After almost 25 years working for the FBI, Jeff Sallet ’93 has joined EY as a partner serving on the Investigations & Compliance team with the Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Boston.
“I am excited to join the EY Forensics team as we help clients navigate various crises,” Sallet says. “From dealing with sensitive regulatory investigations, accessing grants and federal funds around major events or data issues, we work with clients and their counsel every day to prepare for, respond to, and remediate around important events.”
Sallet joined the FBI in 1997 as a special agent. Over the course of his career there, he led the New Orleans and Chicago Field Offices as well as serving as assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Field Office. In the latter position, he led the coordinated law enforcement investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. Earlier, he played prominent roles in high-profile investigations of public corruption, labor racketeering, organized crime, and counterterrorism. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he led the initiative that identified funding for the attacks and that tracked al Qaeda’s financial assets.
In 2019, he was named associate executive assistant director of the FBI’s Finance and Facilities Division—a role roughly equivalent to the bureau’s Chief Financial Officer, according to Lynda Schwartz ’86, who coordinates Isenberg’s certificate program in forensic accounting. Last year, he was named associate deputy director of the FBI, overseeing all FBI personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure, as well as the inspections and insider threat programs.
His experience investigating financial crimes and his knowledge of forensic accounting and government regulations will be useful in his new role at EY, where Sallet got his start as a financial services auditor after graduating from Isenberg.
“Jeff brings a wealth of experience along with a wide array of skills, including deep accounting, regulatory, government and executive management experience,” Tony Jordan, leader of EY Americas Forensic & Integrity Services, told the publication ExecutiveBiz. (Jordan is a 1995 accounting graduate of Isenberg.)
Sallet was also recently named winner of the 2022 Business Information Professional of the Year award in the category of Industry & Government by Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the accounting honors society. His name was submitted by the Delta Nu chapter at UMass Amherst in an essay emphasizing his commitment to and support for their BAP chapter. The chapter will receive a $2,000 award for the nomination.