Fraud Consultant

fraud consultant

Fraud Solutions Subject Matter Expert

Fraud Consultant: Recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert, Dan Draz, M.S., CFE is a global leader among fraud solutions professionals. He’s a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at national industry conferences, developing customized and unique, niche specific professional content.

Given his expertise, ability to educate and entertain audiences, Dan Draz is a frequently requested fraud consultant, fraud trainer and keynote speaker at North American fraud and investigation conferences. Adding to his excellent presentation skills, Dan’s been published over 150 times in industry and trade publications over the years.

As a fraud consultant, he’s regularly quoted by a variety of media sources for his unique insights on fraud, investigations, governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and ethics. Additionally, he’s been featured in various blogs, print, webinars, conferences and online forums.

Professional and Academic Qualifications

Dan has an M.S. in Economic Crime Management and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He’s been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1996, is a Fellow at the Governance and Accountability Institute and a 2018 “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” recipient.

Dan has 34 years of sophisticated fraud industry experience across a number of industry verticals. Professional expertise includes: fraud evangelism, fraud strategy, financial crime (fraud investigation, fraud training, fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud consulting, fraud risk assessments and fraud management), audit, regulatory,  legal, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) experience, exclusively in the private sector.

Before Fraud Solutions

Before founding Fraud Solutions, Dan managed corporate investigations for one of the Big 3 Credit Reporting Agencies where he oversaw the Corporate Investigations Department, additionally serving as the global anti-fraud liaison to operations in 25 foreign countries on six continents.

Dan’s responsibilities also included oversight for all internal employee investigations. This involved: violations of ethics, code of business conduct, hotline, and acceptable technology usage policies and procedures. His staff also investigated: violations of customer contract agreements, federal regulations governing permissible purpose, consumer credit information access and cases with federal law enforcement agencies involving rings and organized criminal activity.

Prior to that role, Dan was a Senior Fraud Investigator an insurance company’s Special Investigations Unit. In that capacity, he conducted sophisticated insurance (Life, Health and Disability) investigations (Civil and Criminal) into questionable/fraudulent claims.

Insurance fraud investigations were referred to local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies nationwide for prosecution consideration. He also advised counsel, senior management and business units on fraud issues, problems, and solutions.

Additionally, Dan was also responsible for the development and delivery of anti-fraud training programs and training sessions which included information on red flags, fraud avoidance, investigation procedures and methods to minimize exposure to financial loss.

Previously, Dan owned and operated an investigative and fraud consulting agency. Services included: specialized fraud consulting, investigations and litigation assistance to businesses and corporations, insurance companies, self-insureds, financial services firms, large law firms, government agencies, telecom carriers, and select individual clients nationally.

From 1994-1997 he was the only investigator in the country selected to represent 30 insurance companies and insurance defense firms in a billion-dollar environmental litigation matter which was the largest legal case in the country at the time.

Before getting licensed, Dan worked in the telecommunications industry where he handled complex telecommunications fraud cases around the globe with federal law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Attorneys Office. During this time, he successfully investigated multi-million dollar fraud and organized crime cases involving the illegal usage of telecom products.

Dan Draz frequently mentors other investigators and fraud professionals around the world.