Brian Christian

Brian began his career at MDD Forensic Accountants in the Chicago office in 2008 as an intern. The same year, he served on a catastrophe team during Hurricane Ike.

Brian has a reputation for taking on challenging assignments. He takes pride in setting the standard for exemplary customer service. This approach has allowed him to gain experience across many practice areas.

Clients frequently reach out to Brian for his expertise in the following industries: agriculture, construction, energy, financial services, food services, healthcare, IT, manufacturing, retail, and various other practice areas. Brian is also competent in builder’s risk claims, business interruption, catastrophe services, cyber risks, fidelity claims, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), product liability, product recall, stock and contents, and subrogation matters.

Brian also has experience preparing expert reports for litigation, mediation, and arbitration settings.

He frequently conducts and participates in seminars and workshops on various insurance and litigation topics.

He graduated from the College of Business at Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Brian also holds an Associate in Science Degree and Business Skills Certificate.


Amanda Schubert

Amanda joined MDD Forensic Accountants Miami / Fort Lauderdale office in 2012. She is a Manager at the firm.

Amanda has worked on assignments across most of our practice areas concentrating on business interruption, builders’ risk and soft costs claims, stock & contents, lost profits, extra expenses/increased costs, and fidelity claims. She is also actively involved in the catastrophe services area, quantifying economic damages resulting from natural disasters, including hurricanes Irma, Dorian, Harvey, Ida, Michael, Laura, and Florence, and the 2021 freeze in Texas.

Her industry experience includes construction, medical & dental practices, food services, multifamily residential, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality & tourism.

Amanda has assisted in providing litigation support to numerous clients. This includes analyzing transcripts, preparing inquiries of witnesses under oath, and preparing economic damages calculations and reports.

She also has experience as an appraiser and has presented seminars on business interruption and extra expenses.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.

Reinhard Krestel

Reinhard joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Chicago office in 2000. He is a Partner at the firm.

Reinhard’s practice concentrates on economic damage quantification and accounting investigations related to lost profits, business interruption, physical damages, construction defects & claims, products liability & recall, shareholder disputes and personal injury, wrongful death & wrongful termination matters. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the area of catastrophe services, earned while assessing the economic damages resulting from 9/11, the Gulf Coast hurricanes and the earthquakes and flooding in Japan and Thailand.

Reinhard has worked on assignments of all sizes around the world, in industries such as automotive, chemical production, steel manufacturing, healthcare, hotel, agribusiness, food processing, professional services and retail and wholesale.

He is regularly engaged to provide litigation support and expert witness testimony.

Reinhard has presented seminars on various forensic accounting topics, including business interruption

He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. 

Eric Ficken

Eric joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ St. Louis office in 1993. He is a Partner at the firm.

Eric is a highly trained forensic accounting professional and has years of experience in litigation support services performing business valuation and quantifying economic damages related to business disputes, personal injury & wrongful death and construction litigation.  He has provided expert witness testimony in state courts, mediations and arbitrations.

Eric has years of experience in the calculation of business interruption, lost profits, physical damages, fraud and investigations, extra expenses and stock & contents matters.

In addition, he has worked in the catastrophe services area, assisting in the measurement of damages that occurred as a result of 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina, Charley and Rita and various floods.

Eric has been engaged on assignments across a wide range of businesses and industries including base and precious metal mining, steel and aluminum manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail and wholesale, commercial rental properties, construction and cement manufacturing.

He has conducted seminars for industry professionals on basic accounting principles, business valuation and loss of income.

Eric received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis.

Kristine Elkind

Kristine joined MDD’s Orlando office in 2000. She is a Partner at the firm.

Kristine’s expertise includes the quantification of economic damages related to lost profits, business interruption, extra expenses, construction claims related to builders’ risk, defects, contractor disputes & project delays, stock & contents, products liability & recall, personal injury & wrongful deathfidelity claims and fraud.

Kristine routinely provides litigation support services to clients and has served as an expert witness in both state and Federal cases and provided testimony at deposition and trial. Kristine has also served as an appraiser in insurance claim disputes.

Much of Kristine’s work has been in the area of catastrophe services. She has handled hundreds of assignments resulting from tropical storms and hurricanes in the Caribbean and the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S., as well as claims involving tornadoes, floods and earthquakes.

Kristine has significant experience involving distributors, franchises, professional services, and retail & manufacturing operations. She also has experience in automotive, agriculture, aviation, banking, commercial and residential rental properties, construction, hospitality, healthcare, food services, tourism, transportation and a wide range of other industries.

She has presented seminars on business interruption, financial motive, stock & contents, lost profits, asset misappropriation, mortgage fraud and auto liability claims.

Kristine previously served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Jeff Williams

Jeff joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Orlando office in 1993. In 2005, he moved to the firm’s Miami / Fort Lauderdale office where he is now a Partner.

An expert in economic damage quantification analysis, Jeff’s professional practice focuses on lost profits, business disputes, builders’ risk & soft costs, business interruption, physical damages, stock & contents matters, personal injury & wrongful death

Jeff has worked on assignments across a wide range of industries.

