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    Waheed Alkahtani Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, CISA
    Auditor, Saudi Aramco

    Waheed Alkahtani works as an accounting specialist in internal audits. He is responsible for administrating the Special Audits Division Computer Forensics Lab as well as developing and presenting the Internal Auditing Fraud Awareness program. He has conducted several studies related to fraud prevention including ethics hotlines, codes of conduct and anti-fraud programs. In addition, he was responsible for the design, deployment and implementation of the General Auditor Hotline 2010.

    23rd Annual- Biegelman Angela Archie, CFE
    CFE Coach, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    In her role as CFE Exam Coach, Angela Archie is responsible for supporting all Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) candidates throughout the process of preparing for and taking the exam. She is also the author of the monthly CFE Exam Coach Newsletter. Archie has been with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for more than 16 years, serving in many areas, including Member Services Manager, Fraud Magazine Circulation Manager, and Accounts Receivable Administrator.

    George Barnes George Barnes, CFE
    Advocate, Forensic Investigation and Risk Management Consultants

    George Barnes has more than 36 years of experience in the investigation of fraud-related crimes. He has held the roles of Captain of the South African Police Services; Commanding Officer of the Specialised Unit for Commercial-Related Cases in the Office of the Attorney General, Witwatersrand Local Division in Johannesburg, South Africa; and Head of Criminal Investigations for Liberty Life, a large life insurance company in South Africa. Barnes is currently a partner in the Risk and Investigation Training Academy and a director of Forensic Investigation and Risk Management Consultants.

    23rd Annual- Biegelman Martin T. Biegelman, CFE
    Director, Global Investigations & Compliance, Navigant

    With more than 35 years of fighting fraud, Martin Biegelman’s current position’s focus is on FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, financial investigations, litigation consulting, due diligence and corporate compliance design and implementation. Prior to joining Navigant, he founded and led Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Unit, and was also a former federal law enforcement professional having served as a United States Postal Inspector in a variety of investigative and management assignments. Biegelman has authored several fraud-related books and was also the 2008 recipient of the Cressy Award, given by the ACFE to recognize lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud.

    Meric Bloch, J.D., CFE, CCEP, PCI Meric Bloch, J.D., CFE, CCEP, PCI
    Compliance Officer, Adecco Group North America

    Meric Bloch has conducted more than 350 internal investigations of fraud and serious workplace misconduct. He trains employees in key internal departments to conduct investigations and has extensive professional experience counseling business executives on the legal and business issues arising from investigations. Bloch has published numerous articles on investigation topics and is the author of two books on investigations: An Insider’s Guide to Workplace Investigations and The First Information Is Almost Always Wrong.

    Nicole Bocra, CFE Nicole Bocra, CFE
    Managing Member, Infinity Investigative Solutions

    Nicole Bocra is a registered private investigator in Virginia and a licensed private detective in New Jersey and Maryland. Bocra has more than 15 years’ experience as an accountant and securities investigator. Prior to establishing her own private investigative firm, Bocra was an in-house investigator at a law firm and lead investigator with NASD. She develops complex cases, provides expert investigative services and conducts in-depth due diligence using the latest in technology, financial expertise and investigative experience to ensure the most thorough inquiries.

    Jenny Brawley, CFE Jenny Brawley, CFE
    Associate Director, Financial Fraud Investigations Unit, Freddie Mac

    Since joining Freddie Mac in 2002, Jenny Brawley has become one of Freddie Mac's primary spokespersons on mortgage fraud, conducting presentations and educational seminars to lenders, mortgage brokers, appraisers, regulators and law enforcement. As an investigator, her territory covers all 50 states, where she directs and investigates complex mortgage fraud-for-profit schemes. Brawley actively assists numerous government agencies with mortgage fraud investigations including the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Postal Inspector, IRS, state regulators and state and local law enforcement.

    Dr. Richard Brody, Ph.D., CFE, CPA Dr. Richard Brody, Ph.D., CFE, CPA
    Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting, University of New Mexico

    Rich Brody is a Regent of the ACFE, was the 2012 ACFE Educator of the Year and is a Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow. He earned his doctorate in accounting from Arizona State University and previously worked as a staff auditor for Deloitte Haskins + Sells, as a cost analyst for Hewlett Packard and as a senior financial reporting analyst for Tandem Computers. Rich serves as an expert witness and has experience in both civil and criminal cases. He has worked with the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in New Mexico. Brody has authored or co-authored more than 80 refereed publications and has made more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences and seminars.

