Angela has more than 25 years of experience and is the managing partner of six of BKD’s national consulting divisions. Angela has spent more than 20 years as the leader of BKD’s national forensic accounting and investigations team, where she provided fraud investigation and prevention services, complex litigation support, and forensic accounting services for a variety of businesses. She has also regularly provided consulting and expert witness assistance to attorneys in various litigation matters. Angela and her team have investigated some of the largest fraud cases in the U.S., and her clients include the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Attorney’s Office.
She has been qualified as an expert witness in cases involving criminal and civil fraud, securities fraud, business valuations, acquisition disputes, commercial business damages, funding constitutionality, bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, fidelity and bonding claim disputes, intellectual property damages, and other financial matters in federal and state courts around the country and has served as an arbitrator in a post-acquisition dispute matter. Representative cases include a multimillion-dollar securities fraud case involving manipulation of publicly filed financial statements, a nearly $100 million acquisition dispute, lost profits and damages related to distributorship termination, damages under Federal Sentencing Guidelines related to financial statement manipulations, business interruption related to property damage, and lost profits and damages related to supplier agreement interruption, noncompete violations, and wrongful death.
Angela is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and Missouri Society of CPAs. She is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is responsible for resolving a range of allegations of fraud and white-collar crime. She has attended numerous valuation, litigation service, damage, and fraud courses offered by the AICPA and ACFE. She has business valuation experience, and in 1998, earned the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation, which is granted to CPAs who demonstrate business valuation expertise and experience. Angela is a frequent lecturer at national conferences and other business group meetings. Her sessions on white-collar crime receive high audience ratings. In 2008, Midwest CEO Magazine chose Angela as one of the area’s “Most Influential Women.” In 2009, Springfield Business Journal chose her as one of the area’s “20 Most Influential Women.”
She is a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting.