Garcia previously worked for the United States Government, serving three years with the FBI as a contract Data Analyst and three years as an Analyst and Office Manager with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Country Offices located in Paris, France and Cairo, Egypt. Ms. Garcia continues to specialize in data research and analysis, supporting various matters including corporate internal investigations, anti-fraud examinations, security vulnerability assessments, and due diligence background screening.
Prior to joining B2G, Lisa, along with her husband and former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, co-founded H. Garcia & Associates, Inc., an international investigations, fraud and risk mitigation consulting business, where she was responsible for the management of all due diligence investigations. She also provided financial forensic analysis for Cooper Forensic & Investigative Group located in Los Angeles, California. From 1999 through 2008, Lisa worked as the Quality Control Coordinator for Tharco Containers Colorado, Inc. a nationally recognized company in the corrugated industry, during which she also served as one of the company’s ISO 9001 certified auditors.
From 1994 through 1997, Lisa worked at the San Diego office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a contract analyst in the Asset Forfeiture Department. From 1991 through 1994, Lisa worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s offices located in Paris, France and Cairo, Egypt as an office manager and analyst. Between 1974 and 1991, Lisa held managerial positions with corporations and banks in Southern California and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lisa’s expertise involves knowledge of sophisticated investigative analysis techniques to dissect data from financial and business records in support of criminal and civil litigation cases. Investigative analysis techniques utilized in her professional experience include:
- Preparation and manipulation of complex spread sheets for illustration of evidence in pre-trial preparation and during trial
- Bank records analysis and reconciliation to accounting records
- Use of link analysis software to illustrate data retrieved from voluminous telephone toll records
- Research and retrieval of data from various online databases in support of due diligence/background investigations and/or to locate witnesses and assets
- Thorough cataloging and organization of documentary evidence in support of criminal and civil litigation
- Preparation of evidence summary charts for use during trial
During her tour with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Cairo, Egypt office, Lisa developed a sophisticated method for tracking and monitoring ships entering and exiting the Suez Canal. This tracking system assisted the office in the detection of suspected drug smuggling throughout the region.
During her career as a contract data analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lisa contributed and assisted the U.S. prosecutor and federal law enforcement to the forfeiture of $1.7 million in illegally obtained currency and property.
During her recent tenure with Cooper Forensic & Investigative Group and H. Garcia & Associates, Inc., Lisa has delivered evidentiary support in litigation matters; conducted due diligence investigative research in support of litigations; conducted extensive pre-employment background investigations; performed analysis of financial statements and bank records in support of litigations involving employee embezzlement and other white collar crime matters; and provided in-depth analysis and organization of voluminous bank records in support of litigations.