• Speakers 

    Keynote Speakers

    The ACFE Global Fraud Conference traditionally hosts the foremost experts in the anti-fraud field. These leaders share their insights and address the key anti-fraud issues relevant to you. Previous keynote speakers include: U.S Attorney Preet Bharara, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, John Walsh, Michael Chertoff, Harry Markopolos, Senator George Mitchell, Senator Paul Sarbanes, the Honorable Michael Oxley, Ben Stein, Rudy Giuliani and many others.

    Learn more about keynote speakers confirmed for the 25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference below, and check back soon as additional speakers are added!

  • Louis J. Freeh

    Former FBI Director, CEO of the Freeh Group International Solutions
    Corporate America's Top Investigator

    Louis Freeh was dubbed “the singularly best-suited person in America to run the FBI” by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and “a law enforcement legend” by President Clinton, who appointed him director in 1993. Heralded for transforming the FBI from a national law-enforcement agency to a global security institution, Freeh doubled the number of bureau branches worldwide. During his eight-year tenure, crime—like so many other industries of that era—became globalized. He visited 62 countries and met with more than 2000 foreign leaders while increasing the FBI’s focus on counterintelligence, cyber crime, DNA technology and electronic surveillance.

    Currently CEO of Freeh Group International, Freeh has kept his investigation skills sharp through his involvement in several high-profile cases. In 2013, Freeh was appointed to investigate allegations of potential misconduct over BP settlement management . In 2011, Penn State hired Freeh to conduct a probe into allegations against former football coach Jerry Sandusky as well as signing on to serve as the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the return of more than $1 billion to creditors of MF Global Holdings.

    Freeh’s private-sector experience also offers a unique perspective into corporate ethics, government relations, risk and global security that is crucial to corporate practice in the 21st century. Freeh sits on the boards of several public companies as a lead director and Chairman of the Governance Committee. His consulting and legal practices are heavily engaged in corporate governance and compliance issues, and he is a court-appointed monitor overseeing corporate compliance with a USDOJ/SEC settlement.

    Freeh’s best-selling book, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), chronicles his efforts to reform, fortify and strengthen the bureau while ensuring its freedom from political interference.
    Louis Freeh was dubbed “the singularly best-suited person in America to run the FBI” by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and “a law enforcement legend” by President Clinton, who appointed him director in 1993.Heralded for transforming the FBI from a national law-enforcement agency to a global security institution, Freeh doubled the number of bureau branches worldwide. During his eight-year tenure, crime—like so many other industries of that era—became globalized. He visited 62 countries and met with more than 2000 foreign leaders while increasing the FBI’s focus on counterintelligence, cyber crime, DNA technology and electronic surveillance.

    Currently CEO of Freeh Group International, Freeh has kept his investigation skills sharp through his involvement in several high-profile cases. In 2013, Freeh was appointed to investigate allegations of potential misconduct over BP settlement management . In 2011, Penn State hired Freeh to conduct a probe into allegations against former football coach Jerry Sandusky as well as signing on to serve as the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the return of more than $1 billion to creditors of MF Global Holdings.

    Freeh’s private-sector experience also offers a unique perspective into corporate ethics, government relations, risk and global security that is crucial to corporate practice in the 21st century. Freeh sits on the boards of several public companies as a lead director and Chairman of the Governance Committee. His consulting and legal practices are heavily engaged in corporate governance and compliance issues, and he is a court-appointed monitor overseeing corporate compliance with a USDOJ/SEC settlement.

    Freeh’s best-selling book, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), chronicles his efforts to reform, fortify and strengthen the bureau while ensuring its freedom from political interference.
     
     
  • Peter Eigen

    Founder
    Transparency International

    Dr. Peter Eigen has worked in economic development and governance for several decades and has led initiatives for better global governance and the fight against corruption.

    In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005, he was Chair of TI and is now Chair of the Advisory Council. Publisher of the Annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report, Transparency International has been highly successful at shedding light on the devastating effects of corruption and put the topic firmly in place on the world's agenda. In 2005, Eigen chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), was the Chairman of the EITI from 2006 to February 2011 and is now EITI Special Representative.

    Eigen has taught law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt Main, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, SAIS at Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Bruges College of Europe. Since 2002, he has taught as an Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2000, he was awarded the ‘Honorary Doctor’ degree at the Open University, UK, in 2004, the Readers Digest Award "European of the Year 2004" and in 2007 the Gustav Heinemann Award. The Federal Republic of Germany awarded Peter Eigen its Grand Cross of Merit in recognition of his efforts to combat corruption at the global level in January 2013.

    TED Talks: Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt
    November 2009

    Transparency International Celebrates 20TH Anniversary in 2013
    FrankVogel.com, January 3, 2013
    Dr. Peter Eigen has worked in economic development and governance for several decades and has led initiatives for better global governance and the fight against corruption.

