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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

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Bill Browder

CEO, Hermitage Capital Management

William (Bill) Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

In 2009, his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. Because of their impunity in Russia, Browder has spent the last eight years conducting a global campaign to impose visa bans and asset freezes on individual human rights abusers, particularly those who played a role in Magnitsky’s false arrest, torture and death.

The U.S. was the first to impose these sanctions with the passage of the 2012 “Magnitsky Act.” A Global Magnitsky Bill, which broadens the scope of the U.S. Magnitsky Act to human rights abusers around the world, was passed at the end of 2016. The U.K. passed a Magnitsky amendment in April 2017. Magnitsky legislation was passed in Estonia in December 2016, Canada in October 2017 and in Lithuania in November 2017. Similar legislation is being developed in Australia, France, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and Ukraine.

In February of 2015, Browder published the New York Times bestseller, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.

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Bastian Obermayer

Investigative Journalist, Panama Papers Recipient, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bastian Obermayer works as deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung.

He is the reporter who received the Panama Papers from an anonymous source. Obermayer is also author of several books, among them the best-selling account of the Panama Papers investigation, The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money.

He has received numerous honors for his work, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize; the George Polk Award; the Barlett & Steele Award; and several German awards, including the Henri-Nannen-Preis, Theodor-Wolff-Preis, Helmut-Schmidt-Preis, Waechterpreis, Deutscher Reporterpreis and Otto-Brenner-Preis.

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Lisa Osofsky

Director, U.K. Serious Fraud Office

Lisa Osofsky became the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), August 28, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for all investigations and prosecutions for some of the U.K.’s most serious and complex fraud and bribery cases. Before joining the SFO, Osofsky served as EMEA Regional Chair based in Exiger’s London office. In this role, she served as the EMEA lead on the Anti-Money-Laundering and Sanctions monitorship of HSBC Bank, as well as other monitorship work centred in Europe.

Previously she was the Regulatory Advisor at Control Risks. Prior to that Osofsky was the Executive Director of the Business Intelligence Group and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Goldman Sachs International, London. Preceding her time with Goldman Sachs, Osofsky served as the Deputy General Counsel (DGC) and Ethics Officer for the U.S. FBI. Osofsky was also a Special Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and stationed at the SFO in London. Osofsky began her career in Chicago as a law clerk to federal judge James B. Moran; she then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Before becoming DGC of the FBI, Osofsky served in the DOJ’s Office of International Affairs. Osofsky received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Theresa Payton

Former White House Chief Information Officer and Cybersecurity Authority

Theresa Payton was the first female to serve as White House Chief Information Officer where she oversaw IT operations for the U.S. President during a period of unprecedented technological change and escalating threats. She was named by IFSEC Global as the 4th among the top 50 of the world’s cybersecurity professionals and by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security. Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on security and intelligence operations.

Payton has co-authored two books including Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? and Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family. She has been a repeat guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox Business Shows, Fox News Shows, CBS Morning and Evening News, BBC TV News and Radio, CBSN, CNN, NBC News, MSNBC and NPR.

Currently, as the founder, president and CEO of a world-class cybersecurity consulting company, Fortalice Solutions, LLC and co-founder of Dark3, a cybersecurity product company, she remains the expert that organizations call for discretion, proactive solutions and incident response/crisis management.

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Tyler Shultz

Theranos Whistleblower

Tyler Shultz courageously blew the whistle at Theranos. Shultz complained to the public health regulators in New York and was a source for a series of Wall Street Journal articles exposing Theranos’ dubious blood-testing practices. Owing to his role in exposing the fraud, Shultz was featured in Bad Blood, the book about the scandal penned by John Carreyrou, the original author of the Wall Street Journal articles, as well as in Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor. Currently, Shultz is the CEO and co-founder of Flux Biosciences, Inc., a Bay-Area startup. Flux Biosciences aims to bring medical-grade diagnostics into the homes of consumers by using cutting-edge technology to measure biomarkers related to stress, exercise and fertility. His efforts were recognized by Forbes when he was named to their “30 under 30” Health Care 2017 list.

Concurrent Speakers

Mariam Afzal, CFE, CPA

Audit Project Lead, United Airlines

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Teresa Anaya, CFE, CAMS

Director, Blockchain Intelligence Group

With 25 years of experience, Teresa Anaya’s career has focused on accounting, information technology with the last 10 years in fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Anaya draws her knowledge and experience from her work performing investigations for global financial institutions as well as investigations to determine reasons for bank failure for the FDIC in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. Her area of expertise is in the financial institution vertical, specific to global Know Your Customer standards, transaction monitoring and suspicious activity reporting. Anaya is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ITIL 3 Certified and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

Jacqueline Bloink, MBA, CFE, RHIA, CHC, CPC

Consultant, Jacqueline Bloink LLC

Jacqueline Nash Bloink has worked in the healthcare industry since the mid-90s. Her passion is healthcare compliance and fighting healthcare fraud. She holds a MBA in Healthcare Management and is She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA), is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC and CPCO), a Professional Coder and Coder Instructor (CPC and CPC-I) and Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS).


Bloink is a published author and national speaker on the topic of healthcare compliance and healthcare fraud – including co-presenting with CMS and the OIG on the topic of healthcare compliance. Some of her career roles have included medical practice administration; coding and billing manager at a physician teaching hospital; corporate responsibility auditor for a large healthcare network; and compliance director for the largest provider group in Arizona. Bloink is currently an adjunct Professor for the University of Arizona and a consultant that specializes in assisting businesses, organizations and legal teams with various projects that involve provider education, healthcare coding, compliance or fraud.

Amy Boawn, CFE, CAMS, CISM

Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Amy Boawn is an Insider Threat Program Design and Implementation Manager and Fraud Fusion Subject Matter Expert for Booz Allen’s Cyber Defense Team. She is responsible for leading and assisting in the strategic oversight of insider threat program design, implementation, operational testing and evaluation. She also collaborates on the deployment of anomaly and user-based behavioral detection tools and develops threat models, use case scenarios and risk indicators. Boawn has over 20 years of financial industry experience, and prior to joining Booz Allen, she was part of a team that developed online fraud controls for a Fortune 100 financial services firm. During her time there, she led multiple projects that included the development of fraud policies and procedures, the design and customization of technology-driven solutions and the development of anti-fraud training programs. She holds multiple industry certifications, including Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Information Security Manager and Insider Threat Program Manager (Certification issued by Carnegie Mellon University).

Mary Breslin, MBA, CFE, CIA

Partner, Verracy

Mary Breslin, MBA, CFE, CIA, is the founder of Verracy Training and Consulting. She has more than 20 years’ experience in internal auditing, fraud examination, management and accounting for companies such as ConocoPhillips, Barclays Capital, Costco Wholesale, Jefferson Wells and Boart Longyear. She specializes in internal audit transformations, operational and financial auditing, fraud auditing, investigations, and corporate accounting. She has international experience and has managed audit programs in more than 30 countries.


