Mastercard has followed the success of its first award-winning compliance training video Behind the Bribe with a second release. It’s about the perils of getting too close and comfortable with third parties, be they suppliers, agents, or other intermediaries and ignoring red-flags.
From Beach House to Blackmail reaches beyond the front-lines of sales. It is also intended to help train employees in supply chain management, procurement and support functions.
This video is told through the narrative of Richard Bistrong’s career as an International Sales Vice-President, former FCPA violator and FBI/UK Cooperator
From Beach House to Blackmail: How Silence Isn’t Golden is real-life compliance training. It depicts actual events leading up to Richard’s FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and sentencing to fourteen and a half months in federal prison. This is more than scenario-based training, it’s real-world training!
The 13-minute video is co-narrated by Keith Slotter, former chief of the FBI’s Global Financial Crimes Program, and Angélique Parisot-Potter, a compliance leader with decades of experience in regions as diverse as South America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
The first Mastercard co-produced compliance training video, Behind the Bribe, won numerous industry awards and has been hugely effective in enhancing compliance training events, sales meetings, and on-line training content. Multinationals around the world have integrated Behind the Bribe into their online training libraries as part of their compliance training and awareness programs. As a result of that success, Richard Bistrong and Mastercard went into production on From Beach House to Blackmail to address the hazards of unmanaged third party risk and the perils of ignoring red-flags.
“We recognized the need to move beyond the traditional classroom exercise to help our teams understand the potential impact of bribery and compliance events. Richard Bistrong’s story does just that.”
Karen GriffinExecutive vice president and chief compliance officer at Mastercard
From Beach House to Blackmail is available to corporations for licensing through a day-pass, one month, three month, or annual basis, and is in available with sub-titles in most major languages. In addition, customization options are available. To request a demo of the full length thirteen minute video and/or to inquire about the license fee schedule, please click here.
Mastercard Inc. used a novel tactic for its latest round of anti-bribery compliance training: It released an 11-minute film recreating the story of Richard Bistrong, who is now chief executive of an anti-bribery consulting firm but who previously went to jail for violating U.S. anti-bribery and U.K. trade laws.
- A cautionary tale told by Richard Bistrong, CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, and co-narrated by Keith Slotter, former chief of the FBI’s Global Financial Crimes Program, and Angélique Parisot-Potter, a compliance leader with decades of experience in regions as diverse as South America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
- A real-world story of how un-managed third-party interactions landed Richard Bistrong, a high-flying, well-educated, and successful international sales executive, in a federal prison.
- Created with the input of global compliance leaders, and in association with Mastercard, in order to help those in the field embrace their role as compliance ambassadors, and how to avoid Richard Bistrong’s fate as the target of a criminal investigation, and ultimately, a Federal Inmate.
- Unlike the usual “scenario” training, this video is based on actual events. It has high-impact, unforgettable, and personal messages which reach not only those on the front-lines of sales, but was also developed and produced specifically to support employees in supply chain management, procurement and support functions.
- This thirteen-minute video is designed to support current compliance programs in order to take what’s often two difficult subjects: third-party interactions as well as speaking up about red-flags, and to bring ‘them to life’ from the perspectives of a violator, an enforcer and a compliance leader. Three very different, yet complementary, experiences.
- Listen and learn as Richard Bistrong shares how he “took compliance decisions into his own hands,” while Angélique Parisot-Potter and Keith Slotter reflect on their experiences with cases where innocent interactions turned illegal, and how early red-flags were ignored in the “rush to get things done”
- In the film’s resonating conclusion Keith Slotter encourages employees to “reach out, when in doubt,” and urges them to share their challenges and “shine a light on them.”
From Beach House to Blackmail: How Silence Isn’t Goldenis a real-world anti-bribery, ethics and compliance training video, which includes:
- Co-narration by Keith Slotter, former chief of the FBI’s Global Financial Crimes Program, and Angélique Parisot-Potter, a compliance leader with decades of experience in regions as diverse as South America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
- An unforgettable and personal message designed to engage and inspire commercial, supply chain management and procurement personnel, as well as support functions, with how this crucible can be avoided through ethical decision making and teamwork.
- Real-world storytelling, not “hypothetical” modeling, from both the violators, enforcers and compliance point of view.
- High-impact messages and actionable take-aways for continued discussion among compliance, operations and business teams!
Topics featured in From Beach House to Blackmail:
- A true story of how innocent third-party interactions can turn illegal, slowly, and over time.
- How personnel can avoid taking compliance decisions into their own hands by reaching out to their support teams.
- The importance of not “going it alone” when struggling with an ethical decision.
- How unmanaged third-party relationships can result in employees getting ’too close and comfortable’ with agents, suppliers, vendors and business partners.
- The need for all personnel to use their ‘gut and instinct’ when something doesn’t look right, and to hit the pause button.
- How compliance leaders are there to keep a global workforce ’successful and safe’ whatever their work and role.
- Specific third party and other support function risks relevant to bribery, price-fixing, supply chain-fraud, and other global financial crimes.
From Beach House to Blackmail: How Silence Isn’t Golden is perfect training content for every level in your organization, including:
- International Sales, Marketing and Business Development Teams.
- Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and Cross Functional Teams.
- Compliance Officers and Compliance Teams.
- Internal Audit, Forensic and Investigatory Groups.
- Board of Directors and C-Suite Personnel.
From Beach House to Blackmail can be integrated into your employee on-boarding processes and/or on-line training through the purchase of an annual license. In addition, From Beach House to Blackmail can be used for limited live training events and training initiatives through the purchase of a day-pass, one month or three-month license. To request a demo of the full thirteen minute video, and/or to request licensing fees, please contact us.
From Beach House to Blackmail can be customized to perfectly match your organization. For questions on customization, please contact us
This real-world on-line training video will bring the realities of international corruption, commerce and compliance to your global work force with power, authenticity and the positive message of how compliance wants to inspire the workforce to be successful and safe. If you’d like to see the full-length video demo, or to request a licensing fee schedule, we’d like to hear from you below!
Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC is a consultancy which looks to engage with organizations that seek to enhance their compliance efforts beyond the traditional “bolt-on” set of rules and procedures.