    In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005, he was Chair of TI and is now Chair of the Advisory Council. Publisher of the Annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report, Transparency International has been highly successful at shedding light on the devastating effects of corruption and put the topic firmly in place on the world's agenda. In 2005, Eigen chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), was the Chairman of the EITI from 2006 to February 2011 and is now EITI Special Representative.

    Eigen has taught law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt Main, the John F. Kennedy School of Government/Harvard, SAIS/ Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Bruges College of Europe. Since 2002, he has taught as an Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2000, he was awarded the ‘Honorary Doctor’ degree at the Open University, UK, in 2004, the Readers Digest Award "European of the Year 2004" and in 2007 the Gustav Heinemann Award. The Federal Republic of Germany awarded Peter Eigen its Grand Cross of Merit in recognition of his efforts to combat corruption at the global level in January 2013.

    TED Talks: Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt
    November 2009

    Transparency International Celebrates 20TH Anniversary in 2013
    FrankVogel.com, January 3, 2013
     
     
  • Martin Kenney, CFE

    Managing Partner, Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors
    International Asset Recovery Expert

    Martin Kenney is a specialist fraud investigation and asset recovery lawyer and managing partner of Martin Kenney & Co, solicitors in the British Virgin Islands. The firm's work lies at the intersection of cross-border insolvency, creditors' rights, and complex commercial litigation. Leading a specialist team of lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants, Kenney is widely regarded as a ground-breaker in the use of pre-emptive remedies, multi-disciplinary teams and professional litigation funding in response to global economic crime to uproot bank secrets and freeze hidden assets in multiple jurisdictions.

    Kenney’s work as a fraud-fighter has taken him around the world with success on a grand scale, from investigating Barings Bank’s rogue trader Nick Leeson to a Brazilian-based bankruptcy fraud with losses totaling $8 billion. In one of his most notable and ongoing cases, Kenney is leading asset recovery for creditors defrauded by Allen Stanford in the second largest Ponzi-scheme in financial history. As co-general counsel to the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank, his firm is working in the interest of approximately 22,000 creditors from 140 countries who have lost a net capital sum of $4.4 billion.

    He is a practicing solicitor-advocate of the senior courts of England & Wales and the Eastern Caribbean at the BVI and at St. Vincent & the Grenadines, a non-practicing barrister and solicitor of British Columbia and a licensed foreign legal consultant in the state of New York.

    Meet Martin Kenney, international fraud fighter
    Toronto Star, May 24, 2013

    Follow the money: the world’s sharpest fraudbusters
    Wired.co.uk, September 2, 2009
    Martin Kenney is a specialist fraud investigation and asset recovery lawyer and managing partner of Martin Kenney & Co, solicitors in the British Virgin Islands. The firm's work lies at the intersection of cross-border insolvency, creditors' rights, and complex commercial litigation. Leading a specialist team of lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants, Kenney is widely regarded as a ground-breaker in the use of pre-emptive remedies, multi-disciplinary teams and professional litigation funding in response to global economic crime to uproot bank secrets and freeze hidden assets in multiple jurisdictions.

    Kenney’s work as a fraud-fighter has taken him around the world with success on a grand scale, from investigating Barings Bank’s rogue trader Nick Leeson to a Brazilian-based bankruptcy fraud with losses totaling $8 billion. In one of his most notable and ongoing cases, Kenney is leading asset recovery for creditors defrauded by Allen Stamford in the second largest Ponzi-scheme in financial history. As co-general counsel to the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank, his firm is working in the interest of approximately 22,000 creditors from 140 countries who have lost a net capital sum of $4.4 billion.

    He is a practicing solicitor-advocate of the senior courts of England & Wales and the Eastern Caribbean at the BVI and at St. Vincent & the Grenadines, a non-practicing barrister and solicitor of British Columbia and a licensed foreign legal consultant in the state of New York.

    Meet Martin Kenney, international fraud fighter
    Toronto Star, May 24, 2013

    Follow the money: the world’s sharpest fraudbusters
    Wired.co.uk, September 2, 2009
     
  • Marc Goodman

    Global Strategist, Cyber Security Expert
    Senior Advisor, Interpol Steering Committee on Information Technology Crime

    Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare, working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policymakers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence, and has operated in nearly seventy countries around the world.

    Goodman is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute to inspire and educate others on the security and risk implications of newly emerging technologies. He also serves as the global security advisor and chair for policy and law at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, a NASA and Google sponsored educational venture dedicated to using advanced science and technology to address humanity’s grand challenges. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of exponential technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, the social data revolution, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, genomics, ubiquitous computing and location-based services.

    TED Talks: Marc Goodman: A Vision of Crimes in the Future
    July 12, 2012

    Big crime meets big data
    O’Reilly Strata, December 19, 2011
    Marc Goodman is a global strategist, author and consultant focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business and international affairs. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in next generation security threats such as cyber crime, cyber terrorism and information warfare, working with organizations such as Interpol, the United Nations, NATO, the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Government. Goodman frequently advises industry leaders, security executives and global policymakers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence, and has operated in nearly seventy countries around the world.

    Goodman is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute to inspire and educate others on the security and risk implications of newly emerging technologies. He also serves as the global security advisor and chair for policy and law at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, a NASA and Google sponsored educational venture dedicated to using advanced science and technology to address humanity’s grand challenges. Goodman’s current areas of research include the security implications of exponential technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, the social data revolution, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, genomics, ubiquitous computing and location-based services.

    TED Talks: Marc Goodman: A Vision of Crimes in the Future
    July 12, 2012

    Big crime meets big data
    O’Reilly Strata, December 19, 2011
     
     
  • Dinesh Thakur

    Ranbaxy Whistleblower

    80 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. contain foreign sourced ingredients and more than 40 percent of the prescriptions are fully manufactured overseas. Former Ranbaxy Laboratories executive Dinesh Thakur discovered that the India-based pharmaceuticals company was falsifying drug data and violating current good manufacturing and laboratory practices in order to gain competitive advantage in the U.S. market. His eight-year collaboration with the FDA and the Department of Justice to unravel the dangerous fraud led to a 2013 guilty plea by Ranbaxy and a groundbreaking $500 million settlement, the largest of its kind against a generic drug manufacturer.

    Ranbaxy whistleblower reveals how he exposed massive pharmaceutical fraud
    CBS News, November 6, 2013

    Dirty Medicine
    Fortune, May 15, 2013
    80 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. contain foreign sourced ingredients and more than 40 percent of the prescriptions are fully manufactured overseas. Former Ranbaxy Laboratories executive Dinesh Thakur discovered that the India-based pharmaceuticals company was falsifying drug data and violating current good manufacturing and laboratory practices in order to gain competitive advantage in the U.S. market. His eight-year collaboration with the FDA and the Department of Justice to unravel the dangerous fraud led to a 2013 guilty plea by Ranbaxy and a groundbreaking $500 million settlement, the largest of its kind against a generic drug manufacturer.

    Ranbaxy whistleblower reveals how he exposed massive pharmaceutical fraud
    CBS News, November 6, 2013

    Dirty Medicine
    Fortune, May 15, 2013
     
     
  • Humberto J. Aguilar, CAMS

    Convicted Fraudster*

    Humberto Aguilar is a former attorney with the Florida Bar who served 77 months in a Federal prison for money laundering. While practicing law in Miami, Aguilar set up a network of overseas shell companies to launder the proceeds of crime for numerous clients. In 1990, he was indicted for and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Internal Revenue Service regulations concerning money laundering and participation in a client conspiracy to violate the importation of dangerous narcotics.

    Aguilar currently writes for Complinet.com and Money Laundering Bulletin, and speaks worldwide on his experiences as a convicted felon and money launderer.
    Humberto Aguilar is a former attorney with the Florida Bar who served 77 months in a Federal prison for money laundering. While practicing law in Miami, Aguilar set up a network of overseas shell companies to launder the proceeds of crime for numerous clients. In 1990, he was indicted for and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Internal Revenue Service regulations concerning money laundering and participation in a client conspiracy to violate the importation of dangerous narcotics.

    Aguilar currently writes for Complinet.com and Money Laundering Bulletin, and speaks worldwide on his experiences as a convicted felon and money launderer.
     
     
  • Concurrent Session Speakers

    The ACFE Global Fraud Conference also features more than 40 anti-fraud experts leading our breakout sessions. These experienced practitioners share insights, tips and techniques through case studies and real-world examples.

  • W. Steve Albrecht, Ph.D., CFE, CPA, CIA

    Andersen Alumni Professor and Wheatley Fellow, Marriott School of Management
    Brigham Young University

    W. Steve Albrecht is the Andersen Alumni Professor of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management and a Wheatley Fellow at Brigham Young University. Dr. Albrecht began at BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford and at the University of Illinois and working as a staff accountant for Deloitte. Dr. Albrecht has consulted with numerous organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, the United Nations and the FBI. He has been an expert witness in more than 35 major fraud cases. He was the first president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and served as a member of the Board of Regents of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • 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 17 years, serving in many roles, including Member Services Manager, Fraud Magazine Circulation Manager and Accounts Receivable Administrator.
  • Grant Brodie, CA, CPA

    President
    Arbutus Software Inc.

    Starting at the Deloitte organization and continuing with ACL, Brodie has more than 30 years of experience in data access, audit and fraud analytics. As a founder of ACL Services Ltd., and software architect of the ACL product until 2003, he defined audit analytics for most users. His work at Arbutus is a continuation of his pioneering efforts in the audit analytics field. In addition to fuzzy matching applications, Brodie's research includes visualization technologies, big data processing, continuous monitoring and workgroup collaboration.
  • Allen F. Brown, CFE, CPA

    Owner
    AFB Consulting

    Allen Brown is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a CPA and CFE. Brown, now retired, was Assistant Legislative Auditor for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position, he oversaw investigations and matters related to local government audits and issues. Brown spent 21 years with the Legislative Auditor’s Office and has participated in over 250 investigative audits. Results of these audits included felony convictions of four sheriffs, three of whom went to prison. As a result of an investigative audit of the Department of Elections, the statewide elected Commissioner of Elections was also convicted of felony charges and sentenced to prison, and over 25 others were indicted and convicted, including vendors from New Jersey, Florida, and Alabama. Subsequent to this project, the department was eliminated by the state legislature.
  • Lindsey C. Boney III, CFE, CPA, CVA

    Principal
    Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, L.L.P.

