Dan produces unique short form investigative news features for radio syndication in addition to content for television, print, video and Internet outlets.
Additionally, Dan is the Principal of “Fraud Solutions” an international, enterprise fraud risk management consulting firm where he assists businesses around the globe reduce and mitigate fraud and financial crime.
Dan Draz has 34 years of successful fraud management (investigation, detection, prevention, analytics) audit, regulatory, governance, risk and compliance (GRC), ethics and legal experience, exclusively in the private sector.
Often published in industry, trade, online and news publications, he also develops customized training content for companies and unique speaking engagements.
Fraud Solutions works with companies around the globe on their anti-fraud/risk mitigation efforts, employee training and investigation applications.
Before creating Fraud Solutions, Dan managed the Investigations Department for a transnational company, also serving as the global anti-fraud liaison to the company’s operations in 25 foreign countries on six continents
Additionally, Dan’s responsibilities included oversight for all internal employee investigations involving violations of ethics, code of business conduct, hotline and acceptable technology usage policies. Dan also oversaw complex investigations with federal law enforcement agencies involving rings, organized criminal activity and national security matters.
Prior to this role, Dan was a Fraud Investigator in the Special Investigations Unit for a large insurance company. In that capacity, he conducted sophisticated insurance investigations (Civil and Criminal) into questionable/fraudulent claims.
Dan also referred insurance fraud investigations to local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies nationwide for prosecution consideration and coordinated investigations with law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors. He routinely advised counsel, senior management and business units on fraud issues, problems and solutions.
Dan was also responsible for development and delivery of anti-fraud training programs and training on: red flags, fraud avoidance, investigation procedures and methods to minimize exposure to financial loss.
Previously, Dan owned and operated an investigations and fraud consulting agency in California, providing specialized fraud consulting, investigative and litigation consulting services to: businesses and corporations, insurance companies, self insured’s, financial services firms, large law firms, government agencies, telecom carriers and select individual client’s nationally.
Dan’s worked high profile cases for clients nationally. From 1994 – 1997, he was the only investigator in the country chosen by a joint defense group to represent thirty law firms and insurance carriers in a billion-dollar litigation matter. Dan is currently a licensed investigator in California.
Education and Certifications
Dan has an M.S. in Economic Crime Management and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He’s a Fellow of the Governance and Accountability Institute and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Radio, Print, Speaking
Dan’s been a featured radio guest and interviewed by numerous print media outlets for articles, books and public interest stories. Additionally, he’s a successful author, having been published over 125 times during his career.
Dan’s frequently quoted in industry, trade, online and news publications. Given his unique content and insights, Dan’s a regularly requested speaker and trainer at national events.
From 1990-2000, while working as a private investigator in San Diego, Dan was the investigative consultant to 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame inductees “Jeff and Jer.”
For ten years, Dan donated his time to assist with a variety of morning spots and the annual Father’s Day Reunion Show. During this time, he successfully reunited hundreds of listeners with their fathers and individual reunions were heard live on the radio.
Dan often mentors other investigators, information and fraud professionals around the world. Dan’s also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).