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Linda Miller | Founder and CEO

A national authority on fraud prevention and detection, Linda Miller brings over 16 years of experience to her role as Founder and CEO of Audient Group. Her deep expertise spans both public and private sectors, having served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and leading the Government Accountability Office’s development of the Fraud Risk Management Framework. Linda’s influential work extends to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Fraud Risk Management Guide and contributing to the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act. A sought-after speaker and media commentator, she has testified before Congress and been featured in outlets like NBC News and Business Insider. Linda’s vision guides Audient Group in delivering cutting-edge antifraud solutions to commercial and government clients.

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Carlos Otal | Senior Advisor and COO

Carlos Otal is a seasoned leader with over 33 years of strategic vision and analytical prowess in the public sector and financial services. As the former National Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector, he spearheaded substantial growth, brand expansion, and client satisfaction. Carlos’s extensive consultancy background encompasses auditing, strategy, and enterprise systems implementation across diverse government entities. Currently, he provides business optimization support to high-growth public sector firms. A staunch advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Carlos contributes to advisory councils and serves on multiple boards. His transformational leadership approach, honed at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, underpins Audient Group’s commitment to excellence.

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Mark Houston | Partner

Mark Houston is a dynamic and accomplished executive renowned for achieving outstanding results. With over two decades of experience in fraud risk management and analytics, Mark excels in critical evaluation, risk assessments, data-driven decision-making, and innovative problem-solving techniques. His expertise spans prevention and detection strategies, operations, and internal investigations. Mark’s dedication extends beyond corporate success; he is deeply committed to protecting vulnerable customers and has spearheaded initiatives targeting Elder Exploitation, Human Trafficking, and protecting other vulnerable populations. He serves on the Strategic Advisory Boards of two prominent human trafficking organizations, The Network Team and The Knoble. Prior to joining Audient Group, Mark held key positions at esteemed institutions including Capital One, Bank of America, and Deloitte, where he provided invaluable guidance to Fortune 500 companies.

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Laura Marlin | Sr. Director of Operations

Laura Marlin, Audient Group’s Sr. Director of Operations, leverages over 25 years of legal and management experience in both public and private sectors. Her impressive career began at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, prosecuting fraud, embezzlement, and computer crime cases. Laura has held influential roles such as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and First Deputy Auditor for the Commonwealth, where she overhauled audit policies and implemented data analytics systems. A graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, Laura’s unique blend of legal acumen and operational leadership fortifies Audient Group’s operations, ensuring clients benefit from robust, tailored solutions.

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Alicia Martinovich | Director

Alicia Martinovich brings over a decade of legal expertise to her role as Director at Audient Group, advising public sector clients on enterprise, strategic, operational, and fraud risk management. With a keen legal lens, she adeptly examines complex environments to balance business and legal considerations, supporting strategic objectives. Alicia’s extensive proficiency spans frameworks like COSO, OMB Circular A-123, and GAO guidance, enabling her to design tailored risk management programs, develop assessments, draft analyses, facilitate remediation, and promote risk-informed decision-making. Her diverse background, spanning risk engagement leadership and advising on evaluations, allows Alicia to approach risk mitigation holistically and strengthen internal controls creatively. Notable clients include the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and her prior role as Counsel to the CFO at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Zach Rosenfeld | Director

Zach Rosenfeld has more than 10 years working in the federal government to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, both at home and in international contingency environments like Afghanistan. He has been instrumental in standing up agency antifraud programs in accordance with leading practices set by the GAO, and he has delivered high-profile and award-winning evaluations, performance audits, inspections, white papers, and briefings to senior federal stakeholders and Congress about fraud and corruption abroad. His clients have included the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Agency for International Development, Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Federal Communications Commission, and he has worked on diverse issue sets including security assistance, extractive industries, energy transmission, and export finance. 

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Jade Judd | People and Culture Business Manager

Jade Judd brings over a decade of talent acquisition expertise to her role as People and Culture Business Manager at Audient Group. With a passion for talent management, culture, and organizational effectiveness, Jade is dedicated to upholding the firm’s “People First” values. Her background spans renowned consulting firms like Grant Thornton and Guidehouse, where she specialized in recruiting top CPA and advisory professionals. Jade’s strategic approach covers the full talent lifecycle, from early identification programs to experienced leadership hiring. Holding a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and pursuing a Master’s degree, Jade ensures a exceptional candidate and employee experience at Audient Group.

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Camille Wright


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Kyle Crook

Senior Consultant

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Sina Eames

Senior Consultant

Our Ecosystem Partners

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Tina Cooper

Areas of expertise: People analytics, workforce resiliency, and process improvement for Defense and Homeland Security sectors.

Zach Dahlgren

Areas of expertise: Fraud and financial crimes, risk operations optimization, digital risk mitigation. 

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Rick Ficken

Areas of expertise: Cybersecurity Oversight and Policy Development, Strategic IT Investment Management, Regulatory Compliance and Security Framework Implementation.

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Erik Halvorson

Areas of expertise: Federal law enforcement, advanced analytics techinques for fraud detection and investigation.

Stephanie Telles

Areas of expertise: Government Accountability Office (GAO), financial reporting.

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