Breslin attended Rutgers University and received her BS in accounting and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Allen Brown, CFE, CPA

Former Assistant Legislative Auditor, Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office

Allen Brown is the former Assistant Legislative Auditor for Local Government Services for the state of Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position he oversaw local government audits and directed the Investigative Audit group. During his tenure with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor he participated in hundreds of fraud investigations including one that resulted in the closing of a state agency. Brown retired from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office in January of 2014.

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Rebecca Busch, RN, CFE, CRMA, CHPA

Founder and CEO, Medical Business Associates, Inc

Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch, RN, MBA, CFE, CCM, is the founder and CEO of Medical Business Associates, Inc. (MBA), established in 1991 as a minority, woman-owned medical data auditing and healthcare consulting firm. In addition to authoring six books, Busch has seven U.S. data analytic design patents (pharmaceutical applications), one patent pertaining to electronic health record case management systems, and other patents pending. She serves as an adjunct professor for a healthcare fraud, examination, risk management, and compliance certificate program. Busch has served on various boards, where she used her professional experience and leadership skills to achieve results with integrity, effectively integrating community stakeholders, while maintaining focus on corporate missions. Busch is the recipient of the 2015 Women of Influence Award from the Chicago Business Journal. Recognized as an expert in her field, Busch has developed data management practice standards for emerging CDOs, medical data scientists and auditors that ultimately support and defend complex issues impacting the bottom line. She currently provides technical investigative, audit and review expertise to various government agencies.

Anthony Campanelli

Partner, Deloitte

Speaker bio coming soon.

Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

Chief Operating Officer, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services

Tom Caulfield has more than 40 years of combined government and public service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Counsel of Inspectors General. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counterintelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Tom is the COO of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing, and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity and anti-corruption both domestically and internationally.

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Kenneth Citarella, J.D., CFE

Senior Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer, Guidepost Solutions LLC

Speaker information coming soon.

Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA

Director, Upstream Academy

Jeremy Clopton, Director at Upstream Academy, gained his real-world experience from his work with one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the country, where he led the firm-wide Big Data and Analytics and Digital Forensics practices. During his 12 years there, Clopton gained extensive experience in data analytics, fraud prevention and business intelligence, but his real passion was going beyond providing the services clients asked for — to help them determine what they needed for future success. Before he was recruited by Upstream, Clopton launched his own consulting company focused on developing more successful cultures by asking better (more strategic) questions. He created the SQ Method, a framework designed to help firms overcome challenges and more successfully adopt new technology, analyze and utilize data, encourage innovation, and drive employee engagement. A dynamic and insightful presenter, Clopton speaks both in the U.S. and abroad at industry events and is a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His dedication to not just meeting, but exceeding, client expectations makes him a favorite for participants.

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Robert Cockerell

Partner, KordaMentha Forensic

Robert Cockerell has been involved in the investigation of some of the most complex and serious fraud, corruption and drug matters in Australia, ranging from a $118 million fraud on a major Australian bank to the importation of 79 pounds of heroin. A former detective chief inspector with the Victoria Police, he was twice presented with the highest award for investigative excellence by the Victoria Police.

A partner at KordaMentha Forensic, one of the largest forensic practices in Australia, he is an acknowledged expert in fraud and corruption investigations, detecting deception through interviews and forensic reviews of business practices. Cockerell has conducted forensic engagements in Australia, Asia and Europe.

David Cotton, CFE, CPA, CGFM

Chairman, Cotton & Company LLP

Dave Cotton is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assisting federal and state government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of government program-related assurance and advisory services. Cotton has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies.


Cotton served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the IIA Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. He also served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Cotton is the past-chair of the AICPA Federal Accounting and Auditing Subcommittee and has served on the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Government Technical Standards Subcommittee of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee. Cotton chaired the Fraud Risk Management Task Force, sponsored by COSO and the ACFE, and is a principal author of the COSO-ACFE Fraud Risk Management Guide. Cotton was the recipient of the ACFE 2018 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award, the AGA’s 2012 Educator Award and AGA’s 2006 Barr Award.

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Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

Isabel Mercedes Cumming, CFE, CIG

Inspector General, City of Baltimore

Isabel Mercedes Cumming is the Inspector General for Baltimore City. As the first female and Hispanic to hold the post, her office has achieved independence, doubled in size, completed 16 investigations, saved more than a million dollars and quadrupled the hotline activity in just one year. She was previously the Assistant Inspector General of Investigations for the Washington Metro system. There, she oversaw 200 investigations and a team of 14. Prior to that she was a 20-year career financial crimes prosecutor in multiple jurisdictions. Before embarking on her legal career, she was the Director of Internal Audit for a bank and started her career as an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick.


Cumming is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Inspector General, was named Fraud Examiner of the Year in 2006 by the ACFE and the first Top Fraud Fighter in Maryland in 2003 by the Maryland ACFE chapter. She served as the Chairman of the ACFE Board of Review for over seven years and is a Regent Emeritus. She was named Top 100 Women in Maryland three times and a “Leader in Law.” She taught White Collar Prosecution to 50 judges and lawyers for the Rule of Law program in Amman, Jordan.

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Matt Danner, CFE, CFCE

Senior Forensic Examiner, Flashback Data LLC

Matt Danner started his career in 2008 as a fraud and public integrity investigator in the special investigation units of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas State Auditor’s Office. During this time, Danner conducted hundreds of investigations related to complex financial schemes and coordinated investigations with federal law enforcement.

As senior forensic examiner, Danner works with clients including law enforcement, criminal and civil attorneys, prosecutors and defense counsels, corporations, and private citizens. His areas of examination include intellectual property theft, criminal defense, homicide, child exploitation, vehicular accidents, fraud and family law. Danner has testified as a digital forensics expert in state, federal and military court, and he frequently conducts presentations to government, legal and educational organizations.

Steven D'Antuono

Chief - Financial Crimes Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Kenneth Dieffenbach, CFE

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Justice OIG

Since 2003, Ken Dieffenbach has served as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Fraud Detection Office located in Arlington, Virginia. He has led dozens of complex and sensitive fraud and internal misconduct investigations and has made well over 100 presentations about fraud to a wide variety of audiences. He is an adjunct instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, coordinates DOJ’s Fraud Task Force’s Grant Fraud Working Group, and has had articles published in the ACFE’s Fraud Magazine and the Non-Profit Times newspaper. In his current role, Dieffenbach is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge managing a nationwide team focused on contract fraud and proactive data analytics and is the Deputy Director of the Office of Data Analytics. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to his current position Dieffenbach served over six years as an active duty officer special agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He received his undergraduate degree in business and accounting from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his graduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Ryan Duquette, CFE

Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc.

Ryan Duquette is passionate about digital forensics and helping to keep others from being victimized. He's a seasoned digital forensic examiner with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. During his time in law enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud-related cases. He took his zest for focusing on the facts from those days and founded Hexigent, a digital forensics firm focusing on investigations, consulting services and litigation support.

Duquette works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters including intellectual property theft, HR investigation and data breaches. During his days in law enforcement, he conducted digital investigations on a variety of criminal cases including homicide, child pornography, fraud, missing persons and sexual assault cases.

