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Dave Robinson

Dave is a Senior Manager/Vice President at MDD Forensic Accountants’ London, ON office. He first joined the firm in 2007 and has since worked in London, ON, Calgary and Toronto.

With over 12 years of experience as a forensic accounting professional, Dave’s expertise includes economic damage quantification for matters related to business interruption, extra expense and physical damage, as well as litigation support for loss of profits and personal injury matters. Dave also has extensive experience conducting forensic accounting investigations for matters relating to fraud and cyber-attacks.

Dave has worked on assignments across North America and the UK. He has been involved in engagements that span a wide range of industries including agriculture, cannabis, manufacturing, public sector, construction, sports and entertainment, hospitality, retail and wholesale. He has also been active in the catastrophe services area, quantifying economic damages that occurred as a result of the 2013 Alberta floods.

Most recently Dave spent two years working with a large-scale Canadian cannabis producer.

Dave has provided expert accounting services in support of appraisals, mediations and arbitrations and has provided expert witness testimony at trial.

He has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on many topics including business interruption and fraud and fidelity claims. He has authored articles on economic damage quantification for various insurance publications, including Canadian Underwriter.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where he received a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree.

Hannah McCannell

Hannah joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2007. She spent 6 years in the Toronto office, followed by 6 years in the Los Angeles office before moving back to Canada. Hannah is a Partner/Senior Vice President at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office.

Hannah specializes in the quantification of economic damages related to contingency/entertainment insurance claims, personal injury & wrongful death, business interruption, stock & contents, product liability & recall, extra expenses, accident benefits and construction delay claims.

She has a wealth of experience in industries such as film and entertainment, construction, trucking, professional services, retail and wholesale. She has also worked on assignments concerning taxi drivers, teachers and real estate agents.

Hannah has provided litigation support at arbitrations and trials, including expert witness testimony.

She has contributed articles to publications such as Without Prejudice.

Hannah graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor in Management and Organizational Studies degree. She also completed her Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting through the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies.

Saleh Achrafi

Saleh (“Sal”) joined MDD Forensic Accountants as a Graduate Accountant in April 2011. He became a Senior Manager for the Australian and New Zealand operations in 2021.

Over the course of his career, Sal has specialised in economic damages such as business interruption, lost profits, and fidelity claims ranging from $1,000 to over $40 million.

Sal has worked on assignments across Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, the U.S, Middle East and Asia. These assignments include vast experience across various industries such as retail, hospitality and tourism, transportation, manufacturing, and recycling.

He also has experience in the catastrophe services area, having worked throughout the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, 2011 Queensland floods, Cyclone Winston, NSW / VIC Bushfires and most recently 2022 Queensland and NSW Floods. Sal is a member of MDD’s CAT team, coordinating the firm’s response and acting as the first point of contact across Australasia.

Sal participates as a speaker for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s mentorship program.

A graduate from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree, Sal is also a Chartered Accountant (CA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and speaks fluent Arabic.

Furthermore, he is the current President for the NSW Young Professionals Australian Insurance Law Association (“AILA”) Committee.

Mark Woodbury

A forensic accountant since 1999, Mark joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2016. He is a Senior Manager at the firm’s Miami / Fort Lauderdale office.

Mark’s forensic accounting practice focuses on the areas of surety bond claims, employee dishonesty claims, bankruptcy matters and litigation support. He is skilled and experienced in working either alone or in teams of experts to assist clients in achieving their goals.

Mark has previously been associated with a wide range of industries including residential home building, food service, oil exploration, construction, consulting and financial services.

He has served as an expert witness in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania on behalf of a surety in a civil court action. He has also participated in numerous settlement discussions and depositions.

Mark has presented at various insurance industry conferences throughout the U.S. on fidelity and surety related topics.

He is a graduate of Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Jared Poole

Jared joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Calgary office in 2012 as a Staff Accountant. He is currently a Senior Manager/Vice President at the firm’s Calgary office.

Jared’s practice area expertise includes business interruption, extra expenses, power generation, oil & gas, fidelity, liability losses, stock & contents and product liability & product recall. He has also been active in the catastrophe services area, quantifying economic damages that occurred as a result of the 2013 Alberta floods, the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2017 British Columbia wildfires.

