John has over 40 years in a professional career and has challenged himself with diversity of business. He lists entrepreneur, businessman, educator, leader, advisor, mentor, author and international speaker as some of his credits. John spent 16 years as a professor of business administration teaching at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Oregon among others as well as lecturing around the world. Being a published author, Fundamentals of Marketing and Biz! An Entrepreneurial Simulation, and having several articles published in international journals are two of his proudest accomplishments. John has been the founder, president and C.E.O. of Accounts Payable Chexs since its inception in May 1997. Dynamic and ambitious, John looks to the future and the new experiences it presents. He is at present serving on the Western Canadian Board of the International Accounts Payable Professionals and was part of the start-up group. He also attends IFO meetings in North Dallas.
Raymond brings over 18 years of diverse financial, auditing, accounting, and risk management experience to AP Chexs. Raymond is a Certified General Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. He is also a fellow professional accountant with the ACCA UK, and earned his BSc. Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Raymond has held various finance and audit positions in global companies such as IBM (Canada and Jamaica), and more recently, auditor and risk manager roles at Computershare Trust Company of Canada.
Raymond is committed to assisting AP Chexs’ clients achieve business success through the identification and recovery of lost profits due to financial leakage. He is also committed to delivering professional recommendations that help to meet each client’s unique business objectives and risk appetite.
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MICHAEL SILVA, B.S.
Diligent, tenacious, and humble individual with over 10 years’ business experience with the majority in the recovery audit industry. Michael joined AP Chexs International Inc. in 2012 and currently serves as Director Vendor Credit Operations. Michael began his career in senior positions in operations, and account management. His commitment to efficiency, quality, and revenue generation has continued to bring value to both our domestic and international clients. He is responsible for the recruitment and development of staff as well as maximizing our client’s experience to ensure that our Vendor Credit service is continuously bringing value to our clients. Michael is considered an expert in the field of statement audit recovery. Michael is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of DeVry University and holds a B.S. in Accounting.
LAWRENCE M. MILTON, CPA, CGMA
Larry has provided expert financial and accounting advisory services to global clients relative to a vast assortment of accounting and financial engagements, including business controversy and conflict, executing deals, maintaining regulatory compliance, and organizational structure and design, for more than 40 years. He has a solid track record of helping clients and counsel with challenging financial and economic issues in complex litigation, cost recovery and other business dispute cases. With decades of recovery and dispute consulting experience and through hundreds of diverse cases, he has provided financial insight and clarity to counsel during the various stages of business disputes, from case theory development and discovery to expert witness testimony.
Larry has been instrumental in developing and defining the role of experts in forensic consulting. He has authored and presented several publications relative to the role of the accountant in forensic engagements. In addition to his membership and participation in several professional accounting organizations, he is an Associate member in the American Bar Association. Within the ABA, he helped create and develop the Women and Minority Involvement Committee, serving as co-chair during its’ inaugural beginning. Larry holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and International Business from The University of St. Thomas in Houston.
P. JAMES HIRCHAK, CPA, MBA
P. James Hirchak, