About SBI

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About SBI

WashDCIn today's world, there are a lot of unknowns. Without the proper information and analysis, it can be very difficult to take the next step professionally.

At Smith Brandon International (SBI), we offer a wide range of professional consulting services, individually tailored to meet your needs. These services include global due diligence, risk avoidance, corporate investigations (US and international), political risk assessments of your investments, security assessments of your operations and employees abroad, FCPA compliance consulting, as well as business intelligence counsel and plans of action for your international operations.

In short, we help turn those unknowns into assurances.

We have an extensive network of global and US resources drawn from businesses, financial, legal, diplomatic, and law enforcement communities, as well as up-to-date Internet and media sources. This gives us a unique access to worldwide sources of information on individuals, companies, and your potential partners or clients, including targets in emerging economies and developing nations.

SBI’s principals, Gene M. Smith and Harry B. ‘Skip’ Brandon, have a lifetime of experience operating in challenging political and economic environments worldwide. Their record of success in meeting challenges is widely known and respected. The Financial Times listed SBI among the top companies in the intelligence and security consulting industry. SBI and its principals have been featured in PM Network (2009), Vital Speeches (2008), Harvard Business Review (2007), and many other media outlets.

When you work with Smith Brandon International, you can be assured that you will have an experienced team of professionals working diligently on your side. Visit our Services page for more information on how we can assist you.



SBI's Principal Officers

Gene M. Smith

Gene M. Smith is the President of SBI and founded the company in 1996 with Harry B. Brandon. She specializes in international business intelligence and investigative services, and has extensive experience in economic and political analysis.  Since SBI's founding, she has worked on projects around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Harry B. ‘Skip’ Brandon

Harry B. ‘Skip’ Brandon is Chief Operating Officer of SBI and founded the company in 1996 with Gene M. Smith. He has an extensive background in US and international investigations and counter-terrorism activities, with special expertise in providing in-country support to international corporate projects. His experience and expertise is particularly great in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Central Europe.

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Smith Brandon International, Inc. (SBI) conducts international investigations and global due diligence investigations. SBI provides actionable business intelligence and risk avoidance counsel to assist companies in their international operations. SBI's principals are grounded in investigative, analytical, and intelligence gathering techniques, drawing on decades of experience in the FBI, CIA, intelligence circles and the private sector.

For more information, please call 202-887-9363.

What Others Are Saying

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