    Lindsey Boney provides special audit services and non-traditional services such as litigation support and business valuations. After twenty four years with Deloitte & Touche, he served as CFO for two companies engaged in construction and real estate development. His experience discovering and investigating a major fraud at one of those companies led him to earn his CFE credential. Boney is a director of a community bank where he serves as chairman of the audit and enterprise risk management committee.
  • Adam K. Bowen, CFE, CPA, CMA, CFF

    Manager of Forensic Audit
    VION Investments

    Prior to joining VION, Bowen held the position of advisory manager with KPMG LLP’s Atlanta Office, providing forensic services to clients both domestic and international. Bowen has also held internal controls and compliance positions with Southern Company and worked in small and boutique accounting firm environments, providing services to clients ranging in size from individuals to small businesses and municipal governments. Bowen was a contributor to Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business (2007 Wiley), authored by Joseph T. Wells, and Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct (2011 McGraw Hill).
  • Angela Byers, J.D.

    Section Chief
    Financial Crimes Section, FBI

    Byers has more than 25 years of experience working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a variety of fraud-related roles. Beginning as a budget and account analyst, she has held roles as a Special Agent on bank fraud, public corruption and financial institution fraud. As a Unit Chief, she worked with Internal Investigations, Economic Crimes and Health Care Fraud divisions.
  • Jim Butterworth, CFE

    Executive Director of Services
    ManTech

    With a career distinguished by 20 years of highly-decorated service to the U.S. 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 cases. 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.
  • Brent Carlson, CFE

    Director
    AlixPartners

    Brent Carlson has conducted internal investigations in China for U.S. companies in response to whistleblower allegations and related FCPA matters. His engagements have included detailed analyses of business practices and underlying books and records, as well as designing and implementing remedial measures. He also served in interim compliance officer roles for U.S. multinationals in China. In this role, his engagements included assessment of current practices, developing tailored policies and procedures, conducting anti-corruption and ethics policy employee training, design and implementation of ongoing testing programs, and development of in-house resources to assume compliance program responsibility.
  • Fernando Cevallos, CFE, LSS

    Director
    PwC

    Fernando Cevallos has 15 years of experience in forensics, auditing, finance, tax and treasury. He is continuing the expansion the leadership and knowledge of forensics and compliance challenges in Latin America. Based in Mexico City today, he has worked in Ecuador and Brazil in 2010 in tax, assurance, outsourcing and forensic services. Between 2003 and 2009, Cevallos worked for the largest global glass containers manufacturer, where he held various positions in Treasury and Finance, leading and managing a range of projects.
  • John Christly, CFE, CISSP, PMP, PI

    Chief Information Security Officer/HIPAA Security Officer
    Nova Southeastern University

    John Christly is an experienced IT and security expert who has worked with many organizations to implement innovative solutions and strategies. He has more than 22 years of industry experience which has included computer security and forensics, internal investigations, design, management and auditing of corporate networks, project management and custom software development. He has a broad business knowledge having worked in education, government, software development, telecommunications and health care. Most recently, Christly was Director of Corporate Analysis and Chief Security Officer for eTERA Consulting, where he was responsible for the national forensic program as well as the health care and forensic accounting verticals.
  • Kenneth Citarella, J.D., CFE, CIPP/US

    Managing Director
    Guidepost Solutions LLC

    An Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and a Certified Fraud Examiner, Citarella is a pioneer in computer crime prosecution. Before joining Guidepost Solutions, Citarella worked with a commercial litigation law firm and with the Corporate Investigations Division of Prudential Insurance. Citarella also had a distinguished 28-year career as a white-collar and computer crime prosecutor in the Westchester County (NY) District Attorney’s Office, which he concluded as Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division. Citarella was awarded the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
  • David Coderre, ACDA

    President
    CAATS

    Dave Coderre has more than twenty-eight years of experience in the data analytics field in a variety of settings. He has led numerous audit projects, performed comprehensive risk analysis, and developed digital analysis and data mining tools and techniques to support fraud investigations. He is the author of Fraud Analysis Techniques Using ACL, which provides a series of 36 ACL scripts designed explicitly to detect fraud, as well as Computer-Aided Fraud Prevention and Detection: A Step-by-Step Guide, which describes data analysis techniques to detect fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Gregory Coleman

