About TRACE Leadership


Alexandra  Wrage

Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder

Virna  Di Palma

Virna Di Palma, Senior Director, Global Strategy & Communications

Pia Vining

Pia Vining, Senior Director, Due Diligence

Sunny McCall

Sunny McCall, Director, Compliance Training & Accreditation


Kay Greig

Kay Greig, Director, Operations

Lisa  Elder

Lisa Elder, Associate Director of Business and Legal Operations

Monica Bounds

Monica Bounds, Manager, Human Resources

Beverly  Gryder

Beverly Gryder, Manager, IT

Legal Research and Membership Services

Robert Clark

Robert Clark, Manager, Legal Research

Illya Antonenko

Illya Antonenko, Data Protection Officer and Counsel

Global Team

Charles Matulewicz

Charles Matulewicz, Senior Manager, Business Development

David  Ireland

David Ireland, Business Development Consultant, Europe

Michelle  Juan

Michelle Juan, Business Development Consultant, APAC

Kofi Koomson

Kofi Koomson, Business Development Consultant, West Africa

Martha Mallory

Martha Mallory, Business Development Manager, Latin America

Alexandra  Wrage

Alexandra Wrage
President and Founder

Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She is the author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes and What You Should Know about Anti-Bribery Compliance and the host of the training DVD Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC.

Ms. Wrage hosts the popular weekly podcast: Bribe, Swindle or Steal. She is a guest blogger for Forbes and speaks frequently on topics of transparency, good governance and the hidden costs of corruption.

She was a member of FIFA’s failed Independent Governance Committee and has served for four years on the B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, drafting recommendations to G20 leaders to consider in their global economic policies. 

Ms. Wrage was named one of the “Canadians Changing the World” by the Toronto Globe & Mail and one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Maryland Daily Record.  She has been awarded the Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry.”

Raised in Canada and living now in the United States, Ms. Wrage studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University. She has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 130 countries.


Virna  Di Palma

Virna Di Palma
Senior Director, Global Strategy & Communications

Virna Di Palma is an accomplished marketing, business development and communications professional who has worked in the field of anti-bribery compliance for over a decade. As Senior Director of Global Strategy and Communications, Virna oversees all business development and marketing efforts for TRACE, including program management, member acquisition and retention, public relations, event production, brand awareness, partnership development and multi-stakeholder engagement.

Prior to joining TRACE, Virna was a senior program director for the American Conference Institute where she specialized in international trade and anti-bribery compliance and launched the first-ever anti-corruption conferences in Russia, India, Brazil and the Middle East. She started her career as a global security researcher for the London-based think tank Demos, where she was a primary contributor to the publication “Bringing It Home: Community Based Approaches to Counter Terrorism.”

Virna holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College in London. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Basel Institute’s International Center for Collective Action (ICCA) and is a frequent speaker on topics related to collective action initiatives and anti-bribery. Virna is originally from Uruguay and speaks fluent Spanish. She is based in New York City.

Pia Vining

Pia Vining
Senior Director, Due Diligence

In this capacity Ms. Vining assists multinational companies with selecting and executing the appropriate due diligence solution. Her team of multilingual due diligence analysts and lawyers has completed reviews on thousands of commercial intermediaries in most countries and across all industries.  She helps develop customized, best practices third party management programs for TRACE members and customers.

Prior to joining TRACE, Ms. Vining was a litigation specialist in the tax department of Miller & Chevalier. She graduated from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, and holds an LL.M. degree from The George Washington University Law School. She speaks Finnish and Swedish.

Ms. Vining is a member of the New York bar association.

Sunny McCall

Sunny McCall
Director, Compliance Training & Accreditation

Trained to think like a lawyer but with the business acumen of a compliance professional, Sunny has worked at the intersection of regulation, compliance, market trends and business for the past decade.  As Director, Compliance Training & Accreditation, Sunny oversees both the training and the TASA Accreditation Program: TRACE’s Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®, the only accreditation program of its kind, exclusively dedicated to anti-bribery compliance.

