RANE Webinar: Is There an ROI on Compliance Investment?
In recent years, as companies navigate myriad new laws and regulations, including those relating to fraud and corruption, corporate compliance budgets have increased just to keep pace.
Notwithstanding this investment, we still see many examples of poor conduct, and both regulators and academics are increasingly looking at the role that culture plays.
As the compliance function takes on more responsibility and resources, it also becomes a more visible cost center, requiring CCOs to more effectively measure and defend the value they create for the organization.
Firms can create metrics that measure the effectiveness of their program and benchmark their results against competitors. By taking this approach, businesses may be able to transform what is typically seen as a burden into a source of competitive advantage.
StoneTurn’s Jonny Frank will participate in a panel discussion webinar, hosted by RANE, on Thursday, January 26 on benchmarking standards for enterprises. The panel will discuss ways to ensure effective, scalable, and cost-efficient processes for managing today’s complex risk with a focus on return on compliance investment for companies at the forefront of risk management.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://app.ranenetwork.com/events/
StoneTurn Announces Expansion of Senior Leadership
Christopher Martinez Elected Managing Partner and Simon Platt named Chairman; Sean Tuttle and Neil Zoltowski Admitted to the Partnership
Boston, MA (January 11, 2017) – StoneTurn, a forensic accounting and expert services firm, today announced that Christopher Martinez has been elected Managing Partner, taking over from Simon Platt who has held the role since the firm’s founding in 2004. Simon has been appointed Chairman, where he will continue to work with the firm’s largest clients and be involved in a number of its high-stakes engagements. Additionally, Sean Tuttle and Neil Zoltowski have been admitted as Partners.
“Having worked with Christopher since the very first days of our firm, I am confident that his leadership will bring continued success. The addition of Sean and Neil to the partnership is a testament to our commitment to strategic growth and to develop our professionals from within. I and the entire Partner Group congratulate Christopher, Sean and Neil,” Simon said.
Over the past 13 years, StoneTurn has steadily grown across the U.S. and in London to better serve attorneys, corporations and regulators on a range of litigation and compliance issues.
Simon has led and been involved in many accounting and financial disclosure-related investigations on behalf of Audit and Special Committees of Boards of Directors over the course of his more than three-decade career. He has also testified in Federal and State courts and at arbitrations, assisted in mediations and acted as an independent, neutral arbitrator in accounting-related matters. His engagements include numerous expert testimony and non-testifying consulting roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York.
Christopher has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property (“IP”) damages quantification, intellectual asset licensing and complex financial modeling. He advises companies on the valuation, commercialization, licensing and management of intellectual assets. As a former licensing executive of a Fortune 50 enterprise, Christopher applies a unique and experience-based approach to the quantification of patent, trademark and copyright infringement damages, as well as trade secret misappropriation damages. Intellectual Asset Management has consistently named Christopher among top economic experts.
As head of the firm’s Forensic Technology Practice based in Boston, Sean focuses on managing investigations and litigation matters involving technology as a principal component. He has worked with leading New England, New York, and national law firms and corporations to provide technical services on highly sensitive matters, including electronic discovery, forensic evidence collection, computer forensics, e-mail, and backup media analysis and restoration. Sean is an EnCase Certified Examiner.
Neil, based in StoneTurn’s San Francisco and Boston offices, serves as a consulting and testifying financial expert in IP disputes, complex commercial litigation, and IP and business valuation matters for leading national law firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has more than 17 years of experience evaluating and quantifying economic damages in IP disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and false advertising and deceptive trade practices under the Lanham Act, as well as commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, stock valuation / shareholder disputes and diminution of business value claims.
StoneTurn provides forensic accounting and expert services to attorneys, corporations and government agencies on a range of high-stakes legal and compliance issues.
StoneTurn was founded in 2004, on the premise of meeting clients’ demand for experts who value collaboration, prefer “hands-on” client service, and invest in long-term, trusted relationships. Our team includes former international public accounting firm partners, attorneys and industry alumni.
With professionals located in offices across the U.S. and U.K., and a network of senior advisers in numerous other countries, we provide expertise in: Complex Business Litigation, Compliance Controls & Monitoring, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Technology and Data Analytics, and Intellectual Property. To learn more, visit StoneTurn.com.
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