He is a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto teaching digital forensics, is a licensed Private Investigator, holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics Management, and several digital forensics and fraud certifications. Duquette is a director for the Toronto chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and is a frequent presenter at fraud, digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide.

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Derek Ellington, CFE, CEDS, PI

Ellington Digital Forensics

Derek Ellington is a nationally known Certified Fraud Examiner, specializing in computer crimes. He is also a Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist and a licensed private investigator. He has testified more than 150 times in all manner of courts and jurisdictions. He is a popular speaker and contributor to legal publications, and regularly trains law enforcement first responders on processing digital crime scenes. Over the last five years, his lab has processed more than 1,500 cases ranging from civil to criminal and family law. Many of their cases involve adolescents or young adults as suspects, witnesses or victims, and he and his team have developed unique understandings and strategies in dealing with cases involving millennials.

Keith Elliott

VP Operations and Business Development, Reed Research

Keith Elliott has been a Licensed Private Investigator in varying capacities for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience with property-casualty, criminal, life, health and disability insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He has presented evidence and testified in precedent-setting cases at the Supreme Court of Ontario and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

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Blake Ellis

Senior Writer, CNN Investigates

Blake Ellis is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation.

Ellis, and her longtime reporting partner, Melanie Hicken's groundbreaking investigation into the secret world of government debt collectors won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award of Distinction and inspired lawmakers to take action with legislation aimed at closing the loophole highlighted in the stories. They were finalists for a Peabody Award for CNN's coverage of guns in America, and the two journalists have been honored by the International Association of Broadcasting, the National Press Club, the National Endowment for Financial Education, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Ellis was also a recipient of awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Newswomen's Club of New York. Ellis regularly appears on CNN and other television and radio networks to discuss her investigations.

Wendy Evans, CFE, CCEP

Senior Corporate Investigator, Corporate Ethics, Lockheed Martin

Wendy Evans is a corporate senior manager with the Lockheed Martin Ethics and Enterprise Assurance organization. Her career began in law enforcement, including service as an FBI agent (white-collar crime and counterintelligence assignments) and police officer. Evans is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) with the Society of Corporate Ethics and Compliance. Evans is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), as well as other professional organizations. She has been a featured national speaker on ethics, compliance, security and investigative topics. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government Studies and Communications (Broadcasting) from Western Kentucky University.

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Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
ACFE Regent

Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He served in executive positions with the Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and he was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003–2009. 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 was elected to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for 2019–2020. He is also a member of the teaching faculty of the ACFE and a frequently sought-after speaker and author on the topics of procurement fraud detection and prevention, bribery and corruption, corporate business ethics and compliance, and managing an Inspector General function. He has given presentations at national conferences of the ACFE, the Association of Inspectors General, and the ABA Procurement Fraud Institute, as well as regional fraud and compliance conferences in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Feldman is the recipient of the 2018 James A. Baker Speaker of the Year Award presented by ACFE.

L. Burke Files, DDP, CACM

President, Financial Examinations & Evaluations Inc.

L. Burke Files is the president of Financial Examinations & Evaluations Inc., an international investigative and consulting firm specializing in asset recovery, due diligence, anti-money laundering, and intellectual property. Files is an international expert on money laundering and due diligence; he has run cases in more than 130 countries from tens of thousands to billions of dollars.


Files was previously a partner in a regional consulting firm specializing in business, financial and securities consulting and served as the director of corporate finance for an investment banking company. As a financial industry insider, Files is keenly aware of the type, and accuracy of information required to make informed, timely decisions.


He also volunteers as the president of the American Anti-Corruption Institute and the International Due Diligence Organization and teaches classes for them on due diligence, anti-corruption, and compliance.

Clark Frogley, CAMS

Global Financial Crime Solutions Leader, IBM

Clark Frogley has worked with leading companies for more than 30 years to understand and reduce the impact of fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. He has been a featured speaker at worldwide conferences.

Frogley investigated organized and financial crime with the FBI, and he served as the Assistant Legal Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Japan. Over the next 18 years, he served in executive positions in financial crime with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and AIG. Frogley has led transformation initiatives in banking and insurance focused on AML, KYC and counter-fraud operations and investigations.

Frogley was a partner in EY’s AML and Financial Crime Practice, where he helped clients develop and improve their regulatory and risk programs. After joining IBM in 2015, Frogley has served as the global head of AML and Counter Fraud Services, and as a Vice President, leading the establishment and growth of a Financial Crime Practice in Japan.

Richard Fowler, CFE, CIA, CISA, CRMA

Senior Audit Specialist, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Richard Fowler, CFE, CISA, CIA has 12 years of experience as part of the Internal Audit team at Huntington Ingalls Industries. His expertise lies in evaluating automated controls, reviewing production operation efficiency, framing data analytics and identifying fraud tests. Fowler has previously worked with other internal audit groups in industries such as technology, banking, retail and state government. Prior to his internal audit career, Fowler worked as an engineer, DBA and computer programmer. Fowler has a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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Michael Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA

Auditor General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michael J. Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA, is the Chief Audit Executive for the largest public-sector transit authority in North America, with operating revenues in excess of $15 billion. He has 38 years of internal auditing experience that includes financial services, public sector, governance, risk and compliance, technology and SOX reporting. Fucilli has an audit staff of 85 professionals and is president of the IIAs’ Internal Audit Foundation and the IIA vice chairman. He has also held previous positions in banking and defense contracting. He is a frequent speaker on governance, risk and fraud.

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John D. Gill, J.D., CFE

Vice President - Education, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

John Gill is the Vice President – Education at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He oversees the production and development of all the books, manuals, self-study courses and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. He 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.

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Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

Partner (retired), PwC

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. Golden has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has been quoted in a number of major world-wide publications including Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and Chicago Tribune.


Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, former chairman of the Board of Regents for the ACFE and is a Regent Emeritus. Golden was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University, Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.


He appeared in the 2017 documentary All the Queen’s Horses, a film about the largest municipal fraud in our nation’s history. In 2018, Golden turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He continues to lead high-profile financial crime investigations and is a frequent speaker, especially for ACFE Chapters.

Marcelo Gomes, Ph.D.

Partner, Strategic and Risk Compliance, KPMG

Marcelo Gomes is a KPMG partner for the Strategic and Compliance Risk practice and the country leader for the Dispute Advisory Services in Brazil. Gomes has more than thirty years of experience in fraud investigation, compliance, accounting expert witness and litigation support. His focus is in cases dealing with corporate occupational abuses, moral and sexual harassments, assessment, implementation, training and monitoring of compliance programs, as well as litigation support in commercial contracts, shareholders disputes, M&A´s post-closing disputes, and damages and losses evaluation.


He has extensive experience coordinating engagements in major projects with Brazilian or transnational companies. His experience includes different industries like infrastructure, insurance, energy, health care, financial institutions and telecommunications.

Rajiv Gupta, CFE, CA, CISA, CCSA

Vice President & Chief Internal Auditor, Diageo India

Rajiv Gupta is an author, international speaker and a mentor. He is currently Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor at Diageo India. He has also worked as Head of Internal Controls for India and South West Asia at Coca-Cola and Assurance Manager with PwC in India and London. Gupta is an RPA (Robotics Process Automation) evangelist and subject matter expert in the field of forensic accounting and fraud prevention. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in designing fraud prevention programs, forensic accounting, automation of data analytics, internal controls, risk assessment and SOX/internal audits. He is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, certified in COBIT v5 (F) and holds Diploma in Information Systems Audit (ICAI). He is the author of “Technical Guide on Internal Audit of Beverage Industry” published by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in December 2013.

Gupta has been a guest speaker for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Software Asset Management Strategy (SAMS) Europe and the National Academy for Direct Taxes (NADT). He has spoken on fraud prevention, fraud risk assessment, deep dive intelligence, financial statements fraud and other issues at professional conferences in Australia, Germany, Hongkong, Dubai, Scotland and India.

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David Harper, CFE, CIG, CFCI

Inspector General, Florida Department of Financial Services

David T. Harper is the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Financial Services, where he leads a team of investigators and auditors in providing oversight services to promote accountability, transparency and improved efficiencies, while deterring, detecting and investigating fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Previously he was the appointed Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, where he led a similar mission to protect the public trust.

Harper retired in 2016 from a 40-year Air Force career with combined active duty and civil service. He spent 35 years as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he primarily oversaw and investigated allegations of fraud and financial crime. He had a variety of assignments in counterintelligence and fraud investigative positions in Los Angeles, New York City, Sacramento, Munich and Berlin, Germany. He was the Special Agent-in-Charge for the AFOSI Boston area office and concluded his federal career as the Chief of Economic Crime, at HQ AFOSI, Quantico, Virginia.

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Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

President, Hetherington Group

Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations. Hetherington was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

For more than 25 years, Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

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Melanie Hicken

Senior Writer, CNN Investigates

Melanie Hicken is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation.

Hicken and her longtime reporting partner, Blake Ellis's groundbreaking investigation into the secret world of government debt collectors won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award of Distinction and inspired lawmakers to take action with legislation aimed at closing the loophole highlighted in the stories. They were finalists for a Peabody Award for CNN's coverage of guns in America, and the two journalists have been honored by the International Association of Broadcasting, the National Press Club, the National Endowment for Financial Education, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Hicken regularly appears on CNN and other television and radio networks to discuss her investigations.

Before joining CNN, Hicken worked for the Los Angeles Times Community News group, where she won awards for her local government coverage and investigative reports. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School and holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from New York University.

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Bret Hood, CFE

Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting

Retired Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, Hood worked high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counter-terrorism and organized crime cases. For his last 15 years, Hood was a master instructor for the FBI. Since retirement in 2016, Hood has served as the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC providing consulting and instructional services to organizations around the world. He is also a former adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia.

Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP

Global Anticorruption and Fraud Manager, Schlumberger
ACFE Regent

Ryan C. Hubbs is the global anticorruption and fraud manager for Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. Hubbs has more than 18 years of experience managing corporate investigations, forensic audits and compliance initiatives. He has conducted hundreds of sensitive internal engagements concerning fraud, corruption, contracts, vendors and suppliers, and employee-related issues. Hubbs also has extensive experience with organization-wide anti-fraud and compliance programs and measures, corporate investigation programs and protocols, and fraud data analytics. He has extensive experience investigating and researching anonymous shell company networks as well as developing analytics and process improvements to combat this emerging fraud risk area. Hubbs also previously served 13 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer in both Louisiana and Texas.


Hubbs currently sits on the ACFE's Board of Regents. He is also a member of the ACFE Faculty where he co-presents the CFE Exam Review Course, as well as specialized training. Hubbs co-wrote the guidance to the ACFE Standards and developed the ACFE Chapter Leaders Resource Guide. He has served ten years as an ACFE Chapter President and officer for both the New Orleans and Houston ACFE Chapters. In his role as President of the Houston ACFE Chapter he helped guide the chapter to be recognized as the ACFE’s 2014 Chapter of the Year and the recipient of the ACFE’s 2015 Chapter Newsletter of the Year. Hubbs’ continued involvement and contributions in the anti-fraud profession resulted in him being awarded the Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award in 2014.

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John Hurlimann, CFE

Global Intelligence and Anti-Fraud Manager, Intel Corporation

John Hurlimann is the corporate intelligence and anti-fraud manager for Intel’s Corporate Security organization. He is a 26-year veteran of Intel. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner with 15 years' experience in global investigations. Hurlimann leads the anti-fraud efforts at Intel leveraging the latest technology and techniques to identify and investigate fraud.

Hurlimann has extensive experience in investigating fraud, conflict of interest and kickback schemes, as well as specialized expertise in forensics and data analytics throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He advanced through various technical and engineering roles at Intel before progressing into investigations. He frequently speaks on the topics of ethics, investigations and conflict of interest.

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Emily Irving, CFE, CTPRP

Vice President - Third-Party Risk, BlackRock

Emily Irving is a member of BlackRock's Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group in the Third-Party Risk team. Irving is a seasoned manager and risk professional with more than 19 years of experience managing people and processes and 16 years’ combined experience in risk management and fraud prevention. In her career, Irving has created and implemented enterprise-wide third-party risk management programs for financial industry companies—improving processes and implementing technology to validate the appropriateness of third-party controls and to identify potential risks prior to on-boarding and throughout the life of significant relationships. Irving joined BlackRock in July of 2018. Before taking on her current role, Irving was recruited to design, implement and oversee global programs at both Wellington Management LLC and Pioneer Investments.

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Jonnie Keith, CFE, CIA, CGAP

President, JonSherr Enterprises

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for more than 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities. He was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, and internal and external correspondence.

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Lacey Keller

Data Science Managing Director, Gryphon Strategies

Lacey Keller is a Managing Director with Gryphon Strategies with almost a decade of research and analytics experience. She advises financial and law firms on how best to use traditional and alternative data for investments and investigations.

Previously, Keller was the founder and director of the Research and Analytics Department for the New York State Office of the Attorney General. During her tenure, she developed a formidable team, including the first data scientist hired by a state attorney general’s office, that leveraged cutting-edge technologies and analytical techniques to support investigations. Her team was instrumental in many of the most notable cases brought by the Office of the Attorney General, including the case brought against Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) for allegedly defrauding customers over internet speeds and performance. That team also helped author reports on Airbnb, gun trafficking and ticket pricing that national media outlets widely covered.

Matt Kelly

Editor and CEO, Radical Compliance

Matt Kelly is editor and CEO of RadicalCompliance.com, a blog and newsletter that follows corporate governance, risk and compliance issues at large organizations; it includes the “Compliance Jobs Report,” a weekly update on compliance professionals moving around the industry. He also speaks on compliance, governance and risk topics frequently.


Kelly was named as “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance in the inaugural class of 2008. He was also recognized in Ethisphere’s “Most Influential in Business Ethics” list in 2011 and 2013. In 2018, he won a Reader’s Choice award from JD Supra as one of the top ten authors on corporate compliance.


Kelly previously was editor of Compliance Week, a newsletter on corporate compliance, from 2006 through 2015. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached at mkelly@RadicalCompliance.com or on Twitter at @compliancememe.

