Career Connection

The ACFE Career Connection provides extraordinary professional development opportunities at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference. From special career presentations 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Members-Only Networking Tool: ACFE Community Demo
Ross Pry, CFE
Monday, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

The Ghost of Social Media Past: Preparing for Your Job Search
Allan Bachman, CFE
Monday, 1:20-1:50 p.m.

Using Social Media to Gain Access to Decision Makers
Donn Levie Jr.
Monday, 3:05-3:35 p.m.

5 Tips from the Impression Management Master Class
Donn LeVie Jr.
Tuesday, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

What You Should Know About the CFE Exam
John Gill, J.D., CFE and Angela Archie, CFE
Tuesday, 1:20-1:50 p.m.

Free Professional Headshots

What is your current headshot telling prospective employers and clients? Visit the Career Connection booth and get a free professional headshot.

Monday and Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.