On a mission to "make the world a more accountable and ethical place;" educating and advising have become critical path activities addressing value-laden topics of governance, leadership, risk and its "velocity", management, best practices, and business ethics. In addition to his multiple management roles and consulting projects, Jim has also uncovered, dealt-with, documented, prepared testimony (and testified as required) related to a dozen fraud events. These encounters aggregated to $350 million of settlements, recoveries, judgments, and damages thus far...and that total excludes legal fees!
With more than 125 presentations (nationally), Wanserski offers standardized or customized speeches and education events for management teams, business and trade associations, clients and targeted customers, regulators, universities--and much more. Contact us now to learn more about topics, keynotes, fees, and availability.
“Risk Management: embedded market forces and the Velocity of Risk (VoR)”
Due to speed, disruption, 'black swan events,' and technology outrunning capabilities -- anticipating, mitigating, if not preventing risk events altogether...the velocity of risk ("VoR") is the new mantra. 'The need for speed' in business requires new tactics, thinking, even a risk vocabulary! This presentation explains how, why, and what concepts require exploitation.
“Common Sense Steps to Identify & Prevent Fraud”
Via his “fraud-busting” experiences and accumulated knowledge, speaker Wanserski has developed a number of useful and (common) sensible “lessons-learned” targeted for the university environment, but also providing 'real-world value' for a wide number of audit, accounting, ethics, management, and business audiences. Insiders do it best!
“Whistleblower is NOT a Four-Letter Word”
Fraud is always viewed as bad news…especially when external publicity negatively impacts public perceptions. However, developing a framework influencing personal and professional choices ultimately leads to fraud prevention, building optimal business practices, profitability, and ethical business conduct. 'Tone throughout within the culture.'
“How to develop and implement organizational Business Ethics awareness":
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“Frazier & Deeter became aware of Jim Wanserski's business management and fraud-busting experience via common involvement with a noted national business organization. Understand that Mr. Wanserski has uncovered fraud some dozen times in his business experience thus far, to the tune of over $300 million of recoveries, settlements, claims and economic costs. Because of this in-depth and direct knowledge of how fraud occurs within companies, and his executive experience from numerous industry and consulting positions, we requested Mr. Wanserski present at the state-wide education session put on by the Georgia Society of CPAs. The fact that he has served as CEO in the most recent two wireless transactions via nomination by the United States Department of Justice and appointed as Management Trustee by two different Federal judges certainly validates his reputation and perspectives. He did a masterful job in bringing business knowledge, direct experience, and common sense presentation to this important business issue.
Frazier & Deeter would highly recommend other large groups, be they: accounting, regulatory, ethics, management or industry organizations--secure him as a speaker and bring his insightful program to their podiums as well.”
Sean Lager, Partner, Frazier & Deeter
“Jim Wanserski brings a strong passion and unique perspective to the topic of fraud prevention and detection. While others can talk about one experience with corporate fraud, Jim is able to see and engagingly communicate the big picture because of his multiple experiences. His entertaining, remarkable presentation gives people a framework for identifying and dealing with fraud.”
Thomas D. Fields, Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
“Mr. Wanserski has presented fraud cases and management commentary in my classrooms since 2007. What is unique to his background, and therefore of much greater value to my graduate and undergraduate students, is his multiple perspectives. He has uncovered and dealt with fraud instances early in his career in audit and staff jobs, as a functional manager in very large public companies (requiring him to testify numerous times), as an executive, and in his roles as a United States Department of Justice-nominated consultant and trustee. There is simply no substitute for the multiple levels of perspective he brings to this topic, and I (and my students) have been the beneficiaries of all of them.”
Deborah H. Turner, Ph.D., CPA
John and Wendi Wells Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence, Associate Professor of Accounting
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Scheller College of Business