About Our Members
THE BEHAVIORAL FORENSICS GROUP ™ LLC Team Members Who Can Help
Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti
Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, ACA, CPA/CITP/CFF/CGMA, CIA, CFE, CFSA, CGAP, CGFM, CRMA, CRP, MAFF, is currently Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Dayton. He previously served as Associate Professor of Accounting and Director–Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University. He is also the Managing Principal & CEO of The Behavioral Forensics Group™ LLC, a consulting firm that treats fraud as a human act, explores the psychology of fraud—the why, not just the how, and features behavioral forensics experts who look at all aspects of the fraud lifecycle to address comprehensively issues in fraud prevention, deterrence, investigation, prosecution and remediation.
Dr. Ramamoorti has a unique, blended academic-practitioner background with over 30 years of experience in academia, auditing, and consulting. After earning his Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from The Ohio State University, Dr. Ramamoorti served on the University of Illinois’ accountancy faculty. He has been a principal in the Professional Standards Group of Andersen Worldwide, was National Sarbanes Oxley Advisor for Ernst & Young LLP, a corporate governance partner with Grant Thornton LLP, and a principal of Infogix Advisory Services, Infogix, Inc. Dr. Ramamoorti is a co-author of over 40 papers and articles and 15 books and monographs. He is the lead author of A.B.C’s of Behavioral Forensics (Wiley, 2013) that won the 2015 Coles College Publication Prize, and has been presented to the FBI Academy, the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board), the International Monetary Fund, Freddie Mac, among others. He is a longtime member of the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting (JFIA) published by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Active in the profession, he is a Trustee of the Financial Executives Research Foundation(FERF) and on the NACVA Litigation Forensics Board. He has been Chairman of the Academy for Government Accountability, and a Board Member of the Institute for Fraud Prevention, as well as the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. In December 2016, he completed a three-year term on the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group in Washington, D.C. A prolific, internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Ramamoorti has presented his work in 15 countries.
Dr. Joseph W. Koletar, CFE
Dr. Koletar brings to The Behavioral Forensics Group, LLC a rich background of insight and investigation. He was a Vietnam Era Army Intelligence Officer, followed by a 25-year career as a Special Agent and Senior Executive of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
After his retirement from the FBI, Joe entered a 13-year-career as Director, Principal, and Executive Director in the Fraud and Forensics practices of two of the Big Four firms, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. In that role, he managed and directed corporate investigations in all major industry sectors, including IBM, GM, Dell Computer, American Standard, Kohler, NYS Banking Commission, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Bank of Luxembourg, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, and Credit Suisse.
Dr. Koletar is a former Chair of the Board of Regents and Fellow,Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of The CPA Journal, has presented to numerous professional societies, and has been a guest lecturer at five universities and one law school. He holds a BA in Political Science (Penn State University), an MS in Industrial Administration (George Washington University) and a Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration (University of Southern California).
At the request of the North Carolina Senate, Dr. Koletar is serving as a member of the Board of an Economic Development Zone. He has been the pro bono President of two military charities and in addition to his membership of B4G™, he is self-employed as an author, speaker, and consultant. He is a regular contributor to the B4G™ blog, bringingfreudtofraud.com.
David (Daven) E. Morrison III, MD
Dr. Morrison is a board-certified consulting psychiatrist. His practice concentrates on leadership and executive functioning, especially to deepen the capacity of senior executives to be self-aware. With a refined process of individual and senior management team consultation, he works successfully with many industries and within multiple levels of management and corporate structures. He is a member of Behavioral Forensics Group™LLC, where he brings his expertise in psychiatry to bear on the emerging field of behavioral forensics. He has presented on the psychology of fraud to private industry and to local, state, and nationwide government groups.
Dr. Morrison was recruited to serve as a subject matter expert by the Institute for Fraud Prevention in 2008, noting his extensive experience in working with senior executives. With two B4G™ colleagues, Dr. Koletar and Dr. Ramamoorti, he co-authored a white paper Bringing Freud to Fraud: Understanding the Mind of the White-Collar/C-Suite Offender Through A.B.C. Analysis, published in 2014 in the Journal of Forensics and Investigative Accounting (JFIA), a journal of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). His specialty is in understanding and explaining the emotions of executives committing fraud, and the paper has been expanded into a prize-winning book, A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics (Wiley). He is also a regular contributor to the B4G™ blog, bringingfreudtofraud.com.
Beyond the subject of fraud, Daven is a member of the team producing CAREERS: A Brainwise Guide to Managing Your Career (ebook on Amazon) and has written on the basics of judgment in leadership, how senior executives derail, and workplace violence. He also wrote a yearlong series on balancing the demands of work and family–all of this as a member of Morrison Associates Ltd.
