2009: After leaving PwC’s Forensic Services Group, Adrian Sierra identified a need to provide specialized Forensic Services to middle market clients. Sierra Financial Services was established to provide these and other related services.
2010: SFG was retained by its first Fortune 100 to provide Forensic Accounting Services for one of their Latin America locations. SFG was subsequently retained at least a half a dozen times more by this same company and it also has a current year project. SFG had not only identified a need in the middle market but also a need for larger organizations.
2011: SFG performed various Latin America investigations services for Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as performed litigation support services. SFG retained former big four forensic professionals to assist with these engagements.
2012: SFG hired its first employees and started building its internal team as well as started SFG’s Global Affiliate initiative.
2013: SFG performed Latin America FCPA investigations services for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Additionally, SFG performed fraud and embezzlement investigations for smaller organizations.
2014/15: SFG planned and executed a global FCPA third-party compliance assessment for a middle market logistics company with agents located in 60 countries globally. Additionally, SFG completed an FCPA investigation for a Fortune 500 company with subsidiary in Latin America. SFG hired additional former big four forensic professionals to join the team.
2016: SFG completed on site compliance testing for a technology company in Latin America and Europe. Additionally, SFG continued to perform fraud investigations for non-for profit and middle market organizations.
2017: SFG established an office in Miami, Florida to continue to develop the Latin America Services. Sierra Financial Group (SFG) was rebranded to Sierra Forensic Group (SFG). Founder, Adrian Sierra was accepted and completed the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative program, which contributed to SFG’s growth strategy.
2018/19: SFG began an FCPA compliance program assessment for a middle market logistics company with operations in over 90 countries. SFG performed a compliance program assessment and created an anti corruption program roadmap for a middle market manufacturing company that was entering international markets.