• Career Connection

    The ACFE Career Connection provides extraordinary professional development opportunities at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference. From in-person networking with featured employers’ on-site personnel to one-to-one coaching sessions with leading employment consultants, the Career Connection brings you the tools you need to take your career to the next level. 

    Featured Employers

    Connect directly with staff and recruiters from the industry’s top companies and government organizations. Share your résumé, explore job opportunities and informally interview with company or agency representatives. Featured employers that have been represented at past conferences include BDO Consulting, CBIZ, Deloitte, FBI, Ernst & Young, Saudi Aramco and Weaver.

    Highlight your company and tap into the talent of the leaders in the fight against fraud as a Career Connection Featured Employer. Learn more about how you can participate in our Career Connection, at no cost, and showcase your company’s valuable job opportunities. 

    Special Presentations

    The Presentation Stage, located in the Exhibit Hall, offers 15-minute career development presentations that are full of tips and suggestions on how to get ahead and stay ahead in your career.

    The "What Ifs" of Your Job Search
    Kimberly Schneiderman
    Monday, 8:10-8:25 a.m. 
    This presentation will focus on tackling various roadblocks facing job seekers today and provide hints to overcome them. Some of these issues include: “Lack of a 4-year degree”, “I did my best work a long time ago” and “Changing jobs too frequently or not frequently enough”.

    Converting Duties and Responsibilities into Strategic Contributions
    Donn LeVie Jr.
    Monday, 10:00-10:15 a.m. 
    Too many candidates focus on their daily “in the trenches” duties on résumés and cover letters, and most confuse “accomplishment” with “task completion.” Learn how to rethink—and rewrite—the day-in and day-out tasks into a larger vision that embraces a higher strategic objective—which is what hiring managers want to read.

    5 Networking Tactics You’ve Probably Overlooked
    Kathy Lavinder
    Tuesday, 8:10-8:25 a.m. 
    This presentation will offer you a quick insight into the power of networking in professional promotion and job searches.

    Career Coaching

    Find answers to your professional questions during a private counseling session with a leading career strategist. Accessible to all attendees during networking breaks throughout the conference, these career coaches will be at the Career Connection booth to provide expert advice to help you advance your anti-fraud career. One-on-one sessions may be scheduled in advance; sessions are 50 minutes long and cost $50.

    Schedule a coaching session

    Résumé Review Sessions

    Schedule a 30-minute session ($30) with an expert who will provide tips and recommendations to make your résumé stand out from the rest. 

    Schedule a résumé review session

    Mock Interviews

    A limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a free mock interview.

    Career Strategists

    Schedule your career coaching or resume review session with one of these year's career strategists. These coaches offer extensive experience in the recruiting and personnel management industry and have proven track records of helping anti-fraud professionals take the next step in their career.

  • Sharon Armstrong
    Sharon Armstrong has 20 years of experience as a Human Resources consultant, trainer and career counselor. She is also an author of three books including: The Essential HR Handbook and The Essential Performance Review Handbook. Since launching her own consulting business in 1998, Sharon Armstrong and Associates, she has consulted with many large corporations, small businesses and individual professionals. She has provided training and completed HR projects for a wide variety of clients in the profit and non-profit sectors.

    Armstrong has a keen sense for what companies seek in their top candidates and enjoys coaching professionals towards their goals.
    Sharon Armstrong has 20 years of experience as a Human Resources consultant, trainer and career counselor. She is also an author of three books including: The Essential HR Handbook and The Essential Performance Review Handbook. Since launching her own consulting business in 1998, Sharon Armstrong and Associates, she has consulted with many large corporations, small businesses and individual professionals. She has provided training and completed HR projects for a wide variety of clients in the profit and non-profit sectors.

    Armstrong has a keen sense for what companies seek in their top candidates and enjoys coaching professionals towards their goals.
     
  • Glenn Bass, CPA
    Glenn Bass is a CPA and serves as Director of Recruiting Services for SI Placement. He has more than 12 years of executive search experience and previously worked for a Maryland-based recruiting and staffing firm. He headed their executive recruiting division focused on senior‐level accounting and finance management professionals in the Washington, D.C. area. Bass is a trusted advisor and problem‐solver to both hiring managers and candidates, facilitating sound business decision-making and ensuring successful outcomes.

    Prior to moving into executive search, Glenn spent eight years in public accounting as a CPA, partially with a regional firm in New York, and then in Washington, D.C. with Grant Thornton.
    Glenn Bass is a CPA and serves as Director of Recruiting Services for SI Placement. He has more than 12 years of executive search experience and previously worked for a Maryland-based recruiting and staffing firm. He headed their executive recruiting division focused on senior‐level accounting and finance management professionals in the Washington, D.C. area. Bass is a trusted advisor and problem‐solver to both hiring managers and candidates, facilitating sound business decision-making and ensuring successful outcomes.

