BKD’s Risk Advisory Services division is pleased to announce that Stuart Berman has joined Forensics & Valuation Services as a director. Stuart will lead the division’s Chicago office in Willis Tower.
Managing Partner Angela Morelock is excited to have Stuart on board due to his extensive expertise.
“Stuart’s experience has given him a unique set of skills that positions him to develop our forensics division in Chicago,” she said. “From his time spent conducting a wide variety of investigations to managing a diverse group of teams, Stuart has the know-how to get the job done and the excitement to engage those he leads.”
Stuart began his career as a securities enforcement auditor with the Illinois Securities Department, specializing in detecting promissory note Ponzi schemes. He then became a special agent with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in Chicago. He served as a special agent in charge from August 2008 until April 2018, supervising the GSA OIG regional criminal, civil and administrative investigation program. This region encompasses six states and 12 judicial districts. Stuart joined BKD in May after retiring from law enforcement.
Stuart is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He is a summa cum laude graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, with a B.A. degree.