Martin T. Biegelman, CFE, is Director of Financial Integrity for Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. He created and leads a worldwide fraud detection, investigation, and prevention program based within internal audit at Microsoft. In addition to focusing on preventing financial fraud and abuse, he promotes financial integrity and fiscal responsibility in a COSO framework of improved business ethics, effective internal controls, and greater corporate governance.
Mr. Biegelman has more than 30 years of experience in fraud detection and prevention. Previously, he was a Director in the Fraud Investigation Practice at BDO Seidman, LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm. He is also a former federal law enforcement professional, having served as a United States Postal Inspector in a variety of investigative and management assignments. As a federal agent, he was a subject matter expert in fraud detection and prevention.
Mr. Biegelman is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and in 2004 was elected to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Foundation’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime Institute. He is a nationally recognized speaker and instructor on white-collar crime, corruption, security issues, and fraud prevention. He has written numerous articles on fraud-related subjects including corporate crime, fraud prevention, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Mr. Biegelman holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
Joel T. Bartow, CFE, CPP, is the Director of Fraud Prevention for ClientLogic, an international outsourcing company that has 20,000 employees at more than 50 locations in North America, Europe, the Philippines, and India.
Mr. Bartow served as a Special Agent for the FBI for ten years from 1987 to 1997. During that time, he worked on bank fraud and public corruption cases in Alabama and was a member of the original Russian organized crime squad in New York City, conducting complex money laundering investigations and working directly with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
After leaving the FBI, Mr. Bartow lived and worked in the former Soviet Union as a police liaison and loss recovery specialist for an American company in Kiev and Moscow. On returning to the United States, he became a partner at The Worldwide Investigative Network, LLC, a fraud consulting and investigations company near Philadelphia.
Mr. Bartow holds a Master of Arts degree in social science and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University in Missouri. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and a Certified Business Manager (CBM). He has written several articles for Fraud Magazine, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has also written two crime novels.
Mr. Bartow has 18 years of experience investigating and detecting fraud and corruption in countries all over the world, including Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Antigua, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, and the Philippines, as well as across the United States from Sacramento, California to San Juan, Puerto Rico.