Alexis C. Bellhelps companies better understand and manage their risk from fraud. She is driven by the fact that every asset lost due to fraud is one less resource that could be used to achieve objectives. The ultimate goal is to protect organizations from fraud and assure funds can remain within (prevention) or return to (response) the organization for the original intended purpose of accomplishing the mission.
Bell is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics, completed the ASCENT fellowship at Dartmouth University, and obtained her MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management at Utica College. She has broken new ground with academic research in furtherance of the antifraud field. In addition, Bell serves as an adjunct professor in the Financial Crime & Compliance Management (FCM) graduate program in the College of Business & Justice Studies at Utica College.
Bell successfully led the design and implementation of the initial Global Antifraud Program for a European public conglomerate with 165,000 employees. She then pioneered the first comprehensive Microfinance fraud risk management program covering 22 post/active conflict developing countries in the Greater Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America, and Africa. Both initiatives encompassed corporate governance, antifraud training, fraud risk assessments, data analysis, investigations, and communication strategies.
Bell is the elected Global Chair Emeritus to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and appointed board member for the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network Advisory Board. In addition to providing consulting services, she is a champion within antifraud communities speaking at conferences & delivering specialized training.