Jim Wanserski (principal of consulting firm Wanserski & Associates) is currently serving as President of Financial Executives International Association (“FEI-Atlanta”)—Atlanta Chapter. FEI-Atlanta is a 250-member affiliate of FEI-National, the “association of choice for Controllers, Treasurers, VPs-Finance & Accounting, and Chief Financial Officers” in the metropolitan area. Wanserski is a veteran of the telecom and high-tech industries, and has served in all the finance and accounting “chairs” during his public and private company tenure. However, he’s also worked in consulting for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, and at a Chicago-based turnaround firm – Morris Anderson & Associates, as well as formed his own firm in 2002. Most recently, he has fulfilled specialty consulting and management trustee roles as nominated by the United States Department of Justice and appointed to two CEO roles as Management Trustee by two Washington DC-based Federal judges in Verizon’s acquisition of Alltel and AT&T’s acquisition of Centennial Wireless.
Today, Wanserski consults via a variety of projects and roles in several industries, and to the C-Suite. He has also published articles, and presented some 60 times to universities, accounting, regulatory and ethics organizations on several topics—primarily fraud prevention and detection…having uncovered fraud some dozen times and executed multiple testifying stints during his business career thus far.
Mike McCarthy is the Vice President of FEI – Atlanta, and is also the CFO with World 50, Inc.
Graham Stieglitz/Burr & Forman
Graham Stieglitz is a Partner with Burr & Forman. Graham’s practice in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy group focuses on commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He has experience in commercial reorganizations and workouts, as well as transactional and litigation experience involving commercial transactions, receiverships, real estate and other business-related matters. He has represented debtors, trustees, unsecured and secured creditors in Chapter 11 cases. Graham has also represented financial institutions, commercial lenders, commercial lessors and lessees in bankruptcy cases and structured loan workouts.
Graham is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the National Funding Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.
In 2011 and 2012, Graham was named as a leading practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring by the highly regarded Chambers USA, a legal directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Since 2007, Graham has been named in the Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition in Atlanta magazine. The lawyers chosen as Rising Stars represent approximately 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state as voted by their peers based on their personal observations. Additionally, Graham was selected as one ofGeorgia Trend’s “2010 Legal Elite.”
Graham graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1991. Graham received his B.A. in Economics from Washington University at St. Louis in 1995, his J.D. from Georgia State University School of Law in 1999, and his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University in 2000.