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Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA

Consultant, Advisor and ACFE Faculty Member
ACFE Regent

Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies, process transformation and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. Kessler is the former Head of Integrated Global Services for the Campbell Soup Company. Her career spans over 30 years in positions that include Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Enterprise Risk Management Head. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigations in companies including EY, Avon Products, Nabisco, EMI Group, LBrands, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group and Warner Music Group.

Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA

Head of Partner Audit, SAP America Inc

Joachim Koopsingraven, CFE, CIA, earned business administration degrees from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Bond University in Australia. He started his career as an internal auditor for the German utility group RWE at their headquarters in Essen, Germany. He later joined the German business software manufacturer SAP, where he worked as an audit expert focusing on internal fraud investigations in their corporate audit department. After transferring to the U.S. more than two years ago, Koopsingraven now works for SAP America in their Newtown Square, Philadelphia location as the head of partner audits in the legal compliance and integrity office. Koopsingraven has been invited to speak at several events, including conferences for the German and U.S. chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Economics of Corruption lecture series at the University of Paderborn and an IT forensic conference in the U.S.

Bob Krawczyk, CFE, CPA

Managing Director, Mackinac Partners

Bob Krawczyk heads the Compliance, Fraud and Forensics Practice of Mackinac Partners, a leading restructuring advisory firm that also provides comprehensive business intelligence, due diligence, investigation and corporate security solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in fraud and forensics, accounting controls and processes, and financial reporting. Krawczyk is a CFE and a CPA who has led numerous investigation engagements including fraudulent financial reporting and the misappropriation of assets.


Recently, Krawczyk led an international whistleblower investigation for a public company that uncovered fraud in several European countries. He also specializes in fraud remediation, the effects of fraud on GAAP accounting and SEC reporting, and the redesign and implementation of a company’s fraud prevention programs.


Prior to joining Mackinac Partners, Krawczyk served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of several publicly traded companies. As a Senior Manager at Deloitte he led audit and forensic engagements for clients in numerous industries including financial institutions, manufacturing companies, timeshare operators and real estate developers.

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Bert Lacativo, CFE, CPA

Senior Managing Director, GlassRatner

Bert Lacativo has more than 38 years of financial and investigative experience gained during his public accounting, corporate, consulting and government service. He is a former FBI Special Agent and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board of Regents Emeritus member. He has been responsible for the conduct of high profile, sensitive international and domestic white-collar fraud investigations, often in conjunction with in-house or outside counsel. Lacativo has also consulted with clients regarding the development and implementation of fraud prevention, deterrence and detection techniques and programs, including anti-corruption compliance. Additionally, he has developed fraud related training programs and is a frequent speaker on fraud-related topics.

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Leah D. Lane, CFE

Global Investigations Director, 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 director at Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), 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.

David Long, J.D., CFE, CAMS

Principal, NCFPS Digital Currency AML Consultants
and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Brandman University

David M. Long is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Brandman University in Irvine, CA. He is also principal of NCFPS-Digital Currency AML Consultants. Long is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an experienced criminal investigator and licensed attorney. He is also a highly regarded consultant, trainer and speaker on money laundering and criminal finance in technology, real estate and trade. During nearly a decade of service as a federal agent with the Office of Labor Racketeering, he investigated cases related to the influence of organized crime in labor unions and pension funds. His cases centered on complex financial investigations involving money laundering, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), public corruption, extortion, bribery and witness tampering. Long served with distinction as a special agent and received several awards for his service.

Roxane MacGillivray, CFE

Senior Corporate Ethics Investigator, Lockheed Martin

Roxane MacGillivray is a corporate senior manager with the Lockheed Martin Ethics and Enterprise Assurance organization. She is a thought leader in the field of ethics and compliance with expertise in workplace investigations and a background in equal employment, affirmative action and commercial litigation. In her current role, she conducts enterprise-wide ethics investigations and is responsible for producing innovative ethics officer training. MacGillivray has been a national speaker on ethics, investigative techniques and employee training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.

Walt Manning, CFE

President, Techno-Crime Institute

Walt Manning is an investigations futurist who researches how technology transforms crime, and the need for governments, legal systems, law enforcement and investigations to evolve to meet these challenges. Manning started his career working for the Dallas Police Department before going on to manage e-discovery and digital forensic services for major criminal and civil litigation matters worldwide.


Manning is an internationally recognized speaker and author, known for his ability to identify current and impending technology risks and advising clients and audiences on ways to minimize this risk. He has published many articles and has been widely quoted in the media as an expert on technology, crime and investigations.


Manning’s 40 years of experience in law enforcement, investigations and management has given him a unique perspective on visualizing the future of investigations, security, and new trends in techno-crimes.

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Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CGMA, CITP

Partner - Forensic Services, Baker Tilly

Jonathan T. Marks is a partner in Baker Tilly’s Forensic and Litigation practice. He has more than 30 years of experience working closely with his clients, their boards, senior management, and law firms on global (cross-border) fraud and misconduct investigations, including global bribery, corruption, and compliance matters. Marks assists his clients in mitigating future potential issues by conducting root-cause analysis, developing remedial procedures, and designing or enhancing governance, global risk management, and compliance systems along with internal controls and policies and procedures. He is a well-regarded author and speaker who has gained international recognition for developing the Fraud Pentagon™ and other thought leadership that has enhanced the profession. Marks is a highly regarded speaker, author, and thought leader. He presents internationally on an array of fraud, ethics, and forensic accounting topics. Marks was an adjunct professor at Rider University and today is a guest lecturer at Lehigh University.

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Joseph Martin, CAMS

BSA Officer, Credit Union 1

Joseph Martin is an experienced AML professional who leads the BSA/AML/OFAC compliance and fraud investigations teams at one of Alaska’s largest financial institutions. Previous to his current role, Martin held AML positions at Caesars Entertainment, Kharon, Exiger, and Kroll and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2009.

In conjunction with multiple technology partners, Martin designed one of the most technologically advanced, transparent and efficient marijuana banking programs in the country with the goal of having Alaska’s cannabis market completely banked and cashless by 2020.

Bruno Massard, CFE, CCEP-I

Director, Strategic and Compliance Risk Practice, KPMG

Bruno Massard is a director in the Strategic & Compliance Risk Practice. Bruno joined KPMG in May 2015 and has more than 13 years of expertise working with Brazilian multi-national companies. Massard’s experience includes auditing internal processes, reviewing and testing SOX controls, as well as corporate governance. Massard has extensive experience in leading fraud investigations, as well as anti-corruption compliance engagements, anti-bribery & corruption (“AB&C”) due diligence engagements and FCPA and UK-Bribery Act engagements.

Massard is a Certified Fraud Examiner and also holds a specialization in compliance from FGV’s Law School and is certified by SSCE/CCEP-I. Additionally, he is licensed in EBANC/ DSC 10.000 (Brazilian compliance certification).