    Special Agent
    Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    SA Gregory A. Coleman joined the FBI in 1989 and has been assigned to the FBI’s largest office in New York City since graduating from the FBI Academy. From 1989-1992, SA Coleman investigated Ponzi schemes and advance fee schemes under the mail and wire fraud statutes and provided support for an undercover investigation targeting fraud in the commodities markets. In 1992, he became one of the original members of an investigative squad established to address securities fraud and commodities fraud on a full-time basis. During his time at the FBI, SA Coleman headed the money laundering case that led to Jordan Belfort's arrest.
  • Matt Davies, AAP, CTP, CPP

    Payments Outreach Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Matt Davies has more 16 years of experience in the payments industry, nearly 14 of those with the Federal Reserve Banks, first in Kansas City and later in Dallas. He has also served as a product manager in the bankcard and commercial banking industries. Matt is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Payments Professional (CPP). He frequently speaks at various industry events. He is a co-author of the working paper Nonbanks in the Payments System, published in book form by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 2003.
  • Jim Conversano, CFE, CFA

    Principal
    Berkeley Research Group, LLC

    For the past 20 years, Jim Conversano has provided expert regulatory, financial, investment management, compliance, and forensic investigation services to attorneys and clients in a number of major civil and criminal litigation matters involving securities litigation, alleged breach of fiduciary duties, regulatory inspections and examinations, insider trading investigations, complex financial fraud investigations and compliance and risk assessments. Conversano provided expert analysis for the SEC Office for two reports relating to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Joel M. Cohen

    Partner
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Cohen, a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, has led or participated in more than 20 civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts. From 1992 to 1999, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, supervising the Business/Securities Fraud Unit, where he received numerous awards from the Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies. Cohen was the prosecutor of Jordan Belfort and Stratton Oakmont, the focus of recent film,"The Wolf of Wall Street".
  • Glenn Dinetz, CFE, CGEIT, PI

    General Manager, Compliance Center of Excellence
    Dun & Bradstreet

    Glenn is the GM for D&B's Compliance Solutions Group offering a full range of KYV (Know Your Vendor) and KYC (Know Your Customer) regulatory compliance solutions including bribery and corruption, Customer Information Programs and the prevention of financial crime. Prior to D&B, Dinetz founded Greystone Intelligence, a licensed and bonded private detective agency focused on the prevention and detection of financial crime. Focused on the financial market, he has held partner positions at both Deloitte and KPMG where he provided strategic consulting services and was responsible for management of all aspects of the practice, staff, financials, business development and operations.
  • 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.
  • Lisa Duke, CFE, CPA, MAFF

    Examiner in Charge
    New York State Comptroller's Office

    Lisa Duke is an Examiner in Charge at the New York State Comptroller’s Office and is a member of the Fraud and Forensic Audit Group. Duke is a subject matter expert in fraud and forensics and has worked on cases involving fraud investigations, conflict of interest, and waste and abuse of public funds. Duke looks at white-collar crimes at multiple government agencies, government contractors, public authorities and non-for-profit organizations.
  • Stephanie Dupree, CFE, CIA, CGAP

    Independent Consultant

    For a decade, Stephanie Dupree served the State of Florida in Offices of Inspector General within various agencies including the Departments of Education and Transportation and Florida Housing Finance Corporation. She was a lead investigator and auditor for projects and has supported other local, state and federal entities with investigations resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost recovery and savings. Over the past several years, Dupree has provided training to industry professionals on mortgage fraud investigation, internal audit and project management topics.
  • Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG

    President
    Core Integrity Group, LLC

    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.
  • 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 - 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, 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.
  • Tom Green

    Director
    Information Management Consultants, Inc.

    At Information Management Consultants Inc., 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, Tom 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.
  • Bill Hardin, CFE, CPA, CFF

    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.
  • Ryan Hardy

    CEO
    Social Discovery Corp

    Ryan Hardy is the founder and CEO of Social Discovery Corp, a software as a service (SaaS) program that helps locate, identify and aggregate public social media information automatically and continuously. He has years of experience with search engines, social media and other various security technologies. Hardy’s goal is to provide his audience with several key actionable items which can be implemented immediately.
  • Victor E. Hartman, J.D., CFE, CPA, CFF

    Attorney
    The Hartman Firm, LLC

    Victor Hartman is the founder of The Hartman Firm, which specializes in internal investigations and forensic CPA services. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, where he teaches a master’s-level forensic accounting course. Prior to founding The Hartman Firm, Hartman served as the Chief Division Counsel and Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Georgia. Earlier in his career, Hartman supervised a financial institution fraud squad, public corruption squad and health care fraud task force for the FBI’s Houston Division.
  • Erich Heneke, CFE, CMA, CFM

    Senior Manager - Supply Chain
    Mayo Clinic

    Erich Heneke’s financial emphasis is in supplier risk management, audit/controls and financial planning and analysis. He has worked in Mayo supply chain management (SCM) for seven years, focusing his efforts on sound SCM controls, fraud prevention/detection, accuracy of balance sheet accounting and other controls-related work, including Mayo’s voluntary SOX compliance. During his time at Mayo, Heneke and his team have completed several projects addressing proper controls with supply chain, including development of an award-winning credit card risk scoring platform.
  • Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

