Thomas M. Neches is an Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, is Certified in Financial Forensics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Neches, Managing Partner of Thomas Neches & Company, LLP, has thirty-two years of experience in providing expert testimony on Accounting, Business Valuation and Financial Issues.
Mr. Neches has testified on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Oregon. He specializes in applying computer database and statistical techniques to assemble and analyze voluminous and complex data. Mr. Neches holds a BA in mathematics from UC San Diego and an MS in operations research from UCLA.
Rod Tasker specializes in Payment Services, Transaction Banking, and e-Commerce. He has over 20 years of experience working for major banks in strategic and business planning and cradle to grave product management, including business cases, feasibility, piloting, commercialization, and retirement. Mr. Tasker consults in strategic management and innovative solution delivery in the banking and finance industry. His achievements in Australia and internationally include:
- Leading a team of 25 people in developing an internet payment service
- Developing an enterprise Sales and Service architecture for a major bank
- Developing an international payments business architecture & operations strategy for a major bank
- Obtaining consensus amongst a consortium of 15 global banks for the strategic vision and plan for implementing B2B international ePayments
- Developing a variety of e-Banking and e-Payment products and services
- Building a payments business from start-up as CEO
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Consulting Services - Mr. Tasker is engaged by companies that offer payment services as products or services, or for whom payments are "strategic" or "core," for example, insurance companies, exchanges, retailers, and investors wanting to evaluate payment business acquisitions, mergers, or funding opportunities. His services include:
Sylvia Kessler has over 25 years of experience as an effective and skilled Certified Forensic Document Examiner as well as a Handwriting Expert. She has conducted hundreds of examinations and generated numerous reports concerning questioned handwriting and signatures. Ms. Kessler's clients include fraud and legal departments, attorneys, investigators, government agencies, teachers, insurance companies, universities, banks, business owners, as well as individuals and families concerning many issues regarding handwriting. She serves a Consultant on a variety of forensic document and handwriting instruments, including:
Background Experience - Ms. Kessler completed her training with Dr. Marie Cassil in 1976 and has been active as a Handwriting Expert and Forensic Document Examiner since 1980. Since that time, she has studied and become Certified by the Scientific Association of Forensic Experts, SAFE, as a Forensic Document Examiner. Ms. Kessler has also been Certified as a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner since 1986.
Lectures /Teaching / Training: Sylvia Kessler has designed and taught hundreds of students Forgery Detection and Handwriting Analysis, through Metro Community College, Southeast Community College, and Clemson University. She has worked directly with Physicians Mutual and Woodmen of the World Legal Department to train hundreds of underwriters basic forgery indicators as well as teams from various business organizations, businesses, and groups. Ms. Kessler has also presented “Forgery Red Flags” instruction manual to numerous groups including the Nebraska Bar Association and Eastern NE Anti Fraud Association.
Sidney P. Blum, CPA, CFE, CPEA, CFF has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Intellectual Property Economic Damages, Royalty Audits, and General Economic Damages. 2017 California CPA of the Year & 2012 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Mr. Blum is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, and Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.
As a world leading Royalty Auditor and Risk Advisor, Mr. Blum has deep knowledge of Georgia-Pacific factors and other major influencers on reasonable royalty rates for patent litigation. He led the national royalty audit practices for Big 4 firms Ernst & Young and KPMG where he also wrote the global methodologies for both firms. He is one of five members of the Board of Regents with the 80,000 member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Clients: Mr. Blum's clients have included Adobe, Amgen, Beats Electronics, DGA, Disney, Dolby, DreamWorks, DTS, DKNY, Ed Hardy, General Electric, General Motors, IGT, IMG, Marvel, Mattel, McDonalds, Microsoft, MLB, and the NFL to name a few. Commonly audited industries include consumer products, electronics, software, apparel, media and entertainment, aerospace, automotive for trademarks, patents and copyrights.
Mr. Blum’s two books published by Oxford University Press and LexisNexis on financial terms in contracts are leading sources of valuable information for attorneys and contract negotiators. He has also made numerous presentations to law firms, professional groups, universities, and others regarding contract compliance and auditing. View Sidney Blum's Expert Witness Profile.
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Barry L. Pulchin, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CVA, DABFA, has over 32 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Pulchin is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Valuation Analyst who specializes in Business Valuations. Mr. Pulchin's firm maintains a general commercial accounting practice with diversified clientele, which includes an extensive practice in the insurance agency, insurance underwriting, and reinsurance and actuarial industries. Other major commercial clientele are in the video duplication and real estate industries. Mr. Pulchin has appeared as a featured speaker on radio to discuss year-end tax planning and general business and valuation topics. He has been quoted in the New York Times regarding the tax ramifications of cooperation ownership and exchanges of ownership. Mr. Pulchin has given countless presentations and seminars on subjects within his areas of expertise including bankruptcy, forensic accounting, tax fraud, and business valuation. Barry Pulchin's Business Services Include: