Frank Holder

Chief Executive Officer

Frank Holder is the Founder and CEO of Holder Partners.

Prior to that, Mr. Holder served as Chief Operating Officer of a global engineering consulting and financial services firm with offices in 28 countries, where he had overall responsibility for operations, corporate development, and strategy. The firm more than doubled revenue while maintaining industry-leading margins during his tenure. Before that, he was a partner and Head of the Global Segment for a well-known international professional services firm, with responsibilities for all international offices and several service lines firmwide.

Mr. Holder was previously Chairman of Latin America and a member of the Executive Committee of a publicly traded market leader in the specialty consulting space after they acquired his firm, Holder International, in 2007. Before founding Holder International, he was the president of the Consulting Services Group of a publicly trade investigations, intelligence, technology and restructuring firm, responsible for operations in more than 35 countries. He was a part of the transaction that sold the company for approximately $2BB in cash in 2005, representing a material premium over its trading price. He joined the firm in 1998 as a part of the acquisition of his company, Holder Associates.

As a practitioner with over 25 years of experience, he has directed corporate investigations and security consulting assignments in Latin America and the United States. The investigative matters include large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, product protection, litigation support, due diligence, and hostile takeovers. As a security expert, he has designed the security for international airports, seaports, and complex multi- jurisdictional distribution networks. He has also testified as an expert witness in substantive matters in the US and abroad.

Mr. Holder began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a political-military analyst for the U.S. embassy in Argentina and as a special agent for the Office of Special Investigations at Langley Air Force Base, with responsibilities including fraud investigations, counterintelligence, and force protection. He won the Airman’s Medal for valor for his actions in the aftermath of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires.

Frank is an accomplished public speaker with numerous presentations throughout the world topics such as money laundering, risk management, anti-corruption, security, and operational risk. He has written articles on similar topics for U.S. and Latin American newspapers and professional journals. He has taught courses and seminars at Georgetown, Thunderbird, Universidad Católica, Universidad del Salvador, UM and FIU. He was on the Advisory Board of the RAND Corporation for 15 years.

Richard Gregorie

Managing Director

During his 42-year career with the U_S, Department of Justice, Richard Gregorie handled some of the most complex prosecutions in the country, including those of heads of foreign governments and high profile international drug traffickers. He is best known for his indictments of Panamanian General Manuel Noriega and the Leaders of the Medellin Drug Cartel.

Richard Gregorie received an unprecedented three Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Awards as well as the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys award as the outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney in the country.

Recognized as an expert in money laundering, extraterritorial jurisdiction, R.I C.O., and complex multi object conspiracies, he has testified before Congressional committees. He has also appeared in documentaries and on national television shows, including Frontline, McNeil Lehrer, Nightline, 60 Minutes, and the Today Show.

Initially recruited to the Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office as Chief of Narcotics in 1982, Richard also served that office as Senior Litigation Counsel, Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Chief of the Criminal Division. Prior to coming to Miami to fight the War on Drugs, he prosecuted organized crime cases in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. During his career, he has also tried cases related to terrorism, public corruption, money laundering, and fraud.

As Senior Litigation Counsel and as a teacher at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, Richard trained and mentored young prosecutors. He wrote the chapter entitled Charging Decisions in the 2016 and 2011 editions of the United States Department of Justice Federal Narcotics Prosecution Manual.

Richard has also taught as an adjunct professor at Shepard Broad Law School at Nova Southeastern University and has lectured at law schools and universities throughout the country He has made dozens of presentations to associations, businesses, and community groups regarding money laundering and international public corruption.

Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown Law Center. He is a member of the bar in Florida, the District of Columbia (retired) and Massachusetts (retired).

Hiram Del Amo

Managing Director

Hiram del Amo serves as an expert in computer forensics, cyber security and e-discovery at Holder Partners. Mr. Del Amo has also worked as a computer forensic expert witness in several cases, including Child Pornography, Network Penetration, Bank Fraud and Employee Fraud. His responsibilities included detecting and closing computer system security holes, investigating and uncovering evidence of crimes on computer data storage devices as well as illegal activities conducted via computer such as credit card fraud and computer system intrusions.

Since 2001, Mr. Del Amo has also created and managed various technology companies throughout south Florida employing various teams of technicians. His work included assisting corporations with network/workstation setup, wiring infrastructure and computer hardware maintenance. He has recommended and implemented automation software and has worked on data recovery and investigative consulting for various industries.

Before 2001, Mr. Del Amo performed work in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court where he implemented various government systems throughout the courts. As system administrator of the courts, he converted the entire court system to a Windows based operating system and implemented bankruptcy application for judges.

