Managing Director and Atlanta Office Director
1355 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 1470
For a detailed curriculum vitae, please contact Dean Driskell.
Dean Driskell is a managing director, and office director of the Atlanta office.
With more than 25 years of experience in financial analysis, accounting, reporting, and financial management, Dean specializes in performing financial consulting services for clients involved in various types of accounting, economic, and commercial disputes as well as fraud and forensic accounting matters. Serving clients and their counsel in both private and public sectors, Dean has provided technical analyses, accounting/restatement assistance, and litigation support across a variety of industries, including banking, oil and gas, health care, real estate, utilities, pulp and paper, construction, insurance, farming, chemicals, entertainment, consumer products, manufacturing, and various service entities.
Dean is responsible for engagement management and the preparation of financial models, economic projections, financial statements, and sensitivity analyses used in the determination of financial damages or dispute resolution. Such matters may include breach of contract, reporting/restatement, fraud investigation, white-collar crimes, construction claims, lost profits, forensic accounting, mergers/ acquisitions, and arbitrated disputes. He has been employed by financial service firms for the past 19 years, devoting himself exclusively to forensic consulting.
Dean has significant experience as an expert witness. During his career, he has provided expert testimony in the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, and various State Superior Courts.
Prior to joining Willamette, Dean performed expert witness, accounting, litigation support, and forensic engagements for FTI Consulting, KPMG, Andersen, and Ernst & Young. Dean was previously employed as an analyst for the Yarmouth Group, Inc., where he managed the financial analysis and accounting functions for $140 million in assets. In addition, he monitored and analyzed the financial performance for $5 billion in assets under management. Earlier, Dean was a special project accountant with Compass Retail Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Equitable Real Estate Investment Management. While at Compass, he was primarily responsible for SEC, tax, and investor reporting for various private and publicly held portfolios.
Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University
Bachelor of Science, finance, Auburn University
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") - Georgia
Certified Fraud Examiner ("CFE") - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Certified in Financial Forensics ("CFF") - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member - Georgia Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
Member - American Society of Appraisers
Member - American Bar Association
Dean is an adjunct professor of accounting at Georgia State University where he primarily teaches principles of accounting, forensic accounting, and graduate level financial analysis classes. He also serves on the board of directors for the Synchronicity Theater Group as finance chairman and the board of directors for Safe Kids Georgia as financial chairman and vice chairman.