Marie Fulop, MS, CFE – Director, Law Enforcement Programs

Marie Fulop has more than two decades of law enforcement experience, focused on investigating high-level career criminals and organized crime. Almost half of her career was spent working as a task force agent for federal government agencies, where she developed a reputation for yielding significant seizures and noteworthy cases. On several occasions, she received recognition and rewards for significant accomplishments in fraud cases from both the FBI and U.S. Secret Service.

In addition, Ms. Fulop has more than a decade of experience teaching criminal justice at the collegiate level. She has a passion for ed­­­ucation and is highly sought after as a teacher and mentor. She instructs new recruits at a Florida-based criminal justice academy interviewing, interrogation, and case report writing skills to support their development in the field. She continues to teach advanced classes to experienced law enforcement professionals, businesses, and financial institutions— ranging from basic fraud investigations (internal and external) to money laundering. She specializes in criminal law classes showing students how to incorporate the violation of law to the suspicious activity believed to be taking place. 

Ms. Fulop joined Firebird AST in 2016 as the Program Manager of its contract with the United States Secret Service.   Her years of experience in bringing agents together to share cases, build knowledge, and form teams of well-rounded investigators has been instrumental in Firebird’s strong performance on its prime contract. As Firebird’s director of law enforcement programs, Ms. Fulop serves as our senior law enforcement technical expert, thought leader, and market lead.   

Ms. Fulop holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Behavioral Science from Hodges University. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a member of the Association of Anti Money Laundering Specialists and was featured in their 2014 member spotlight ACAMS Today magazine.  She resides in Florida with her family, who have the same career paths.