Dennis has over 25 years of experience assisting senior executives, board of directors and legal counsel with complex financial issues requiring forensic accounting expertise. Dennis has extensive experience in financial analysis of complex commercial disputes involving intellectual property, business interruption, professional negligence, business valuation, acquisition and divestiture, employment and various other breach of contract matters. Dennis has served as financial expert for Dana Limited, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. and many other well-known companies. He has testified in criminal and civil matters pending in federal and state courts. Dennis also has experience in forensic accounting investigations including SEC and other matters addressing issues of fraud and corruption. He also serves as an arbitrator for FINRA in disputes involving securities brokers and dealers. In addition, Dennis has assisted clients with business valuations, turnarounds, complex tax structures and compliance, and financial statement and compliance audits.
Dennis is an adjunct professor in the accounting department of Cleveland State University where he teaches fraud examination. He also frequently speaks on fraud investigations, damage quantification and use of financial experts. In addition, Dennis has been interviewed on talk radio in Cleveland on a major fraud investigation performed by the FBI and IRS. He also has been quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business. Dennis has authored various articles on the effective use of financial experts, International Financial Reporting Standards and insurance claims.
Dennis was formerly Director of the Investigations and Forensic Services practice in Cleveland for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. His earlier experience also includes working for Cleveland-based accounting firms in audit and tax roles and serving as interim Controller for a manufacturing company.
Dennis received his Master in Business Administration from Cleveland State University where he also received The John Baker EMBA Alumni award in recognition for his commitment to excellence and ethics in business and career development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy from John Carroll University. Dennis is a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Forensic and Valuation Services Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also the Advisory Council of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dennis is a Board of Directors member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dennis also speaks Italian, Slovenian and Croatian.