Valerie Loverro, a Manager with StoneTurn, has more than 25 years of experience in forensic audit and investigations. Specifically, she focuses on internal audit and fraud prevention, post-investigation root cause analyses, and fraud awareness training.
Valerie has more than two decades of experience working in internal audit and internal investigations in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Valerie was with TIAA, where she held multiple roles, including Senior Manager, Forensic and Special Audits, and Manager in the Internal Audit Division. As a member of the Internal Audit Division, she served as Chairperson of the Special Investigations Unit, which focused on insurance-related fraud prevention, detection and awareness activities. She was also the point-person for fraud allegations and investigations across the firm.
She leveraged her internal audit and internal investigations background to launch the Forensic and Special Audit team responsible for fraud prevention, detection and awareness activities across the organization. The Forensic and Special Audit team covered a variety of fraud and misconduct schemes including, but not limited to, unauthorized customer account withdrawals, fraudulent disbursements (e.g., vendor billing schemes, expense reimbursement schemes, check tampering), rogue trading, insider trading and internal metrics manipulation.
Valerie began her career as a Senior Auditor with Ernst and Young.
Valerie is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in the state of New York), a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.
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Q: Perhaps, StoneTurn’s greatest cultural trait is our firm’s genuine interest in people. Can you provide an example of how you went above and beyond for a client or colleague?
Our work at StoneTurn is very collaborative, and we are collectively focused upon getting the best results for clients. During my second week at the firm, the majority of my team was traveling on client business. I volunteered to jump in and pick up some of their projects while they were away. By doing this work, I was able to quickly contribute and ensure our client continued to receive the best possible service from us.
Q: What do you believe sets StoneTurn apart?
StoneTurn cares about people. A significant effort is made in recruiting and there is an ongoing interest in employees. During the interview process, I met with multiple individuals at various levels across the firm. It seemed to me that StoneTurn wanted to make sure there is a mutual “fit,” and ensure I would work well with my future team members. While I was aware that I was being evaluated for my skills and cultural fit, this gave me a great sense of with whom I would be working. Since I joined, my colleagues have made me feel very welcome and our office continues to be a congenial environment.
Q: Why is the culture at StoneTurn so important to you?
The culture at StoneTurn is very collaborative, which makes it a very pleasant place to work. Doing work that you enjoy is only part of one’s overall experience. Working with colleagues who are smart, dedicated and collaborative, such as the people I’ve met at StoneTurn, has made this an exceptional place to continue to build a career.