Business Operations Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of business operations expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on business operations and related issues. Business operations expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these business operations expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Business Operations, Financial, Business Damages, Business Practices, Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Insolvency, Logistics, Management, Accounting Investigations, Bankruptcy, Business Administration, Corporate Investigations, Cpa, and Customer Service.

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Christopher G Linscott, CPA, CFE, CIRA Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC

Tucson, Arizona
Fraud, Accounting - Financial, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting, Bankruptcy, Business Damages, Economics, Mining, Business Operations, Accounting investigations, Forensic investigations, Litigation support, Litigation services
Chris Linscott is the Director of Keegan Linscott & Associates consulting practice with more than thirty-five years of experience. His background includes eight years with KPMG Peat Marwick in the New York City and Boston offices, two years with Coopers & Lybrand in Tucson, two years as a CFO in industry and twenty-six years with Keegan Linscott & Associates. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Chris has served as an expert witness and consultant to attorneys involved in litigation throughout the country. He has also served as a Financial Advisor to Debtors and Creditor Committees in Chapter 11, served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, court appointed Receiver, Financial Fiduciary, Special Master and Examiner in various court cases. Chris is adept at analyzing allegations of fraud in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy matters and working with counsel to understand the financial aspects of litigation. He has testified ...

Sean Tanner Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC

Tucson, Arizona
Financial, Business Damages - Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting, Bankruptcy, Business damages, Data mining, Business Operations, Accounting investigations, Forensic investigations, Litigation support, Litigation services.
Sean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with more than 16 years of public accounting and industry experience. A few of Sean’s notable areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell), financial analysis and investigative financial review, consolidations and complex financial reporting (business plans, budgeting, and forecasting), transfer pricing, ERP implementation, debt and equity financing arrangements (fundraising, warrants, options, convertible notes, etc.), and issues associated with costing of production efforts and inventory. Sean joined the Audit Department of Plante Moran upon graduation from Michigan State University where he spent 8 years providing audit, tax, due diligence and other consulting services to large manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies throughout the world. Sean subsequently went to work for one of his clients, Dart Container, where he was responsible for the corporate accounting functi...

Gary R. Coburn Restaurant Concept Innovations

San Juan Capistrano, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - slip, trip & fall, burning, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, construction, equipment design
Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full service restaurants, limited service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea , The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cabo Grill, Angel Stadium, In Cahoots, The ...

James F. Davidson, CPA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, CM&AA, CM&AP, CIRA, CTP, CBA Avant Advisory Group

Newport Beach, California
Accounting, Business Operations - Financial, operational turnarounds, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, CEO, CFO, CRO, governance, forensic, fraud, corporate investigations, certified, turnaround, insolvency, restructuring, CPA, chartered global management accountant, credentialed, fraud examiner, board, best practices
Industry, accounting, auditing, consulting. M&A, distressed, insolvency, bankruptcy, financial restructurings, operational turnarounds, performance/profitability. Forensics, fraud, dispute resolution, diligence, strategic planning, governance, quality of earnings. Board of Directors OC Forensic Expert Witness Association, Board Directors LA Chapter Association Certified Fraud Examiners. Consumer products, services; franchising; retail, wholesale distribution; food processing, packaging; restaurants; agribusiness; real estate; engineering, construction; industrial manufacturing, assembly; trucking, transportation; aerospace, defense; waste management; energy – oil & gas, shale, mining; chemicals; fertilizers; lending; dealerships, service, repair; education; telecom, media, technology. Distressed Asset Acquisitions; Underperforming; Due Diligence; Capital Stack, Structure; Strategic Planning; Post-Acquisition, Working Capital Disputes; Quality of Earnings; Best Practices; Buyou...

Frederick J Fisher, J.D., CCP Fisher Consulting Group, Inc.

El Segundo, California
Insurance, Business Operations - Professional Liability, Standard of Care, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Brokers, Real Estate Brokers, Escrow Procedures, Mortgage Brokers, Claims Procedures, Claims Made Insurance,
Frederick J. Fisher, J.D. is the President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc., and was the Founder of E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, a Wholesale & MGA facility specializing in Professional Liability and Specialty Line risks. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America; a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines as sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. He is a course designer and webinar Instructor for the Academy of Insurance (sponsored by the Insurance Journal). Since his career began, Mr. Fisher focused on one vision: providing financial security to the client. The result was a successful 41 year career in Specialty Lines Insurance. In 1975, Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster. In 1982, he bought the Company, continued with claims, while expanding the firm’s services to include qualitative claim auditing, risk management & loss contro...

Dennis L Madden ATRA

Ventura, California
Automotive, Business Operations - Automatic Transmission Repair, Transmission Diagnostics Transmission Shop Practices, Automatic transmissions, Standard Transmissions repair,
Dennis Madden is the CEO of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA). Dennis has worked in a shop environment as a transmission rebuilder for 10 years. During that time he has rebuilt over 5,000 transmissions. In 1987 Dennis began work as a field and research technician, author, and trainer. In that capacity, he has written over 100 technical articles, conducted technical seminars, fielded over 80,000 technical calls to other technicians, and authored several bulletins and books. Dennis has visited hundreds of transmission repair and other automotive shops across the US and Canada to observe and inspect their business and technical operations. Dennis is ASE Certified in Automatic and Standard transmissions.