Daniel McManus, M.S., CFE, CPC-A

Senior Investigator, Premera Blue Cross

Daniel McManus is a senior investigator for Premera Blue Cross. McManus has ten years of experience working in investigative and oversight positions in Medicaid, Medicare and commercial health plans. He has led investigations into fraudulent billing, illegal kickbacks, physical abuse, improper prescribing and computer crimes. His cases have resulted in criminal investigations, multiple convictions and regulatory sanctions. McManus is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Professional Coder. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College.

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Raoul Ménès, CFE, FCPA, FCMA, FCMC

Principal, Ménès Consulting Group

Raoul Ménès is the founder and principal of Ménès Consulting Group, a management consultancy focused on risk-based internal audits (IA), governance and regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management (ERM), technology consulting, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) assessment and compliance, fraud risk management (FRM)/forensic accountancy, data analytics, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, business transformation, ethics and corporate training.


For more than 25 years, he has helped organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors optimize operational and financial controls and restructure accounting, finance and internal audit departments. In addition, he has extensive experience in fraud risk assessment and detection, interviewing and interrogation, investigation and audit and employee theft examinations.


He is the author of numerous thought papers and a global speaker on IA, ERM, GDPR, FRM, ethics, governance, regulatory compliance and leadership.


In 2004, he was awarded “Québec CMA of the Year” and in 2016, he was designated Fellow accountant (FCPA, FCMA) and management consultant (FCMC), intended to formally recognize his outstanding achievements in his career.

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Linda Miller

Director, Fraud Risk Mitigation Practice Lead, Grant Thornton LLP

Linda Miller leads Grant Thornton’s fraud risk practice in the commercial and public sector. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Miller spent 10 years with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), most recently as an Assistant Director with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team. She was the principle author of GAO’s recently issued Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, which describes leading practices that agency managers can use to develop a fraud risk management program.

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Beth Mohr, CFE, CAMS, CCCI, PI

Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting

Beth A. Mohr joined McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2010, and became Managing Partner in January 2011. McHard Accounting Consulting exclusively practices forensic and investigative accounting. Mohr conducts forensic accounting and other complex investigations for the McHard firm all over North America. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). She has testified as an expert witness in three states on a variety of matters. Mohr has a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She is a private investigator licensed by the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mohr has written articles for a variety of publications, including Fraud Magazine, and various bar journals.

Mohr served as an investigator for the City of Albuquerque’s Independent Review Office, where she investigated allegations of police misconduct against the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Mohr is a retired police officer from the City of San Diego, California. She worked with the Whatcom County (Washington) public defender’s office, investigating international smuggling and white-collar cases, well as conducting cause of death investigations, homicide and death penalty mitigation investigations.

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Cary Moore, CFE

Chief Executive Officer, MegaByte Security

With a career distinguished by 14 years of highly decorated service to the United States Air Force, of which seven were as a federal agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Cary Moore has more than 17 years of specialized experience in cybersecurity, enterprise forensics and technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM). Focusing on counterintelligence and counterespionage, he brings a unique perspective to insider threats and protecting some of the most sensitive data.

Prior to his current role, he served as a senior vice president, cyber intelligence and emerging threats manager at Bank of America. As a banking-industry specialist, Moore developed new ways to rob a bank and banking customers, then devised controls to prevent such fraud from realization. Currently, he is an associate partner for the IBM Red Cell Team where he conducts dark Web intelligence-gathering operations to identify compromised accounts, and get in front of fraud. Moore is also chief executive officer of MegaByte Security, a private consulting firm specializing in the secure management of information systems in the age of cyber terrorism and warfare, developing customized training and solution plans for the private and federal public sectors.

Most recently, Moore earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Texas in San Antonio and works primarily out of his office near Blackwater Bay, Florida.

Deleep Nair, CFE

Senior Analytics Solution Consultant, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Deleep Nair, CFE, is a senior analytics solution consultant with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he currently works with insurance and banking clients to determine appropriate fraud analytic solutions for client needs.


Nair is an experienced project manager and data scientist with strong experience leading cross-disciplinary teams in planning and developing end-to-end analytic solutions. He has worked with large government agencies to develop analytic solutions for fraud and contraband detection.


Nair has a strong interest in combining analytics with fraud detection and is a graduate statistician. He holds a master's degree in biostatistics from the University at Albany School of Public Health.

Rabiu Olowo, CFE, ACMA, CGMA

Head of Internal Audit & Control, FrieslandCampina, Nigeria - Africa

Rabiu Olowo is one of Africa’s leading anti-fraud instructors and internal audit practitioners with a specialization in fraud prevention and detection controls, as well as conducting internal investigations.


Olowo is an experienced chief audit executive who has worked with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and FrieslandCampina. He has experience with managing internal audit engagements, compliance programs, financial control procedures and fraud risk assessments, as well as the development of an anti-bribery and corruption framework in sub-Saharan Africa.


Olowo is the chair of RabloWoods Counter Fraud Learning Centre, the sole authorized training facility for the ACFE in West Africa, where he has helped hundreds of aspiring anti-fraud professionals across private, public and law enforcement organizations.

Steven Patterson, CFE

Steven Patterson, CFE, has more than 16 years of experience in internal auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigation. During this time he oversaw and led multiple comprehensive fraud investigations and special inquiries including executive, employee and vendor fraud, maximizing recovery efforts while working with internal process owners and outside law enforcement agencies. He also has experience completing a wide variety of financial audits, special management requests, inventory reviews, contract and HR reviews, Sarbanes-Oxley and external year-end assistance work.


He presents and trains locally and nationally about interviewing, fraud investigation and investigative reasoning. He is a founding member and current president of the ACFE Charleston Chapter.

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Kelly Paxton

Principal, K Paxton LLC

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and social media intelligence analyst.

Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a special agent for the U.S. Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. She was recruited by U.S. Customs for her expertise in finance. Paxton worked white-collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. Paxton worked as a contract investigator doing more than 1,000 security background investigations for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security.

Paxton has worked in the public and private sector. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. She is also the proud owner of Pinkcollarcrime.com, a passion of hers, about embezzlers in the workplace.

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Jean-Charles Plante, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CFF

Vice President, RSM Canada

Jean-Charles (JC) Plante is a vice president in the litigation and valuation services group of RSM Canada, providing forensic accounting, investigation and loss quantification services to businesses impacted by expropriations, commercial disputes, class actions and commercial insurance claims. He also assists legal counsel in quantifying damages in personal injury, matrimonial and other litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Plante worked in the forensic, dispute and valuation services teams at several national accounting firms. He has also spoken on issues surrounding fraud, commercial disputes, insurance claims and personal injury at several conferences and provided litigation support on matters before several federal and provincial courts, government enquiries, tribunals, commissions and arbitrations.

Kirby Plessas

President and CEO, Plessas Experts Network Inc.

Kirby Plessas is the founder and CEO of Plessas Experts Network, Inc. (PEN), an open source intelligence (OSINT) internet technology and information extraction company that specializes in training, researching and consulting services for law enforcement, government and private-sector organizations.


Prior to founding PEN in 2008, Plessas served in the U.S. military as an Arabic linguist supporting the Department of Defense. Plessas applied her military intelligence through the use of OSINT experience at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She was selected to participate and help create an innovation center for conducting OSINT and was declared a Technical Expert by the Department of Homeland Security.


