Founder and CEO
Prior to Quinlan, Paul spent his career as a journalist reporting in some of the most competitive news markets, including South Florida and Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill. He has broken national news stories on politics, government, the environment, and the financial industry and has researched some of the largest public and private companies, executives and management teams on behalf of top asset managers, private equity and law firms, and institutional investors.
A former National Press Foundation fellow, Paul has appeared on CNN and been published by The New York Times, National Journal, USA Today, The St. Petersburg Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Salon, and others. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.
COO and Managing Partner
Joe’s two decades of professional experience in geopolitical risk, intelligence, and strategic advisory include work at the highest levels of government, international NGOs, and private institutions. He has advised C-suite executives and heads of state, and his overseas assignments span the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, among other emerging markets and hostile environments.
As an intelligence officer for the U.S. government, Joe led and served in mission-critical units assessing risks and potential threats to national security, producing analysis for the President, cabinet, and senior U.S. officials and supporting covert operations. Previously, he held a variety of assignments with the U.N., an international NGO, and the U.S. government. Joe taught graduate-level courses on global security at Georgetown University and Columbia University. He earned a Master’s in international affairs from Columbia and a bachelor’s in psychology and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Partner and Director of Investigations
Kelly is an award-winning former investigative journalist whose work has resulted in Congressional inquiries, federal investigations and some of the industry’s highest honors. At Quinlan, she leads corporate fraud, competitive intelligence and enhanced due diligence investigations on public and private companies and their executive teams. She was the first recipient of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Fellowship for Investigative Reporting and has received the George Polk Award for Business Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Her work at Reuters and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has focused on international tax evasion, accounting malpractice, shell companies and money laundering. Kelly has an MFA from Goucher College and a journalism degree from West Virginia University.
Chris has over a decade of experience practicing law, including most recently as a partner at a major global law firm. As an attorney, Chris represented companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and litigation, primarily involving complex federal regulatory programs, and handled all phases of complex civil and criminal litigation. Chris’ experience includes representing several individuals in parallel proceedings arising from a high-profile, transnational criminal investigation, as well as conducting internal investigations and audits, advising clients regarding complex real estate and other transactions, and conducting and overseeing project-related diligence.
Chris has lived, worked, and traveled extensively abroad, including in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Chris graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a J.D.
Christine is an award-winning former investigative business journalist who has researched public companies for investors since 2011. Her work on a multinational dietary supplement company for a large activist hedge fund spurred a government investigation of the company’s business practices, which ended in a $200 million settlement and was the subject of an award-winning documentary. Previously, she worked as a reporter covering financial markets in Washington, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. Her work on the bond market for Bloomberg News received awards from the New York Press Club, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She is the author of Confidence Game, which chronicles the collapse of trillion-dollar bond insurer MBIA, Inc., an event that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. Christine holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Anita Huslin is a former journalist who has worked in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. for The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The New York Times, the Associated Press and CBS Radio. She was a Pulitzer finalist for breaking news reporting at The Post and led NPR’s first-response coverage of events such as the U.S consulate attack in Benghazi, the shooting in Aurora, Colo., and an Egyptian military coup d’etat during the Arab Spring. At the height of the financial crisis, she left journalism to become a corporate investigator, focusing on ratings agencies and insurers’ roles in the rise and fall of complex asset-backed securities. She has also investigated a global mineral extraction company with ties to the U.S. intelligence community; the UN oil-for-food scandal; and links between a U.S. businessman and contract fraud in Iraq. Anita has a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and an MFA from Goucher College. She has taught graduate-level nonfiction narrative at the University of Montana.
Director of Finance and Administration
Amanda, an accountant by training, oversees financial and administrative affairs for Quinlan. Prior to joining, she served as the comptroller and, later, the Chief Financial Officer for United Ability, a regional non-profit. Previously, she worked as a senior auditor for the accounting firm Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West, LLP (which was acquired by RSM), and as an internal auditor for Regions Bank. In her role as a nonprofit CFO, Amanda had primary responsibility for all financial matters, including budgeting, cash flow and reporting. Amanda also provided operational and programmatic support to ensure the organization’s ability to accomplish its mission and continue to provide meaningful services. Amanda received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master of Accountancy from Auburn University.
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Our team consists of award-winning journalists, professional researchers, and data experts.
Quinlan’s associates have an average of 20 years’ professional experience working for major media and law enforcement organizations and are experts in fraud, public records, business, financial markets, private equity, technology, media, telecommunications, energy, the environment, healthcare, retail, trade, politics, and the federal government, among many other topics.
They have experience working in all major U.S. cities, South America, Europe, and Asia. They have been on Pulitzer-winning reporting teams, won dozens of professional awards and recognitions, and received prestigious fellowships such as Harvard’s Nieman, Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot, and The Boston Globe’s Spotlight.
Quinlan’s associates have been published in the print and online editions of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Dow Jones, GlobalPost and others, including leading foreign news and broadcast outlets.