Karen Fortune/IAG Forensics & Valuation
Karen serves as a Partner in IAG Forensics forensic accounting and litigation services practice. She has over twenty years experience, comprised of both public and private practice, having spent several years in public accounting and serving as a CFO for a biotechnology firm. She possesses extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing of both public and private companies, addressing complex accounting issues, evaluating and designing internal controls, and performing corporate investigations.
She assists attorneys on cases involving complex commercial damages, corporate internal investigations, funds tracing, fraud and alter ego analyses and securities litigation. Additionally, she specializes in matters involving complex financial analyses, M&A disputes and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Karen has qualified and testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts and has provided assistance to attorneys on several aspects of a case from the complaint stage through trial. She has also testified in both civil and criminal proceedings.
Corporate, Business and Educational Speaker
Terrance Ross/RITA-TECH, INC
President and CEO
President and CEO of RITA TECH and Chairman of RITA Software. RITA-TECH, INC “Where Nonprofits Come to Grow” is a social engineering software company that specializes in working with nonprofit organizations using enterprise ideas to address social problems, create sustainability, and promote social responsibility. RITA TECH’s mission is to teach nonprofit organizations how to sustain themselves financially, through social enterprise activities rather than relying solely on grants and donations. Since there are no shareholders in a nonprofit organization, the revenue from the business related activities are completely re-invested in the work of the organization thereby teaching nonprofit organizations how to use a business solution to solve a social problem. Terrance has earned many certificates and awards recognizing his outstanding contributions toward improving the lives in his community. These awards include: Outstanding Young Men in America, Top Ten Outstanding Young Alabamians, Georgia Trend Magazine 2004 Top 40 under 40, Who’s Who of Black Atlanta. Terrance has trained hundreds of small businesses worldwide and was featured in Rolling Out Magazine for his unique way of inspiring entrepreneurs to start a business. Terrance has also contributed his talents to writing two books: If You Don’t Like Your Harvest, Change Your Seed and the RITA Social Engineering Model “the act of using social enterprise activities to address social problems while promoting social responsibility”. Terrance the “Dean of Nonprofits” as he is commonly known, has created a number of business initiatives for entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders ready to go to the next level which includes: RITA 2.0 Software, The RITA Social Engineering Model, Georgia Business Institute, National Association of Social Engineering (NAOSE), and National Association of Micro Business Owners (NAMBO) just to name a few. Availability Terrance Ross is available as a motivational speaker and to conduct business workshops and seminars.