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 2013 Fraud Conference Speaker Bios

Allan Bachman

ACFE Education Manager

Presentation: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Investigating on the Internet”

Allan Bachman, CFE, is presently Education Manager for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Austin, Texas. In his role, he is responsible for seminar development and the educational content of all conferences and online learning. Most recently, Allan worked in higher education as director of an audit unit and was project manager on several IT implementations specializing in security. His largest fraud investigation of more than $1.5 million was conducted during this time. Previously Allan has worked in or has consulted for retail, real estate, manufacturing and has done extensive small business consulting where he has actively worked a number of fraud cases. Allan has conducted training sessions for national organizations and has taught college courses in accounting/auditing and information systems security.


Paul J. Sobel

Board of Directors, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Chief Audit Executive, Georgia Pacific LLC

Presentation: “Managing the Risk of Fraud using ISO 31000”


Paul J. Sobel, CIA, CRMA, is Vice President/Chief Audit Executive for Georgia-Pacific, LLC  and is currently serving on The IIA’s Board of Directors as Senior Vice Chairman and will be inducted as Chairman in July 2013.  In the past he has served in various Vice Chairman roles and as President of The IIA Research Foundation.  He was Program Chair for The IIA’s 2010 International Conference, which was held in Atlanta, and will be serving in the same role for The IIA’s 2013 International Conference, to be held in Orlando.  In 2012 Paul was recognized in Treasury & Risk Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in Finance.  He has also served on the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB and as The IIA’s representative on the Pathways Commission, which developed recommendations to enhance the future of accounting education in the United States. Paul is a frequent speaker on governance, ERM and internal audit topics.  He has published a book titled Auditor’s Risk Management Guide:  Integrating Auditing and ERM.  In addition, he co-authored the textbook sponsored by the IIA’s Research Foundation titled Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services.  His third book, titled Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success, was published in August 2012.  Finally, he has been recognized for articles published in Internal Auditor magazine and Management Accounting Quarterly.​


Michael Brozzetti

President, Boundless LLC

Presentation: “Converging Ethics, Governance and Culture”

Michael Brozzetti, CIA, CISA, CGEIT, is President of Boundless LLC, an internal audit consultancy helping companies safeguard their reputation and fiduciary integrity. Michael is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on the topics of auditing, risk, compliance, ethics, fraud, and governance. He has been published in numerous industry journals and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal,, and Comcast’s MoneyMattersTV. Michael has a passion for helping organizations strategically manage the risk of control failure and respond to critical risk events to improve and sustain financial and operational performance. Michael is a Certified Internal Auditor®, Certified Information Systems Auditor®, and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT®. He also serves as an adjunct professor with Villanova University and serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit corporations.

Dr. Kelly Pope

Assistant Professor, DePaul University

Presentation: “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime”


Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech. She was a recipient of the KPMG Doctoral Fellowship from 1997-2000. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul, she worked in the Forensic Practice at KPMG, LLP in Chicago. As a forensic accountant, she worked on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations, and fraud risk management projects. She has conducted forensic accounting seminars for the Illinois Office of the Attorney General’s Chicago and Springfield offices. She also participated in the New York University Certificate in Forensic Accounting Program. At DePaul, she teaches in the area of managerial accounting and publishes in the area of forensic accounting and whistle-blowing. Her research in the field of forensic accounting has been published in the Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, CPA Journal and WebCPA. She was awarded the 2006-07 Wicklander Fellowship at DePaul University for her research in whistle-blowing. She is also a co-author on the upcoming book The A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud published by John Wiley & Sons. Kelly is the creator and executive producer of the award winning educational white-collar crime documentary Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime. Crossing the Line is the recipient of the 2012 Contributions to Teaching Award sponsored by the American Accounting Association Ethics Committee and the 2012 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Frank Garay & Brian Stevens

Co-Founders, The National Real Estate Post

Presentation: “Ethics & Fraud in Real Estate”

Frank Garay & Brian Stevens are the Co-Founders of the National Real Estate Post. In 2010, Frank & Brian made the Inman 100 which is a list of the top 100 most influential people in Real Estate along with several other notable achievements. Their mortgage and real estate commentary video blog has had over 50 million views in under 5 years. When speaking and training their delivery is humorous and engaging. They keep a keen eye on what is happening in real estate, mortgage lending and banking and provide important information in their captivating videos. Don’t get them started on the frauds and unethical practices that take place in the real estate industry...they are not likely to stop talking. When it comes to videos on fraud, some viewer favorites include:
“Too Big to Fail” worse now than ever
Government Fraudsters still in charge
More Regulations Headed Our Way
Ratings Agencies in the Frying Pan
Goldman Sachs’ Golden Sacks
Basel III Not So Tasty
Possum Urine – The Latest Fraud Craze
Hold onto your seats, nothing will prepare you for what Frank & Brian have to say.