Managing Member, Cross-Current Consulting, LLC
Governance and Crisis Management Consulting
Rich Corgel has extensive and unique experience over 40 years working with matters of corporate governance, incident resolution, and compliance involving business entities, many operating on a global platform but subject to local laws and regulations. These matters have involved complex accounting, financial reporting, fraud, bribery and corruption, and compliance matters, including those involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and industry regulators in the United States, as well as similar authorities and bodies in other countries, including the United Kingdom, European Union countries, Eastern European countries, India, and Pacific Rim countries including China, Japan, India, and South Korea, among others.
Rich has led investigations into matters of non – compliance with laws and regulations, including matters involving financial statement fraud, working directly for company Boards or Special Committees and their counsel. He has also directed and conducted financial, purchase and due diligence investigations, internal control reviews and other projects requiring financial and forensic skills. Rich has experience resolving complex financial issues working with legal counsel on regulatory and litigation strategies.
Rich has also assisted public company Boards and Audit Committees with the increasing complexity of their oversight responsibilities by providing risk governance and compliance advisory services. These services often involve development of preventative measures to avoid incidents or remediation / monitoring of compliance from prior incidents.
Rich’s clients have included SEC registrants and private enterprises across a broad range of industries including consumer products, telecommunications, energy, entertainment and professional sports, health care / life science, and financial services. He has advised numerous companies on the proper application of accounting principles, financial reporting and SEC and other regulatory compliance.
Most recently, Rich had leadership responsibilities within Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services ( FIDS ) practice for FIDS services for Ernst & Young audit clients, specifically in the US and Japan ( Rich lived in Tokyo during 2014 – 2017 ), and globally ( 2007 – 2017 ). Prior to that, Rich served as a Managing Director in the Investigations practice of Navigant Consulting, Inc. ( 2002 – 2007 ). Rich started his career with Arthur Andersen in 1972 and rose through the ranks to become an audit partner and practice director until the firm’s demise in 2002.
Rich has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and a master’s degree in tax accounting from Syracuse University. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in California, USA, and a certified fraud examiner.
Rich is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors where he is recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
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