Kristy Grant-Hart fills-in Masters of Disaster podcast listeners on how her book How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer has been received since it launched. Kristy’s perspective on the critical nature of human relations in compliance has resonated with her readers internationally. In our discussion, Kristy reflects on comments she received from readers and the future of the profession.
Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets. She's the author of How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer and Managing Director of Spark Compliance Consulting, a boutique consultancy focusing on the creation, energizing and optimization of corporate compliance and data privacy programs. She is also an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics.
Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries. Ms. Grant-Hart was shortlisted for the 2015 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year award at the Women in Compliance awards.
Ms. Grant-Hart began her legal career at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she worked in the firm’s Los Angeles and London offices. While at Gibson Dunn, her team was nominated for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at Thomson Reuter’s Compliance Awards. She is an experienced international conference speaker, and has published articles in magazines and trade publications in the United States and Europe on anti-bribery topics and on data privacy and data transfer between the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance, and created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States.
Ms. Grant-Hart graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in California. She holds certification as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and is a member of the California Bar.