Tech Sector Fraud Summit Speaker Bios & Presentations

Name Title Biography

Andrew Price

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  • Senior Counsel
  • Google Inc
Andrew Price is a senior counsel on Google’s Ethics and Compliance team based in San Francisco, California. The team’s core mission is to enable Google’s business to achieve its objectives in a manner that’s consistent with its core values (including “Doing the Right Thing”) and to responsibly manage compliance risk. In his role, Price focuses on leading the team’s global internal investigations function, managing the company’s anonymous helpline, and providing advice and counsel on topics such as attorney-client privilege, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, proper use of company assets, insider trading and other compliance-related matters.

Price joined Google in August 2011. From 2008 to 2011, he was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP where he focused on securities enforcement defense and litigation. From 2003-2008, Price was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and a Civil Division attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson

  • Former Most Wanted
  • Leading Expert on Cybercrime
Former United States Most Wanted, Brett Johnson, referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather,” has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for 20 years.  Mr. Johnson was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud still seen in operation today. Johnson founded and was the leader of He designed the forum system, review process, and marketplace structure still in use by today’s online criminals.  Brett “Gollumfun” Johnson helped design, implement, and refine modern ID Theft, ATO, CNP, and IRS Fraud, and countless other breaches and hacking operations.  Considered one of the best Social Engineers in the world, the United States Secret Service promptly hired Mr. Johnson as a consultant and paid informant upon his capture in February 2005. While working for the Secret Service, Mr. Johnson continued to engage in crime. Mr. Johnson soon went on a cross-country crime spree, was placed on the United States Most Wanted List, and was captured and sent to prison — where he promptly escaped.  Captured, he served a sentence of 7 years.

Upon his release, Johnson has striven to help others avoid the types of crime he used to commit.  One of the leading experts in the world on cybercrime, online fraud, and identity theft, Brett is unique in that he offers a viewpoint and understanding of crime which is unavailable anywhere else on the planet. Today he uses his vast wealth of knowledge assisting others in staying safe.

Erin O’Laughlin

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  • Western Union
  • Senior Manager
Since June 2017, Erin O’Loughlin has been the Senior Manager for the Cyber Threat Intelligence Unit for Western Union.  Prior to Western Union, Erin spent a year working for IBM  where she was a financial Intelligence subject matter expert specializing in conducting Dark Web/Deep Web investigative operations on closed network  platforms for clients of their Executive Brand Protection practice.  In addition to these duties, she has published multiple white papers on IBM’s Security Intelligence website regarding trends in the fraud and anti-money laundering industry.

Prior to IBM, Erin was a Senior AML Investigator and Fraud Risk Analyst at Bank of America specializing in authoring intelligence bulletins focused on current trends in financial crimes, terrorist financing and money laundering.  From 2000 to 2010 she served as an Intelligence officer with the US Government, with seven years’ experience in managing overseas collection operations and counterterrorism activities for the intelligence community.  She was an operations officer in several critical posts in the Middle East and the United States, and has experience in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Glen Day


  • Partner EY
  • Cyber Security Center of Excellence
Glen is the America’s Cyber Security Leader for Technology, the Global Leader for intellectual Property (IP) Protection and previously the America’s Cyber Security Leader for Healthcare.

Glen was previously Los Angeles County’s first Chief Privacy Officer and led the development, implementation and operations of both the HIPAA Privacy and Security Programs.

His areas of concentration IP and critical information asset protection; visual “Big Data” and cyber security analytics; automated contextual data classification/information governance; data loss prevention (DLP); cloud security; governance, risk and compliance (GRC); information privacy; ISO 27001/2, NIST, HIPAA and PCI security program assessments; incident response (IR) and SIEM planning, design and operations.

Glen has helped his clients take comprehensive, strategic approaches to managing and maturing their cyber security and privacy programs to protect their critical information assets, reduce business risk and address complex compliance mandates.

He has assisted clients in assessing the systemic issues of their security programs, identifying root causes and providing strategic remediation plans to improve program effectiveness.

Glen is a retired Navy Commander who specialized in Information Warfare.

Glen is a Certified Information Systems Manager, certified by ISACA

 Julia Baron KniescheJulia Baron Kniesche
  •  EY
  • Senior Manager
 Julia Baron Kniesche is a manager in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. She brings more than 10 years of professional experience advising clients on complex issues related to financial, economic, and accounting matters. She has served large corporations, special committees, law firms, and governmental entities in conducting forensic accounting investigations, risk assessments, and advising on dispute matters.

