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Expert in Banking Operations, Fraud Matters, Finance, Accounting , Policy and Procedure, Corporate Governance

Expert ID: 730420 California, USA

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Ms. Expert has over 40 years experience in banking, including all aspects of the operation, administration and corporate governance of banks.She began her banking career in 1969 in branch operations, mastered all positions within bank operations from 1969 through 1983; began her first assignment as a CFO in 1983 and continued successfully through 2011, including organization of four denovo banks, acquisition of bank branches, development of denovo branches, and re-organization of banks She was responsible for all bank operations, finance, human resources, faciliities, corporate governance, regulatory liaison, audit oversight, fraud prevention, and the origination and maintenance of all bank policies and procedures.

Since 2011, she has been engaged to provide expert witness review and testimony in over 70 banking matters, and has testified as a PMK numerous times for the banks with which she has been employed.



In 2007, Expert was engaged as a temporary Chief Financial Officer for a denovo bank in southern Nevada that lost it's CFO immediately after opening. She acted in this capacity for 7 months, implementing proper accounting and reporting processes, writing and improving policies and procedures, and assisted the bank in getting underway.In 2011, Expert was engaged to assist a bank in Arizona that was acquired as a stand-alone acquisition by a multi-bank holding company. She assisted in the transition of this bank in adopting the accounting and reporting processes of the acquirer.In 2012, Expert was engaged to review the operating processes, staffing and systems of an acquired bank for its acquirer in the Los Angeles area, in order to report suggested desired changes to facilitate the consolidation process. Expert has been retained multiple times to guide community banks through the process of choosing, pricing, and implementing new core processors, including selecting vendors, performing due diligence, securing competitive pricing, contract review, and implementation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Certificate Subject: BAI School for Bank Administration, Community Bank Management Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Witness and Banking Consultant Department: Banking Responsibilities: Expert witness testimony in banking operations, administrative and corporate governance matters. Areas of expertise include Operational Policy and Procedure, Deposit and Check Fraud, Management and the Board of Directors Duties and Responsibilities, Personnel,Branch Administration, Codes of Conduct, Conflict of Interest and Insider Transactions, and all non-lending compliance areas, including BSA/AML/Patriot .

Also available for interim CFO and Operations Administration assignments, data processing evaluation, selection and implementation, bank and branch acquisition implementation, operational performance improvement, operational and administrative training, development of bank policies of all types, post-acquisition consolidation and re-organization

Years: 1983 to 2011 Employer: California Business Bank, Pacific Inland Bank, Pacific Heritage Bank Title: Executive Vice President/CFO Department: Administration, Operations Administration Responsibilities: Began her banking career in 1969 in branch operations, mastered all positions within bank operations from 1969 through 1983; began her first assignment as a CFO in 1983 and continued successfully through 2011, including organization of four denovo banks, acquisition of bank branches, development of denovo branches, and re-organization of banks

Years: 1972 to 1983 Employer: Various Banks Title: Operations Officer/Administrator Department: Operations Administration Responsibilities: Gained experience with ever-increasing responsibility in every position in Operations, through those of branch Operations Officer and bank-wide Operations Administrator.

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