Michael is a Managing Director with Sierra Forensic Group (SFG), and an affiliate of Medica, LLC. Michael’s professional experience has provided him with a wide array of knowledge in the areas of accounting, forensic accounting, various types of investigations and litigation support. He has extensive experience testifying in Federal and State Court in both criminal and civil matters.
Michael has conducted multiple engagements within the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His experience includes 10A and SEC investigations, health care fraud, embezzlement schemes, kickbacks, vendor fraud, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters involving due diligence, investigations, and compliance.
Michael teaches forensic accounting at the graduate level for the MBA Program at DePaul University, Chicago. He also frequently speaks on topics including anti-corruption investigations, compliance, fraud, and interviewing techniques to a variety of audiences such as to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the FBI Academy, and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Michael worked in the Investigations and Forensic Services practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 10 years. He had also served as the Regional Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for 12 years. Michael was an FBI agent for 17 years where he served as White Collar Crime Coordinator and Organized Crime Coordinator for the FBI's Chicago Office where Michael took special interest in the infiltration of legitimate businesses by organized crime. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).