Jared has handled assignments across a wide range of industries including agricultureconstruction, entertainment, hotels and resorts, manufacturing, medical and dental practices, oil and gasrestaurants and retail and wholesale.

He is proficient in German and has presented seminars and workshops on the subject of business interruption.

Jared is a graduate of the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting.

Brad Wilcott

Brad joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2013. He is a Senior Manager/Vice President at the firm’s Halifax office.

Brad’s forensic accounting practice specializes in matters related to business interruption, extra expenses/increased costs, fraud, stock & contents and lost profits.

He has worked on assignments in the following sectors: retail and wholesale, manufacturing, restaurants, hotels and hospitality, maritime, fisheries and professional services.

Brad has presented seminars to insurance professionals on the subjects of business interruption and stock & contents losses.

He received both his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Amanda Paci

Amanda is a Senior Manager/Vice President at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Hamilton office.

Amanda has a wealth of experience in forensic accounting and damage quantification. She specializes in accident benefits for employed and self-employed individuals, personal injury and wrongful death, business interruption, stock & contents and fidelity claims.

Amanda has a wide range of industry experience and has worked in the retail and wholesale, healthcare, real estate, restaurant, agriculture and hotel and hospitality sectors. In addition, she has been engaged on assignments related to business owners such as contractors, tradespeople, taxi drivers and teaching professionals.

Amanda has conducted and participated in numerous seminars and workshops on a variety of topics.

She earned her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Sheri Gallant

Sheri joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 1990 as a co-op education student. She became a Partner in 2003, and in 2005, she opened the firm’s London, Ontario office, where she is now a Partner/Senior Vice President.

Sheri specializes in economic damage calculations, forensic investigations, and litigation support with over 25 years of experience in financial advisory services. Her work relates to a broad range of practice areas, including accident benefits, business disputes, business interruption, construction disputes, cyber losses,  loss of profits, products liability & recallstock & contents, and personal injury.  These assignments reflect various industries, including retail and wholesale, manufacturing and processing, power generation, transportation, and consulting.

Sheri is known across Canada as an expert in quantifying agriculture losses. Clients rely on her expertise for livestock claims involving poultry, hogs, cattle, and dairy and her significant experience with greenhouse crops. Sheri’s skill set has expanded due to Canada fully legalizing the cultivation, processing, sale, and possession of Cannabis at the federal level in 2018.

Sheri has extensive catastrophe services experience. She has provided objective economic assessments for claims related to the 1998 Ontario ice storm, the 9/11 terrorist attack, the 2011 Goderich tornado, the 2013 Alberta floods and Toronto floods, and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires.

Sheri has provided expert accounting evidence in courts across Ontario, has been appointed as an Appraiser, and has assisted in mediations.

Sheri has presented countless seminars on both general and forensic accounting topics. She has also published articles on economic damage quantification.

She is a graduate of Waterloo University, where she received a Bachelor of Mathematics in Management Accounting with an Information Systems option. Sheri also holds her Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations and is Certified in Financial Forensics.

Katrina Zalenko

Katrina joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2007. She is a Manager in the firm’s London, Ontario office.

As an experienced forensic accounting professional, Katrina performs economic damage quantification in areas such as business interruption, extra expenses, personal injury and wrongful death, stock & contents, liability losses, subrogation and income replacement benefits.

Katrina’s industry experience includes retail and wholesale, manufacturing, agriculture, hotels, hospitality, livestock and trucking.  She has also worked on assignments related to taxi drivers, real estate agents, medical professionals and small business owners.

Katrina is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received her Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree.

Matt Mulholland

Matt is a Partner/Senior Vice President in MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office and is the Managing Partner of the Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa offices.  He is one of the leaders of the firm’s litigation services practice and has provided expert witness testimony before the Superior Court of Ontario and the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

He has over twenty years of experience in the areas of economic loss quantification and forensic/investigative accounting.

Matt has extensive experience in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. He has prepared expert reports on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants specializing in the valuation of past & future income losses, dependency losses, pension losses as well as the present value of future care costs. The valuations prepared in these assignments have been related to a wide variety of occupations (including both employed and self-employed individuals) as well as minors.

Matt has been retained to provide investigative accounting reports in a variety of civil matters.

