Paul Garside is an expert in fraud and corruption investigations as well as in the planning and management of major investigation projects. Since joining VIDOCQ in its early days, Paul has successfully led and conducted a wide variety of domestic and international high financial risk investigations related to reputational due diligence, and various illicit activities, such as fraud, embezzlement, corruption and cybercrime. Paul is also frequently requested as a conference speaker, and as a trainer in financial crime and investigation.
Before joining VIDOCQ, Paul served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for over two decades, dedicated mainly to his passion, major domestic and transnational financial crime investigation. His investigations and leadership of multi-agency investigative teams led to significant convictions in the areas of federal corruption, major fraud against the Canadian government, investment fraud and stock market manipulation. Before retiring from the RCMP, Paul concurrently held two positions in the province of Quebec, Officer in Charge of the Commercial Crime Section (which included the Corruption Investigation, Major Fraud, and Mass Marketing teams), as well as Officer in Charge of the Integrated Market Enforcement team.
Paul earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Studies, with focuses on Law, Criminology and Business Administration. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course with honours and post-graduate studies in Financial Crime, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
We coordinate a team of analysts and investigators, employed by the firm after being meticulously selected. The exceptional competence and experience of our employees are our greatest asset and allow us to deliver the best possible service to our clients.