In this session, co-founders Chris McCall and Tod McDonald will introduce and demonstrate Valid8 Investigations.
The audience will learn how to mitigate manual pain points and solve for the quality, speed, and cost of preparing evidentiary financial data for an investigation through an innovative application of machine learning. Chris and Tod will use examples from real-world case studies of Valid8 to illustrate how professionals can handle greater complexity and scale beyond manual transcription restrictions.
As CEO and co-founder, Chris leads VALID8’s vision, strategy, and execution. Before co-founding VALID8, Chris led marketing as Chief Marketing Officer for NexGen Storage, where he built a world-class marketing team around strategic market analysis and product management.
Chris started his career as an electrical engineer designing systems for Boeing 747’s. Identifying the need to modernize the engineering design data infrastructure, he revamped how system design software could leverage large datasets more effectively. Passionate about extracting value from big data systems, Chris took on several product roles with startups acquired by F500 companies HP and SanDisk
As a lead financial investigator for a $140 million Ponzi scheme, Tod has spent decades working to clean up and turn around complex accounting and economic situations. The original idea behind VALID8 is based on his personal experience and pain associated with unwinding these complex projects.
Tod has 22 years of finance and accounting experience focused on bankruptcy, restructuring, and forensic accounting. He has deep accounting system experience and perspective from numerous clients’ implementations from small to enterprise in various industries. Professional certifications include CPA. Roles include CFO for Koru, Tully's Coffee, Auditor for Ernst & Young, Finance at Microsoft, Concur