Gary White GW Retail Consulting

Rancho Mirage, California
Business Operations, Clothing/Apparel - Retail Operations, Stores, Merchandising, Retail Management, Retail Store Safety, Retail Operating Policy, Slips, Falls, Grocery, Retail Displays, Retail Property, Merchandise Packaging
• Gary White is an expert in store operations, safe store conditions, safe merchandising, and safe environments for customers and employees. He has represented plaintiff and defense. • In his leadership roles, he has trained store safety, hired safety managers, and approved store inspection policies to be implemented in retail stores. • As a retail executive, Mr. White has approved the building of over 900 stores and reviewed the capital expenditure needs for existing stores to repair or replace in-store equipment as needed. • As a store operations trainer, he has trained hundreds of managers to inspect and correct issues discovered in stores and to keep the store safe. • As an expert witness, Mr. White has reviewed dozens of cases, written opinions, testified for defendants and plaintiffs, and represented many different local and national retailers.

Laura A. Dambier Insurance Capital Consulting LLC

Avon, Connecticut
Insurance, Business Operations - Life insurance, agent licensing, appointment, commissions, terminations, premium financing, regulatory requirements, operations, customer service, call centers, home office administrative processes & technology, compliance, file review, bad faith, claim practices, annuities, misrepresentation
Laura A. Dambier Accomplished retired senior executive with more than 20 years of experience leading life insurance operations across the life cycle of a policy from life insurance and annuity agent/broker/distribution sales authorization to the sales process, compensation, customer service and claims. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to life insurance and annuity agent licensing, appointments, terminations, commissions, contracting, technology, customer service, call center and claims. Please see also Insurance Capital Consulting LLC for further detail. Insurance Capital Consulting LLC Led by Laura A. Dambier, Insurance Capital Consulting LLC brings together a cross-functional team of seasoned insurance industry professionals with extensive experience in insurance company home office processes covering the lifespan of a life insurance policy or annuity. Hartford, Connecticut presence with nationwide reach and expertise. Consultant backgrounds and experience include:...

Steve Brubaker Customer Care Partners Corp.

Davenport, Florida
Business Operations, Marketing - Communications, Contact Centers, Customer Experience, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Human Resources, Management, Training and Development, Telecommunications
Steve Brubaker is the CEO of Customer Care Partners Corp. The company provides unique solutions for businesses for improving relationships with customers. World-class customer experiences can only be achieved when internal team members themselves, feel valued and appreciated. Improving relationships with external customers begins with making sure the relationships within and throughout the organization are strong and secure. Steve is the former Chief of Staff for InfoCision Management Corporation. He was responsible for human resources and team development, legal compliance, industry relations, as well as internal and external communications.

Russ Ritenour Ritwell Consulting, LLC

Ponte Vedra, Florida
Oil and Gas, Business Operations - Convenience Stores, Retail, Franchising, Mystery Shopping, Retail Gas/Motor Fuel Operations, Customer Service, Contracting, Merchandising, Category Management, Operations Management, Food Safety, Age-restricted
Mr. Ritenour is a veteran of Convenience Store and Retail Petroleum Industry since 1973. Additionally, he is a testifying witness with experience drafting expert reports, research and providing testimony for c-store, franchise and retail petroleum motor fuel litigation. Russ’ knowledge and over forty years of experience effectively managing cross-functional domestic and global teams, programs, and processes at large corporations in both the retail petroleum and convenience retailing industry allow him to create expert reports and work with a litigation team. Russ’ expert experience, comprehensive knowledge and highly diversified career in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry includes corporate operations, management and leadership roles at many levels within the industries. His expertise includes, corporate operational management, franchising and franchise management, category management, food safety, customer and consumer experience management, mystery shopping, sur...

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE Inviscid Consulting

Marietta, Georgia
Business Operations, Engineering - supply chain, warehouse, warehousing, distribution, logistics, material handling, productivity, automation, industrial engineering, warehouse management system, ecommerce fulfillment, capacity, WMS, TMS, warehouse accident, layout, material flow, labor, safety, software selection, inventory control
Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting, is a supply chain professional with extensive experience planning and streamlining warehousing, logistics, and distribution operations. For more than 30 years, Steve has solved supply chain problems for numerous clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He helps his clients drive down operating costs, boost capacity, improve customer service, reduce risk, implement effective supply chain solutions, and enhance the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is past president of both the Atlanta chapter of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Atlanta chapter of the Warehousing Educatio...

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Braselton, Georgia
Hotel & Restaurant, Business Operations - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

Frederick J Fisher, J.D., CCP Fisher Consulting Group, Inc.

