The solution can only be as effective as the diagnosis.

Chad Francis

Senior Manager, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Designing creative approaches to complex problems by identifying connection points between disparate ideas, people and situations. Action oriented. Speaker. Writer. Mentor. Husband. Happy to break 90.

Chad has more than a decade of experience conducting complex investigations concerning fraud and other sensitive matters, often stemming from government enforcement or whistle-blower allegations. He also serves in consulting roles in legal matters arising from M&A transactions, class actions and contract disputes. 

Chad utilizes a combination of forensic data analysis and traditional investigation techniques to assist companies and legal counsel all around the world. He has conducted on-the-ground investigations in more than 20 countries across five continents and has led teams operating in many more.

Chad is active in the anti-fraud and regulatory compliance community, serving as a speaker and guest lecturer at industry conferences and universities. 

Chad received a BBA in Accounting and Economics from Baylor University. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Texas and holds certifications in fraud examination (CFE) and anti-money laundering (CAMS).

How Chad is building a better working world

When clients call me, they’re never experiencing “business as usual.” It’s often in the midst of uncertainty or crisis for their business and people. It’s an honor to act as a sounding board, advisor and aide and to walk with my clients through particularly difficult or unusual circumstances.

I am passionate about raising up the next generation of accounting and anti-fraud professionals through leading our recruiting efforts, acting as a mentor, and engaging students and young professionals through my role as President Emeritus of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Dallas.

Finally, I try to set an example for our people by taking time to unplug. That might look like hiking around the lake with our dogs, getting in a round of golf or escaping the Texas heat with a trip to the mountains.

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