Plessas works to share her love and expert skill of OSINT by delivering hands-on training courses worldwide. She has taught workshops relying heavily on the live internet to Department of Justice agencies, private industry investigators, a major credit card company and other members of law enforcement. She has also served as a panel expert at various conferences.

David Pollino

Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of the West

David Pollino, Bank of the West Chief Information Security Officer, is an experienced financial services executive with 20 years of combined experience in both information security and financial services. Pollino has held senior security positions at Charles Schwab, Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo.


Pollino is a key contributor to the customer-facing BOW blog, as well as an information security author. He has authored titles such as RSA Press: Wireless Security, The Hacker’s Challenge Books 1, 2 and 3 and Hacking Exposed: Wireless.


Pollino frequently speaks at security events and is quoted in the media on security issues. He also serves on board committees at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Midlands.

Scott Porter, CPA, DIFA, CFF

Senior Investigator, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Scott Porter has been a Senior Investigator of Professional Conduct at CPA Ontario for the past 12 years, where he conducts numerous interviews with CPAs alleged of committing professional misconduct, including fraud. Prior to that, Porter served as a manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group for eight years.


Porter has done multiple presentations to investigators across Canada and the U.S. on conducting effective interviews.


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.

Dan Ramey, CFE, CPA, CFF, CVA

President, Houston Financial Forensics, LLC

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Mary Lynn Rapier, Ph.D., CFE, MAS

Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Mary Lynn Rapier, Ph.D., A Psychology Corporation

As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in substance abuse treatment, Dr. Rapier has consulted for treatment facilities nationwide, and has worked within the legal system to help her patients combat addiction and reclaim their lives. At the forefront of substance abuse treatment, she has years of hands-on experience that has led to her participation in combating fraud in violation of the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act, Cal. Ins. Code §1871.7.


In addition to her MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology (with a concentration in organizational systems) she earned a second master’s degree in criminology, law, and society. As a forensic psychologist, she has specialized in concierge-type services within the criminal justice system for corporate, private, and public sectors, and individuals and their families during all phases of the criminal justice process.

Marylee Robinson, CFE

Director, Stout

Marylee Robinson specializes in providing expert testimony and litigation consulting services, and she has extensive experience providing fraud and forensic accounting services in white-collar crime cases with an emphasis on matters involving the analysis of voluminous documents and data. Her fraud and forensic accounting experience includes assistance to the Department of Justice in a series of investigations of corporate executives indicted for white-collar crimes in both the banking and health care industries. Robinson is frequently involved in the analysis and summarization of government payer healthcare claims as well as the summarization of the bank account activity of potential targets and/or defendants. Such analysis has been used to support money laundering and wire count charges in federal court as well as to assist in sentencing and forfeiture efforts. Robinson has been retained as an expert in multiple matters and has provided testimony in federal court. Robinson is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Expert Witnesses Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Greater Maryland and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Jerri Rowe, MBA, CFE, RHIA, CPC

Auditor, Jerri Rowe, LLC

With over 25 years in the healthcare industry Jerri Rowe has extensive managerial experience in both the administrative and clinical arenas with an emphasis on proper medical coding and billing to avoid fraud, waste and abuse.


Currently, she is self-employed as an external auditor for physician practices and facilities specializing in Auditing, Risk coding (Hierarchal Condition Categories/Risk Adjustment Factor – HCC/RAF), E&M coding, and fraud prevention. Rowe also educates those entering the field, teaching medical billing and coding online and serves as a subject matter expert for McGraw Hill as Content Contributor in creating teaching resources to accompany medical coding texts.

James D. Ruotolo, CFE

Director, Products and Marketing for Fraud and Security Intelligence, SAS

James Ruotolo is the Director of Industry consulting with SAS where he helps financial services companies deploy analytics for AML, Fraud, Risk and Customer Intelligence. Previously, he served as the Director of Products and Marketing for Fraud and Security Intelligence solutions at SAS. In this role, he was responsible for leading product management, product marketing and customer programs for the global fraud and security intelligence solution portfolio.


Before joining SAS, he was the Director of SIU Strategic Operations for the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he built an analytical and intelligence operation within the SIU.


He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and an internationally recognized public speaker with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Economic Crime Management.

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Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA

Director, Ethics & Compliance, CCI Records Coordinator, Cox Communications
ACFE Regent

Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, is the director of ethics and compliance and records coordinator for Cox Communications Inc. She’s responsible for managing the ethics hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations relevant to the company. She also oversees the company’s Records & Information Management Program and leads other compliance-related projects.


Simon was previously the Senior Internal Auditor for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, GA, with responsibility for developing data analytics around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other internal audits. She’s also worked at PwC and EY. There, she conducted external audits and worked on forensic accounting investigations. She also built out the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program at Global Payments

Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, MA, CFE

Partner/Director, National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services, Australia, RSM

Roger Darvall-Stevens is the national head of fraud & forensic services, Australia, at RSM, and has more than 25 years of experience in forensic investigations and forensic accounting, fraud, bribery and corruption control – prevention, detection, response (as well as impropriety or improper conduct), related training (e.g., employee awareness, interview techniques, investigation response), forensic IT, compliance (including foreign bribery and corruption risk), and corporate security.


Darvall-Stevens is well credentialed, being a licensed investigator in multiple locations across Australia and New Zealand, former police detective (areas include fraud, counterterrorism), a Certified Fraud Examiner and ACFE Regent Emeritus, and an Authorized Trainer for the CFE Exam Review Course in Australia.

Carsten Tams

CEO, Emagence

Carsten Tams is a consultant, speaker and author. He is founder and CEO of Emagence, a boutique consulting firm based in New York City with the mission to enhance organizations’ reputation and success by building strong ethical and people-centered organizational cultures that empower their members to be effective agents of integrity. He also serves as a senior advisor for The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) and as a member of Ethical Systems’ advisory board.

As a recognized expert on governance, ethics and culture, he frequently speaks at international forums and corporate events. He has been invited to launch the “Get Ready For Change” blog on Forbes.com, which features innovation in the areas of organizational design, change management and ethical leadership.

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Weiyi Tan, CFE, CIPM

Speaker information coming soon.

Kirstie Tiernan, CFE

Managing Director, Technology & Business Transformation, Analytics and Automation, BDO

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Dr. David Utzke CFE, CFI, CCE, CBE

Senior Agent, U.S. Government

Dr. David Utzke has a lifelong learning educational philosophy which includes advanced degrees in computer science/programming, forensic accounting, international finance, global macro-economics and cryptoeconomics with 25 years of experience in cryptocurrency technology. Utzke’s interest in cryptocurrencies began in 1990 with the introduction of the first centralized cryptocurrency called Digicash. In 2009, with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Utzke began the development of open-source blockchain forensic investigative techniques now used in his work as an agent with the U.S. government. He has led cryptocurrency initiatives involving several hundred cryptocurrency cases over the past five years, major enforcement actions, and trains and supports field agents in ongoing investigations. Utzke also continues to develop his computer coding skills in Solidity used in 2nd Gen DLT SCS (Smart Contract Scripting) and dApps (distributed applications) platforms.