    Michelle Brown, CFE Michelle Brown, CFE
    Principal, Fraud Management, Verizon Business Solutions

    Michelle Brown, CFE, has more than 12 years of experience in developing fraud prevention and remediation solutions across manifold industries. She creates executable strategies that address the needs of customers in all sectors of private industry and government. Brown has delivered a comprehensive suite of services to more than 60 global call-center clients and has received accolades from several Fortune 500 companies for her investigations and fraud controls. In one assignment, in which no fraud prevention team existed, she established, prepared and led an internal team of investigators in the discovery of a single fraud scheme with losses of more than $2 million. Brown created that team’s protocols and processes for fraud investigation and prevention, and it significantly reduced fraud losses. Brown, a pioneer in her field, has dedicated her career to working in the call-center industry. She has developed fraud-risk assessment and risk-mitigation strategies specifically tailored for the call-center environment. Verizon, one of the largest telecommunications providers in the nation, is marketing those strategies.

    Andrew Bucholz Andrew Bucholz
    Director of Tax and Revenue Markets, LexisNexis

    Andrew Bucholz is the Director of Tax and Revenue Markets for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, where he is responsible for the development of the LexisNexis Revenue Discovery Solution line for the LexisNexis Government Division. In this capacity, he helps federal, state and local governments stop fraud and improve revenue discovery by leveraging the availability of public records data. He is a recognized expert and frequent speaker in the field of data aggregation technology as it is used to uncover fraud.

    23rd Annual- Butterworth Jim Butterworth, CFE, GCIA, EnCE
    Chief Security Officer, HBGary, Inc.

    With a career distinguished by 20 years of highly-decorated service to the United States Navy and 15 years of hands-on experience in computer networks, James Butterworth is currently responsible for conducting incident response and forensic examinations in support of federal, corporate, civil and law enforcement investigations. Butterworth has conducted high profile and classified investigations for both the Secretary of Defense and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and his expert testimony has been crucial in numerous. Butterworth holds well-respected industry certifications and is on the faculty of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, as well as the SANS Advisory Panel.

    23rdAnnual-Christopher J. Aaron Christopher, CFE, CPA 
    Assistant Dean, California Baptist University

    Aaron Christopher's career began with auditing publicly traded companies in the telecommunications and software development industries with Arthur Andersen LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP prior to becoming an FBI Special Agent. Christopher served in the FBI in the Birmingham and San Diego Divisions and primarily investigated white-collar crime including embezzlement, public corruption, bank fraud, and computer crimes. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Business from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and his Masters in Accounting from Oklahoma City University.

    Nick Ciancio Nicholas Ciancio
    Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, NAVEX Global

    Within the ethics and compliance industry, Nick Ciancio serves on the Open Compliance and Ethics Group’s (OCEG) Hotline Working Group panel. He is an active participant with the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), as well as the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (ECOA). He recently served on the advisory committee for the Ethics Resource Center’s 2007 National Business Ethics Survey. Ciancio possesses more than 20 years of experience in senior marketing and business development positions in the telecommunications and technology industries.

    23rd Annual- Couch Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA
    Principal, Acuity Group PLLC

    Tiffany Couch, founder of Acuity Group PLLC, has more than 14 years experience in the combined areas of accounting, fraud examination, litigation consulting, and business analysis. Her professional background and experience include audit, tax and consulting work for government entities and privately held businesses in a range of industries. Couch is also a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

    23rd-Darvall-Stevens Roger Darvall-Stevens, CFE, ACFE Fellow
    Fraud Investigation & Disputes Services, Ernst & Young

    Roger Darvall-Stevens, CFE is a partner with the global professional services firm Ernst & Young within their Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team. He has more than 25 years of anti-fraud and investigation forensics experience with Ernst & Young and in vehicle manufacturing insurance, and in law enforcement as a former policeman and detective. Darvall-Stevens has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Criminology and is trained in advanced interview techniques. He is a licensed investigator. Darvall-Stevens is a part-time lecturer in fraud examination at La Trobe University and previously for other universities and for Ernst & Young.

    23rd Annual- Debenham David B. Debenham, CFE, CMA
    Partner, McMillan LLP

    David Debenham has been a practicing commercial litigation trial lawyer for the past 23 years. His fraud practice inspired him to become a Certified Fraud Examiner, and acquire his Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the Rotman Business School’s Graduate Program at the University of Toronto. He has published a text directed at fraud investigators and expert witnesses called “The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator” along with the leading articles in the United States and Canada on the subject of detecting and reporting fraud in a law firm.

    Bruce Dubinsky, CFE, CPA, CVA, CFF Bruce Dubinsky, CFE, CPA, CVA, CFF
    Managing Director, Duff and Phelps, LLC

    Bruce Dubinsky has more than 29 years of experience providing accounting, tax, expert witness and forensic accounting services. His practice places special emphasis on providing dispute consulting, forensic accounting and expert witness services to a variety of clients including law firms, general counsels of corporations, governmental agencies and law enforcement bodies. Dubinsky has been qualified and testified in court as an expert witness in nearly 50 cases involving criminal and civil fraud, commercial business damages, intellectual property damages, business valuations, bankruptcy and accounting malpractice as well as various other disputes. Dubinsky currently serves on the ACFE Board of Regents.

