Tom Wendel has over 15 years of investigative experience at IGI in addition to extensive financial and forensic accounting experience gained from his time as a partner at a major accounting firm and as a financial manager.
Wendel has spent most of his time with IGI on a variety of investigative matters, most involving:
- AML investigations and projects for major financial institutions.
- Internal investigations of possible fraud by corporate executives, employees and outside agents.
- Investigations of financial operations in certain “tax haven” jurisdictions.
- Forensic accounting and/or SEC filing analyses in connection with hostile takeovers, litigation support, short selling and internal fraud investigations.
Before joining IGI, he was Vice President of Finance for Scripps League Newspapers, where he migrated the accounting systems to a client-server platform and negotiated reductions in core publishing costs. When Scripps contemplated an acquisition, Wendel developed a purchase prospectus for sale of company and served as the principal liaison with investment bankers and attorneys for the successful sale of Scripps to Pulitzer Publishing.
During his time at Arthur Andersen and Co. in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Wendel was responsible for Andersen’s work on various financial matters including: financial reporting under generally accepted accounting principles and SEC regulations; internal controls and related auditing considerations; purchase investigations of potential acquisition targets; public security offerings; financial projections; and fraud investigations, including testifying in a federal criminal proceeding.
Wendel is a graduate of Saint Ambrose College.