CREDENTIALS

I relocated to Southwest Florida in 2001 and for several years practiced in the field of auditing and corporate tax planning. I identified a huge opportunity in providing value to my clients and in 2007; I opened a private-public accounting practice.

My experience in delivering a broad spectrum of professional services in different industries, with differing accounting and methods has provided me the technical foundation to excel as a financial analyst. One of the areas that interest me the most is forensic accounting, investigation, and compliance. My involvement in this area has given me the opportunity to serve many business owners and citizens from many states and my community.

To better serve my clients I have continued my studies and earned the premier NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts) designation of Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). I used this additional training to apply forensic tools in business valuations and fraud prevention, detection and investigation as well as construct fraud prevention programs.

I also serve my community by my involvement in local charities including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida.

Areas of Practice

Forensic Accounting
Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
Investment fraud, including Ponzi schemes and misappropriation of assets
Calculating damages resulting from breach of contract
Lifestyle Analysis and Equitable Distribution
Analytics

Education

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Science – 1991
Major: Marketing
University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science – 2000
Major: Accounting

Professional Designations

CPA: Certified Public Accountant; Licensed in Florida
CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst designated by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
MAFF: Master Analyst in Financial Forensics designated by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
CFE: Certified Fraud Analyst by The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
CFF: Candidate – Certified in Financial Forensics designated by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Associations and Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Section
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Estate Planning Council of Lee County
Association of Family Law Professionals
Florida State Guardianship Association

Community Service

Chair, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Southwest Florida Chapter
Treasurer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida Additional Professional Qualifications
Continuing Education Seminars to the FICPA and local chapters
Advanced Accounting Studies, Florida Southern College
Continuing Education Seminars to the FICPA and local chapters
Guest lecturer at various forensic and fraud related seminars
In excess of 300 hours of continuing education in the past four years with a major emphasis on business valuation, fraud, forensics and litigation support.

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