Steven is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA license in California), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and retired Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. He is a lead partner at VAND Group for financial forensics investigations and forensic accounting. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Steven worked with a regional CPA Firm in the Bay Area where he managed both audit and tax engagements. Steven has over 32 years of combined financial expertise in the fields of audit, taxation and forensic investigations. Steve has worked some of the most sophisticated and complex financial investigations in the Northern and Eastern Judicial Districts of California and has received numerous regional and national awards for his outstanding work. He has made presentations at the National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina and has been a guest lecturer at the Unversity of California Davis Master's in Accounting program.