RGL Forensics Promotes Four to Partner Level
Press Release – March 2016
Insurance / Legal / Corporate
RGL Forensics is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Aldous, Ben Hobby, Andrew Greenland, and Frank Wisehart to Partner level, effective 1 April.
Global promotions recognizes talent within the Company as it seeks to enhance leadership position in US, UK and Latin America
LONDON and DENVER - 30 March 2016 - RGL Forensics, a leading financial investigations company specialising in the insurance, legal and corporate markets globally, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Joe Aldous, Ben Hobby, Andrew Greenland, and Frank Wisehart to Partner level with effect 1 April.
Following Mr Aldous and Mr Hobby’s promotions, there are 8 partners based in RGL’s London office and Mr Greenland and Mr Wisehart’s promotions increases the number of partners based in the US and Latin America to 20 for a total of 29 partners worldwide.
Angela MacPhee, Chief Executive Officer of RGL commented: “We are very proud to announce these appointments. Their promotions demonstrate our commitment to grow our senior team, not only through hires from outside the Company but also through recognizing the immense talent that exists within RGL. Our global team is now one of the best resourced in the industry with vast experience, strength and in-depth ability to serve our clients around the globe. We look forward to seeing their continued progress.”
Promotions in UK
Since 2001, Joe Aldous has been primarily specialising in advising on business interruption loss cases in power generation, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage production and leisure industries. Over his 15 years at RGL, Mr Aldous has worked on losses in 25 different countries. He is a certified accountant and prior to joining RGL, Mr Aldous worked for the accounting firm, Horwath Clark Whitehill (now Crowe Clark Whitehill). Mr Aldous has also assisted in the preparation of expert witness reports and calculations for Court and in arbitration. Mr Aldous is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mr Aldous has been promoted in recognition of his skill and talent in complex business interruption losses and his strong leadership skills. He will continue to focus on large, complex UK and international business interruption cases.
Ben Hobby joined RGL London in 2004 to focus on forensic accounting having worked in internal audit and investigative roles in companies such as Grampian Country Food Group and Pace Microelectronics Plc. Mr Hobby is a chartered accountant and trained at Andersen from 1997 – 2001. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
During the past 12 years, Mr Hobby has handled investigations for insurers and lawyers worldwide. His insurance expertise focuses on fraud and fidelity, business interruption, cyber and reinsurance investigations. Mr Hobby is RGL's representative at the Cyber Risk Insurance Forum, which raises cyber security awareness and develops best practice guidelines, and is also part of the cyber claims committee at the International Underwriting Association.
Building expertise in new areas of work, including raising RGL’s profile in cyber claims and fraud work has been instrumental in Mr Hobby’s promotion. He will continue this focus as well as business interruption and complex coverholder review work.
Promotions in US and Latin America
Andrew Greenland speaks fluent Spanish and is the current head of RGL’s operations in Chile, relocating there in 2013 having joined RGL in London. He specializes in insurance and reinsurance claims primarily related to mining, energy, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Mr Greenland also has significant experience in catastrophe response and spent many months working with local and international loss adjusters following the Chilean earthquake in February 2010. Other significant investigations included handling the $1bn claim following a fire at Argentina’s largest oil refinery. Mr Greenland is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr Greenland was promoted in recognition of his contribution in developing the South American operations from scratch and is currently co-leading the firm’s efforts to further expand RGL’s service offering in the broader Latin American market.
Frank Wisehart joined RGL’s San Francisco office in 2014 after over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, business valuation and expert testimony. His depth of experience in business consulting encompasses a variety of clients ranging from individuals to large public corporations. Mr Wisehart joined RGL from Schneider Downs in Columbus, Ohio where he worked from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that he ran his own business, Wisehart & Wisehart, Inc. for 11 years and also worked at Ernst & Young from 1997 to 1999.
Mr Wisehart has testified as a qualified expert in state and federal court in matters of forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuations, economic damages, lost wages, family law, bankruptcy, breach-of-contract disputes and general commercial litigation.
Additionally, he is a featured author and speaker for bar associations, CPA societies and professional trade journals. He is a faculty member and national teacher for the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Mr Wisehart is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified valuation analyst and is accredited in business valuation. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Mr Wisehart has seen much success since joining RGL. As a partner he will help continue to build the firm’s legal and business services practices in the US.
“We recognize that new and existing clients benefit from local partner involvement complimented by our global collaboration. As partners, Joe, Andrew, Ben and Frank will continue to help expand RGL's regional and global presence and be ready to support our clients by bringing senior-level expertise to every engagement whether it is the simplest of matters to the most complex of situations,” continued Angela MacPhee.
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