    24th - Feldman

    Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG
    President, Core Integrity Group, LLC
     
    Director of Corporate Compliance, Affiliated Monitors 

    Eric Feldman retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011 with more than 32 years of experience in Inspector General Oversight and federal auditing. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government. Feldman is currently President of Core Integrity Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in the development and assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs. He also serves as Director of Corporate Compliance Programs at Affiliated Monitors, a nationwide independent compliance monitoring practice.

    Finch Donald Finch
    Owner, Finch & Finch Inc.

    Donald Finch has 28 years of law enforcement, insurance, and professional investigative and security experience. He is a Senior Investigator for Finch & Finch Inc. and previously worked for The Indianapolis Police Department, managing the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) with two national property casualty companies. He regularly provides fraud training to law enforcement, self-insureds and insurance claims personnel.

    23rd Annual- Gill
    John D. Gill, J.D., CFE
    Vice President – Education, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    John Gill joined the ACFE in 1995, serving as both General Counsel and Research Department manager for nine years. As the current Vice President of Education, Gill oversees the production and development of all books, manuals, self-study courses, and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. Prior to working for the ACFE, Mr. Gill was an attorney involved with civil fraud, insurance, and deceptive trade practices cases. Gill now serves on the faculty of the ACFE and is a co-instructor of the CFE Exam Review Course. He is a co-author of the Fraud Examiners Manual and serves as the editor-in-chief for the CFE Exam and the CFE Exam Prep Course. He is also a contributing author to Fraud Magazine.

    Goodall Isiah Goodall
    Director of Business Development, Elder Research, Inc.

    Isaiah Goodall manages client relationships at the USPS Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service, where Elder Research provides predictive analytics to score contracts, health care claims and other financial transactions for risk of fraud, waste and abuse. Goodall is also the Founder and Program Chair for Predictive Analytics World for Government, the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics annual conference focused on the public sector. In addition, he has spoken about using predictive analytics to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse at numerous conferences and events.

    Tom Green Tom Green
    Director, Vendor Risk Management, Information Management Consultants Inc.

    As the Director of Vendor Risk Management at Information Management Consultants Inc. (‘IMC’), Tom Green is responsible for defining the direction and scope for clinical and fraud prevention e-Solutions. His most recent work has focused on helping organizations manage risk tolerance levels in their vendor population. In this role, Green is responsible for leading the product design, development, marketing and sales teams for VETTED., a vendor risk reduction e-Solution for the prevention of fraud and corruption.

    Roy Greenway, CFE, CPA, CIA, CFF, CFI, CRT Roy Greenway, CFE, CPA, CIA, CFF, CFI, CRT
    Internal Auditor, City of Kansas City, Missouri

    Roy Greenway has more than 23 years of experience in internal audit and has investigated a wide variety of operational areas including procurement, due diligence, government relations, accounts payable and revenue distribution. In addition to his role with the City of Kansas City, Greenway is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri and teaches Investigative & Forensic Accounting, a graduate school level course.

    Bill Hardin, CFE, CPA/CFF, PMP Bill Hardin, CFE, CPA/CFF, PMP
    Director, Navigant Consulting

    As Director in the Disputes and Investigations practice at Navigant, Bill Hardin advises audit committees, boards, counsel and management in business issues pertaining to dispute resolution, financial statement fraud, anti-corruption investigations and forensic accounting matters. He helps companies and counsel with emerging issues related to enterprise risk management, data incident response and theft of trade secrets. He is a frequent speaker on financial and litigation risks and acts on behalf of the Turnaround Management Association to provide pro-bono services to financially distressed clients.

    23rd - Hetherington   Cynthia Hetherington, CFE
    President, The Hetherington Group

    Cynthia Hetherington has more than 17 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing and training firm focusing on intelligence, security and investigations. A widely-published author, Cynthia authored Business Background Investigations (2007) and the Manual to Online Public Records (2008). She is the publisher of Data2know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations and other security-focused monographs. She is also recognized for providing corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices.

    Enid Hilton Brown, CFE Enid Hilton Brown, CFE
    Licensed Professional Investigator

    Enid Hilton Brown, CFE, is a licensed private investigator. After receiving Secret Clearance she did subcontracted investigations for the U.S. DHS. Currently her work involves complex fraud, corruption and investigating red flags – invariably with international tentacles or sensitive geopolitical implications. She draws on experiences in former corporate and government positions, and her work assisting the late quality guru Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

    Beau Holt Beau Holt
    Senior Director of Project Management, Lighthouse eDiscovery

    As Senior Director, Beau Holt ensures that Lighthouse remains at the forefront of best practices and workflows for eDiscovery. As an attorney with more than 12 years of eDiscovery project management experience, Holt has a deep knowledge of all aspects of complex litigation and has been a frequent guest speaker at industry events. Before joining Lighthouse, Holt was an attorney for K&L Gates where he managed both large and small project teams, developed project parameters, and analyzed clients methodologies related to records management and eDiscovery.

    Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
    President, Homoly Communications Institute

    Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP, is a world-class leader in coaching leadership and communication to highly educated professionals. He brings a fresh voice to the field of leadership and communications springing from his 20 years of experience, and offers a unique communication process valuable to every provider and leader of sophisticated services. His book Break Through – A Leader’s Greatest Lesson has become a classic and his latest book is Just Because You’re an Expert … Doesn’t Make You Interesting. Homoly is President of Homoly Communications Institute and helps professionals master their businesses, giving them more freedom in their work and life.

    23rd - Hubbs Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCSA, PHR
    Forensic Audit Manager, Halliburton 

    Ryan Hubbs has more than 11 years of experience in the fraud investigation and internal audit field. He also has more than 13 years of full-time and volunteer law enforcement experience. Hubbs’ current responsibilities include providing investigative support in response to fraud and employee misconduct investigations, internal controls, and audits. He also provides consulting support to organizations that are looking to bolster, strengthen, or implement organization-wide anti-fraud programs and measures. Hubbs' background includes conducting hundreds of interviews, investigations, and internal audit engagements within the utility and energy industry. Hubbs is a member of the ACFE Faculty where he co-presents several courses. He also sits on the Professional Standards and Practices Committee for the ACFE and the ACFE's Advisory Council. He served four years as the founder and chapter President of the New Orleans ACFE Chapter post–Hurricane Katrina and sits on the Board of Directors of the Houston ACFE Chapter. 

    Andrew Kautz Andrew Kautz, CFE
    National Claims Manager, Central Risk and Insurance Management Limited

    Andrew H. Kautz, CFE, is the National Claims Manager for Central Risk and Insurance Management Services Ltd (CRIMS™) based in the Mississauga, Ontario office. Kautz has more than 25 years of investigative experience and has dealt primarily with employee theft and fraud investigations. His work has taken him across Canada and into the U.S. investigating frauds ranging from a few hundred to several million dollars, including loan frauds, Ponzi schemes, phony vendor scams and investment dealer frauds.

    23rd Annual- Kessler Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA
    Managing Director, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group, Inc
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    Kessler is the co-founder of The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in fraud and risk prevention, internal audit support, corporate investigations and business process improvement. Prior to her work with The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group, Kessler was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Risk Management at Limited Brands, Inc. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information systems, and corporate investigations with EMI Group, Plc., Avon Products, Inc., RJR Nabisco, Inc., and Ernst & Young.

    Katrina Kiselinchev Katrina Kiselinchev, CFE, CPA, CIA, CFF
    President, Inclusivitie LLC

    Katrina Kiselinchev has extensive experience in consulting, project management, finance, accounting and marketing. She has directly managed and/or been responsible for fraud findings of $1MM+ in a variety of financial and operational areas. These have included, but are not limited to, payroll, p-cards, travel, and accounts receivable and payables. These fraud investigations have all included 100% use of data analytics software with more than 200% ROI.

    Kathy Lavinder Kathy Lavinder
    Executive Director, Security & Investigative Placement Consultants

    Kathy Lavinder’s career has bridged the worlds of corporate investigations, risk mitigation, journalism and executive search. In 2000 she formed Security & Investigative Placement Consultants (SI Placement) and has placed investigative and security specialists across the U.S. and around the world. Prior to turning to executive search, Lavinder was with Investigative Group International (IGI) where she served as head of the firm’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C. As IGI’s Director of Complex Investigations, Lavinder conducted investigations and directed teams of investigators working on long-running, multifaceted engagements, including fraud and financial misconduct investigations, theft of intellectual property, anti-competitive practices and anti-trust litigation matters.

    Jean-François Legault Jean-François Legault, M.Sc, CISSp, CISM, CISA
    Vice President, Assistant Director of High Tech Investigation, JPMorgan Chase

    Jean-François Legault specializes in computer forensic investigations, investigatory data analytics as well as the prevention and detection of technology based. Legault has assisted clients in various industry sectors with the identification, preservation, preparation and review of electronic evidence in relation to fraud investigations, civil litigation, arbitration and regulatory compliance reviews. As such, he has been recognized as an expert witness in both civil proceedings and in labor arbitration cases.

    Phillip Levi, CFE, FCA, CPA, CFF Phillip Levi, CFE, FCA, CPA, CFF
    Levi & Sinclair, LLP

    During his 43 year career, Philip Levi has testified in federal court in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Colorado; numerous times in the Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia court systems; and the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, and St. Kitts and Nevis. Levi has been engaged to provide expertise and testimony for the Crown Prosecutor of the Province of Quebec, the Quebec Provincial Police, the Montreal Police Commercial Crime Unit, the Syndic of the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec, federal and Ontario government agencies, and numerous public and private Canadian corporations.

