Chris Riper

Managing Director

Mr. Riper helps clients resolve their high-stakes legal and regulatory issues. He leads complex data-driven investigations involving sales practice issues, financial reporting issues, and the misappropriation of assets. He also assists clients in complex litigation matters with data analytics, finance, accounting, and valuation support.

Chris Riper is a seasoned consulting leader who helps clients resolve their high-stakes legal and regulatory issues. He has more than 17 years of experience providing attorneys, individuals, and corporate clients with complex dispute consulting, forensic data analytics, and investigatory services.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Mr. Riper has been involved in numerous forensic accounting engagements and investigations. Mr. Riper has managed or participated in matters involving U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), US. Department of Justice (DOJ), and other regulatory enforcement actions involving sales practice issues, financial reporting issues, whistleblower complaints, stock option backdating, Ponzi schemes, travel and entertainment expenses, and the misappropriation of assets.

Mr. Riper applies a combination of business and technical skills to solve a wide range of complex financial issues, which frequently involve forensic data analytics and the analysis of big data sets to develop insights and key facts used by decision makers. He has assisted legal counsel and corporate clients in the analysis of class action damages, financial restatements, debt restructurings, billing disputes, vendor audits, structured products, and other retail securities.

Mr. Riper regularly supports expert witnesses in complex litigation matters in federal and state courts with issues involving finance, accounting, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, employment discrimination, executive compensation, and failed software implementations.

Before joining Secretariat, Mr. Riper served as a Managing Director for Bates Group, a financial services-focused litigation consulting firm. Prior to Bates Group, Mr. Riper served in progressive leadership roles in FTI Consulting’s Dispute Advisory Services practice group. Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Riper held consulting roles at Bates Private Capital/LECG, where he worked on complex litigation and investigative matters, and at Axiom EPM, where he assisted healthcare clients implement leading enterprise performance management software.

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