Barry Thompson, CRCM, Thompson Consulting Group, LLC
Barry Thompson is an international speaker, trainer, consultant, and writer. He is a security and compliance “guru” for a leading national training organization and regularly presents security conferences for trade groups – he has trained over 51,000 financial professionals. Barry is recognized worldwide, presenting in Brussels, Belgium to European bankers on internal fraud; at the United Nations on identity theft; and to Japanese bankers on bank security. Barry has worked in the financial services industry for over four decades, and has held the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He has handled over 900 security cases and has been involved with investigations and prosecutions at the federal, state, and local levels. Barry is the author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer and has been interviewed by Newsweek, Computer World, USA Today, and other national publications.
Arvin Clar, CFE, Thompson Consulting Group, LLC
Arvin Clar is a nationally known speaker with 35 years’ experience in risk assessment and security in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Thompson Consulting Group, Arvin was a detective in the Financial Crimes Unit for the Cleveland Police Department for over 29 years. While there, he investigated thousands of financial crimes and presented them for state and federal prosecution. He also served as an Assistant Vice President for Charter One Bank as their Bank Protection Coordinator for over 17 years, overseeing the safety and investigation of fraud issues of 750 banking branches throughout five states. Arvin serves as Adjunct Faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, in the College of Criminal Justice, where he has taught for over 35 years, lecturing on criminal justice, criminology, and criminal investigation.