John J. Hall, CPA
John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc., the creator of FraudPreventionPro.com (new in early 2019), and the author of the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”. John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for government and internal auditors, management groups, CPAs, Board members, and professional associations.
Mr. Hall has over 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. John is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Meet John at www.JohnHallSpeaker.com. Email John at John@JohnHallSpeaker.com.
Ms. Kraatz is an associate principal in the Detroit Office of Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook. She focuses her practice on commercial, construction and intellectual property litigation. Ms. Kraatz has litigated a variety of legal issues, including: construction contract and workmanship issues, general civil litigation and fraud, bankruptcy, intellectual property infringement and image misappropriation.
Ms. Kraatz received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, LL.B from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Ontario, Canada, is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and is a registered patent attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Kraatz has litigated matters before a variety of state and federal courts in the United States.
Mr. DeBeul is a senior associate in the Detroit Office of Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. He focuses his practice on commercial and construction litigation as well as commercial real estate issues and fraud. Mr. DeBuel has managed a variety of construction legal issues including the representation of owners, contractors and sub-contractors in payment disputes, construction defect cases, noncompliance with contractual obligations and contractual interpretation.
Mr. DeBeul received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2016 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Paul is an executive with over 25 years of progressive roles within industry and professional services where he has managed and delivered successful audit and consulting projects to clients across a multitude of industries. At Revenew, Paul leads the Performance Improvement practice and oversees business development and account management for clients seeking cost recovery, cost containment and performance improvements both with their vendors, suppliers and contactors as well as within their operations.
Since 1999, Paul has been involved in providing consulting and internal audit services within technical areas of organizations including engineering, procurement and construction. Prior to providing those professional services, he worked for over nine years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry with KBR. Paul holds Master degrees in Business and Environmental Management as well as a Bachelor degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Construction Controls Professional (CCP), Construction Auditor (CCA), Internal Auditor (CIA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Professional EH&S Auditor (CPEA). Paul is an accomplished speaker and has been designated the highest professional speaking designation by Toastmasters International in 2006, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
Paul has been a member of the NACA since 2011 and has spoken at the last 6 NACA conferences. He has also written articles and white papers on construction audit topics such as construction fraud, data analytics and contract compliance.
Brad Sargent CPA/CFF, CFE, CFS, FABFA, CCA
Brad is the Founder and Managing Member of The Sargent Consulting Group. Brad assesses clients’ challenges and identifies solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Brad focuses clients on “defining a win” in every situation and working towards that goal. Those wins have ranged from $100m+ judgments in federal court to reduced jail time for criminal convictions. Brad’s candor and competency creates enduring relationships with clients. He is frequently sought at times of great crisis, when a truly trusted advisor can make the most impact. Brad loves distilling complicated financial information into a compelling, simple story; he has been recognized as an expert witness in multiple venues and is a highly sought guest lecturer and speaker. Brad has created a firm culture that treats every matter the same regardless of size, does not take itself too seriously (the work is serious enough) and looks to laugh out loud every day.
Jim Spencer CFE, MBA, CCA
Jim is a Senior Manager at The Sargent Consulting Group. Since coming to SCG, Jim has helped secure many of the firm’s “big wins” in industries as diverse as Agribusiness, Healthcare, Logistics and Real Estate (just to name a few). His prior professional experience in consumer electronics has helped keep SCG technology cutting edge as well as expand SCG’s eDiscovery and Computer Forensic capabilities.
Kristine M. Newman
Kristine is a Senior Vice President of Finance for McCarthy Holdings, Inc. and currently works to evaluate alternate uses of the company’s capital for the benefit of its shareholders. She previously served for 13 years as Vice President of Finance for the Southwest Region of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. where she oversaw the financial and operational results for a geographic area with revenue of $1 billion, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Utah.
Kristine is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation. She is a past President and current member of the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix. She was recently named one of the Most Influential Women in Business from AZ Big Media.
Kristine started her career with over eight years of experience at Arthur Andersen LLP, working on audit and consulting engagements in the firm’s Chicago and Phoenix offices. She earned her BS at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She and her husband have six children.
Henry L. Woods, JR., CCA, CCP, CRIS
Henry is a Supervisor in the Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Group. He is responsible for construction audit and risk management auditing.
Henry has over 25 years experiences in construction and program management developing and implementing cost controls, safety management and risk management strategies. His service expertise includes: • Construction Audit and Cost Control • Project Accounting and Budget Analysis • Construction Monitoring • Pre/Post-Bid Analysis, Management, and Negotiations • Risk and Safety Management Controls • Project Management and Construction Administration • Construction Quality Control Inspections and Evaluations • RFP/RF Development, Evaluation and Execution • Contract Review and Negotiations • Managing Building Code Enforcement Issues • Specifications and Code Compliance • Submittal Analysis and RFI/Supplemental Management Controls • Construction Management and Administration • Project Scheduling and Work Plans Henry’s past work experience includes project management and oversight for Jacobs Engineering (Washington University Campus Renewal Projects) and leading construction cost control, project administration, and diversity management at the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition, his work experience includes risk/safety controls and quality control management at Zurich Insurance Company.
Henry’s industry expertise includes construction, education, transportation, casinos, sports facilities, high-speed rail, military housing and healthcare.
ANGIE SINGER KEATING – CEO, RECLAMERE, INC.
Ms. Singer Keating is chief executive officer at Reclamere, Inc. She has a broadly diversified background with over 20 years of experience specializing in computer forensics, data destruction, security incident response, information
technology risk management and systems auditing. Ms. Keating and the Reclamere Data Security Experts team provides consultancy in: eDiscovery & litigation support,
forensic analysis, data breach response, notification & compliance, and compliance & risk management services (HIPAA, PCI, GLB, SOX). One of the co-founders of Reclamere, Ms. Keating is the chief architect of the proprietary data destruction system used by the company, which includes forensically-sound, bit-by-bit,
and quality control on 100% of all hard drives processed. She is certified as a: CISA
Information Systems Auditor, CIPP Information Privacy Professional, and CISM Information Security Manager. Ms. Keating is actively involved with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), serving as President of the Board of Directors, and Co- chairperson of the Solid State Destruction Subcommittee. Ms. Keating serves on the Board of Directors of the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, and proudly serves as adjunct faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She earned a degree in electrical engineering technology from the Pennsylvania State University.