Jeffery’s impressive forensic accounting career spans over 30 years. Prior to joining CTA-US, Jeff served as Cunningham Lindsey’s (CL) Head of FAS Global – Americas, prior to Sedgwick’s acquisition of CL. Prior to CL and Sedgwick, Jeff founded Cornwell Downey Associates LLP, a CPA firm that served the insurance claims industry for nearly 20 years. Earlier in his career, he worked for Kinsel Accountancy Corporation and Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs. Over the years, his focus has been on the analysis of business interruption, inventory loss, fixed asset damages, course of construction claims, and employee fraud insurance claims. He has extensive experience analyzing complex, multi-million dollar, international claims throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
He has testified as an expert witness before state and federal courts in the United States, and before the Department of Hacienda in Mexico, D. F. Jeff’s vast experience extends across a variety of industries including Construction, Energy, Garment, Hospitality, Import/Export, Manufacturing, Maquiladora Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail, Textiles, Utilities and Warehousing. He has significant experience analyzing the Thermoelectric and Hydro-electric Generation industries and is recognized for his work with Energy Generation claims in the Panamanian energy market.
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Professional Accountancy from California State University, and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has taught courses on insurance issues including loss of income and loss of stock. Jeff is also fluent in Spanish.