Chris A. Riper is a Senior Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. He is based in Portland.
Mr. Riper has provided financial analysis and forensic investigation services for more than 13 years in the context of complex business disputes and investigations.
As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Mr. Riper has been involved in numerous forensic accounting engagements and investigations. He has managed or participated in matters involving SEC and DOJ regulatory enforcement actions, stock option backdating, Ponzi schemes, travel and entertainment expenses and the misappropriation of assets.
Mr. Riper applies a combination of business and technical skills to solve a wide range of complex financial issues, which frequently involve data analytics and the analysis of big data sets. He has assisted legal counsel and corporate clients in the analysis of debt restructurings, financial restatements, class action damages, vendor audits, structured products and other retail securities.
Mr. Riper regularly supports expert witnesses in matters involving finance, accounting, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, employment discrimination and software implementations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Riper served in consulting roles in the Forensic Accounting, Complex Litigation and Financial Investigation practices at LECG and at Axiom EPM, a leading provider of enterprise performance management software.
Mr. Riper holds an M.B.A. and B.S. in computer science from Oregon State University.