Matt has been engaged to quantify economic losses in numerous industries such as power generation, construction, commercial retail, agriculture, general & heavy manufacturing as well as a variety of professional services.

He has presented numerous workshops and seminars on a wide range of forensic accounting topics.

Matt graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration degree. He received his Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting at the University of Toronto.

Tony Volpe

Tony joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 1986.  He is now the Partner/Senior Vice President in the firm’s Vancouver office.

Tony is a well-respected forensic accounting professional who has been involved with over 2,000 economic damage assignments in Canada, the United States and overseas. His practice areas include business interruption, property damage, stock & contents, products liability & recall, employee dishonesty, personal injury and extra expenses.  In addition, Tony has worked on numerous rail transportation claims, including derailments.

He has provided expert testimony before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, as well as at arbitration matters. He has also been appointed as a dispute resolution representative under the British Columbia Insurance Act.

He frequently leads seminars on economic damage quantification, business interruption losses and loss of income to lawyers, insurance companies, various insurance industry groups, and other insurance professionals.

Martin Pavelic

Martin is a Partner/Senior Vice President at MDD Forensic Accountant’s Hamilton office and the Managing Partner of the Hamilton, Montreal and Winnipeg offices.

He has years of experience in forensic accounting, quantifying damages in Canada, the UK, U.S., Middle East and the Caribbean. 

His practice areas include fraud, business interruption, business disputes, stock & contents, physical damages, product liability & recall, personal injury and wrongful death, contingency/entertainment insurance claims, catastrophe services and fidelity claims. Martin has also been engaged in numerous appraisal cases and has security clearance at the Enhanced Reliability Level.

Martin has broad experience in agriculture, automotive, cable/broadcasting, chemical manufacturing, restaurants, healthcare, hotels and resorts, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, retail and wholesale, telecommunications and construction industries. In addition, he has vast experience in the power generation sector.

He has provided litigation support and expert testimony in fidelity, commercial disputes and business income loss matters before the Supreme Court of Ontario, Superior Court of Quebec and in the Federal Court of Canada.

Martin has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for a variety of industry professionals.

He is a graduate of McMaster University where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Gerry Bouwman

Gerry Bouwman is the Global Strategy & Development Partner. In this role, he works with global clients to understand their needs and ensure that MDD’s unrivalled team of global forensic accounting experts meets their demands.

An internationally respected expert in his own right, Gerry joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 1993. Over that time, he has assisted clients with economic damage quantification and litigation support matters related to business interruption losses, extra expenses, construction defects, physical damages, contingency/entertainment, products liability & recall, lost profits, catastrophe services, business disputes, and cyber-attacks.

His industry expertise encompasses automotive, aviation, construction, all types of manufacturing, entertainment, hotels & resorts, retail, wholesale, and transportation. Notably, Gerry has worked on many assignments in power generation, mining & refining, and steel processing.

He has served as an accounting expert in arbitrations, mediations, and appraisals and rendered expert reports for matters in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe.

Gerry has authored articles on topics such as business interruption that have appeared in publications such as Claims Canada. He has also conducted numerous seminars and workshops on many issues related to economic damage quantification.

Before taking on his current position, Gerry was a Partner/Senior Vice President for MDD’s Canadian entity. In this capacity, he served as the Canadian Director of Business Development & Marketing and Canadian CAT Coordinator. He was also a member of MDD’s Global Catastrophe Team and the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He currently has a key role on MDD’s Global Energy team.

David Maritz

David joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Auckland, New Zealand office in 2013. He is a Partner at the firm.

David has over twenty years of economic damage quantification experience. He helped establish the first specialist forensic accounting/claim preparation consultancy in New Zealand and has held senior management positions at some of the region’s top forensic accounting firms.

David’s professional practice focuses on matters related to business interruption, lost profits, fidelity claims, fraud, and natural disasters. Additionally, he has a wealth of experience in the catastrophe services area. This includes assignments resulting from the Auckland power outage, Fiji floods, Canterbury earthquakes, Queensland Floods, Japanese tsunami and Thailand floods. 

David has managed losses in New Zealand, Australia and throughout Asia.

He has participated as an expert witness on quantum in arbitrations and has serviced as an expert advisor on quantum in numerous mediations.

David graduated from the University of Natal, South Africa with Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees. He also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) at Massey University, New Zealand.