Advisory Board

Since its founding, Paladin Associates GmbH has been supported by an Advisory Board whose members bring long-experience and expertise to the company.

Rosemary Lark

is a long-time intelligence professional, located in Washington, DC. She has been a member of the Advisory Board of Paladin Associates GmbH since it was founded in 2002. Rosemary specializes in Financial Crime Compliance Consulting, Investigations and Monitoring and has previously worked with SafirRosetti, Navigant Consulting, and Guidepost Solutions. She also spent five years as a Research Fellow and Director, Threats Analysis Division, at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. She is a former Managing Director of Business Intelligence at Kroll Associates in New York.

Bernd Seidel

served as head of the Frankfurt Criminal Police and as a professor for Criminalistics and Criminology at the Federal Police Academy of Germany. In addition, he was crisis consultant for the Frankfurt-based branch of Kroll Inc. and worked for Clayton Consultants Inc. in California for several years.

Former Members:

Howard Jones († 2014), Eckehardt Dietrich († 2017) and Matthew Aid († 2018) were advisory board members from the beginning and were always on hand to help and advise Paladin Associates. We thank him for their outstanding contributions to our company and will always keep them in honorable memory.

Matthew M. Aid

was a former intelligence historian and author. In 2009 he published his first book: “The Secret Sentry - The Untold History of the NSA,” followed in 2012 by his second book: “Intel Wars - The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror.” From 1986 to 2005, he held senior positions at Investigative Group International (IGI) and Kroll Associates in Washington, D.C..

Eckehardt Dietrich

was a ranking police officer, serving last as President of the Office for Constitutional Protection in Saxony. As a coordinator of various institutions, he also passed on his experience as a lecturer at several colleges of higher education. He also worked for several years as a crisis consultant for Kroll in Frankfurt and Clayton Consultants Inc. in California. Eckehardt Dietrich, aka Maximilian Harding, was the author of the biographical novel published in 2014. Only the Pieces Remain: The Conversion of a Convinced National Socialist that appeared in 2014.

Howard Jones

had more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement, security and fraud detection and prevention. At New Scotland Yard he made a name for himself as chief investigator of the murder and fraud department and eventually became head of Interpol Great Britain. In 1993, he joined Kroll in London as a Senior Investigator, where he was responsible, among other things, for drawing up contingency and security plans.