Barry has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades, holding the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president and executive vice president. He is the only fraud educator in our industry who has worked in senior management positions, which affords him unique insight into financial institutions.
During his career, Barry has handled over 900 security cases. He has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state and local levels, and has testified before grand juries, county courts, bankruptcy courts, family courts and the New York State Supreme Court.
Barry is also an internationally-recognized speaker who has appeared at many financial industry conferences. He has made presentations on communications, leadership, compliance and financial institution security - including presentations in Brussels to European bankers on internal fraud, at the United Nations on identity theft and to Japanese bankers on bank security.
Jim is president of The Rechel Group, Inc., a risk-consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. He is on the board of The Institute for Criminal Justice Education in Montgomery, Alabama, a member of numerous national organizations, and is a Certified Financial Security Officer (CFSO). He is a past local board member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Association and the American Society of Industrial Security.
Prior to working for The Rechel Group, Inc, Jim was vice president for Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, where he held positions in various departments, including retail and lending as well as security director.
Jim received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. He graduated from the FBI Academy in 1985 and was a special agent with the FBI in Selma, Alabama for three years. Over the last 15 years, he has conducted workshops and seminars for more than 1,000 professional organizations, and over 85,000 individuals.