JD, CPA, CFE, CFF, Esq.
Senior Executive Advisor - Global Investigation & Forensics,
Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent, with experience leading complex financial and corruption related investigations,
Subject Matter Expert in Forensic Accounting, Compliance, Investigations & Expert Litigation Support Services, and
Current Adjunct Faculties, Georgia State University and Fairfield University
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 USA
Vic Hartman (American citizen), a licensed attorney and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia, is a Senior Executive Advisor to RKA Global Investigation and Forensics practice, and a 25-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with experience leading complex financial and corruption related investigations. He lives in Georgia with his wife and children.
With leadership presence and residing in the Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York metro areas; Miami; Houston; Austin; Atlanta; Columbus; Tampa; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City; Brisbane, Australia; and Cologne, Germany, the firm principals are repeatedly sought-after in high stakes forensic, integrity services and special investigation, as well as risk, security/executive protection, litigation support, and compliance advisory services. They have worked for or served the world’s largest, most recognized, and respected companies. Together, RKA multi-lingual leaders some which are certified public accountants, accredited business valuators, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners, others certified in financial forensics, project management, audit leadership, government and information systems audit, and risk management, licensed attorneys, and personal protection specialists. We have decades of experience as former Fortune 30 senior executives, including CEOs and Board/Audit Committee members, Big4 accounting firm partners, external and internal auditors, compliance advisors, protection and intelligence community personnel, United States federal prosecutors, and state and federal American and foreign law enforcement and armed forces commissioned officers.
As an FBI Special Agent, Vic began his career investigating savings & loan failures and later health care fraud matters. As an FBI manager, he supervised a white-collar crime, public corruption and health care fraud squads. Later, Vic served as the Chief Division Counsel for the FBI’s Georgia Division. In those divergent roles, Vic became an experienced investigation leader and forensic accountant. Now in the private sector, Vic specializes in Internal Investigations, forensic accounting, and fraud mitigation consulting. Vic is both an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, and provides consulting services for clients internationally. Additionally, he presents on these topics to corporations, governmental organizations, and at Universities often serving as a Keynote Speaker.
Vic currently works with clients to develop internal controls and best practices to lower their risk profile and exposure to fraud and corruption. When an investigation is needed, Vic applies his decades of experience to assess, investigate, and report findings. For example Vic has worked with C-Suite personnel of a large Canadian financial services organization to review and install best antifraud practices. His clients also include Fortune 500 Companies where he investigated and resolved large internal frauds and city and county governments in an investigative and advisory capacity.
While serving with the FBI, he played a leadership role in the early phases of the Enron and WorldCom investigations. These two massive corporate financial statement frauds led to the creation of the FBI’s corporate fraud response team (CFRT) of which Vic served as a member. While serving on the CFRT, Vic deployed as a forensic investigator and later as an attorney.
Vic led a public corruption squad in Houston, Texas that focused on local and statewide corruption. The investigations led to the convictions of a city councilman and an attorney general. The squad also focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due to Houston’s nexus to international trade. Later, Vic led the Houston area health care fraud task force comprised of six agencies and 50 investigators and led teams investigating false claims against the government as well as qui tam matters.
Vic is the President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
UNIVERSITY AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Vic enjoys teaching fraud mitigation, forensic accounting, and complex financial investigations. He brings best practices from law enforcement, the private sector and academia to the classroom just as he does with clients in the private sector. Vic has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University for many years and is a visiting Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Vic is on Georgia Southern University’s Masters of Forensic Accounting Advisory Board.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS
- J.D., Emory University School of Law
- B.A. (Accounting), Valdosta State University, Cum Laude
- Attorney, licensed in State of Georgia
- Certified Public Accountant, licensed in State of Georgia
- Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Public Accountants
- Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Member, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
- Former Alumni Advisor, Emory School of Law, National Security Law Society
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Agents Academy
- FBI’s Interview & Interrogation School
- United States Attorney General Award, “JustWorks” Leadership award for Reinvigoration of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Program
- United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, “Integrity Award”
- Houston Federal Executive Board, “Excellence in Government Award”
- National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association, “Investigation of the Year Award”
While RKA Worldwide Group LLC (USA) and RKA Worldwide do Brasil Consultoria and companies in formation, RKA Worldwide de Colombia SAS, RKA Worldwide de Argentina SA, and RKA Worldwide Security and Protection LLC, employs, associates and contracts with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.