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John C. Blackshire, Jr., CPA
is the CEO of
The Accountware Group, Inc. (TAG). He has over 30 years of business management, internal control, software development and auditing experience. TAG helps companies improve their business processes, implement financial systems, and comply with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
During John's career, he has conducted internal control audits, designed business operations, implemented automated financial systems, and created quality control methodologies. He has written numerous articles, system user guides, presented continuing education seminars, and published booklets on best practices in accounting, finance and information technology management.
John received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and helped plan their International Conference, and is a member of the international business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and the honorís accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi. John and David Marshall have been presenting informative and entertaining seminars on internal control, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance since 2003.
David S. Marshall, MBA, CISA, CFE is a Principal with
Infotech Global, a provider of audit, compliance, IT and training services. With over 20 years of experience, he is an expert in internal control, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and information technology. He has assisted numerous companies, from startups to multinationals, improve their operations by strengthening their internal control programs and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as providing IT auditing, computer security and fraud prevention training.
During his career, Dave has performed financial, operational and IT audits, security assessments, fraud investigations, financial and manufacturing system implementations, and regulatory compliance assistance. He headed up the IT Audit Consulting group at one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the United States, where he conducted enterprise risk assessments, audits, network penetrations, program effectiveness studies, business continuity reviews, fraud examinations, and financial data analysis using IDEA software. Prior to that, he was a senior manager in the management consulting practice of a Big 4 accounting firm, where he performed similar services to Fortune 500 companies, banks and agencies. Dave helped to develop the firms Audit methodology, participated in writing the Institute of Internal Auditorsí System Auditability and Control Guidelines, and conducted quality assurance reviews of internal and external audit groups.
He has an MBA degree, and is a Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is a member and past board director of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and helped organize the IIA International Conference, and is a Board member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Marshall and Mr. Blackshire have been presenting informative and entertaining seminars on internal control, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance since 2004.
Clark S. Colvin founded CSC Captial Group in 1992, a Financial Advisory specializing in Restructuring & Turnarounds, M&A, and Debt and Equity Financiang. Over the past 20+ years he has restructured over 70 companies, many times as Interim CEO. His ability to turnaround distressed corporations, many times noted in trade and business magazines, is unique in that his restructuring process completely transforms the financial and organizational structures which exposes all problems and opportunities that may exist. His seminar navigates atteedees through a succesfull A through Z restructuring and turnaround program from intitial crisis back to profitablity, as well as laying out proven execution strategies.
Previously, he taught at American, Golden Gate, and Chapman Universities, and currently he is Adjunct Professor in Leadership at Concordia University's MBA program in Portland Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle University, a graduate from Oxford University's graduate business school, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He also attended Harvard Business School's Corporate Restructuring and M&A Program. While in the U.S. Navy he served onboard a Nuclear Powered Submarine, and he was Honorably Discharged as a Lieutenant.
is an key instructor at
Albion Associates, Inc. (Albion). Evans has over 30 years of business management, instruction development, training management and sales management experience. Albion provides training concerning human resource issues. Albion looks at human resource issues and helps its client to prevent legal violations from occurring and to provide effective solutions to situations when they do arise.
Evans has been provided instruction for national training firms including the American Management Association, Xerox Learning Systems, Learning International, and AchieveGlobal. He was a principle in the deliver of Seyfarth Shaw's workplace compliance programs.
Evans received his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from the University of Akron.
Eric J. Hopkins, MBA, is the President of
IncFin, LLC, a provider of audit preparation, SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, and XBRL assistance.
Eric has been CFO or Controller of publicly held companies for much of his career. In 2002, he started EdgarEyes, LLC in order to assist public companies with their financial reporting.
Eric graduated from Kent State University with a BBA in Accounting, and from Pepperdine University with an MBA in Finance.
Louis Martin, J.D.,
is Founder and CEO of
Albion Associates, Inc. (Albion). Louis founded Albion to prevent human resource legal violations from occurring and to provide effective solutions to situations when they do arise.
For more than ten years, he served as the CEO of human rights agencies. This experiance in managing anti-discrimination enforcement, affirmative action and contract compliance caused him to recognize the critical need for human resource and legal training. In recent years, Albion expanded its scope to include facilitation, strategy development and other areas critical to strengthening organizations.
A skilled human resource development trainer and consultant, Louis is involved day-to-day as one of Albionís expert training team members.
He is also author of the Discrimination Complaint Investigation Skill Development, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance , and Mediation Methodology training manuals. A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Louis has served as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Fellow, a partner in the law firm of Mahon and Martin and administrative law judge.
Thomas N. Wickes, MBA, CISA, PMP,
is Founder and CEO of Audit Practice, LLC (Audit Practice).
Thomas is a seasoned professional services, project management, audit and compliance professional
with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, insurance and technology-based entities.
He specializes in project management projects involving risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), strategic planning,
compliance, security and risk assessment (including applications, network operating systems and security
software packages) and business impact analysis and implementation engagements. In the past, he has held
the titles of vice president of professional services, controller, vice president of finance, chief operating
officer and vice president of sales.
Thomas is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with an MBA in Finance.