Prior to joining TRACE, Sunny held the position of Vice President, Content & Operations at Momentum, where she oversaw the development of 25+ solutions-oriented, legal, compliance and regulatory-focused corporate training programs per year specifically targeted for Fortune 500 organizations. Additionally, Sunny oversaw all corporate operations for the company including oversight over staff training and development, employee engagement and conduct, process improvement, contractor and third-party relationships. Prior to Momentum, Sunny held the position of Industry Manager, FCPA & International Trade Division at the American Conference Institute where she oversaw a product portfolio that included one of most widely-known events in the FCPA community, The International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Sunny possesses specialized subject matter expertise in global compliance topics including anti-corruption/anti-bribery law, international trade and sanctions, as well as other areas including intellectual property and litigation.

Sunny holds both a J.D. and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law, Global Compliance & Ethics from Widener University’s Delaware Law School. She is based in Philadelphia where she resides with her husband and two daughters.

Robert Clark

Robert Clark
Manager, Legal Research

Robert Clark is the Manager of Legal Research at TRACE, where he oversees a team of lawyers responsible for the production of analytical content. Mr. Clark brings to TRACE more than ten years of experience performing careful and thorough legal analysis in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a staff attorney for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and as law clerk to the Hon. Terence T. Evans in Milwaukee. He has also worked as a commercial and appellate lawyer specializing in business-bankruptcy litigation, first with the boutique firm of Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP in San Francisco, then as a founding partner of Dumas & Clark LLP. Before attending law school, he spent four years working as a research analyst for the City of Chicago Board of Ethics.

Mr. Clark holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with honors, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also received a master's degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Illya Antonenko

Illya Antonenko
Data Protection Officer and Counsel

Mr. Antonenko is responsible for monitoring TRACE’s processes and operations for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and ensuring that the rights of data subjects are protected. He has diligently worked on resolving tensions between anti-bribery due diligence processes and the requirements of the GDPR.

Prior to joining TRACE, Mr. Antonenko practiced law for over fifteen years in a number of leading law firms in Washington, D.C. His practice included assisting clients with FCPA compliance matters and investigations, cross-border transactions, and general corporate issues. His career also included an in-house position as the associate general counsel of a leading manufacturer of critical flow control solutions, where he was primarily responsible for FCPA matters. While in-house, he worked closely with an independent compliance monitor and the U.S. Department of Justice in a post-FCPA enforcement context.

Mr. Antonenko received his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002. He has been admitted to the state bars of District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian.


Kay Greig

Kay Greig
Director, Operations

As Director of Operations, Ms. Greig is responsible for managing the human resources, information technology and accounting departments. She provides leadership for the organization’s day-to-day functions, as well as contributing to organizational strategies, policies and practices.

Prior to joining TRACE, she was the Director of Operations for e-Management, a federal IT consulting firm. She was responsible for the successful execution of back-office operations plus development, certification and deployment of policies and procedures to support both CMMi Development Maturity Level 3 and an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS) across the company and client contracts.

Ms. Greig has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics from Paisley College, Scotland and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Lisa  Elder

Lisa Elder
Associate Director of Business and Legal Operations

As the Associate Director of Business and Legal Operations, Lisa oversees TRACE’s operational legal matters, including all commercial contracts, and contributes to business-related strategies, policies, and procedures.

Lisa brings over a decade of legal experience to her role. Prior to joining TRACE, Lisa worked as an attorney at Towne Park, LLC, and as a manager in SC&H Group’s Contracts Compliance Consulting practice group, where she audited and conducted risk assessments of Fortune 100 companies’ third-party supplier relationships. She also worked as a contracts administrator in the procurement department of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation.  Lisa is a certified mediator and trained collaborative law practitioner.

Lisa earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as Class President and the Managing Editor of the Maryland Journal of International Law, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she double-majored in Political Science and Religious Studies. Lisa is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Monica Bounds

Monica Bounds
Manager, Human Resources

Monica Bounds brings to TRACE over fifteen years of human resources management experience working in the fields of healthcare, real estate, and research/global consulting. Her areas of expertise include recruitment/onboarding, HRIS, benefits administration, and employee relations.

Prior to joining TRACE, Ms. Bounds held the position of Human Resources Manager for a Washington D.C. healthcare non-profit where she was responsible for recruitment, employee relations, training, benefits, compliance, performance management, and a HRIS implementation. Previously, she was a Human Resources Business Partner at Corporate Office Properties Trust. She also worked in the Human Resources and Marketing teams at the Corporate Executive Board, now a subsidiary of Gartner.

Ms. Bounds holds both a Master of Science in Administration and Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Southeast Missouri State University. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Beverly  Gryder

Beverly Gryder
Manager, IT

Beverly brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology to TRACE. As IT Manager, she oversees the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure technology environment.

Prior to joining TRACE, Beverly was the Chief Information Officer at Aveníu Brands, a U.S. subsidiary of Raventós Codorníu, one of world’s oldest winegrowing businesses located in Spain.

Fluent in three languages, Ms. Gryder was born in Canada and holds an MBA in Information Security from James Madison University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelors of Education from Western University and a Double Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Charles Matulewicz

Charles Matulewicz
Senior Manager, Business Development

Charles comes to TRACE with a rich background of international sales leadership and fifteen years’ experience in the technology industry. His career has included leadership positions within the embedded and telecommunications markets. As Senior Business Development Manager, Charles oversees the U.S. and international business development team and manages day-to-day sales operations and strategy for TRACE. Prior to joining TRACE, he managed key accounts for Advantech Ltd, served as Vice-President of Sales for Tricerat, and performed Director level sales and sales operations roles for Eurotech.

Charles attended the MBA program at Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University. He also serves on several non-profit boards focused on community service and child welfare.

David  Ireland

David Ireland
Business Development Consultant, Europe

David Ireland has specialized in international business development throughout his 25-year career, first as a Canadian diplomat serving five years in Tokyo and then with private companies as Director of International Business Development in Toronto, Boston and Ottawa, as well as with the Australian trade development agency AUSTRADE, where he provided tailored consultancy services to Australian firms seeking to export to the Andean region. David has managed customer accounts and led business development activities in Latin America, West Africa, Western Europe and Japan.

Fluent in five languages and familiar with many cultures and business environments, David has extensive business-to-government experience in emerging markets; he worked with TRACE to ensure compliance of third party agents for his previous employer, a TRACE member.

David was born and educated in Canada: he pursued his graduate studies in International Political Economy at the Norman Paterson School in Ottawa following completion of his BA in Economics from Queen’s University. David is based in Paris and will support TRACE member companies and clients in Europe.

David Ireland est spécialiste en développement des affaires internationales depuis 25 ans. Il a commencé sa carrière en tant que diplomat canadien, dont 5 années à l’Ambassade du Canada à Tokio, suivi de postes de Directeur du Développement des affaires internationales chez des société privées à Toronto, Boston et Ottawa ainsi qu’à l’Agence austalienne de développement du commerce international AUSTRADE où il a fourni des services de consultant aux entreprises australiennes cherchant à exporter à la région andine. David a géré des comptes-clients et a dirigé des activités de promotion du commerce international en Amérique latine, l’Afrique de l’ouest, l’Europe occidentale et au Japon.

Maitrisant cinq langues avec une bonne compréhension de nombreuses cultures et milieux d’affaires, David a une grande expérience B2G (du privé auprès des gouvernements) dans les pays en voie de développement. David a collaboré avec TRACE afin d’assurer la conformité des agents tierces de son employeur précédent, un membre de TRACE.

David est né et a été éduqué au Canada: il a entammé ses études de maitrise en Economie Politique Internationale à l’Ecole Norman Paterson à Ottawa suite à ses études de premier cycle (BA) en sciences économiques à l’Université Queen’s (Kingston, Canada). David est basé à Paris, et appuie les membres de TRACE et les clients en Europe.

