Fraud Conference


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. Learn more about this year's Featured Employers.

Is your organization looking for experienced anti-fraud professionals? Highlight your company and tap into the talent of the leaders in the fight against fraud as a Career Connection Featured Employer. To learn more about how you can participate in the Career Connection at no cost,download the Featured Employer flyer or contact Laura Lang. Ready to sign up? Get started by submitting your Featured Employer Registration Form.

Career Strategists
Sharon Armstrong, PHR, CMF

Sharon Armstrong and Associates

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

Director of Recruiting Services
SI Placement

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

Executive Director
SI Placement

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 Jr.

Author, Lecturer and Consultant

Author, consultant 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 Fortune 500 companies. LeVie is the author of Confessions of a Hiring Manager Rev 2. 0 (Second Edition), which is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Business/Careers and the Winner of the 2012 Global eBook Award for Careers/Jobs. His two new books, The Art of the Unfair Advantage: Become the Hiring Manager’s Candidate of Choice for ANY Job in ANY Economy, and The Valueocity Factor: Turbo-Charge Your Career Strategy Inside and Outside the Organization in ANY Economy will be available later in 2015.

Besides writing books on job and career strategies and “talent spotting” for hiring managers, he speaks at conferences, college campuses, military installations, trade and business schools, and professional associations on creating and managing effective professional development for job seekers and career changers, and hiring managers.

Kimberly Schneiderman, NCRW, CLTMC, CEIC

Owner, City
Career Services

Kimberly Schneiderman, owner of City Career Services, provides career strategy coaching to goal-oriented managers and executives. She has authored numerous career-related articles and presents workshops on search strategies, interviewing skills, résumés 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.

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

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.

Cover Letter Makeovers
Kimberly Schneiderman
Monday, 8:10-8:25 a.m.
How much do you just LOVE writing cover letters? Wait, you don’t? Then this session is for you! Job search strategist Kimberly Schneiderman will give you several ideas and plenty of examples that you will be able to use right away! Cover letters are valuable tools in your “self-marketing” toolbox – learn how to write them well to get the attention you deserve from hiring managers!

Sharpen Your Career Strategy with Tools and LinkedIn
Donn LeVie Jr.
Monday, 10:00-10:15 a.m.
Learn how to get around the website and how to prioritize the different areas of your LinkedIn profile for better visibility. Sharpen your career strategy by determining job trends in different professions, knowing where employers are hiring, and learning about the job market competition in various areas around the country.

Clearing the Phone Interview Hurdle
Kathy Lavinder
Monday, 3:10-3:25 p.m.
Fraud specialists looking for career advancement can benefit from bringing an investigative mindset to their job search. Executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder will highlight how the use of investigative methodologies and tools, including specialized research resources and social media, can uncover new opportunities and provide an edge. This session will also provide advice on how to clear the initial "phone screen" hurdle.

Social Media for Job Searches: Less is More
Donn LeVie Jr.
Tuesday, 1:20-1:35 p.m.
In this presentation, you will learn which social media sites hiring managers frequent (and why), and how not to spread yourself too thin to avoid diluting your professional brand, visibility and expertise.

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

LinkedIn Profile Review Sessions

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

Schedule a LinkedIn profile review session

Free Mock Interviews

A limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a free mock interview. Come by the Career Connection during conference hours to make an appointment.

Free Professional Headshots

What is your current headshot telling prospective employers and clients? Come by the Career Connection during conference hours and schedule your professional headshot session for Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.