Harvey G. Busby, Jr., CPA, CVA or Harvey has been involved in public accounting since 1985. His public accounting experience includes auditing, business consulting, and forensic accounting. He is experienced in the preparation of economic damage models and the measurement of most forms of commercial losses and value determinations. Harvey has given seminars regarding the measurement of economic damages and spoken on these subjects for client audiences and various professional organizations. He has testified as an expert witness in federal, state, and federal bankruptcy courts regarding financial condition analyses, business income loss determinations, and business valuation matters. Mr. Busby gained international experience while working in the United Kingdom as a forensic accountant and consultant.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Society of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Health care Financial Management Association, Southern Loss Association and Atlanta Claims Association. Harvey earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University and was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
William H. Beecken, CPA, CFE Bill is a former ATF senior forensic auditor and FDIC supervisory investigator and has extensive experience in arson-for-profit, forensic accounting, and professional liability investigations. Bill has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts on financial motive analysis, financial damages, bank, bankruptcy, mail, and wire fraud, check kiting, money laundering, tax evasion, and racketeer influenced corrupt organizations. In addition, Bill has investigative experience in contract mischarging, Ponzi schemes, and securities kiting. Bill has also provided litigation support in protracted, 15- to-50-count, criminal trials. Bill has presented seminars on arson-for-profit and fraud to insurance professionals, investigators, attorneys, and accountants. In addition to a former local chapter president and national committee member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Bill is currently a member of the Fire Fraud Committee for the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Bill is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of the South (Sewanee) and recently received a Masters in Business Administration. While with ATF, management selected Bill as the Southeast Region Employee of the Year.
D. Richard Escher Richard is a former senior detective for Cherokee County, Georgia where he managed and directed a staff of over twenty investigators. Mr. Escher possesses extensive experience in interviewing, surveillance and investigation techniques. He has conducted numerous investigations involving employee dishonesty claims and fraud examinations.
Woody Griffin, Jr., CPA Woody acquired extensive audit experience while working for a Big-5 accounting firm. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the chief financial officer of a large telecommunications company. Woody is trained as a personal financial planner and tax consultant. He possesses strong investigative skills and experienced-based knowledge of fraud investigations and commercial loss evaluations.
Elena (Xin) Yan Elena earned her Master's degree in financial accounting and reporting from Georgia State University and graduated with honors. She has extensive manufacturing experience. Prior to joining H.G. Busby & Associates, she worked for Currey & Company as project manager of standard costing system and was actively involved in initiating, designing, establishing, and testing the system. Her experiences also include auditing, and cost accounting.
In addition, Elena holds a second Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. From December 2001 to May 2003 she served for Board of Regents, State of Georgia, as a course development consultant on a project sponsored by the Department of Defense.
Curriculum Vitae for other firm members available upon request.