    President
    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, Hetherington 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.
  • Scott Hilsen, J.D., CFE

    Director
    KPMG Forensic

    Scott Hilsen has more than 20 years of investigatory and legal experience. He assists clients with internal and governmental investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory compliance and eDiscovery. Prior to joining KPMG, he was a partner in an AmLaw Top 50 Law Firm where he specialized in performing financial, accounting and regulatory investigations and compliance. Hilsen is the President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is on the ACFE’s National Advisory Council, and is a member and former chair of the Forensic Accounting Advisory Board at Georgia Southern University.
  • 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.
  • Ryan 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.
  • John Hurlimann, CFE

    Investigations Program Manager
    Intel Corporation

    John Hurlimann is a 21-year veteran of Intel and a Certified Fraud Examiner with 9 years of experience in global investigations. He oversees investigations throughout North and Latin Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in investigating conflict of interest and kickback schemes, as well as specialized expertise in forensics and data analytics. He regularly partners with executives and senior leaders to investigate allegations ranging from expense fraud to complex conflict of interest concerns.
  • Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPP

    Director, Global Risk Management
    ATS Automation

    Tyson Johnson is a well-travelled risk management executive. He has worked in government, global banking and global manufacturing sectors. Johnson has effectively led investigations in Mexico, Thailand, China, India and Malaysia, as well as throughout North America and Europe. He has been a pioneer in the field of developing Open Source Intelligence (OsInt) programs to support risk reduction, loss prevention and recovery for the past decade. As a former intelligence officer, Johnson understands the need for strong information collection and analysis to support proactive risk management.
  • Elizabeth Junell, CFE, CPA, CFF

    Partner
    Ernst & Young LLP

    Beth Junell has more than 20 years of professional experience in accounting, internal controls and financial statement-related matters, including fraud, investigations, disputes and financial statement assurance. She has extensive experience in investigations, corporate governance and compliance program design and implementation. This work often arises from alleged GAAP and SEC reporting violations, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related global statues, or other alleged fraudulent activities. She also regularly consults directly with companies on the design and implementation of corporate governance structures and compliance programs.
  • Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA

    SVP, Internal Audit and Co-Chief Compliance Officer             
    Warner Music Group

    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.
  • The Honorable William C. Killian

    U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee
    Department of Justice

    William C. "Bill" Killian is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He is responsible for representing the legal interest of the U.S. and prosecuting federal criminal violations throughout the District's 41 counties. Prior to being sworn in as U. S. Attorney on October 4, 2010, Killian was a sole practitioner in his law firm in Jasper, Tennessee. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Legal Specialization as a civil and criminal trial advocate. He has addressed seminars organized by Europol and the Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, as well as several conferences on the issues of health care fraud.
  • 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.
  • Leah Lane, CFE

    Global Investigations Manager
    Texas Instruments, Inc.

    Leah Lane has more than 20 years of combined public and private sector investigations and fraud examination experience. During her career, she has managed, worked, and assisted in hundreds of investigations globally, involving allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, internal and external fraud, and employee misconduct. Lane is currently the Global Investigations Manager at Texas Instruments, Inc, where she manages a group of investigators with global responsibility for investigations within TI. She is also responsible for fraud awareness campaigns. Before joining Texas Instruments, Lane served as the Audit Fraud Manager at jcpenney and as a Security Manager for the Americas at HP/EDS. At these positions, she was responsible for investigating and managing complex financial fraud and computer forensic matters. She began her investigative career as a special agent in the U.S. Customs Service, a position she held for more than seven years. 
  • Steve Lappenbusch, Ph.D.

    Director, Market Strategy and Planning – Government
    LexisNexis

    Dr. Lappenbusch oversees product development and strategy for tax and revenue agencies at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He has created solutions which have stopped fraud in tax returns, Medicaid, food stamps and worker’s compensation, and has analyzed identities to help find and capture absconded violent felons and sex offenders. He has also testified in murder trials and advised Congressional committees on identity fraud. Prior to LexisNexis, Dr. Lappenbusch did research funded by the National Science Foundation and user research for IBM and Microsoft. His current focus is on digging up the underground economy to help the government close the tax gap.
  • Jean-Franҫois Legault, CFE

    Vice President / Assistant Director, Global High-Tech Investigations
    Global Security & Investigations
    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    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.
  • Philip Levi, CFE, FCPA, CPA, CFF

    Partner
    Levi & Levi, 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 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.
  • Neal Levin

    Known fondly as “The Fraud Guy,” Neal Levin contends with a litany of fraudsters and fraudulent transactions, including those stemming from bankruptcy fraud, occupational fraud, corporate governance fraud, government corruption, insurance fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, asset concealment, and Ponzi schemes. His practice is international and he has appeared in dozens of different tribunals over the course of his nearly 23 years in the business. He frequently lectures, writes and is interviewed on the psychopathy and sociopathy of fraudsters as well as on Ponzi schemes, bankruptcy fraud, investigations and recovery practices.
  • Phil Lim