New York
Insurance, Business Operations - Professional Liability, Standard of Care, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Brokers, Real Estate Brokers, Escrow Procedures, Mortgage Brokers, Claims Procedures, Claims Made Insurance,
Frederick J. Fisher, J.D. is the President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc., and was the Founder of E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, a Wholesale & MGA facility specializing in Professional Liability and Specialty Line risks. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America; a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines as sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. He is a course designer and webinar Instructor for the Academy of Insurance (sponsored by the Insurance Journal). Since his career began, Mr. Fisher focused on one vision: providing financial security to the client. The result was a successful 41 year career in Specialty Lines Insurance. In 1975, Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster. In 1982, he bought the Company, continued with claims, while expanding the firm’s services to include qualitative claim auditing, risk management & loss contro...

Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA,ABV,CFF,CGMA Garibaldi Group

Garden City, New York
Business Valuation, Accounting - Appraisal, Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Business Damages, Fraud, Business Operations, Financial, Economics, Management, CPA, Accountant, Tax, Business Divorce, Appraisal & Valuation

Howard B Brownstein, CTP The Brownstein Corporation

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Business Operations, Business Valuation - Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Valuation, Distress, Turnaround Management, Crisis Management, Corporate Governance, Banking/Lending, Finance, Investment Banking, Business Practices, Fraud, Risk Management, M&A
Howard Brownstein is a nationally-known turnaround and crisis management professional, and is the President of The Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He has extensive experience in valuing businesses, obtaining financing, and selling businesses. He serves as Financial Advisor to Debtors, lenders and Creditor Committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and as a litigation expert in several cases including the landmark Merry-Go-Round bankruptcy. Mr. Brownstein served as Chief Restructuring Officer in U.S. Mortgage, a $138 million mortgage fraud, and as Plan Administrator in Montgomery Ward LLC, the largest retail liquidation in history. Mr. Brownstein has been involved in the above activities for over 30 years. Mr. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent corporate board ...

Charles (Chuck) W. Clowdis

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Transportation, Business Operations - Logistics, Transport Costs Analysis, Supply Chain issues, Fleets, Intermodal, Private and Dedicated Contract Carriage, Dray operations, Port operations,3PL Contracts, Best Business Practices in Transport & Logistics, Modal Cost Analysis, Freight Movement Studies
Four decades experience in transportation arena. Motor Carrier executive. Transportation cost specialist, Supply Chain design, review, implementation; outsourcing specialist; pvt. fleet assessment; commodity flow info. Demand-planning, as well as Network Design, assessment, and rationalization of Plant and Distribution Center site selection. Transportation Cost Specialist: Trucking, Air Cargo, Rail, Intermodal, Barge Port & Airport Dray. Authored two books for the American Trucking Assns.: 'THE ART of GIVING QUALITY SERVICE in the Motor Carrier Industry” and "The TRUCK DRIVER". Created The North American Truck Load RATE INDEX in 1983. The INDEX offers truck-load benchmark freight rates for dry van operations to/from over 15,000 origin/destination pairs. At IHS Markit : Managing Director-Transportation, Economics & Country Risk: Managed TRANSEARCH, Cargo Flow Analysis annual project.(aka Reebie Data) as well as transport related consulting projects. Operational Consulting ex...

Floyd McConnell, PE, MBA Revital Air LLC

Fate, Texas
Business Operations, Aviation & Aerospace - International Business Development, International Trade, International Arms Trade, Manufacturing, Environmental and safety compliance, Plant Management, Business Practices, Corporate Investigations, Business Practices, Business Administration
Mr. McConnell is a business leader with significant domestic and international business and experience in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industry. He has held positions of Vice President and General Manager, VP of Aviation Solutions, and VP of Business Development as well as other senior positions for various large international manufacturing and defense firms such as BAE Systems, GKN Aerospace, L-3 Harris, and Raytheon. His portfolio included commercial and military operations and customers in Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the United States. These businesses involved highly engineered products with software, hardware, aircraft design, certification both FAA and military, production and delivery as a prime contractor and supplier. He has set up supply chains, managed manufacturing plants, and production lines for businesses in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple locations within the United States. He has been engag...

Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Business Operations, Transportation - Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations, Material Handling, Forklift and Forklift safety
Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has provided depositions and testified in state and federal courts all over the USA. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and Certified Professional Logistician (CPL). He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on logistics, manufacturing, transportation and supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He...

Jason L Savedoff Filament Business Advisors

Richmond, Virginia
Business Operations, Hotel & Restaurant - small business, business management, commercial real estate, restaurant ownership, property management, real estate investment, start-ups, small business finance, small business consulting, business brokerage
I started in banking at the age of 16 in the northeast, and graduated from the University of Richmond. After graduation I was recruited into the investment banking analyst program at Davenport & Company, the oldest financial services firm in the south. I went on to work with large financial services institutions like First Union and then Wachovia, as well as real estate investment firms and consultancies. About 15 years ago, I founded what today is Filament Business Advisors, which is the only accredited dedicated small business consultancy in Virginia (ASBC). We have advised, bought, sold and/or taken equity positions in 20+ small businesses to date. My experience is unusually broad, having had the benefit of everything from preparing $100+ million bond transactions for government clients, to preparing and delivering presentations to rating agency executives, to helping to shape the fiscal policies of some of Virginia’s largest municipalities, to advising business owners on how to...
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