Jaco Sadie is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based San Francisco. He is a senior business advisor with extensive experience providing financial crime compliance program evaluations and investigations, forensic accounting and litigation services.
Mr. Sadie provides financial crime related compliance and investigative services to national and global financial institutions including traditional banks, money services businesses and fintech/cryptocurrency companies. He specializes in anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) compliance reviews, investigations, sanctions related projects and fraud investigations. He has led numerous engagements that involve “look-back” transaction reviews to identify suspicious activity, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs reviews, compliance testing of BSA/AML programs, and AML training.
Mr. Sadie has served as a monitor or independent consultant for financial institutions relating to consent orders issued by regulatory bodies and as a result have had significant interaction with federal and state regulatory bodies. He has led investigations in fraud allegations at financial institutions and other industries, directing the efforts of data collection, interviews, analysis of data and documents and the presentation of results. He has spoken at venues about anti-money laundering best practices and has been designated as a testifying expert in matters that involve anti-money laundering, sanctions and fraud issues. Mr. Sadie has lived and practiced in the United States, Luxembourg and South Africa.
Throughout Mr. Sadie's career he has performed and led forensic accounting investigations, accounting malpractice matters, and breach of contract damages analysis across a wide range of industries. Mr. Sadie has also significant experience preparing complex property damage, business interruption, and cyber insurance claims for his clients.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting Mr. Sadie was a Principal at LECG and was a Senior Manager at Deloitte. Mr. Sadie earned a B.A. in accounting (honors) at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is Certified in Fraud and Forensics, and is a Certified Public Accountant (California), a Chartered Accountant (South Africa), and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University where he taught on Allegations of Audit Failures.
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Commercial Damages Analysis
Forensic Accounting & Investigations