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Chris has 30 years of federal investigative experience primarily conducting white-collar and complex financial crime investigations. As a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Charleston, South Carolina, Chris has successfully conducted investigations ranging from securities and investment fraud, corporate accounting fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, and money laundering. In 2013, Chris was detailed to Prague, Czech Republic to investigate an international corruption and money laundering case involving a high government official.
Chris supervised the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He was also the FBI Terrorist Finance Coordinator for the State of South Carolina, where he was responsible for conducting research of bank suspicious activity reports, data research, and analysis to identify terrorist financing support structures. In 2011, Chris completed terrorism training from the Israel Security Agency (ISA) in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Chris has extensive experience in special-event security planning and coordination from his role as the FBI Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator and member of the FBI SWAT team. Chris coordinated security operations with private sector entities, law enforcement and emergency management services.
Chris was an FBI instructor on white-collar crime and terrorist financing. He is often an invited guest lecturer to accounting and law students at the College of Charleston, the Citadel, and the Charleston School of Law. He has also provided continuing professional education to accountants and auditors on white-collar and forensic accounting investigations. In 2012, Chris provided terrorist financing training to the Egyptian National Police investigators in Cairo, Egypt.
Prior to joining the FBI, Chris was employed as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division in Miami, Florida. Prior to his federal law enforcement career, Chris worked as a public accountant with BKD LLP, CPA’s & Advisors in St. Louis, Missouri.
Chris is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Missouri), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He obtained his accounting degree from Arkansas State University in 1983.