Banking Economic Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Banking, Bank Fraud, Operating Risk, Fraud Examiner, Banker, Securities, Fraud Risk Management, Financial Institution, Employee Fraud, Federal Reserve Bank, Fraud Prevention,

Expert No. 2844


Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts

Utica College, Utica, New York
Master of Science  


Consultant, educator and expert witness. Forty years’ experience in managing risk. Served A Corporation as Director, Operating Risk, from 2000 to 2004 and chaired its Operating Risk Committee.  Previously managed a variety of operations and risk functions for KeyCorp, a regional bank holding company over a 21-year period. Chaired the American Bankers Association Operating Risk Committee. Co-chaired the Fraud Reduction Steering Committee of BITS, the technology affiliate of the Financial Services Roundtable. Chaired the Financial Institution Fraud Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Adjunct Professor at Utica College, teaching the two capstone courses in the college’s M.B.A. in Economic Crime and Fraud Management program. Have held the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1989 and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) since 2001.


Recognized as a leader in the financial services industry’s efforts to manage risk.
Saw the need for a U.S.-based operational risk data-sharing consortium in anticipation of the Basel II Capital Accord. Worked with the American Bankers Association to recruit members, draft operating rules, and design output.  The consortium began collecting data in 2003.

Coordinated the design and implementation of a comprehensive fraud risk management program for KeyCorp.  Key’s approach to fraud risk management and the loss experience resulting from that approach are highly regarded in the bank-based financial services industry.

Instrumental in re-engineering KeyCorp’s corporate security function to establish an innovative, customer-focused, approach to providing security services.  This successful program, which demonstrably enhanced the quality of the delivery of security services while materially reducing expense, was featured in the April, 1995 issue of Security Magazine.

Investigated and assisted in the prosecution of many significant bank fraud cases, including the $1.1 billion Phar-Mor case.

Conducted sensitive intelligence operations as a Vietnamese linguist with near-native fluency.


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Bank Administration Institute


Available upon request.


Available upon request.


Available upon request.