Staff + Associates

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Bruce Livesey is the firm’s managing director. He was a veteran award-winning investigative journalist specializing in corporate crime for more than 30 years. He worked for, or in collaboration with, the CBC, NPR, the New York Times, PBS Frontline, the Guardian, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Canadian Business, Toronto Star, and the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, among others. Livesey is author of a best-selling book on investment fraud, Thieves of Bay Street, and has conducted investigations of companies and executives in Canada and abroad for business intelligence, investment and law firms. He is also a licensed private investigator.

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Dave Oswald is a forensic accountant, CPA, CA and CFE. His global, multi-national experience spans over 20 years, having led investigations in high-level C-Suite executive cases. Oswald worked at one of the Big Four auditing firms for years in Canada and South Africa. Oswald has extensive experience in data preservation and review, computer forensics, data analytics and general fraud cases.

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Lloyd G. Larson is a former police detective who worked at a major Ontario police department for 30 years. He now works as a private investigator and specializes in offshore corporate frauds, theft and money laundering. Larson has Canadian Police College accreditation in forensic interviewing and interrogation techniques. He has excellent connections with law enforcement and government agencies across North America and the Caribbean.

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Stan Levitt is a forensic accountant, CPA, CA, CFE, M. Com (Forensics). He has over 20 years of professional experience focused on providing public accounting, financial and advisory services to client bases across multiple industries and jurisdictions including Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Levitt spent 10 years working for Big Four accounting firms where he had exposure to international fraud investigations, audits and risk consulting.

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Brian Block is an asset appraiser, CSA, with nearly two decades of experience. Prior to that he had a long career in business in retail in South Africa and Canada. He has served on the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Committee (TAFAC) and on the Personal Property Working Group which provides the Appraisal Foundation with advice on standards 7 & 8 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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Emma Jarratt is an experienced investigative journalist and researcher. Emma holds a Master of Journalism from Ryerson University and has worked for some of Canada's leading media outlets, including CTV's investigative news program, W5, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and VICE. Jarratt specializes in creating and navigating large datasets and conducting interviews. She has reported from eight countries and has lived abroad in Europe, the UK and Norway.

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Shannon Kari is an experienced investigative reporter who has worked for major media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, National Post and CBC. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Michener Award for public service journalism for uncovering secret and illegal background checks of potential jurors by police services. Kari has extensive experience on court and regulatory proceedings, as well as complex litigation and in using courts, database and other open source information to uncover data.