Hospitality fraud investigator (recovering millions) and internal control/compliance consultant specializing in developing and assessing fraud prevention and internal controls for hotels.
Key Consulting Services
Hotel Accounting and Financial Services
Hotel Internal Controls, Assessments and Polices and Procedures
Organizational Compliance, Forensic Accounting
Kevin is an inveterate problem solver with over 35 years of hands-on success in tackling and resolving tough issues in audit, compliance and corporate risk management, using well-honed judgment to draw inferences, assess an engagement and create resolution; He knows where to dig to find exposure and where to establish specific controls.
Kevin has leveraged data analytics to assist in traditional audit roles as well as unearthing possible financial improprieties. His extensive accounting skills in combination with keen knowledge of financial forensics enables him to effectively execute the most sophisticated investigations. Kevin has led investigations including FCPA, potential money laundering, SDN/OFAC, commercial bribery, conflicts of interest, forensic accounting assignments, procurement scams, cash theft, books and records fraud, expense report fraud, affinity points scams, etc.
Kevin has been invited to speak at many conferences worldwide and has created training documents such as “Lessons Learned Series” and “Red Flag Reporter”
Kevin graduated from Gettysburg College in 1980 and pursued his career in public accounting specializing in auditing and taxation. In 2004, he was a director at BDO (5th largest CPA firm in the world) when Marriott International offered him a position he could not refuse.
Kevin was the Market Director in charge of managing all property audits, worldwide. He uncovered a significant fraud and the Chief Audit Executive created a position for him, Senior Director, Global Financial Fraud. He was also a member of the company’s Legal and Ethical Steering Committee.
After Marriott, Kevin performed fraud investigation for two large non-profits spending extended periods of time in Liberia and Papa New Guinea. He then worked as the lead internal auditor for Arlington County Government. Kevin is a leading expert in forensic accounting.
Professional & Other
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics, and maintains a certificate as a Chartered Global Management Accountant administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also holds basic and advanced certificates in The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation.