Wendy Schmidt is the former global leader of the Business Intelligence Services practice of Deloitte Advisory. A former litigator, Wendy has over 25 years’ experience specialising in the development of background information and intelligence for commercial and government clients, in the context of due diligence, fraud, government investigations, and litigation support. She has also worked with clients to develop third party risk management/ vetting programs. Wendy is a former national and global leader of Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative Network, responsible for the development and oversight of programmes aimed at the retention, promotion and recruitment of women. She currently serves as a senior advisor to the board of Arachnys, a financial technology company focused on compliance robotic automation. Wendy also serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.