    Prior to moving into executive search, Glenn spent eight years in public accounting as a CPA, partially with a regional firm in New York, and then in Washington, D.C. with Grant Thornton.
     
  • Kathy Lavinder
    Kathy Lavinder is an executive search specialist who founded SI Placement in 2000 after working as an investigator with a leading Investigations firm in the 1990s. After a decade of conducting and managing complex investigations for corporations, financial institutions and law firms, Lavinder turned to the challenges of talent acquisition. Today Lavinder is frequently interviewed and often invited to speak about security and investigative topics as well as career issues. Lavinder holds a leadership role within a special interest group for Women in Security and is active with the ACFE, the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, and the State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
    Kathy Lavinder is an executive search specialist who founded SI Placement in 2000 after working as an investigator with a leading Investigations firm in the 1990s. After a decade of conducting and managing complex investigations for corporations, financial institutions and law firms, Lavinder turned to the challenges of talent acquisition. Today Lavinder is frequently interviewed and often invited to speak about security and investigative topics as well as career issues. Lavinder holds a leadership role within a special interest group for Women in Security and is active with the ACFE, the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, and the State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).  
  • Donn LeVie
    Author and former hiring manager Donn LeVie Jr. has reviewed more than a thousand résumés and cover letters, and interviewed hundreds of candidates for positions in a variety of industries. LeVie’s latest book, Confessions of a Hiring Manager Rev 2. 0 (Second Edition) is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Business—Careers and the Winner of the 2012 Global eBook Award for Careers—Employment. He is also the author of 50 Things You Can Do NOW to Help Keep Your Job.

    Today, he writes books on job and career strategies and speaks at conferences, college campuses, military installations, trade and business schools, and professional associations on creating and managing effective job and career strategies.
    Author and former hiring manager Donn LeVie Jr. has reviewed more than a thousand résumés and cover letters, and interviewed hundreds of candidates for positions in a variety of industries. LeVie’s latest book, Confessions of a Hiring Manager Rev 2. 0 (Second Edition) is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Business—Careers and the Winner of the 2012 Global eBook Award for Careers—Employment. He is also the author of 50 Things You Can Do NOW to Help Keep Your Job.

    Today, he writes books on job and career strategies and speaks at conferences, college campuses, military installations, trade and business schools, and professional associations on creating and managing effective job and career strategies.
     
  • Kimberly Schneiderman, NCRW, CLTMC, CEIC

    Career Coach

    Kimberly Schneiderman, owner of City Career Services, provides job search tools including job search and interview coaching, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn bios, networking resumes, career highlights and career strategy coaching to goal-oriented managers and executives in the fraud, security, and investigation industry. She has authored numerous career-related articles and videos, and presents workshops on search strategies, interviewing skills, resumes and on-the-job performance tactics. Schneiderman’s clients appreciate the one-on-one attention from her and the immediate results they get with her job search tools and coaching. She welcomes the opportunity to meet with attendees that need guidance on resumes and covers, and with those attendees that need help answering tough interview questions or strategizing around difficult work history situations.
    Kimberly Schneiderman, owner of City Career Services, provides job search tools including job search and interview coaching, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn bios, networking resumes, career highlights and career strategy coaching to goal-oriented managers and executives in the fraud, security, and investigation industry. She has authored numerous career-related articles and videos, and presents workshops on search strategies, interviewing skills, resumes and on-the-job performance tactics. Schneiderman’s clients appreciate the one-on-one attention from her and the immediate results they get with her job search tools and coaching. She welcomes the opportunity to meet with attendees that need guidance on resumes and covers, and with those attendees that need help answering tough interview questions or strategizing around difficult work history situations.  
  • Carl Wellenstein
    Carl Wellenstein is a career strategist and coach for those in mid-career who want to facilitate a job change or explore and pursue a new career direction. He is the founder of ExecGlobalNet and author of 12 Steps to a New Career. His prior experience includes Managing Director of a UK-based executive search firm and Partner with Arthur Young & Co (now EY). He is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and a CPA. With more than 20 years of experience detecting fraudulent activity as an employee, auditor and board member, he feels a special connection with the members of ACFE.
    Carl Wellenstein is a career strategist and coach for those in mid-career who want to facilitate a job change or explore and pursue a new career direction. He is the founder of ExecGlobalNet and author of 12 Steps to a New Career. His prior experience includes Managing Director of a UK-based executive search firm and Partner with Arthur Young & Co (now EY). He is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and a CPA. With more than 20 years of experience detecting fraudulent activity as an employee, auditor and board member, he feels a special connection with the members of ACFE.