• ACFE Faculty


    Gerard M. Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA 

    Incoming CEO
    Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
    Minneapolis, MN

    Gerard Zack

    Gerry Zack is the incoming CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association, a position he assumed in November 2017 after more than 30 years of experience providing preventive, detective, and investigative services involving fraud, corruption, and diverse compliance matters. He has worked with businesses of all sizes and in many industries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies globally. Prior to joining SCCE & HCCA, Gerry was in the Global Forensics practice of BDO. He founded his own fraud and compliance risk advisory and forensic accounting firm in 1990 and operated that practice for 20 years. Before that, he was an audit manager with an international accounting firm. Along the way, he served for two years as chief operating and compliance officer for an international scientific organization.  

    For two years, Mr. Zack was the author of “The ACFE Cookbook,” a column in Fraud Magazine devoted to financial statement fraud cases, and has authored three books on fraud: Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation (2013), Fair Value Accounting Fraud: New Global Risks and Detection Techniques (2009), and Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection (2003). He is also the principal author of the ACFE course “Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis,” and he has contributed to several other ACFE course manuals. He is the author of numerous articles on fraud and compliance topics.

    Gerry is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and he holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). He joined the faculty of the ACFE since 2006, and has conducted training in 17 countries. He is the 2009 recipient of the ACFE’s James Baker Speaker of the Year Award. He served a two-year term on the ACFE’s Board of Regents for 2014–2015, including service as Chair in 2015. Gerry can be contacted by email at gerry.zack@corporatecompliance.org.