• ACFE Faculty


    Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA
    Upstream Academy

    Jeremy Clopton

    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 & 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 United States 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.

    Clopton believes in the potential of data and technology to transform firm practice management, leadership, and firm culture. He is also passionate about employee engagement and the value brought by each generation in the workforce. An avid reader, Clopton’s leadership style has been influenced by the works of Patrick Lencioni, Daniel Pink, and Scott Berkun. Beyond books, he is a fan of TED-curated content and cites Shonda Rhimes’ TED2016 talk My Year of Saying Yes to Everything as one of most influential talks of his career.

    Outside of work, Clopton enjoys spending time with his family, running, golf, and helping his wife run a non-profit organization. Jeremy and his wife, Katie, have three precocious daughters and a lazy golden retriever.