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Tom Wykstra, CFE

Tom is affiliated with the firm as a Financial/Forensic Consultant. Tom has over 21 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, with specific expertise in the areas of economic crime examinations, employee fraud investigations, internal control reviews, and fraud schemes against consumers, financial institutions and other businesses. Tom's expertise also includes development of corporate programs around business ethics, operational risk assessments and enterprise risk/governance. As a VP/Manager for the Internal Audit & Security Division of a major Financial Institution, Tom has personally investigated (or overseen the investigation of) more than 13,000 cases of financial crimes including defalcations, asset misappropriation schemes, corporate ethics, identity theft, check fraud, loan fraud, money laundering, and investment fraud schemes. This case work has resulted in over 600 criminal/civil prosecutions of white-collar crime suspects ranging from small dollar loss cases, to multi-million dollar complex economic crime schemes. He has provided expert witness testimony in both federal and state courts, and was one of the founding members of the Denver FBI/Bank Fraud Task Force.

He has provided numerous training sessions to various financial institutions, professional organizations and law enforcement agencies. Tom also has extensive knowledge with developing internal controls and operational/regulatory risk management programs designed to assess and mitigate operational risk exposures.

Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Florida, and graduated from the University of Washington, Pacific Coast School of Bank Management. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.