    Donn Levie Donn LeVie Jr.
    Author, Lecturer and Consultant

    Donn LeVie, Jr. is a former hiring manager for Phillips Petroleum (now Conoco-Phillips), Fisher Controls, Motorola, and Intel Corporation. He was also an adjunct faculty lecturer with the University of Houston System in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. LeVie has reviewed thousands of cover letters and résumés and hired hundreds of professionals for scientific, engineering, marketing, and communications positions. He has authored more than 80 industry-specific papers, 800 general-interest articles, and seven non-fiction books, three of which were written under the pseudonym “J.T. Kirk.” LeVie is also a contributor to the “Ask the Expert” page of the ACFE website.

    Jeff Lieberman, CCSP Jeff Lieberman, CCSP
    SIU Field Manager, Sentry Insurance

    Jeff Lieberman has investigated hundreds of cargo theft cases across the U.S. involving organized activity to numerous driver involvement cases. He has served as a board member of American Truckers Association Security Council and Cargo Theft Committee. He recently developed, in conjunction with NICB, a cargo theft brochure that can be distributed to all entities within the transportation area. He has earned his credentials as an American Truckers Association Certified Cargo Security Specialist.

    Walt Manning, CFE, DFCP Walt Manning, CFE, DFCP
    President, Investigations MD

    Walt Manning is the President of Investigations MD, a consulting firm with the specific focus of helping investigators market and grow their business. He has more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement and private consulting, focused on the fields of investigations, digital forensics and e-discovery. He retired with the rank of lieutenant after a 20-year career with the Dallas Police Department. Manning is a contributing author to the Fraud Examiners Manual, which is the official training manual of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and has articles published in Fraud Magazine, Police Computer Review, Police Chief magazine and Information Systems Security, a prestigious journal in the computer security field. After his years of investigative experience, Manning founded Investigations MD with the simple goal of helping other investigators to be more successful. 

    23rd Annual- Marks Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CITP 
    Partner and Leader of the Fraud, Ethics & Anti-Corruption Practice, Crowe Horwath LLP
     
    Jonathan Marks is a partner in the Risk business unit and is the national leader of the fraud, ethics, and anti-corruption practice at Crowe Horwath LLP. In his role, Marks advises domestic and international engagement teams and clients on anti-fraud, fraud, corporate governance, business practices, ethics, risk management, compliance, internal audit, and internal control matters. He also works closely with and provides training to boards and senior management. Prior to joining Crowe, Marks was co-owner of a national consulting practice where he directed the firm’s fraud, SEC, technical accounting, governance, internal audit, risk management, quality assurance review and education/training practices.

    Matthews Jeffrey Matthews, CFE CPA
    Vice President, Charles River Associates

    Jeffrey G. Matthews has significant experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting and litigation support. Matthews has spent many years practicing for Big Four accounting firms and state, local and federal governmental bodies. He has investigated and provided oversight for investigations of dederal and state criminal violations, including many types of fraud. He has calculated damages resulting from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, diminution of value and misappropriation of trade secrets.

    Robert McDonald, CFE, CCA, CIA, CICA Robert McDonald, CFE, CCA, CIA, CICA
    President & Senior Consultant, McDonald & Associates, Inc.

    Bob McDonald performs and manages audit and project consulting services for owners of major construction projects. The projects range in value from several million to billions of dollars. Prior to founding McDonald & Associates, he was employed by a multinational corporation and for an international consulting firm and provided internal audit and security services in North America and Europe.

    Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE
    Program Analyst, TSA

    Sherman McGrew entered military service as a Reservist in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, working extensively with the UK Military and UK Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq. McGrew retired as a Captain with the Waterbury Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has conducted thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to the police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut, School of Law.

    Stephen Minder Stephen Minder, CFE, CPA, CIA, CISA
    YCN Group
    Stephen Minder is a 35-year internal audit professional with a strong background in IT audit, data analytics and forensics. In 2007, he formed the YCN Group, LLC to develop software and offer consulting services to internal auditors and business executives.
     


    23rd Annual- Moore Cary Moore, CFE, EnCE
    Senior Vice President, Emerging Threats Management

    Cary Moore is a Cybersecurity, Enterprise Forensics, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Professional with more than ten years of specialized experience, of which seven were in Federal Law Enforcement. Focusing on counterintelligence and counterespionage, he brings a unique perspective to insider threats and protecting some of the most sensitive data. Formerly the Technical Director of Cybersecurity at Guidance Software, makers of EnCase Enterprise Forensic Software, he currently holds the role of SVP, Cyber Intelligence and Emerging Threats Manager at one of the country’s largest financial institutions.

    Steve Morang Steve Morang, CFE CIA
    Senior Manager, Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP

    Steve Morang has more than 20 years of auditing, consulting and management experience working with companies in the U.S. and Europe. He has led multiple internal audit, risk management, internal control and fraud investigation projects. Morang specializes in leveraging his expertise in fraud prevention, detection and investigation into an array of areas in the GRC fields. He is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national events, as well as a published author on the topics of internal audit, risk management and fraud.

