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Dan Whelan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He spent 25 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) leading and taking part in a multitude of investigations to include mortgage fraud, investment fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, theft of proprietary information and organized crime matters. His final three years were spent as the Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Orange County, California office directing complex securities and corporate fraud investigations.

Mr. Whelan was member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division enhanced SWAT team which provided security to government dignitaries and strategic government assets. He has extensive experience in evaluating the current level of risk and conducting security assessments.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Whelan has testified numerous times before grand juries, judges and trial juries. Prior to entering the FBI, he practiced public accounting in which he provided audit and other financial services to a diverse group of clients.

In June of 2016, Mr. Whelan received the Journal of Accountancy’s Lawler Award for co-authoring the JofA’s best article in 2015 as voted on by the magazine’s editorial advisors. The article, “Forensic Interviews: Plan to Succeed” can be seen in its entirety at the following link:

Mr. Whelan is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

California Private Investigator License: #27919

California Private Patrol Operator License: #17626