Convercent, the first integrated, cloud-based culture and compliance software to help companies align values and ethics with employee behavior, today celebrates the Lifetime Achievement recognition awarded to its chief ethics officer Eugene “Gene” Ferraro by the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado.
The award is given to an exemplary individual who has been in the business of private investigations for a minimum of 25 years, demonstrated notable leadership in the industry and who has provided mentorship, instruction and/or a unique investigative service over the span of his/her entire career.
“As the Chairman of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, I regularly come in contact with many investigators. Having been in the profession for 25 years myself, I cannot think of another individual who has given so much to our profession and is more deserving of this honor,” said Chris Bray, current chairman of the PPIAC. “We’re all very fortunate to have had Gene in our profession.”
For 30 years, Ferraro (CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR) has been a leading corporate investigator specializing in workplace violence, fraud, harassment, discrimination, substance abuse, misconduct, and employee theft and dishonesty. Ferraro’s expertise also includes pre-employment screening, background investigation, employee interrogation, loss prevention and security management.”
He has conducted thousands of investigations worldwide for top corporations, law firms and insurance companies. Ferraro has also authored nine books, and lectures frequently on ethics and compliance management.
Before becoming Convercent’s Chief Ethics Officer in 2012, Ferraro was founder and CEO of its predecessor, Business Controls, Inc. He is board certified in both security and human resources management, and has been a member and advisor of ASIS International since 1987.
“Gene has literally written the book on key corporate investigations and compliance matters,” said Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent. “Convercent is extremely proud he’s a part of our family and for all that he’s contributed to this important industry over the past three decades.”