    Michael Morrissey, CFE, CPP Michael Morrissey, CFE, CPP
    Auditor, Saudi Aramco

    Waheed Alkahtani works as an accounting specialist in internal audits. He is responsible for administrating the Special Audits Division Computer Forensics Lab as well as developing and presenting the Internal Auditing Fraud Awareness program. He has conducted several studies related to fraud prevention including ethics hotlines, codes of conduct and anti-fraud programs. In addition, he was responsible for the design, deployment and implementation of the General Auditor Hotline 2010.

    Don Mullinax, CFE, CIA, CGFM, CGAP Don Mullinax, CFE, CIA, CGFM, CGAP
    Regional Director, Western Region, Defense Contract Audit Agency

    Don Mullinax has three decades of experience leading and conducting contract, forensic and performance audits; fraud and misconduct investigations; and anti-fraud consulting engagements across a variety of industries. He also has advised members of Congress, presidential appointees, mayors, city councils and school boards and senior executives of private sector firms. He has received numerous recognitions for performance excellence, including a U.S. Senate Outstanding Service Award, a U.S. Senate Resolution for Faithful and Exemplary Service, and Appreciation Awards from the Inspectors General of the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    23rd Annual- Nigrini   Mark Nigrini, Ph.D. 
    Professor, The College of New Jersey
     
    Mark J. Nigrini, PhD, is a professor at The College of New Jersey where he teaches managerial accounting and forensic accounting. His current research involves advanced theoretical work on Benford’s Law and the legal process surrounding fraud convictions. Nigrini is the author of Forensic Analytics (Wiley, 2011) which describes tests to detect fraud, errors, estimates, and biases in financial data. Nigrini is also the author of Benford's Law published by Wiley in April 2012. His next book, Losing the War against Fraud, will be published in March 2013. His work has been featured in national media including The Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and he has published papers on Benford’s Law in accounting academic journals, scientific journals pure mathematics journals and professional publications. 

    23rd Annual- Pedneault Stephen Pedneault, CFE, CPA 
    Founder, Forensic Accounting Services, LLC

    Stephen Pedneault’s technical expertise and intuitive investigative awareness have garnered him the respect of the legal, accounting and law enforcement communities. Through his investigative work, Pedneault has examined frauds ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions. His expertise also lies in preventing and investigating embezzlements and financial statement frauds, evaluating financial disclosures in matrimonial and probate concerns, as well as other types of forensic accounting matters. He has written three books: Fraud 101, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation, and Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement, A Practical Guide and is often referenced and quoted in articles appearing locally, regionally and nationally.

    24th-page Philip Page
    Solutions Manager, IBM

    Philip Page is IBM's Solution Manager for Intelligent Investigation Manager, where he is responsible for the solution’s content, messaging and enablement. Page previously managed similar roles within IBM, for document imaging and capture. Prior to IBM, he was vice president for a global media company, where he brought to market a digital asset management solution. Earlier, he was Informix Corporation’s European marketing director, and director of its digital asset management business.

    Gerhard Pilcher Gerhard Pilcher
    Vice President and Senior Scientist, Elder Research, Inc.

    Gerhard Pilcher leads the Elder Research office in Washington, D.C. and has responsibility for technical guidance and program management for federal civil agencies providing advanced analytics solutions to the USPS-OIG, DOL-OIG, DOD DSPO, and IRS. He is an expert in data mining, especially in the areas of fraud detection and risk management using various analytical methods, and has a depth of experience in working with people, leading change, and timely management of complex projects. His 27 years of work experience span both private and government sectors including international experience.

    23rd Annual- Rabon Don Rabon, CFE
    President, Successful Interviewing Techniques

    As an instructor, author, and former investigative director, Don Rabon's instructional areas include interviewing, rapport building, interrogation, persuasion, detecting deception, investigative reasoning, and investigation discourse analysis. He is retired from the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Director. In addition to his training and investigative work, Rabon has authored four interviewing related texts.

    Over a period of 33 years, Rabon has provided instruction and investigative assistance to investigators in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Trinidad, Barbados, and England. He has also trained federal, state, and local criminal justice personnel; NATO counterintelligence personnel; and private sector investigative, audit, and corporate security personnel.

    Galina Rabotenko Galina Rabotenko
    Marketing Director, Oxygen Forensics 

    Galina Rabotenko joined Oxygen Software in 2004 as a tech support member and made her way from a tech support manager to a data mining specialist and now holds the role of Marketing Director. Rabotenko is experienced in team management, deep data analysis and product management.

    Sridhar Ramamoorti Sridhar Ramamoorti, Ph.D., CFE, CPA, CIA
    YCN Group
    Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti has a distinguished career in academia as well as in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young. He is a seasoned researcher and speaker and is well published in professional journals and is the author or co-author of many books and articles.

     

    Christopher Rosetti, CFE, CPA Christopher Rosetti, CFE, CPA
    Partner - Fraud Investigations, BST

    Chris Rosetti has more than 27 years’ experience providing fraud detection, forensic accounting, loss control and auditing services. Prior to BST, he conducted financial statement audits and forensic engagements for KPMG, and investigations for the Office of the New York State Inspector General. Rosetti parlayed his expertise and experiences into teaching forensic and accounting classes at Siena, Utica and the Sage Colleges from 1995 to 2003. Since 2003, Chris has conducted numerous fraud investigations and has given at least 150 presentations on various fraud-related topics.