Morrison Associates, Ltd. has been working with financial service firms since 1976. The organization has assessed more than 1,500 leaders. The Morrison Team has consulted to Abbott, Accenture, Amoco, Ashta Chemical, AT&T, Arthur Andersen, Bank of America, Baker‐Hughes, BP, CF Industries, Chicago Tribune, Continental Bank, Conseco, Elizabeth Arden, Exxon, Food Lion, Hospira, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Johnson & Higgins, Loyola University Medical Center, Motorola, Nabisco, Northern Trust, Schneider International, Unilever, Wachovia, The Williams Companies, and others. Concepts and experiences with these organizations resulted in the creation of a variety of educational programs. The work at Morrison Associates has led to research assessing judgment in leaders, accounting partners who put the firm at risk, and measuring transformation in leadership programs.
Daven obtained an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and an active member of the following professional groups:Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP), where he has been a past President; the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)–Committee on Work & Organizations; Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP); Tomkins Institute of Applied Studies of Motivation, Emotion and Cognition. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago School of Medicine.
Victor E. Hartman Attorney at Law,
Certified Public Accountant
Mr. Hartman is the Principal of The Hartman Firm, specializing in Fraud Mitigation Consulting, including internal investigations, forensic accounting, and related consulting assignments. His experience as an attorney, CPA, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent allows him to bring a breadth of knowledge to address client needs. His scope of practice ranges from Fortune 500 companies to government entities to individuals.
Vic is also an Adjunct Professor at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, where he teaches a Master’s level Forensic Accounting course. Before founding The Hartman Firm, Vic served as the Chief Division Counsel and Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI in Georgia. He was a source of advice and counsel to executive management and investigative personnel regarding national security issues, criminal investigations, cyber issues, employment law, civil litigation, and asset forfeiture. He was a leader in the FBI’s Houston Division, where he supervised an FBI Financial Institution Fraud Squad, a public corruption squad, and the Houston Area Health Care Fraud Task Force.
Vic is active in the forensic accounting and fraud examination community. He serves on the Georgia Southern University’s Forensic Accounting Advisory Board and is currently President of the Georgia Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He has published in professional journals such as the Journal of Government Financial Management, and New Perspectives in Healthcare Risk Management, Control, and Governance, where he is also column editor for a regular column on health care fraud.
Vic is a graduate of Emory University’s School of Law, a licensed Attorney and CPA in the State of Georgia, a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His credentials include the certification in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the ACFE. He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and serves on the Board of Crime Stoppers, Greater Atlanta.
Mr. Bigelow is a communicator and integrator of information into meaningful insights. He specializes in speeches and presentations, yet is fully competent for all writing requirements. He is experienced in facilitating for consensus, process improvement, and strategic direction. He comes from a corporate background rich in Human Resources, Training and Professional Development, Chief Financial Officer operations and is presently President of The Bigelow Consulting Group, Inc. He also functions as the Vice President—Strategy, Marketing, and Communications for The Behavioral Forensics Group™ LLC, including managing and overseeing its web presence.
Earning a BA in Broadcasting and Film at Boston University, Jack completed his military obligations as a Signal Corps officer, responsible for the scripting and editing of Pentagon briefing films. His early career was in broadcasting, starting as a television news editor-writer, and then news producer for WBZ-TV in Boston. Jack interrupted that career for graduate school and became enamored with the field of international economics and business. He received a Master of Arts in International Relations and Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
He was employed for 27 years by Arthur Andersen & Co., starting as that firm’s first training videotape scriptwriter. Within six years, he initiated and managed a group of writers. In 1980, Jack sought a position more aligned with his graduate degrees and was appointed Director of General Support Projects in the Andersen Headquarters, reporting to the Managing Partner for Finance and Administration. This responsibility included development of speeches and presentations for the CFO, CEO, and other senior executives, special project assignments, and consultative advice to C-level partners. Moving to Human Resources, Jack accepted responsibility for training the Andersen infrastructure for all practices, including the practice that later became known as Andersen Consulting and eventually Accenture, prior to its split from Arthur Andersen. This responsibility required development and delivery of curricula to support firm strategy.
As a Principal in the firm’s global Human Resources leadership team, he retired from Andersen in September 2001, shortly before the firm’s Enron difficulties began. Jack remains active in the local community where he volunteers at the Career Resource Center, Lake Forest, Illinois as advisor to clients in job search; earlier, he was a President of the CRC Board of Directors.