Tomas is a Director in the PwC Cyber Investigations practice. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development and strategy, and team mentoring. In addition, he has extensive digital forensic experience gained from his time as a law enforcement officer and working for another Big 4 consulting firm where he served as the National Digital Forensics Practice Leader. Tomas has testified in both criminal and civil cases in California, before the Grand Jury, and as an expert. In addition, he has lectured on forensic tools, techniques, and trends in digital forensics.
Charles R. Goldstein is a Managing Director with Protiviti Inc. and leads the company’s Litigation, Restructuring & Investigative Services Practice as well as the Corporate Restructuring and Recovery service line. He has more than 20 years experience providing financial analysis and expert testimony in a variety of areas including corporate restructuring, bankruptcy consulting, financial investigations, and commercial litigation. Mr. Goldstein has served as Chief Restructuring Officer, Trustee, Examiner or Plan Administrator in a variety of chapter 7 and 11 cases. Mr. Goldstein is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified in Financial Forensics.
Craig Hall is chairman and founder of Dallas-based Hall Financial Group and along with his wife Kathryn, is creating a premier vineyard and winery company in the Napa Valley area. A life-long entrepreneur and investor, in addition to the vineyard and winery business, his professional interests today include real estate, venture capital, technology and hotels in the U.S. and Europe. Previously, Craig Hall was a part owner of the Dallas Cowboys; formed one of the first stock savings and loans in Michigan; founded one of the first for-profit HMOs in the country; and participated, along with Time, Inc., in growing the nation’s largest chain of health and sports clubs.
Kathryn Walt Hall is the proprietor of HALL Wines and has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard thirty years ago. Long committed to social issues, Kathryn has served on numerous non-profit and institutional boards, addressing issues related to social care and mental health. She co-founded the North Texas Food Bank, served on the U.S. House of Representatives Hunger Advisory Committee, and was the director/vice president of the Texas Mental Health Association. Kathryn has served on the National Advisory Council for Violence Against Women and as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In September 2001 she was appointed to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for international trade.
Patrick J. O’Keefe is Director of Economic Research at J.H. Cohn and serves as a strategic advisor to the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and management committee. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor, administering federal programs for worker training, employment-related insurance, and labor market services. He was the Deputy Director of the National Commission for Employment Policy and has worked as a consultant with the Urban Institute. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. O’Keefe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Scranton and a Master’s from the University of Utah.
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