    Robert Rudloff, CFE, CIA, CRMA Robert Rudloff, CFE, CIA, CRMA
    VP, Internal Audit, MGM Resorts International

    Based in Las Vegas, Bob Rudloff is a 30-year veteran of the gaming industry. Currently he is responsible for directing the company-wide internal audit program at all owned and operated properties. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, Rudloff was Director of Internal Audit Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rudloff is a recognized leader in the internal auditing profession, having held positions of leadership within the Institute of Internal Auditors at the local and international level for more than 20 years.

    Michael Schidlow, CAMS  Michael Schidlow, CAMS
    Vice President; Senior Investigator, Bank of America

    Michael Schidlow is an accomplished investigator, professor of criminal justice and licensed attorney. Schidlow currently works for Bank of America’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance group, where he investigates fraud, money laundering and insider abuse. Schidlow specializes in the areas of criminal ring investigations, as well as insider threat detection. Schidlow’s efforts have resulted in numerous arrests, convictions, loss preventions and hard dollar recoveries. Prior to his current position, Schidlow worked as an attorney at some of Manhattan's premiere law firms focusing on regulatory compliance, USA PATRIOT Act and Bank Secrecy Act obligations, OFAC sanctions and white collar crime.

    23rd Annual- Schroader Amber Schroader
    President, Paraben Corporation

    Throughout the past two decades, Schroader has been the driving force behind some of the most innovative Digital Forensic technology to be introduced into the industry. Schroader has developed more than two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from hand-held devices such as cellular phones and PDAs, computer hard drives, and large-scale computer networks capable of storing data from several thousand computers. Schroader coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics,” pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence acquisition process.

    23rd Annual- Sherrod Michael Sherrod, CFE, CPA 
    Director - Corporate Security Services, Capital One Financial

    Mike Sherrod was selected to lead Ernst & Young’s efforts in the U.S. in creating and delivering its anti-fraud service into the market place. He has led numerous fraud risk assessments, fraud awareness trainings and fraud response plan developments with clients in various U.S industries. In addition to his work in dealing proactively with fraud, he also focuses attention in the area of fraud investigations, specifically on revenue recognition, embezzlements, audit malpractice and other internal investigations.

    Alton Sizemore Alton Sizemore Jr., CFE, CPA
    Director of Investigations, Forensic/Strategic Solutions, PC Fraud & Forensic Accountants

    Alton Sizemore specializes in the areas of forensic accounting, fraud examination and litigation support. He works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys, corporate boards, government inspector generals and governmental agencies. Retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with twenty-five years experience, Sizemore served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Birmingham Division of the FBI, managing programs for Counterterrorism, Foreign Counterintelligence, Cyber-Crime, Public Corruption, Civil Rights, White-Collar Crime, Violent Crimes/Major Offenders and Drug Fraud.

    23rd Annual- Stolle Ed Stolle, CFE, CPA
    Manager, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Quality Assurance
     
    Ed Stolle serves as Senior Analyst for the Federal Housing Finance Examination Program, Division of Bank Regulation. Stolle was a Branch Chief for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Examination Program for ten years and was awarded the SEC’s “Examination Award of Excellence” during that time. Prior to joining the SEC, Stolle was employed in the Audit Divisions of both Ernst & Young and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General and he received SBA’s Inspector General “Auditor of the Year” Award for his novel work in detecting fraud on audits and investigations. Stolle is an accomplished speaker, giving presentations to many organizations including banking, securities, and insurance regulators; inspector general offices, foreign financial regulators, district attorney groups and the FBI.

    23rd Annual- Summerford Ralph Summerford, CFE, CPA, ABV, CIRA 
    President, Forensic/Strategic Solutions, PC

    Ralph Summerford a nationally recognized expert in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. He testifies as an expert witness in federal and state courts on matters involving complicated financial transactions. He served a three-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents for the ACFE, is a Past Chairman of its Professional Standards and Practices Committee, and is a Past Chairman of its Board of Review. Summerford was recognized by the ACFE with the 2010 Cressey Award, the ACFE’s highest honor. His articles have appeared in numerous financial and fraud-related magazines has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and newspapers around the country.

    Mike Thomas, CFE, CPA, CIA, CBA Mike Thomas, CFE, CPA, CIA, CBA
    Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

    Mike Thomas has more than 30 years of experience and specializes in the financial services industry. His responsibilities include advising clients in areas such as risk management, fraud prevention and quality assurance assessments. In addition, he coordinates contract services for internal audit, loan review and compliance outsourcing at financial institutions, as well as works with clients to re-engineer their internal audit, risk management and fraud prevention functions. Prior to joining Crowe Horwath LLP, Thomas was an Internal Audit Services Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and served as Vice President & Audit Group Manager for SunTrust Banks, Inc.

