Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on identity theft, forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 35 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book and film, Catch Me If You Can.
Larry Benson currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. In this role, Mr. Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings. As principal author of the “Fraud of the Day” website, Mr. Benson provides commentary on news about fraud against government.
Andy Bucholz is the Vice President of Market Planning for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, where he is responsible for the strategy and product development of identity-based solutions within the LexisNexis Government division. In this capacity, he helps federal, state, and local governments stop fraud and recover revenue by leveraging the availability of public records data. Mr. Bucholz is a recognized expert and frequent speaker in the field of data aggregation technology as it is used to uncover fraud — an area in which he holds several patents. Prior to joining LexisNexis, he founded G2Tactics, Inc., a startup that built the first portable mobile license plate reader.
Monty Faidley is the Director of Health and Human Services Strategy and Special Investigative Unit (SIU) where he is responsible for developing and implementing solutions centered around identity intelligence. As the Director of the SIU, Mr. Faidley is also responsible for leading an expert team of analysts focused on the federal, state and local government markets in healthcare, public safety, social services, tax and revenue, and education . The SIU team collaborates with customers to provide real-time investigative insight into agency solutions aimed at curtailing public assistance program fraud, improving tax compliance, keeping communities and law enforcement officers safe, and identifying terrorist and cyber security threats. Recently, Mr. Faidley led a partnership with multiple states for the implementation of the first-ever contributory solution to address social services dual participation in multiple state benefit programs.
Dale A. Ferranto is a Law Enforcement Business Development Specialist with LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Ferranto recently retired as an Assistant Chief from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) after serving as a peace officer for 35 years. He is also a retired Navy Reserve Captain with command experience in Inshore/Undersea Warfare, Air/Naval Gunfire (USMC), and Merchant Marine operations. Ferranto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the California Maritime Academy, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. He is a recipient of the California Attorney General’s Medal of Valor and the Medal of Distinguished Service for his work during Hurricane Katrina, as well as the Meritorious Service Medal from the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy.
Steve Lappenbusch, Ph.D. is the Tax and Revenue Strategic Market Planner for the Government division within LexisNexis® Risk Solutions where he currently focuses on digging up the underground economy to help the government close the tax gap. It is in this capacity that he oversees product development and strategy for tax and revenue agencies. Previously, Dr. Lappenbusch advised Congressional committees on identity fraud and created solutions which have stopped fraud in tax returns, Medicaid, food stamps, and worker’s compensation.
Kimberly Little is the Director of Identity Management Strategy for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. She is responsible for identifying and guiding the strategic solutions response to the constantly evolving market needs for identity proofing and multiple factors authentication in commercial and government organizations. Ms. Little is active in a number of broader industry initiatives ranging from serving on the Management Council of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) to the Open Identity Exchange and the UT-Center for Identity.
Scott is the Director of Market Planning for Federal Markets at LexisNexis Special Services Incorporated and is responsible for developing identity based solutions for governments in their fraud prevention and collections processes. Scott has invented several identity based products using LexisNexis’s vast public record database and holds patents in these products designed to assist governments in preventing fraud, reducing improper payments and collecting delinquent receivables.
Haywood “Woody” Talcove is Chief Executive Officer, Government and LexisNexis® Special Services Inc., for the risk solutions business of LexisNexis®. In this role, he is responsible for all sales, market planning and product management for government for LexisNexis. He is a recognized expert in the Government IT space and is a sought-after source for trend analysis by media and industry event organizers. Mr. Talcove serves on the Board of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.