    Product Manager
    ACL

    Phil Lim has worked with compliance and audit groups of Fortune 500 companies, leading them through implementations of technology-enabled assurance programs to assess, test and monitor risk. He is responsible for the integrated content portfolio, from strategy and planning to execution. Included in his scope is to arm risk and assurance professionals with better tools and methodologies on how to build data analytic integrated enterprise risk management programs.
  • Walt Manning, CFE, DFCP

    Director
    Techno-Crime Institute

    Walt Manning has 34 years of experience in the fields of criminal justice, investigations, digital forensics, and e-discovery, and 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.
  • Evy Poumpouras

    Former Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service

    Evy Poumpouras is an on-air contributor for CNN, NBC, CBS and FOX regarding interview and investigative techniques. She is a former Special Agent for the United States Secret Service, investigation numerous financial crimes during her tenure. In addition to her fraud investigations, her presidential protective details included President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, President George H. Bush and more. She has experience in bank and credit card fraud investigations, linguistic analysis, non-verbal behaviors, and security and protection.
  • Robert Rudloff, CFE, CIA, CRMA

    Senior Vice President, 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.
  • Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CFF, CITP

    Partner-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.
  • Tamara May, CFE, PMP

    President
    T.R. Turner & Associates, Inc.

    Tamara May brings more than 15 years of professional experience in the areas of information technology, fraud, training and health care. She has held numerous leadership positions, where she has received many Host Leadership Awards, served on a variety of fraud task force and compliance committees, and has managed several audit departments.
  • 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.
  • Scott Porter, CPA, CA, IFA

    Senior Investigator, Professional Conduct
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

    Porter has been a Senior Investigator of Professional Conduct at the ICAO for six years conducting numerous interviews with Chartered Accountants alleged to have committed professional misconduct, including fraud. Prior to that, Porter was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group for eight years. Porter has presented to forensic accountants across Canada and the U.S. on how to conduct effective interviews. In January 2012, Porter co-authored the article "Teaching Interviewing Techniques to Forensic Accountants is Critical," which was published in the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. Porter is also a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Jeff Rowland, CFE, CPA, CIA

    Vice President, Internal Audit
    USAA

    Jeff Rowland has more than 30 years of Financial and IT Audit experience in a number of diverse industries, including banking, transportation, insurance, high tech, and wholesale/retail distribution. Reporting to the Chief Audit Executive at USAA, Rowland is currently on a temporary assignment with the Chief Risk Office to assist in standardizing risk methodologies across the enterprise. He has been responsible for overseeing audits in the IT, security, procurement, fraud and AML/Privacy, HR, risk management staff agencies. Prior to July 2011, Jeff served as the Chief Auditor at USAA.
  • Janet McHard, CFE, CPA, MAFF, CFFA

    Founding Partner
    McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC

    Janet M. McHard is the President of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. She has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from the ACFE, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program. McHard provides assistance, including expert testimony, in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration.
  • Sheila Moran, CFE, CPA

    CFO
    Professional Power Products

    As both an auditor and a fraud examiner, Sheila Moran has seen firsthand how red flags of waste and abuse have been overlooked, hidden behind the smoke screen of "clean" audit opinions and bloated monthly board packets that obscure actionable data. She works with organizations to build value by creating a culture of shared success to address waste and abuse. Her professional projects have included forensic accounting, mergers and acquisitions, software installation and support, financial statement auditing, litigation support and executive training.
  • Mark Nigrini, Ph.D.

    Professor
    College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University

    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 and Losing the War Against Fraud. 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.
  • Joe Palmar

    President
    Palmar Consulting Group

    Joseph M. Palmar is President of Palmar Consulting Group, Inc., a boutique firm specializing in accounting, financial forensics and outsourced CFO services. Palmar is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics with more than 20 years of accounting, finance, audit and forensic experience. Palmar recently received a special commendation from the FBI for his assistance in uncovering a multimillion-dollar fraud and is a graduate of the FBI’s citizen academy.
  • Alphonse Pascual, CFE

    Senior Analyst
    Javelin Strategy & Research

    An accomplished fraud investigator, Al Pascual directs research at Javelin into issues that affect the profitability of financial institutions and the privacy of consumers. He began his career with HSBC, performing enhanced due diligence investigations of high risk loans. He was subsequently tapped by Goldman Sachs to join their FICC division, serving on their mortgage fraud investigations team. He later transitioned to Fidelity National Information Services (now FIS Global), a recognized leader in financial technology. In the Risk Operations department, Pascual successfully lead complex, data-driven investigations of organized payment fraud groups throughout the country.
  • Stephen Pedneault, CFE, CPA

    Owner
    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.
  • Claudio Peixoto, CFE, CRC

