Oct. 4 Training: Investigative Tools and Fraud Within Troubled Companies
Our first training is coming up fast Join us October 4 at the Moakley Courthouse for:
Investigative Tools and Fraud Within Troubled Companies
· Maggie Boitano, President, Westwind Research (Profile)
Margaret Boitano is a licensed private investigator and Certified Public Accountant in Rhode Island. A former financial journalist, Ms. Boitano specializes in conducting interviews for complex litigation matters, including due diligence, financial fraud and liability investigations. She also conducts database research and reputational due diligence interviews for background investigations of corporate officers and board candidates.
A native of Rhode Island, Ms. Boitano spent six years working in Tokyo, Japan, as a translator for two multi-national Japanese companies, and later, as a foreign correspondent for Dow Jones News Service. Upon her return to the U.S. in 1995, she covered mutual funds and hedge funds for Dow Jones, where her articles were frequently published in The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. Ms. Boitano continued to report on the financial services industry for Fortune magazine for almost two years. She has provided research support for the authors of several books on financial fraud including Joseph Nocera and Bethany Mclean’s 2010 account of the mortgage meltdown All the Devils Are Here and Vicky Ward’s 2014 account of New York real estate mogul Harry Macklowe, The Liar’s Ball.
In 2001, Ms. Boitano changed careers and became an investigator for The James Mintz Group, a corporate investigations firm in New York. She moved back to Rhode Island in 2005 and started her own firm, Westwind Research Ltd. In her almost two decades of experience as an investigator, she has managed hundreds of complex cases including corporate fraud, securities class actions, anti-trust, liability, due diligence and financial investigations. She also performed open source due diligence research and background investigations of individuals for major investment banks, corporations and executive recruiting firms. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She became a Certified Public Accountant in early 2018 and is currently actively pursuing forensic accounting investigations. She excels at conducting complex research under tight deadlines.
· Bob Krawczyk, CPA, CFE - Managing Director, Mackinac Partners(Profile)
Corporate Fraud and Forensics
Bob heads the Corporate Fraud and Forensics Group of Mackinac Partners, LLC, an award-winning turnaround, restructuring, and advisory firm with a national footprint. He has more than 25 years of experience in fraud and forensics, accounting controls and processes, and financial reporting. Bob is a CPA and a CFE who has led numerous investigation engagements including those involving fraudulent financial reporting and the misappropriation of assets. He also specializes in fraud remediation, the effects of fraud on GAAP accounting and SEC reporting, and the redesign and implementation of a company’s fraud prevention programs.
Prior to joining Mackinac Partners, Bob served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of several publicly traded companies. As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, he led audit and forensic engagements for clients in numerous industries including financial institutions, manufacturing companies, timeshare operators, and real estate developers.
9:00-10:00 Investigation Tools
by Maggie Boitano, President, Westwind Research
10:15-12:00 Fraud Within Troubled Companies
by Bob Krawczyk, CPA, CFE - Mackinac Partners
Continuing Education Credit
By attending this training, you will earn three (3) CEUs.
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