Michelle  Juan

Michelle Juan
Business Development Consultant, APAC

As Regional Consultant for the Asia Pacific, Michelle regularly advises multinationals and SMEs on anti-bribery compliance solutions and other regulatory matters, utilizing her extensive experience in government service, corporate law and litigation. Prior to joining TRACE, Michelle was the General Counsel of the Araneta Group of Companies, a diverse group of corporations anchored on food, leisure, real estate and property development. She also worked at the Romulo Law Office, specializing in compliance issues, domestic and international arbitration, cross-border transactions, capital markets and commercial litigation. She served briefly at the Philippines’ executive and judicial departments, and was Chief of Staff at a high-profile congressional campaign, giving her unique insight into corruption challenges in the region.

Michelle earned her J.D. from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law and her LL.M. in International Law (Hugo Grotius Scholar) from the NYU School of Law.

Kofi Koomson

Kofi Koomson
Business Development Consultant, West Africa

Kofi Koomson is a development specialist with experience in local content development and project management. He has over eight years’ experience working with non-profit organizations, international agencies and multinational corporations mostly in the extractive industry in Ghana. Kofi has worked with both local businesses in Ghana and the wider region towards meeting international standards and compliance in the Oil & Gas and its related industries. He has successfully led initiatives supporting local content development in Ghana’s nascent Oil & Gas sector through the provision of trainings and assistance in operations management, health and safety, quality management and human resource management.

Kofi has worked with organizations including USAID, Pyxera Global, IFC and General Electric. He specializes in targeted outreach as well as carrying out assessments and research to support livelihood enhancement programs. Kofi led the TRACE Certify the World Campaign in Ghana where nearly 100 local businesses completed TRACEcertification.

Kofi is an alumnus of University of Cape Coast and University of Wales with a Bachelor of Education (Arts) and Masters of Science (Human Resource Management) Degrees respectively.    

Martha Mallory

Martha Mallory
Business Development Manager, Latin America

Martha Mallory is a Mexican trained attorney with experience in white collar crime, internal investigations and anti-corruption, with a special focus on Latin America. She has over seven years of experience working for the Mexican government in the areas of law enforcement, international criminal law, financial assistance, project coordination and tax litigation. As Business Development Manager for Latin America, Martha provides both multinationals and local companies with tailored compliance solutions that fit the needs of the market.

Prior to joining TRACE, Martha worked at the Legal Attaché Office of the General Attorney’s Office at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. specializing in mutual legal assistance, anti-corruption, white collar crime, U.S. congressional investigations, sting operations and anti-money laundering practices. 

Martha studied law at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and holds an LL.M. in General Studies from Georgetown University Law Center with a focus on white collar, anti-corruption and internal investigations.

Martha has been admitted to the New York State Bar and is also authorized to practice law in Mexico. She is a native Spanish speaker and is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Martha Mallory es una abogada Mexicana especializada en delitos de guante blanco, investigaciones internas y anticorrupción y con un enfoque especial en América Latina. Tiene más de siete años de experiencia trabajando para el gobierno mexicano en las áreas de aplicación de la ley, derecho penal internacional, asistencia financiera, coordinación de proyectos y litigios fiscales. Como Gerente Regional de América Latina, Martha proporciona soporte a equipos regionales de cumplimiento de las empresas miembros de TRACE, con apoyo adicional y profundo conocimiento local. Con un fuerte enfoque en expandir el alcance de TRACE en Latinoamérica, Martha trabaja con compañías multinacionales y nacionales para ofrecer soluciones a medida que se ajusten a las necesidades del mercado.
Antes de unirse a TRACE, Martha trabajó en la Oficina Legal de la Procuraduría General en la Embajada de México en Washington DC, especializándose en asistencia legal mutua, anticorrupción, delitos de guante blanco, investigaciones del Congreso de EE. UU., Operaciones encubiertas y prácticas contra el lavado de dinero.
Martha estudió leyes en la Escuela Libre de Derecho en la Ciudad de México y tiene un LL.M. en Estudios Generales del Centro de Derecho de la Universidad de Georgetown con un enfoque en investigaciones internas y anticorrupción.
Martha es nativa de habla español y habla inglés con fluidez. Ella tiene su sede en Annapolis y es originalmente de México.