He has provided expert witness testimony in both state and Federal courts on matters related to lost profits and contractual disputes.  Jeff has also served as an accounting expert in arbitration, mediation and appraisal.

Jeff has presented numerous seminars that have earned participants state approved continuing education credits.

He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Peter Karutz

Peter joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 1983. Ten years later, he became a Partner and currently works out of the St. Louis office. Peter is also the Team Leader of MDD’s Cyber Practice Group.

He has extensive experience quantifying economic damages for arbitrations and contractual disputes and has been qualified to serve as an expert witness in Federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. He has also assisted with depositions and discoveries in Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota and Missouri.

He specializes in matters related to lost profits, business interruption, physical damages, oil & gas, cyber risks, power generation, mining, stock & contents, catastrophe services and fraud.

Peter has worked on numerous projects both in the U.S. and abroad. His experience spans a wide range of industries including automotive, retail, grain processing and transportation, banking, ethanol, synthetic gas, biomass plants, fisheries, aerospace manufacturing, hotels and hospitality and entertainment

With a working knowledge of Spanish, he assisted in the measurement of damages that occurred as a result of the 2010 Chile earthquakes. Additionally, he assisted in the quantification, verification and analysis of damages that resulted from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the government closure of auto dealerships.

Peter has spoken to groups such as the American Bar Association, Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Xchanging on forensic accounting topics such as Cyber Fraud. 

He serves on the Board of Directors of a number of charities and not-for-profit organizations and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Knights of Peter Claver. Peter is also president of the St. Louis chapter of Legatus.

He is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Jack Flaherty

Jack joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 1990. He is currently a Partner at the firm’s Hartford office.

Jack has quantified economic damages for claims of all sizes – from those well in excess of $10 million to losses amounting to under $1 million. 

He specializes in a wide range of practice areas including lost profits, construction defects & claims, builders’ risk & soft costs, stock & contents, fraud, concealment & misrepresentation, products liability & recallpersonal injury & wrongful death and marital dissolution.

Jack has served as an expert witness and has provided litigation support services for matters related to business income, inventory value, personal earnings, disputed commissions and legal malpractice.

He has presented seminars on topics such as fraud, business income, extra expense and inventory losses.

Jack is a graduate of Babson College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.

David Elmore, Jr

David began his career in 1993 in the Charlotte office of MDD Forensic Accountants. In 1999, he opened the firm’s Washington, DC office where he is now Senior Partner, Director of Business Development US.

Dave has a wealth of experience quantifying economic damages. His areas of concentration include business interruption, extra expenses/increased costs, physical damages, fraud and investigations, product liability & recall, stock & contents and construction defects & claims.

He has experience across a broad range of industries such as automotive, manufacturing, chemical production, software development, food service, agriculture, healthcare, general contracting, construction, pulp and paper, textiles, hospitals, hotels, housing, government and steel.

Dave has been engaged on numerous litigation-related assignments, including class actions and an automotive dealership termination arbitration as set forth by U.S. Congress. He has analyzed transcripts; prepared inquiries of witnesses under oath and expert reports, and assisted with all aspects of discovery including the preparation of document responses and document requests. He is also available to provide expert witness testimony when needed.

Dave has spoken at various American Bar Association TIPS conferences and U.S. law events. He has also conducted seminars for legal and insurance professionals on business interruption and other forensic accounting topics.

Dave is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Dusty Bredeson

Dusty joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Atlanta office in 1985. In 1988, he relocated to Charlotte where he helped build the firm’s local office. In 2003 he became a partner at that location.

A forensic accountant for over 30 years, Dusty specializes in the quantification of economic damages in the following practice areas: lost profitsbusiness interruption, extra expenses, fidelity claims, physical damages, builder’s risk, stock & contents and liability claims

He is also experienced in providing catastrophe loss services following natural disasters.

Dusty has worked on engagements across a wide range of industries such as chemical manufacturing, hospitals, hotels, rental property, pharmaceuticals, textiles, furniture, retail and wholesale and professional services.

He has years of experience providing litigation support services and has rendered expert witness testimony at depositions and in court.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Kent Bogdan

Kent began his career at MDD Forensic Accountants in 1988, working under the tutelage of one of the firm’s founding partners. He became a partner at MDD’s Dallas office in 2002.

A CPA in the state of Texas and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Kent’s practice areas include business interruption, extra expenses, inventory and physical damage claims, product liability and lost profits. He also takes an active role in arbitrations, appraisals and mediation cases.

In the past, Kent was involved in the preparation of claims of war damage by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company against the Government of Iraq in accordance with a resolution by the United Nations.

Kent has calculated economic damages for a wide variety of industries including energy (refineries, pipelines and power plants), petrochemical, manufacturing, textile, entertainment, retail and wholesale, restaurants, gaming and resorts.

He has been named an expert in both state and federal courts and has testified on numerous litigation matters.

Kent has presented seminars on topics that include builders’ risk, business interruption losses, insurable values and the accountant’s role in an insurance claim.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.