Lisa Chafin

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  • Financial Investigations Manager, Internal Audit Google, Inc.
Lisa Chafin leads the Internal Audit team’s global efforts to investigate allegations of financial fraud and other financial misconduct. She has conducted hundreds of cross-functional investigations in partnership with Google’s legal, security, human resources and other internal compliance teams involving a broad spectrum of financial topics. She plays a key role in developing remedial action in response to specific instances of misconduct and implementing appropriate controls to mitigate the risk of future misconduct. Chafin also supports the company’s fraud risk management program including education, risk assessments and fraud focused audits. Prior to Google, she was a manager in PwC’s forensic consulting group in New York and San Francisco, focusing on investigations and contract compliance.
Miles RipleyMiles Ripley
  • EY

  • Partner

 Miles is a Partner/Principal in EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice. He has more than 15 years of forensic accounting investigation and compliance experience, specializing in fraud, bribery and corruption, integrity diligence and asset recovery investigations. Miles has conducted investigations around the globe during criminal and insolvency proceedings. In addition, Miles has significant experience in assisting clients with the design, implementation and monitoring of anti-fraud and anti-corruption compliance programs, including conducting integrity diligence, risk assessments and anti-corruption monitoring.

Paul Starret


  • Private Investigator
Paul Starrett is a licensed private investigator and attorney specializing in high-profile investigations and legal consulting especially where electronic data is central. He is founder and CEO of Starrett Consulting, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based, full-service investigations firm that leverages API’s from open-source and commercial data-science applications to analyze structured and unstructured data. He is former General Counsel and Chief Global Risk Officer of an international, publicly-held data management corporation heading their global legal, operations and risk-management groups. His 25-year career began in law enforcement and corporate security and later progressed into information-security engineering, electronic discovery and information management.

Starrett is Founding and Current Chair of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association and active in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Python Meetup Group (San Francisco). He is nationally published in the areas of interview and interrogation, electronic evidence, private investigations and e-commerce law / technology.

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  •  Senior Manager
Scott Walker (Senior Manager – Investigations & Intelligence) has protected the United States and his local community as a military Criminal Investigator, Law Enforcement Officer, Corporate Investigations Leader, and Volunteer Firefighter with a combined service of over 25 years.  He has led investigations teams in the successful prosecution of fraud, harassment, assault, and information leaks globally.  He has developed adaptive teams and identified risk through extensive investigation.  He has created cross-functional investigations programs by requiring Investigators to be proactive, efficient, and to work with other business units to increased productivity, identify process gaps, and build customer trust.
 Steve MorangSteve Morang
  • SF ACFE President

  • Senior Manager
Steve is a Senior Manager in our Advisory Department and has over 20 years of auditing, consulting and management experience working with companies in the United States and Europe. He leads our Advisory Fraud & Forensics Practice and as a result oversees all of Frank, Rimerman + Co.’s Fraud Investigations and Fraud Risk Assessment projects. Steve graduated from Webster University and received his M.B.A. in Finance. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor and holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance.
Tad Whitaker


  • CFE

  • Security Engineer
  • CircleCI
Tad Whitaker is a Certified Fraud Examiner and security engineer at CircleCI, a SaaS and Enterprise software platform that allows engineering teams to build, test and deploy code changes rapidly. He oversees all aspects of security, compliance and IT. Prior to CircleCI, he started and ran a private investigation agency that serviced hedge funds, law firms, venture capitalists and crisis communications companies.
Tom Pellman


  • Associate Director Blackpeak

Tom Pellman is Associate Director of Blackpeak, an international investigative research and risk advisory firm. Blackpeak specializes in investigative due diligence, fraud investigations and security, and business intelligence research. Founded in Asia, the firm now operates from strategic locations in key financial and economic centers, including  Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and New York.

Tom is responsible for building up Blackpeak’s presence on the West Coast and in the Americas overall. In addition to working with West Coast-based clients, Tom also helps manage due diligence and corporate investigation projects for many of Blackpeak’s largest existing clients.

Previously, Tom was Operational Head of Blackpeak’s Beijing office, primarily managing risk advisory projects in Greater China and North Asia and overseeing the Beijing office’s day-to-day operations. He lived in China for over a decade and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Tom Rudenko


  • Head of Audit

Tom Rudenko is the Head of Audit at Yelp.  Prior to Yelp, Tom held various finance, risk and audit positions in tech, gaming, entertainment and retail, including Deloitte, Sony, Activision Blizzard and Caesars Entertainment.  Tom is a CPA and an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors and California & Nevada Societies of CPAs.  In addition to his audit duties, Tom is a musician, previously signed with Warner Bros. and Rhino Records.  Tom’s music has been featured in films and television, and he’s toured extensively and recorded music with a variety of artists including Bob Dylan.  Tom is currently playing in a soul music band in San Francisco.

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