George Mentz JD, MBA, CWM®, QFP
A licensed attorney, Dr. Mentz holds a Juris Doctorate in civil law, a Graduate Diploma Cert. in international law, and an MBA in tax and financial services. He is the first person in the U.S. to earn quad recognition and professional designations as a licensed attorney, MBA, and holder of financial planner licenses and financial consulting qualifications. Prof. Mentz is licensed in state and federal courts—USA, LA, EDLA—and is a licensed notary public. Additionally, Mentz has passed exams and held licenses from FINRA/NASD, such as the Series 7, 63, and 65.
George Mentz was formerly in investment banking as a senior financial planner and wealth manager for an international Wall Street firm where he assisted in training over 5,000 employees and counseled the wealthiest clients. Dr. Mentz has taught over 170 graduate and undergraduate law and business courses and is the winner of several national faculty awards for excellence.
Prof. Mentz is the author of dozens of books and essays and has been featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Hindu National, El Norte Latin America, Forbes, Reuters, the Financial Times, The China Daily, and the Arab Times. Further, Mentz has authored and edited dozens of books and articles addressing law, tax, management, finance, investments, risk, estate planning, project management, and compliance, including Wealth Management – A Treatise and Guide for the Wealthy. Prof. Mentz’s wealth management treatise and other books have been used to train over 10,000 professionals globally in banking, wealth management, risk, and project management.
Prof. Mentz is the founder of the AAFM® American Academy of Financial Management Board of Standards and was instrumental in creating the first recognized ABA graduate law course curriculum in wealth management, investment management, and private banking.
Prof. Mentz serves on the advisory boards of the AAFM ® American Academy International Board of Standards USA, The AABFS Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences, The GBR Asia/China Financial Advisory Board, the India Institute for Financial Management, The Latin American Capitulo – Analistas/ Financiero, the ACCE African Economists Association, the International Assn. for Qualified Financial Planners, and has also served on the advisory boards of the Global Finance Forum in Switzerland and the World E-Commerce Forum in the UK, along with serving on the advisory boards of several charities, foundations, and schools.
Dr. Robert J. Munro
Dr. Robert J. Munro is the Co-Director of the Center and serves as the Co-Chairman of the Oceana Conferences on Money Laundering and Cybercrime. He is the co-author of the four-volume looseleaf set, Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and International Financial Crimes and the two-volume looseleaf set, Cybercrime & Security, published by Oceana Publications, Inc.
Dr. Munro serves as the Director of Research for North America, CIDOEC, Jesus College, Cambridge University, England and is a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Crime (London). Dr. Munro holds doctorates from the College of Law of the University of Iowa and the University of Florida and Masters' degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Iowa and is the author of seventeen published books. He has done further graduate work at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has addressed audiences at Cambridge University, the University of London, the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. State Department, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, Georgia, the University of Florida and over three thousand conference registrants.
Linda Sullivan, MBA, CPA, LL.M
Principal of Certified Public Accounting Firm, PCAOB-registered and authorized toperform audits of public companies. Linda also conducts private audits andaccounting and tax services; serves clients as a business, financial andinternational tax consultant; provides litigation support and forensic servicesin connection with complex commercial litigation matters and other business controversies;and offers financial planning services.
Board Member, USA Global Advisor(Accounting and International Tax), American Academy of Financial Management (“AAFM”) AAFM Board Certifications: Registered Financial Specialist; Master Financial Planner Professional; Certified Asset Protection Analyst; US Taxation; Certified Forensic Accountant andMember, Academy Certified Forensic Examiners International; Member, AICPA, Florida Institute Certified Public Accountants;Court Appointed Receiver for Palm Beach Brewery and Restaurant and other matters; Court Approved Troubleshooting CEO/Turnaround CEO for Aircraft Leasing and Aircraft Parts; Company with division in People’sRepublic of China, Court Appointed Examiner for School in Litigation; Court Approved CPA for Creditors’ Committee of Scotty’s Bankruptcy, Court Approved CPA and Consultant for various Bankruptcy Debtor Companies; Forensic CPA for various litigation matters including real estate controversies, insurance claims; corporate disputes, high-end divorce, mortgage fraud, sentence minimization and SEC matters, IRS Dispute Matters – tax positions, civil liabilities and criminal tax issues, Published in TAX Talk March/April 2010 – International – “The Impact of Exchange of Information Between Tax Authorities and Inconsistency in Defining Tax Evasion on Licensed Professionals”, Published NAB Talk, Vol. 15, No.3, Bankruptcy Global Magazine- “Restaurant Guide for Trustees”, Presenter to Academy of ForensicExaminer International and Association of Fraud Examiners on Money Launderingthrough Attorneys’ Trust Accounts and other presentations not limited to Global; Asset Recovery and Tax Shelter Violations and Use and Enforcement of MLAT’s, Guest Lecturer Thomas Jefferson School of Law – “Life Cycle of a Tax Fraud Case”, Former Adjunct Instructor ofAccounting and auditing and Tax at Lynn University and Racal Datacom Corporation.
Supreme Court-Appointed Public Member to Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee“A”- Eleventh Circuit