    Partner
    KPMG Brasil

    Claudio Peixoto has more than 23 years of extensive experience in compliance, fraud investigations, and financial audit. He has provided audit strategic plans, revision of financial, operational and businesses processes, evaluation and tests of internal controls and elaboration of reports, including improvements suggestions and development of new controls. He has worked with global and local law firms providing forensic services in legal cases. Peixoto is the Brazilian ACFE chapter president.
  • Alexander Stein, Ph.D,

    Founder, Dolus Counter-Fraud Advisors LLC
    Principal, The Boswell Group LLC

    Dr. Alexander Stein is Founder and Managing Principal of Dolus Counter-Fraud Advisors, an international psychodynamic intelligence analysis and fraud risk consultancy. Dr. Stein is a leading authority and specialist practitioner in the psychology of fraud, and has developed a suite of sophisticated programs deployable in corporate or institutional fraud and corruption scenarios as well as complex multi-national fraud investigation and asset recovery matters.
  • Donna Strittmatter, J.D.

    Chief, Specialized Crime Division
    Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

    In her current role, Strittmatter handles the intake of thousands of criminal prosecutions of fraud, often directing the investigation for law enforcement and victims. She is involved in various regional task forces relating to health care fraud, consumer fraud, banking and economic computer crimes. She has served on the Adult Protective Services Special Task Unit and is the National White Collar Crime Center Agency Representative for her office. While serving as Dallas County’s first Elder Abuse prosecutor, Strittmatter became passionate about elder victims of fraud.
  • Ralph Summerford, CFE, CPA, ABV, CFF

    President
    Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc.

    Ralph Summerford is 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 and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and newspapers around the country.
  • Jason Thomas

    Manager of Innovation
    Thomson Reuters

    Jason Thomas is employed by Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS). He is focused on open source intelligence collection and analysis. More specifically, he examines crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social media applications, gaming and mobile applications and their application to solving intelligence problems. Previous to TRSS, Thomas was employed by West Virginia University where he taught courses on Intelligence Analysis.
  • Jonathan Turner, CFE, CII

    Senior Director, Global Compliance Investigations
    Wright Medical Technology

    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. 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.
  • Vincent Walden, CFE, CPA

    Partner
    Ernst & Young LLP

    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.
  • Tracy K. Webb, CSCP

    Compliance Officer
    State of New York Comptroller’s Office

    Tracy Webb’s primary responsibilities at the New York State Common Retirement Fund involve developing, implementing and reviewing the compliance program, conducting ongoing risk assessments, providing primary support to resolve compliance matters, and providing support to all divisions with respect to compliance issues. Prior to joining the Office of the New York State Comptroller, she worked in the private sector of the financial services industry for more than twelve years. She also has experience investigating identity theft and other financial crimes.
  • Andy Wilson, CFE, CPP

    Managing Director
    Wilson & Turner Incorporated

    For more than twenty-five years, Andy Wilson has conducted and supervised criminal, civil and financial investigations for the government and as a corporate consultant. His major focus includes financial fraud investigation and employee dishonesty schemes. He is an expert in fidelity insurance claims and recovery, and has assisted financial institutions, corporations and organizations with multi-million dollar recoveries on a global basis. In an effort to prevent fraud and provide early warning signs of workplace dishonesty, he designed a 100 Point Fraud Examination, which has been used by companies to detect fraud and abuse.
  • Sharon Xu, CFE, CIA, CRMA, CPIM

    Vice President, Global Head of Internal Audit
    Techtronic Industries

    Sharon Xu has gained a wide range of experience across multiple industries and functions in her eighteen years of work experience with global companies. She has been in production, administration, finance, operations, internal audit and global sourcing. Xu graduated from Tianjin University with dual degrees in chemical engineering and management before earning her IMBA from the University of South Carolina.
  • George Richard Young, Ph.D., CFE, CPA

    Associate Professor
    Florida Atlantic University

    George Richard Young is an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he has taught fraud examination, auditing, financial accounting and tax. For the last ten years, he has been academic director of the FAU School of Accounting Executive Programs. Young was a member of the Technical Working Task Group charged with developing a model educational curriculum for fraud examination and forensic accounting. He co-authored Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (McGraw-Hill, 2e). He is the immediate past chair of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Higher Education Advisory Committee.
  • Barry Zalma, CFE

    Insurance Consultant
    Zalma Insurance Consultants

    Barry Zalma, Esq. has practiced law in California for more than 42 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer. He now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant and expert witness specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance-related disputes. He founded Zalma Insurance Consultants in 2001 and serves as its only consultant.
  • Paul Zikmund, CFE

    Director, Global Ethics & Compliance
    Bunge

    Paul Zikmund is responsible for managing and conducting investigations of fraud and misconduct, implementing fraud detective techniques, administering the company’s fraud risk assessment process, and managing anti-fraud programs and controls designed to reduce the risk of fraud within Bunge. He possesses nearly 20 years of experience in this field and has effectively managed global fraud and forensic teams at various Fortune 500 companies.
  • 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. 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. In addition to his training and investigative work, Rabon has authored four interviewing-related texts.