- January 22, 2016
- Posted by: giawatkins
- Category: CFI News
Alexander Mats, Forensic Team Leader, Promoted to Managing Director; Two More Seasoned Professionals Join Firm’s Roster of Expert Witnesses
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – February 14, 2017 – Capital Forensics, Inc. (CFI) announced today that Alexander Mats, CPA, CFE, who currently heads the firm’s team of forensic accountants, has been promoted to Managing Director. Additionally, over the past six months, CFI has added two highly respected professionals: Eric H. Siber as a Managing Director, and Jerry Wade, who will both join the firm’s roster of expert witnesses with significant experience in financial services.
As Managing Director of Forensic Accounting Services at CFI, Alex Mats supervises a team of accountants who apply their technical and investigative skills to determine actual financial circumstances and events, to support litigation, arbitration and settlements related to a broad range of criminal and civil matters.
Mr. Mats joined CFI in 2013, and has most recently served as a Senior Litigation Analyst. Previously, he had served at LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. as the finance manager of the that firm’s corporate accounting group; and had been associated with Crowe Horwath as a risk management professional. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds B.S. degrees in both Finance and Accountancy from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. degree in Accounting Forensics from Roosevelt University.
Capital Forensics’ Chairman and CEO, Vadim Khavinson, said, “We’ve continued to build a forensic accounting capability that combines data-driven technology with a very high level of professional expertise, to address increasingly complex challenges for clients of all sizes. As the leader of CFI’s team of forensic accountants, Alex plays an important role for the firm and for our clients.”
CFI also announced that two seasoned financial services professionals joined the firm in 2016. Managing Director Eric H. Siber brings more than 30 years of experience that includes supervision, management and compliance across a broad range of asset classes. Prior to joining CFI, Eric managed the largest single branch complex at RBC Wealth Management, and previously served at J.B. Hanauer & Co., where he was the Director of the Private Client Group. Jerry Wade, who will serve as an expert witness, has more than 40 years of financial services industry experience as a fulltime attorney and General Counsel, with involvement in all aspects of legal, compliance and regulatory practices, including the compliance and regulatory training of brokers.
About Capital Forensics. Inc.
Founded in 1993, Capital Forensics, Inc. (CFI) provides data analysis, expert testimony, litigation support and regulatory consulting for the financial services industry. CFI’s clients range from financial institutions – including broker-dealers, hedge funds and Registered Investment Advisors – to FORTUNE 500 companies.
CFI’s major practice areas include: • Expert Testimony & Litigation Support • Regulatory Consulting • Quantitative Analysis / Data Mining • Forensic Accounting • Arbitration Tools, including ArbReporter,® ArbSelector® and MockArb.™ CFI has assisted business leaders and litigation teams in thousands of successful case resolutions and regulatory inquiries. CFI believes every case is different, and demands detailed analysis, instructive exhibits and effective unbiased testimony. “Strength Through Corroboration” is the premise on which CFI was founded, and it remains as the cornerstone of its value proposition today.