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 Officer and 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.
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.