Our Leadership

Doug Kouns MBA, CFE

Founder & CEO

Doug Kouns – Founder and CEO of Veracity

Doug Kouns founded Veracity IIR with a vision of bringing the most experienced and accomplished law enforcement professionals, intelligence analysts and business people together to provide real solutions to real problems.

Kouns is a former Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI. For more than 22 years he served the Bureau in the field and at FBI Headquarters while conducting or overseeing criminal, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence investigations.

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Kathy Guider, MS

Vice President

Kathy Guider is the Vice President of Veracity

Kathy Guider leads the Training Division and coordinates the training programs provided by Veracity IIR. She also oversees investigations, human resources and most administrative functions.

Guider is a former Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI. For more than 23 years, she served in the Indianapolis Division where she conducted drug, terrorism and white collar crime investigations. Guider also served as an operator with the Indianapolis Special Operations Group and later became the Team Leader which engaged in covert missions and surveillance to support high priority investigations nationwide.

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Lori Achilles: CPA, CFE, CFF

Director - Fraud Division

Lori Achilles is the Director of the Fraud Division of Veracity, working from the Chicago area satellite office.

Achilles is a former Special Agent of the FBI specializing in White Collar Crime working in both the Indianapolis and New York City divisions of the FBI for more than 7 years.   While in Indianapolis, she worked on the White Collar Squad investigating corporate fraud, investment schemes, health care fraud, and mortgage fraud. She was also a member of the Bank Fraud Working Group which involved coordinating with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies to discuss trends, potential frauds and weaknesses within the banking industry.

In New York, Achilles worked on the Securities Fraud squad as the lead case agent on the Wextrust Capital case, a $255 million Ponzi scheme. She was also a team member of the Madoff case.

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Jillian Dardani, MA

Jillian Dardani formerly of the Central Intelligence Agency is the Senior Intelligence Analyst for Veracity IIR.

Dardani is a former Intelligence Analyst and Senior Representative of the National Counter-terrorism Center, working in both Washington DC and Chicago, IL for over eight years. While in DC, she specialized in Al-Qaeda plotting against the US and homegrown violent extremists. She was the lead analyst on several high profile counter-terrorism investigations, including the aftermath of the Usama Bin Ladin operation, and was personally invited to meet with former President Obama as a result of her analytic expertise.

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Our Approach

Veracity IIR was founded by former FBI Agents with over 20 years of experience in conducting investigations and intelligence collection. Veracity IIR only employs the most highly experienced and accomplished former Federal Agents, law enforcement officers, intelligence community professionals, technical specialists and analytic personnel who are recognized experts and leaders in their fields in order to provide the highest quality products.

Our staff leverages all of the tools available from simple to highly sophisticated in order to collect information in the most efficient and effective manner. In addition to the expertise of our employees, we have a vast international network of elite professionals who assist us in providing a comprehensive solution to your needs no matter where it may lead us.

Our primary core values are uncompromising personal and institutional integrity. As indicated in our name, our goal is to find the honest and accurate truth while uncovering the facts surrounding any situation. We conduct investigations and collect intelligence to provide you with the unbiased information you need to make the right decisions.

Our Story

Veracity IIR’s founders have dedicated their professional lives to public service. As former FBI Agents, we took the oath that includes the promise to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” After over two decades of serving our great nation, we are continuing forward in this spirit in the private sector where we have identified a large and growing threat.

Doing business in today’s world is like walking through a minefield. One wrong step by you or those you employ can destroy everything you’ve built. Veracity IIR was created to help people safely and confidently navigate through the minefield. We know how to gather the information to help you make the right decisions.

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