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About: The regional chapters of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists bring together professionals from the global financial community to share knowledge and create networking opportunities. Members can meet face to face to exchange ideas and participate in educational programming with colleagues in their area. The South Florida Chapter is one facet of our organization’s growth – join and be a part of the ACFCS mission!
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Nicole Saqui, CFCS | Conrad Scherer,LLC. | Co-Chair
Nicole Saqui is an Associate at Conrad Scherer’s Fort Launderdale office and focuses her litigation practice on complex matters, fraud, asset recovery, financial disputes and professional negligence cases. Additionally, her practice encompaases ngeneral business bankruptcy matters and bankruptcy litigation. Nicole is on the Firm’s complex litigation team that has been leading the recovery efforts on behalf of victims of the infamous multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Scott Rothstein. Nicole was part of the team that achieved historic settlements returning investors what is said to be the highest percentages of recovery for victims of a Ponzi scheme. She is a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.
Joseph Tempelberg, CFCS | Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. | Co-Chair
Joseph started his career in 1996 as an Internal Auditor for an Oil Conglomerate in Brooklyn, NY. From there he went to a Venture Capitalist Firm in New York City during the internet bubble serving as a consultant on International Mapping Technologies, focused in the Middle East. He was recruited by KPMG NYC Office in 2000 to serve as a Senior Associate in the Management Assurance Services, focusing in Healthcare, Real Estate, Re-Insurance, and Financial Markets. In Mid-2002 he was recruited by a Private Equity Group located in multiple states where he served as CEO specializing in long term care facilities, ancillary services, and Pharmacies. In 2013 he was recruited by a regional accounting firm in Miami, FL as a Healthcare Engagement Manager. In mid-2014 he was recruited by a nursing home chain as a corporate risk governance and compliance officer.
Sandra Mallot |Banco Industrial |Communications Director
Graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Interpreter Studies. Began her banking career in Venezuela in 1986 managing the multinational corporate portfolio of one of the largest banks. In the United States worked for more than twenty years at several banks and financial institutions specializing in international business, acting in different capacities including those of Chief Credit Officer and Risk Manager. Serves as the General Manager of the Miami Agency of Banco industrial de Venezuela since 2005. Currently working on her CFCS certification, she also holds CAMS and CFE designations.
Gabriel Munoz, CFCS | Professional Bank | Secretary
Gabriel Munoz is currently a Personal Banker at Professional Bank, a community bank serving the South Florida market. He has been in the banking industry for nearly 7 years. In the past seven years, he has continuously been promoted for his hard work and exceptional client service. In addition to his growth in the banking industry, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Financial Crime Specialist. While working his way up the professional latter, Gabriel earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Keiser University. He also finds the time to give back to his community whenever possible, serving in charity events for Club Blue’s Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, as a member of Keiser University’s Academic Board, and his latest accomplishment as a Board Member for the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.
Bill Marquardt| FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting | Treasurer
William (“Bill”) Marquardt is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Washington, DC and Miami, FL. He is a member of the Global Risk & Investigations Practice. Mr. Marquardt has significant experience in the areas of audit (including Sarbanes-Oxley and FCPA compliance and consulting), risk management, corporate investigations, operations, finance, accounting, credit analysis, and executive management. He has held various senior level positions in large multinational corporations in the US, Latin America and Asia. Prior to providing financial and compliance consulting services, Mr. Marquardt was the CFO of a multinational consulting firm and held management and executive management positions within AB Volvo including being president and CFO of two Andean region captive finance companies headquartered in Lima, Peru.
At FTI Consulting, Mr. Marquardt assists large multinational clients in assessing their internal control environments with a specific focus on FCPA compliance programs. He has participated in numerous corporate fraud, forensic accounting, and internal investigations for multinational organizations with operations in the Latin American region.