This expert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has consulted on a diverse range of accounting, auditing, and consulting engagements on behalf of Fortune 500 Companies, Middle Market Companies, CPA Firms, State Receivers, SEC Corporate Monitors, and various Government Entities at the Federal, State, and Local Level. He is also experienced in forensic & investigative accounting.
• Florida International University, Master of Accounting, 3.5 GPA
• University of Florida, Bachelor of Accounting, 3.5 GPA High Honors
• Certified Public Accountant (Florida)/Certified Fraud Examiner
• RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, Forensic Accountant, 2020 to present.
• Private company – Founder –5/2014 to Present
Fractional CFO & Interim Controller experienced in financial reporting, internal controls, accounting operations, financial trend analysis, KPI analysis, data analytics, staff development, cash management and forecasting, process improvement, mergers & acquisitions analysis, due diligence audits, financial audits, internal audits, performance audits, and forensic & fraud audits with services available on demand.
Forensic Accounting Consultant experienced in leading and working with teams of forensic accountants & analysts to conduct interviews of key financial officers and accounting personnel, as well as with internal & external auditors. Review source documentation such as bank statements, invoices, vendor lists, canceled checks, wire transfers, payroll records, deposits, general ledgers, journal entries, income tax returns, sales tax returns, for unusual transactions. Perform bank reconstructions and analysis of internal controls, financial statement trends, corporate searches, shell entities, conflicts of interest, as well as review of emails and applicable data analytics. Present findings and recommendations to oversight committees and Boards of Directors.
Consultant & subject matter expert to Fortune 500 Companies, Insurance Companies, Attorneys, & Policyholders regarding business interruption claims and economic damage disputes.
Financial Consultant to Federal, State, & Local Governments in regard to Federal Disaster Grants & Disaster Recovery
Audit Consultant to Corporations & Government Entities as well as appointed trustees & monitors.
• Kapila Mukamal LLP- Forensic Consultant 10/2013 to 5/2014
Investigated an $18 million-dollar Ponzi scheme on behalf of SEC Court appointed Monitor/Investigated complex financial fraud schemes including insurance fraud, securities fraud, & bankruptcy fraud cases/reconstructed books from bank records and source documents/unraveled sophisticated fraud schemes, traced criminal activity and funds to individuals and groups, developed financial profiles, and quantified damages in reports to Attorneys.
• Florida Division of Rehabilitation & Liquidation – Forensic Accountant 8/2012 to 10/2013
Performed “Take-Over” of assets of Insurance Companies for the Receivership division of the State of Florida & assumed Controllership position of entities/Conducted “Financial Autopsy” procedures and traced fraudulent transfers to insiders, consultants, and shell entities.
• Strategic Alliance LLC - CPA /Owner – 12/2002 to 8/2012
Outsourced Controller Services including financial and tax Strategies/analysis of business financing, reverse mergers, due diligence, and mergers & acquisitions activities/ Recruited, trained, and developed team of financial analysts & tax preparers to provide financial solutions using a variety of investment, insurance, and debt financial service products -formerly licensed Series, 6, 63, 26 with FINRA, Life, Health & Variable Annuities & Mortgage Broker licenses in State of Florida and appointed with various financial institutions including Primerica Investment Services. Analysis of business interruption insurance claims and commercial disputes involving economic damages.
• CBIZ, Inc (formerly McClain & Co.) – Audit Senior- Public – 9/1998 to 12/2002
Led Audit Teams to conduct financial audits according to professional auditing standards/Investigated & quantified a $3.5 million employee embezzlement scheme/Audited for payroll, inventory, and vendor disbursement schemes/reviewed internal controls & provided recommendations to oversight boards.
Professional Associations and Activities
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)