2015 ACFE Canadian

FRAUD CONFERENCE

September 13-16, 2015  |  Ottawa, ON

Conference Speakers

Speakers for the 2015 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference are coming soon — check back soon for updates. Interested in speaking? Submit your proposal by May 1 to be considered.

Keynote Speakers

Diane Francis
Bestselling Author
Editor-at-Large, The National Post

Diane Francis has written three bestselling books and reported extensively on white-collar crime through her columns for the National Post and dozens of other media outlets. Her topics range from stock fraud to money laundering, offshore secrecy havens, Ponzi schemes, government entitlement scandals, boiler rooms, market manipulations and an investigative expose about Bre-X, the largest mining swindle in Canadian history.

Paul Garside, CFE
Partner
Vidocq Group

Paul Garside is an expert in the fields of fraud and corruption investigations as well as the planning and management of major investigation projects. He had an exemplary career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he began in 1987. He dedicated most of his career to his real passion, major – domestic and transnational – financial crime investigations.

Michel Juneau-Katsuya
President and CEO
The Northgate Group Corp.

Michael Juneau-Katsuya is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts in international and national security and intelligence, and economic and industrial espionage. After working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, Juneau-Katsuya now performs threat and risk assessments and security audits in the private sector.

James D. Ratley, CFE
President and CEO
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

James D. Ratley graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 1971, he joined the Dallas Police Department as a police officer. He was a member of numerous department task forces that concentrated on major fraud cases. In 1986, Ratley left the police department to join Wells & Associates, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. He handled investigations regarding internal frauds, conflicts of interest and litigation support. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE's training and education programs. In 2005, Ratley was awarded the ACFE's highest honour, the Cressey Award. He was named President of the ACFE in 2006 and continues to hold the title. Ratley has been selected as one of Security magazine's "Most Influential Security Executives for 2010" and Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People."

Session Speakers

John Ahern, CFE, LLB
Senior Crown Counsel
Ministry of Justice-Criminal Justice Branch-Appeals & Special Prosecutions
Commercial Crime, Proceeds & Securities Section

Bio coming soon.

Richard Arthurs, CFE, CMA, CIA
Director of Internal Audit
Altalink

Bio coming soon.

Sherry Brandon
CEO/President
Career Concepts

Sherry Brandon is known as the "Business Behaviourist" because of her proven approach to affect change in morale and productivity in the organizations she helps. As a strategic advisor, executive coach and corporate trainer, she empowers individuals and corporations to thrive and grow through courage, leadership, vision and teamwork. She has taught more than 20,000 people and worked with many companies across North America. Her portfolio includes essential soft-skill topics such as leadership, project management, stress management, time management, master communications, people management, human resource law, marketing and train the trainer. Brandon is a body language expert, a former certified fraud examiner and private investigator as well as a recognized international speaker.

Garry Clement, CFE, CAMS, AMLP
President and CEO
Clement Advisory Group

Garry Clement is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of money laundering, interviewing, white-collar crime, organized crime and detection of suspicious activity, and is one of the pioneers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) proceeds of crime program. In addition to managing his firm, Clement Advisory Group, he is the Executive Vice President of TAMLO International Inc. which focuses on designing comprehensive online anti-money laundering courses. Clement has thirty-four years of policing experience, thirty with the RCMP where he worked in the areas of proceeds of crime and money laundering as an investigator, undercover operator and manager.

Guy Crepeau, CFE, CISSP/CPA, CA.IFA, CFF
Senior Manager
Deloitte LLP

Bio coming soon.

David Debenham, J.D., CFE, CPA, CMA
Chair of Supreme Court of Canada Group
McMillan LLP

David Debenham is the Co-Chair of McMillan’s Supreme Court of Canada Group. Trained as both a trial lawyer and a forensic accountant, he has led many fraud investigations over the past 25 years. He is the author of The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator (3rd ed, Carswell, 2012).

Ken Derakhshan, CFE
Sergeant, Team Commander
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Sgt. Derakhshan is the team leader of a fraud team with the RCMP’s Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime Section. During his past nine years in Financial Crime, Sgt. Derakhshan has led, supervised and directed several major investigations which include mortgage frauds, breach of trust by public officials, and investment frauds involving non-traditional organized crime groups. As a result of his 22 years in law enforcement, Sgt. Derakhshan has given evidence in various criminal court jurisdictions within Canada, as well as in the State of New York.

Alexander De Zordo
Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais

Alex De Zordo is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group, as well as head of the Litigation Department in the Montréal office, a member of the Management Committee, and Regional Leader of the Fraud Law Group. He regularly acts for financial institutions, corporate victims of occupational or external fraud, forensic accountants, security and investigation services, information services and high-tech companies, as well as companies of every size in the context of complex litigation, injunctions, seizures, trials, arbitration and class actions. De Zordo has expertise in all aspects of commercial fraud and corruption, including detection, investigation, prevention and recovery. He also has experience with fraudulent financial statements, embezzlement, bank fraud, financial and securities fraud, bills of exchange, letters of credit, fraudulent transactions, money and asset tracing, money laundering, proceeds of crime, Paulian Actions, unfair competition, IP fraud and counterfeiting.