Ernesto Carrasco Ramirez

Managing Director

Ernesto Carrasco Ramírez is a Colombian lawyer, specialized in  criminal law and criminology, with more than thirty years of  professional experience in state regulatory and investigation  organizations, as well as in private multinational corporate  investigation companies in Colombia and Mexico. 

Mr. Carrasco is an expert in high-level investigations, strategic  security and cross-border disputes in several Latin American  countries. He also manages large business intelligence, analysis  and crisis management projects for public and private entities. His  training as a criminal lawyer and experience in investigations have  allowed him to direct and support cases in litigation consulting,  evidence collection, due diligence, asset search, advice on  institutional strengthening in areas of justice and security for  governments, crime investigations organized and cases of  corruption and political intelligence. 

During the last two decades, Mr. Carrasco served as general  director in different American consulting firms specialized in  corporate investigations with global coverage, such as: JS HELD  LLC for Mexico and Colombia; BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP  LLC for Mexico; and KROLL LLC for Colombia and Mexico,  transnational companies where he participated in consulting for  local and national governments in several countries such as Mexico,  Panama and Colombia, contributing to transform police and judicial  institutions. Additionally, he led complex research and business  intelligence projects for multinational companies in Mexico,  Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Chile,  Panama and Guatemala, among others. 

Currently, Mr. Carrasco is an independent consultant. In addition to  leading projects, he plays a role as a strategic consultant for some  companies, mainly in Mexico and Colombia. 

Ernesto Carrasco also held several government positions in his  native Colombia, where he stood out as having been national  director of prosecutors of the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia.  Before that, he headed the international affairs division of the  attorney general’s office. He directed the special investigations unit  of the Attorney General’s Office, where he was in charge of complex  investigations of corruption against public officials and human rights  violations and investigations of transnational criminal organizations.  He also served as District Overseer of the Bogotá District Oversight  Office, an entity dedicated to preserving institutional integrity in the  capital.

Michelle Duenas


Michelle is bilingual and holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and a certification in Nonprofit Studies with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (CNP designation) from Arizona State University. Michelle is an expert in ESG, property management and holds extensive knowledge in risk management, facility management, training & professional development, marketing & networking, collaborative partnership cultivation, special event management and problem solving. She also holds a realtor’s license from the state of Florida.

Jorge Rodriguez

Associate Director

Jorge Rodriguez has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and a Project Management Postgraduate Course from UTN Facultad Regional de Buenos Aires. Jorge has worked in some of the largest firms in the Global Investigation industry, with over 4 years of cybersecurity and computer forensics consulting experience, covering fraud and financial investigations, bribery and corruption, asset searches, and litigation support. Jorge has been involved in a number of investigations, including background checks and investigative due diligence, market research, business intelligence, cybersecurity, and e-discovery.

He has also experience conducting investigations in multiple jurisdictions (USA; Latin America, Europe, EUA), as well as managing projects acting as a project manager within departments, maintaining organizational effectiveness, and reporting to the executive board. Jorge also supported organizations with cybersecurity issues, such as ensuring that the organization’s software was up to date and monitoring networks for any attacks or security threats. He also assisted clients’ departments with potential security dangers and how to avoid them.

Sean Lewis

Senior, Cyber Security Analyst

Sean is an experienced and certified Cybersecurity and Signals Intelligence analyst who, as a part of the US Army, worked closely in these areas with other US agencies such as the NSA, CIA, FBI, and DEA in the Southern Command theater of operation, as well as international intelligence agencies and law enforcement. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Operations and a BA in Cybersecurity from Champlain College. He has led teams of analysts and served as a mentor for others in the field, and has received numerous meritorious awards for his work.

Anna Perdomo

Administrative Director

Anna, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Bayamon Central University in Puerto Rico, is the Administrative Director of Holder Partners, responsible for the firm’s day to day operations.  She has deep experience in operations, real estate development, finance and accounting and has worked at several firms in senior positions.  She is bilingual and holds a real estate license.   

Maria Mena


Maria, who is bilingual and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SABES in Guanajuato, Mexico, is an Associate in the research and support area.  She studied forensic investigations at INECIPE and has worked consulting, retail and administration.

Güido Francardi

Senior Consultant

Güido holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del CEMA. He also holds a Postgraduate Course in Environment and Sustainable Development from Universidad Católica Argentina and a Postgraduate Course in Global Combat of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has over ten years experience in the fields of risk management, strategic intelligence, global investigations, political risk and sustainability.  

As an Analyst for the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) he has focused on terrorism and public insecurity. In addition to his government work, Guido has been an analyst for a Big Four accounting firm and multilateral lending institutions. He also assisted the Office of the President of Argentina in developing and tracking the strategic priorities for national growth, as well as assessing business-related opportunities and national security concerns