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Dan Friend

Dan Friend

Consultant - Senior Business Examiner

Mahan Consulting Group

Madison, AL

Consultant at Mahan Consulting Group (SDVOSB)

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Mahan Consulting Group

Consultant - Senior Business Examiner

Conduct site audits and business examinations of Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) cases for verification of compliance with 38 CFR § 74 and 13 CFR § 125.
Draft high quality site visit reports summarizing SDVOSB or VOSB compliance or non-compliance with Ownership and/or Control sections of governing regulation(s) with quick turnaround in order for CVE to make the necessary decision of “verification” status.
Responsible for examining program applicant’s corporate documents, including: Articles of Incorporation, Organization, and Formation, By-Laws, Meeting Minutes, Stock Ledgers and Certificates, Corporate Tax Returns (all relevant Schedules and supporting documentation), Personal Tax Returns, Payroll Records, Subcontractor Costs/Accounts Payable, Lease Agreements, Contracts, and Resumes.
Coordinate site visit schedules with program applicants to set up appointment for site visit to be conducted in order for SDVOSB or VOSB to receive possible verification or re-verification.
Acquisition, Logistics, Risk Management, and Compliance – Department of Veterans Affairs
(SDVOSBs) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) cases for verification of compliance with 13 CFR § 125 Analyze Project Cost Schedules, Invoices, Payroll Records, Company Financial Statements, and Federal Government Contract Awards (IDIQ, MATOC, Set-Aside, and Task Orders) to identify percentage of cost of labor.
Draft high quality site visit reports detailing SDVOSB or VOSB compliance or non-compliance with Cost of Labor Requirements per governing regulation(s) with quick turnaround in order for VA Acquisition, Logistics, Risk Management, and Compliance Team to make evaluation of Limitations of Subcontractor Review.
Coordinate with Contracting Officer(s) and Company Representatives to schedule Subcontractor Review brief and examination.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc.

FNMA Financial Analyst

Inputted borrower reported financial statement data related to multi-family rental properties into an Asset Management Reporting System; where the financial data is submitted to Fannie Mae and upper Greystone Servicing Management.
Reviewed and analyzed borrower financials to identify variances in financial reporting periods accordingly to Fannie Mae and Greystone Servicing determined thresholds and follow up with borrowers for explanation and/or resolution.
Received and processed incoming borrower communication and tracking submitted financials based on time period (Annuals, Quarterlies, or Monthly), while maintaining proper data management procedures.
Managed the GSC Financial Statements Mailbox Schedule, the schedule lays out which analyst’s responsibility it was to process/follow up on incoming borrower communication.

Career

Urban Trust Bank/ RLJ Financial LLC

Fraud Specialist/Manager

Developed and implemented effective compliance and risk management strategies.
Collaborated with upper management to institutionalized a program compliance plan that included effective self-monitoring controls, assessments, reporting and tracking of issues.
Drafted and implemented policies and procedures for the Fraud Department to institute proper controls and measures for all prepaid card programs.
Oversaw the anti-fraud processes for six prepaid card programs and their respective processors.
Served as the National Products Team liaison with Bank Operations to handle Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering requirements along with filing Suspicious Activity Reports.
Analyzed the risk due to fraud loss and its impact on program performance and overall financial success for the bank on the program and product level.
Reduced the charge back loss percentage from 75% to 45% with progress to reach 20% within six month time period.
Established fraud standards from industry best practices and regulation guidelines for program managers, issuing banks, and third party vendors to follow

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 04

Network Solutions LLC

Fraud Analyst II

Investigated credit card and PayPal transactions using an algorithm-based tool that came through company’s e-commerce website to prevent credit card and PayPal fraud.
Uncovered over 10,000 transactions for $1.3 million related to credit card fraud.
Examined and analyzed credit card and PayPal fraud trends and implemented measures to prevent future fraudulent transactions.
Managed the Risk Management, which handled customer inquiries and verified customer information before processing new order due to previous order cancelled because suspicious information.
Administered the rules and reports for the fraud management tool along with updating the rules and creating new rules to tag suspicious transactions.
Provided end-of-month reports to management on daily investigations, fraud trends, and charge back analysis

Career

USAC

Assistant Program Manager of External Relations

Served as a member on the External Relations Division’s Administrative Team, which managed the master outreach calendar, division’s strategy, site visit schedules, budget, and fostered efficiency by establishing uniform division-wide practices and procedures.
Drafted Quarterly Reports that outline the progress and status of division for the Board of Directors.
Analyzed data collected from the site visits of 2,000+ Universal Service Fund recipients to ensure compliance with USAC rules and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.
Researched applicants and service providers to determine if immediate action was necessary to cease disbursement of funds while reporting over $3 million in misappropriated funds to be collected related to contract fraud.
Reviewed vendor/contractor applications for funding for compliance with established regulatory policies and requirements.
Reviewed audit reports on site visits conducted by firms to identify non-compliance and internal control deficiencies.
Served as one of seven selected to be “the face of USAC” for a November 2007 Initiative in which qualified employees, after extensive training, enter the field to conduct site visits and provide outreach to recipients.
Conducted over 60 site visits to gather data for USAC to evaluate internally and determine ways to improve current methods.

Career medium 01
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Career medium 05

Seneca One Finance Company

Research Analyst

Researched lottery winners and structured settlement candidates' SSNs, DOBs, addresses, and phone numbers using various resources for the purpose of selling annuities
Performed UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) and Judgment/Lien searches per the request of the Sales Department and the Legal Department to verify whether outstanding judgment or liens were present for those under consideration
Pulled credit reports on lottery winners to evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether purchasing annuities would be valuable investments.
Conducted analysis of database contents to confirm information accuracy against third-party research

Career

The University of Alabama

Bachelor's of Science, Commerce & Business Administration; Finance (Financial Management)