Leonard Vona, CFE, CPA

CEO, Fraud Auditing, Inc

Speaker bio coming soon.

Vincent M. Walden, CFE

Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY

Vincent Walden is a partner specializing in forensic technology, business intelligence and fraud detection analytics. Walden leads a national team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. With a focus on anti-fraud analytics, forensic data mining, third-party due diligence and electronic discovery services, Walden has more than 17 years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large-scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs. Walden is experienced with providing clients leading anti-fraud-based innovation, research and analytics, including anti-bribery and corruption analytics, Fraud Triangle analytics and statistical anomaly detection. He has been featured in many publications including Fraud Magazine, Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Economist, ABC News Online, CNBC and other leading publications.

John Waugh, CFE, CAMS

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General

John Waugh has 20 years of federal law enforcement experience and expertise in major financial crimes investigations. The most notable of these, “the Supernote” investigation, resulted in the convictions of several high-profile international targets, millions of dollars in forfeited assets and the designation of a foreign financial institution as a money laundering concern by the U.S. Treasury Department.


Waugh was on the TV show American Greed for the arrest and conviction of a Ponzi scammer who conned victims out of tens of millions of dollars. As a member of the VA-OIG, Waugh developed a strategic initiative to combat identity theft and the theft of veteran’s benefits. This initiative has resulted in the identification of an organized criminal syndicate operating overseas, targeting both the VA and the Social Security Administration. Waugh’s current project is to combine healthcare claims data analysis with financial intelligence records, social media sites and open-source intel to target the latest healthcare fraud schemes affecting the VA.

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Karen Webber, CFE, CPA

President, Webber CPA, PLLC

Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in Rochester, New York. She has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable adults for the last 10 years. She and her staff at Webber CPA, PLLC, consult with law enforcement, attorneys, government agencies, and other service organizations to provide financial evidence and expert witness testimony on elder exploitation cases. Webber plays an integral role in the expansion of elder exploitation multi-disciplinary teams across New York, and travels nationally to provide training and education on the important role of forensic accountants in financial exploitation investigations.

Samantha Weeks, CFE

Fraud and Risk Analysis Manager, RSA Security

Samantha Weeks has been a champion of internal controls, risk management and fraud detection for 15 years of her career and has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 2013. Her professional experience has made her a trusted advisor in fraud detection, prevention and quantitative risk analysis. Her industry experience includes airline, hotel, construction and retail. Weeks currently serves as fraud and risk analysis manager for RSA Security (Dell).


Weeks has conducted investigations and process reviews related to executive expenses, bribes and kickbacks, invoice payment processes, third-party performance and billing, contract compliance, fixed assets, cash reconciliations, digital currencies, trademark infringement and employee theft. She has provided support to law enforcement organizations such as the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Natasha Williams, CFE, CIA, GRCA, GRCP

Senior Manager, Global Compliance, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Natasha E. Williams, CFE, CIA, GRCA, GRCP, is a certified professional with more than twenty years combined experience in auditing, banking, compliance, risk assessment, fraud examination and accounting. She served nearly half a decade with KPMG LLP working on various consulting and start-up SOX engagements prior to joining Bio-Rad Laboratories in 2005. Her specialty is auditing, compliance, risk management, fraud prevention and detection and overall development of strong internal controls. Williams manages a global team and has supervised audits in more than fifty countries across the globe. She has experience consulting for small start-ups, as well as working with large, matrixed, complex, multi-location and global companies.


In 2016, Williams joined the Board of Directors of the International Center for Reciprocal Training, an educational start-up in Palo Alto, California, lending her expertise and sharing her eagerness to motivate and inspire the next generation of multinational professionals; assisting them to build aptitude, increase their business acumen and to develop the talent and interpersonal skills necessary to be a proficient professional in the global workforce.

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Emily Wilson, CFE

VP of Research, Terbium Labs

Emily Wilson is the VP of Research at Terbium Labs, a dark web intelligence company. Wilson directs Terbium's strategic research programs, where she focuses on the dark web, the criminal economy for personal information and stolen payment cards, and the increasing overlap between fraud and cybercrime. Before her current role, she served as director of analysis at Terbium Labs, where she managed Terbium’s operational analysis team in identifying and investigating sensitive client data on the dark web. Wilson is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a regular guest on industry shows like "The Cyberwire Podcast", and frequently speaks at conferences, industry events, and trainings.

Frank Wisehart, CFE, CPA, CVA, MAFF

Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Speaker bio coming soon.

Jason Wright, J.D., CFE

Director, Stout

Jason Wright conducts forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, intellectual property damages, royalty audits and regulatory engagements involving publicly held and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities. He has significant experience providing business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees and stakeholders throughout the dispute process in both domestic and international contexts. He has also provided testimony in federal and state court as well as during mediation. Wright has performed numerous complex financial analyses and has directly participated in several large-scale investigations. Wright has assisted named corporate compliance monitors in their duties under settlement agreements with various regulatory agencies and evaluated the ability of a large multinational corporation to pay a multi-billion dollar settlement fine. Wright is a member the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Candidate Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Bankruptcy Institute, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.

Aditya Yerramilli, CFE, CPA, CGMA

Forensic Program Manager, Google Inc.

Aditya Yerramilli is the forensics program manager for Global Ethics and Compliance at Google Inc., where he is responsible for leveraging data and transaction analytics, as well forensic methodology, to support Google’s global compliance and investigation programs.

He is an experienced investigator who was actively involved in designing Google's internal case management system. He has also leveraged technology and analytics to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the investigation program. Yerramilli has experience in analyzing investigation data to report on insights and trends to senior leadership. Yerramilli has helped develop and design cross-functional investigation processes, guidelines and investigation/helpline management best practices.

Ken Yormark

Managing Director, K2 Intelligence

Ken Yormark is a managing director for K2 Intelligence, where he leads the U.S.-based forensic accounting team. With more than 25 years of experience, he is an expert in complex global investigations and forensic and investigative services. Yormark has managed and conducted numerous, often high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies in all industries around the globe. He has presented to regulatory and law enforcement agencies, boards, senior management, in-house and outside counsel and auditors.


In his practice, Yormark focuses on forensic accounting, financial investigations, securities litigation and anti-corruption risk assessments. He is skilled at validating and reconstructing fraudulent conveyances and assessing the vulnerability of management and accounting systems.

Jason Zirkle, CAMS

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Texas Department of Public Safety, Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division

Jason Zirkle is an Intelligence Analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he works alongside Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations, including money laundering, fraud, embezzling, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling and other white-collar crimes. He also provides financial expertise to non-financial criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking.


Zirkle is the FinCEN Agency Coordinator for the DPS, and conducts training within DPS on FinCEN and financial crime, updates senior DPS personnel on the latest money laundering and illicit finance trends and works directly with multiple federal law enforcement agencies.


Zirkle is a Certified Crime Analyst and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. Prior to DPS, he was an Army intelligence analyst, with combat deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.

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