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Kurt Stitcher

Kurt Stitcher

DJO Global
Vice President, Global Compliance
Vista, CA, USA


Kurt is a highly experienced risk management, compliance, and investigations professional, with strong business acumen and a strategic, proactive, practical approach to achieving critical corporate goals.  He is a proven leader of cross-functional and global compliance and investigations teams, with outstanding leadership, relationship-building, influencing, and presentation skills.  Kurt has over two decades of achievement in corporate compliance, forensic consulting, private legal practice, federal prosecution, and intelligence, with deep experience across:

  • Industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Chemical, Consumer Products, Environmental, Government Contracting, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Technology;
  • Compliance program structures and elements, including global risk assessments and gap analyses; policies, procedures, and internal controls; communication and training; hotline management; auditing, monitoring, and remediation; reporting and program effectiveness; third-party compliance; and investigations; and
  • Compliance and Investigations topics, including Antitrust, Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, Employment/HR, Fraud/False Claims, Healthcare Fraud, Privacy, and Trade.

In his career as a Compliance Officer, Kurt has created, developed, and executed compliance programs from the ground up, and he has led and conducted investigations across the globe.  In his role at DJO Global, a $1.2 billion Medical Device/DMEPOS technology company and manufacturer, Kurt is helping to build and grow a Compliance function, with a broad focus across multiple subject matters and Compliance program elements.

Before joining DJO, Kurt served as an Acting/Interim Chief Compliance Officer at two Fortune 500 companies; a Senior in-house Compliance and Investigations professional; a “Big Four” compliance consultant and investigator; a trial and investigations partner at three AmLaw 100 firms; and an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.  Kurt’s broad experience gives him a unique perspective that has proven invaluable to clients and colleagues across the Risk Management, Compliance, and Investigations spectrum.

Kurt Stitcher is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Laying the Groundwork for an Effective In-House Compliance Investigations Program (August 23, 2018) - Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, New Orleans, LA
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