Kristy Grant-Hart, JD, CCEP-I
Kristy Grant-Hart is the founder and CEO of Spark Compliance and a renowned expert at transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets. She is author of the highly-acclaimed books How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officerand the Wildly Strategic Compliance Officer Workbook. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance, and created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States. She was honored as a Trust Across America’s 2019 Top Thought Leaders in Trust.
A powerful and inspirational public speaker, Kristy provides keynote presentations to organizations and conferences globally. Kristy’s articles on compliance and ethics program optimization, anti-bribery, and data privacy and protection regulations have been featured in magazines and trade publications in the United States and Europe. She is a former adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. Kristy was shortlisted for the 2015 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year award at the Women in Compliance Awards and shortlisted again in 2017 for the Compliance Innovator of the Year.
Before launching Spark Compliance, Kristy was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries.
Kristy began her legal career at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she worked in the firm’s Los Angeles and London offices. While at Gibson Dunn, her team was nominated for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at Thomson Reuter’s Compliance Awards.
Kristy graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in California. She holds certification as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and is a member of the California Bar.
Diana Trevley, JD, CCEP-I
Los Angeles Office
Diana Trevley, the Chief of Global Services of Spark Compliance, specializes in the evaluation and optimization of compliance programs with a focus on anti-bribery and anti-corruption and preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain. One of the few ISO 37001-Anti-Bribery Management Systems experts in the world, in early 2017 Diana served as the primary consultant for one of the first multi-national organizations to achieve ISO 37001 certification, guiding the company through the process from start to finish. Diana provides training, readiness assessments and consulting services for organizations throughout the world seeking ISO 37001 certification and is also an accredited ISO 37001 auditor.
Prior to joining Spark Compliance, Diana was a litigator in the New York and Los Angeles offices of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she represented multinational clients in highly regulated industries in cases and internal investigations involving allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud and white collar crime.
During her time at Gibson Dunn, Diana successfully defended a company against enforcement of a fraudulent multi-billion dollar judgment procured through bribery of foreign officials, exposing a conspiracy that The Wall Street Journal called “[The] legal fraud of the century.” While a member of Gibson Dunn’s litigation team, the team was twice named “Litigation Department of the Year” by The American Lawyer, the only firm to ever receive this award more than once.
Diana graduated from UCLA School of Law in California and is a member of the California State Bar. She is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International (CCEP-I).
Ramsey Kazem, JD, CCEP-I
Ramsey Kazem heads the Atlanta office of Spark Compliance Consulting. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and an accomplished attorney. With a focus on anti-bribery & corruption and human trafficking, Ramsey specializes in developing strategies aimed at mitigating an organization’s legal and compliance risks. His expertise includes preparing risk assessments, evaluating and improving compliance programs, investigating claims of misconduct and advising on remediation strategies.
Ramsey is highly experienced in compliance program evaluations against the Department of Justice’s Program Evaluation Guidance, the seven pillars of an effective compliance program under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and against the ISO 37001 and 19600 standards. He’s also created readiness plans and implementation procedures for multi-national companies seeking to comply with European General Data Protection Regulation.
Prior to his work in compliance, Ramsey was a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. His legal practice focused on construction law, government contracts, and commercial litigation. During this time, he gained extensive experience assisting businesses with risk management, claims avoidance, and dispute resolution. He served as lead and co-counsel in arbitration and trial court proceedings adjudicating claims on a wide range of issues. Ramsey was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2005-2006 and 2009 through 2014.
Ramsey is originally from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received his B.S., magna cum laude, in Finance with a concentration in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After college, he attended law school and business school at Emory University, where he earned his J.D. and M.B.A. In 2015, Ramsey completed a graduate certificate program in Global Compliance and Ethics.