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.”
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.”
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!