investigations of pension fraud, money management abuse, wrongdoing, securities brokerages, pension investment consultants, unethical business practices, benchmark alert, institutional investors, plan sponsors
investigations of pension fraud, money management abuse, wrongdoing, securities brokerages, pension investment consultants, unethical business practices, benchmark alert, institutional investors, plan sponsors
 
investigations of pension fraud, money management abuse, wrongdoing, securities brokerages, pension investment consultants, unethical business practices, benchmark alert, institutional investors, plan sponsors
Advisory Board


Thomas L. Sheer
Thomas L. Sheer, a former Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is an internationally recognized expert in law enforcement, counter-terrorism, crisis management, competitive intelligence and internal regulatory compliance.

Mr. Sheer gained his expertise during 28 years of service in the FBI and the United States Marine Corps. He rose to the top position of the FBI's Inspection Division, overseeing the integrity and managerial effectiveness of the Bureau's operations in 59 field offices, 11 HQ divisions and 14 overseas operations. A significant portion of his FBI career was spent in the New York Office where he rose to the position of Assistant Director in Charge and where he was responsible for more than 1,200 agents and 5,000 support staff.

He oversaw many complex and highly publicized cases, and supervised the design and implementation of a strategic plan that resulted in the arrest and conviction of the leadership of New York's five organized crime families. Mr. Sheer was awarded the FBI Medal of Valor.

Upon retirement from the Bureau, Mr. Sheer worked in the private sector for W.R. Grace and Company and Mirage Casinos and Resorts amongst others. Mr. Sheer is principal of his own firm, Sheer and Associates Inc., based in Palm Beach, Florida.


Allen Engerman
Allen Engerman founded the National Center for Retirement Benefits, Inc. (NCRB) in 1993 and has been and is its Chief Executive Officer. He has dedicated himself to resolving pension problems and his company is the only one in the country that secures correct pension benefits in compliance with the law and pension plan documents.

Allen graduated from the University of Illinois in 1955 with a bachelors degree and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1958 He went on to have a distinguished career as a prosecutor handling major felony cases, including complex fraud and securities cases in Cook County, Illinois. Working in the private sector, Mr. Engerman has represented corporations and individuals, including attorneys and accountants for over half a century and is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Florida and has been involved in many major ERISA litigation cases exclusively in the federal courts throughout the United States.



Stephen J. Lansing

After working with the Northwestern Mutual as an agent immediately after college, Steve started a pension administration firm in 1981. During the following twenty two years he worked as a consultant for CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Kruse, O'Connor and Ling and Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company. In February 2003 Steve started Sentinel Fiduciary Services and subsequently sold his firm to The Bogdahn Group in January 2006. His employment with The Bogdahn Group ended on December 31, 2008; he is now self employed.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He's a Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), a designation conferred by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. Until October of 2008 he held the Certified Investment Management Consultant designation conferred by the Investment Management Consulting Association. He has completed the Callan College Center for Investment Training course and Stanford University Law School's Fiduciary College. He has also attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's Pension Funds and Money Management Program. He has completed the Center for Fiduciary Studies' Consultants Certification Course in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as an expert witness in Federal Court in matters regarding ERISA litigation.





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