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Joseph M. Palmar, CPA, CFE, CFF

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Chief Executive Officer
Palmar Forensics

DESIGNATIONS
Certified Public Accountant 1998
Certified Fraud Examiner 2009
Certified in Financial Forensics 2009

EDUCATION
Miami Dade Community College 1982 - 1984
Graduated with honors 
Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Degree – AA

Florida Atlantic University 1984-1986
Graduated with honors 
Vice President of Accounting Students Association
Degree – BAA 
Major- Accounting

Florida International University 1988-1990
Graduated with honors 
Vice President of Accounting Students Association
Degree – Master of Accounting 

American Institute of CPAs 
Completed over 1500 hours of courses presented by the AICPA in various areas

Florida Institute of CPAs 
Completed over 1500 hours of courses presented by the FICPA in various areas 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Completed 500 hours of courses presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Analysts

Continuing Professional Education
Over 2,000 hours of continuing professional education since certification.

Lecturer
Frequent speaker at Florida International University, University of Central Florida, and annual convention of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on various fraud and corruption topics.


EXPERIENCE
2001 - Present
Chief Executive Officer 
Palmar Forensics, Inc
2015 - Present
Partner
Data Queries, Inc.
2016 - Present
Special Consultant Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support BDO
2015 - 2016
Partner & Director of GSK’s Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support Division 
Goldstein Schechter Koch
1998 - 2001
Chief Financial Officer Diplomat Properties LP
1996 - 1998
 Chief Financial Officer Eagle Companies
1992 -1996
 Chief Financial Officer Island Developers Ltd
1986 -1992
  Audit Manager Ernst & Young

PERSONAL
• Resident of Miami-Dade County since 1964

HONORS, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

• Graduate of FBI Citizen’s Academy

• Special Commendation from FBI for special assistance provided in a $15M fraud case

• Finance Committee Chair- His House Children’s Home

• University Scholar FAU School of Business 1985

• Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

• Member of Florida Institute of AICPA

• Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

• Written numerous fraud articles dealing with vendor related fraud issues

• Developed VETTED ® and Data Queries software programs

• Inductee Miami Dade College Hall Of Fame- April 2020