Former General Mills Head of Global Security Joins Luminscent Inc. Twin Cities-based Firm Adds Sandy Sandquist to lead Risk Strategies Group

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Over the last ten years, things have changed dramatically for businesses in terms of the complex risks they face related to regulation, globalization and technology. Luminescent Inc., a national leader in forensic accounting involving complex fraud, non-compliance and disputes as well as business risk management, is pleased to announce the addition of Sandy Sandquist to their team as Senior Director of Global Business Risk Strategies. Sandquist has more than 30 years of corporate security and business risk mitigation experience. He recently retired from General Mills, having led Global Security there and at Pillsbury for 21 years.

"Sandy's corporate experience at General Mills provides tremendous insight into how businesses of all sizes can address risks before they reach crisis level," said Mike Mumford, founder and CEO of Luminescent Inc.

Over the last ten years, things have changed dramatically for businesses in terms of the complex risks they face related to regulation, globalization and technology. Luminescent Inc., a national leader in forensic accounting involving complex fraud, non-compliance and disputes as well as business risk management, is pleased to announce the addition of Sandy Sandquist to their team as Senior Director of Global Business Risk Strategies.

Sandquist has more than 30 years of corporate security and business risk mitigation experience. He recently retired from General Mills, having led Global Security there and at Pillsbury for 21 years. He is nationally renowned for his operational and thought leadership, implementing a holistic approach to managing enterprise risks in all areas of business. Sandquist previously spent six years in the telecom industry where he managed a 15 state region for Sprint Security and worked in technical security for GTE. His career in security began in the United States Air Force and continued as a police officer in San Angelo, Texas.

“Sandy brings a unique understanding of global business risks having molded the security strategy of one of the world’s top 50 most admired companies,” said Mike Mumford, founder and CEO of Luminscent Inc. “His corporate experience at General Mills provides tremendous insight into how businesses of all sizes can address risks before they reach crisis level. His global experience conducting risk assessments and investigations in more than 20 countries strengthens our ability to help our clients who have international presence.”

In 2009, Security Magazine recognized Sandquist as one of the "Most Influential People in Security.” In 2006, he was awarded the General Mills "Champions Award" for accomplishing the safe evacuation of all General Mills employees and their families in Beirut, Lebanon during the country’s military conflict with Israel.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Luminscent,” said Sandquist. “This opportunity allows me to leverage my knowledge of enterprise risk mitigation, global security strategy, corporate culture and my investigative experience with Luminescent’s unique capabilities in understanding and bringing solutions to complex data intensive, financial and operational concerns.”

Luminscent Inc. has worked with several Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest and most respected law firms in the United States on complex fraud and non-compliance issues. Successful businesses must navigate through regulation and compliance requirements, as well as the risks associated with enormous amount of data worldwide. Luminscent Inc. helps clients take the steps needed to identify actual or potential risks and develop mitigation strategies against those concerns.

Luminscent Inc. was founded in 2002. Over the past decade, it has been trusted by some of the largest and most respected law firms and corporations in the country to assist them with fraud and non-compliance issues. Luminscent’s services include forensic accounting, financial integrity risk solutions, data analytics, damages and personal financial risk. Its experience and expertise is second to none.

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