Dorian Dwyer, CFE
Detective Staff Sergeant, Unit Commander, Health Fraud Investigations
Ontario Provincial Police

Detective Staff Sergeant Dorian Dwyer has been an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer for 30 years and has been a member of the Anti-Rackets Branch of the OPP for more than 12 years. During his tenure in the Anti-Rackets Branch he has investigated and/or case managed many major economic crime offenses, corruption cases and health fraud cases involving millions of dollars in losses. Detective Staff Sergeant Dwyer also spent 18 months seconded to the RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team investigating national security matters.

Keith Elliott
VP Operations & Business Development
Reed Research Limited

Bio coming soon.

Sal Jadavji, CFE, CAMS
Chief AML Officer
MCAN Mortgage Corporation

Over the past 10 years, Sal Jadavji has been involved with the regulatory compliance field with specific expertise in the anti-money laundering/terrorist financing (AML/TF) area. Jadavji currently works at MCAN Mortgage Corporation, a TSX listed company, and is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the company’s enterprise-wide risk management program. Jadavji has worked with the Bank of Montreal, evaluating the effectiveness of the program and measuring the achievable outcomes by ensuring that requirements governing regulations were clearly set out. He also worked with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) as an AML Officer in the internal audit department.

Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA
Chief Audit Executive
Campbell Soup Company

Bethmara Kessler is the Chief Audit Executive at the Campbell Soup Company and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. Prior to joining Campbell’s, Kessler served as the CAE and Co-Chief Compliance Officer at Warner Music Group. Her extensive experience includes leadership roles in audit, compliance, risk management, corporate investigations, business process improvement and IT in a range of businesses including The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group, L Brands, EMI Group, Avon Products, Nabisco and Ernst & Young.

Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance, and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE’s Fraud Examiners Manual and Fraud Casebook: Lessons From the Bad Side of Business as well as several articles that have appeared in Internal Auditor Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy, and other specialty publications.

Clayton Knight
Senior Manager
Deloitte LLP

Bio coming soon.

Derek Knights
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
TD Bank

As part of TD Bank’s Global Security & Investigations group, Derek Knights is responsible for enterprise-wide activities, practices, governance and delivering training sessions in business and report writing. Prior to TD Bank, he was with Sun Life Financial, where he handled domestic and international investigations that fell outside the specific areas of traditional insurance-related matters. Knights previously spent 20 years working in Toronto public housing properties in security, investigations and property management, dealing with street and serious crimes, and a variety of frauds.

Linda Lister, CFE, CPA, CGA, CMA
Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Linda Lister has more than fifteen years experience in investigating whistleblower accusations, financial statement manipulations, misappropriations of cash, salary sacrifice schemes, ghost employees, check fraud, expense reimbursement schemes and multiple types of procurement fraud. She has provided assistance to governments, not-for-profit organizations, public utilities and a broad range of public sector entities. Her expertise in theft and fraud investigations, corporate financial restatement activities, assisting clients in designing compliance programs and reporting to regulators on their corporate governance has been gained through her position at Ernst & Young and through various internal auditing appointments.

Steve Malette, CFE, CPA, CGA, CIRP
Managing Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Bio coming soon.

Ross McGowan, LLB
Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

Bio coming soon.

Simon Padgett, ACCA
Director, Forensic Services
PwC

Bio coming soon.

Andy Reid, CFE, CGA, EnCE, EnCEP
Senior Computer Forensic / eDiscovery Specialist
Ontario Securities Commission

Andy Reid has more than five years of digital investigative experience from regulatory enforcement to criminal code investigations in addition to his 15 years of accounting, auditing and operational experience. He has a deep personal and professional interest in the emerging cryptocurrency landscape, and has made presentations on the subject internally to the Government of Ontario and externally at the 2014 Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Brigeeta Richdale, J.D., CFE
Litigation Counsel
British Columbia Securities Commission

Brigeeta Richdale joined the BCSC in 2010 as a Criminal Investigator and Special Provincial Constable where she was responsible for investigating fraud, theft, misappropriation of funds and other breaches of the Securities Act and Criminal Code. In 2013 she moved into litigation, where she represents the Executive Director in matters including fraud, insider trading, illegal distribution, market manipulation and other allegations under the Securities Act. Prior to joining the BCSC, Richdale worked with a large Vancouver law firm acting on behalf of clients in corporate and commercial, criminal and securities matters.

Rohan Sethi, CA, CBV
Vice President
Duff & Phelps Canada Limited

Rohan Sethi has spent more than seven years specializing in the areas of forensic accounting investigations, commercial damages claims, business valuations and financial due diligence engagements. His experience includes in-depth forensic analyses of facts and evaluation of damages. He consults on various areas including allegations of fraudulent financial statement reporting, accounting irregularities, securities-related fraud matters, professional negligence of accountants and auditors, corporate fraud, and employee embezzlement.

Shannon Walker
President
WhistleBlower Security

Shannon Walker is the founder of Whistleblower Security Inc., a Canadian-based global provider of customized ethics reporting services dedicated to safeguarding businesses against risk. Prior to founding WhistleBlower Security, Walker worked in a number of entrepreneurial environments including public multimedia companies, aftermarket products and her own business. Her passion for business and ethical workplaces helped shape what WhistleBlower has become.

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