    Daniel Torpey, CPA, CITP, CFF Daniel Torpey, CPA, CITP, CFF
    Partner, Ernst & Young

    Dan Torpey leads Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute (FIDS) practice for the Southwest region for E&Y in the U.S. Prior to this role, he has held other leadership positions at E&Y including leading the Forensic Technology & Discovery services practice for the Americas and prior to that role he led the insurance claims practice. Torpey has been published in Fraud Magazine and Internal Auditor and is the co-author of Who Owns Fraud: Uniting Everyone to Effectively Manage the Anti-Fraud Program and The Business Interruption Book: Coverage, Claims, and Recovery.

    23rd Annual- Turner J Jonathan Turner, CFE, CII
    Managing Director, Wilson & Turner Incorporated

    Jonathan Turner has extensive experience conducting civil investigations, concentrating on financial fraud, money laundering and computer crime cases. During his career, he has helped hundreds of companies and organizations resolve fraud matters, primarily in the health care, banking, manufacturing, and service sectors. He is a Managing Director with Wilson & Turner Incorporated, where he specializes in the prevention and detection of financial fraud and employee crime issues. Seen on ABC News and CNN, he is a commentator on fraud-related topics, including financial fraud schemes, employee fraud issues and complex fraud schemes. He has written and contributed to more than 40 articles and book chapters for professional publications of the risk management, security, investigation and claims industries.

    Ralph Villanueva, CFE, CIA Ralph Villanueva, CFE, CIA
    IT Security and Compliance Analyst, The LVH - Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Resort

    Ralph Villanueva has more than 20 years’ professional experience in accounting, auditing, financial management and fraud examination in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific countries. In his role at The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, he oversees the company's compliance with the internal controls and Nevada gaming regulations. He previously worked for several for-profit and non-profit organizations where he uncovered substantial employee fraud.

    Vincent Walden Vincent Walden, CFE, CPA
    Senior Manager - Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, Ernst & Young
     
    Vincent Walden specializes in text analytics, forensic data mining and electronic discovery services, and has more than 12 years experience in handling the information management and electronic discovery needs for large scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud programs. Walden leads teams to help clients discover patterns and anomalies in huge sets of disparate data with a focus on unstructured, text-based data sources such as email and corporate file share networks. Prior to Ernst & Young, Walden spent five years specializing in litigation technology supporting investigative and legal matters, and served as president of a privately funded Internet company.

    Brian Willingham, CFE Brian Willingham, CFE
    President, Diligentia Group

    Brian Willingham, CFE, has overseen a wide variety of assignments including asset tracing, international and domestic due diligence investigations, vetting of Board members, complex litigation support investigations, pre-employment background checks and has interviewed hundreds of witnesses relating to civil or criminal litigation. He has published a number of articles in professional trade publications including Pursuit Magazine and ACFE Insights. Willingham is the founder of Diligentia Group and was previously Director and Partner of Gryphon Investigations.

    Ken Yormark, CFE, CPA, CAMS, CFF Ken Yormark, CFE, CPA, CAMS, CFF
    Title, Company

    Kenneth Yormark has lead major engagements focusing on forensic accounting, financial investigations, litigation consulting, and anti-corruption assessments. He works with management at large corporations, noted law firms, and government agencies primarily in regard to internal investigations, accounting improprieties, litigation support and anti-corruption issues in both reactive and proactive environments. He has been accepted as an expert and testified in deposition and at trial in federal and bankruptcy courts. An expert in accounting fraud investigations, Yormark’s experience includes accounting improprieties, Ponzi schemes and anti-corruption/risk assessments around the globe.

    23rd - Zack Gerard Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP
    President, Zack, P.C.

    Gerard (Gerry) Zack is the president of Zack, P.C., which specializes in providing internal control, internal audit, fraud prevention consulting, and fraud investigation services for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has provided audit and anti-fraud services for all types and sizes of entities since 1981. Zack also is the founder of the Nonprofit Resource Center, through which he provides antifraud training and consulting and online financial management tools specifically geared towards the unique internal control and financial management needs of nonprofit organizations. Gerry Zack is the 2009 recipient of the James Baker Speaker of the Year Award from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is recognized as one of only nine ACFE Fellows.

    David Zweighaft, CFE, CPA, CFF David Zweighaft, CFE, CPA, CFF
    Principal, DSZ Forensic Accounting & Consulting Services LLC

    As Managing Partner, David Zweighaft is responsible for providing law firm clients with litigation consulting services including conducting investigations, performing analyses and calculating economic damages, providing expert witness testimony and performing due diligence reviews. In addition, he has managed large litigation consulting engagements, assessing controls and evaluating documents produced during the discovery process. Prior to starting his own practice, Zweighaft spent four years at a risk management advisory firm as Associate Director of their Fraud Risk Management practice, and more than 13 years with global public accounting firms focusing on litigation and forensic services.


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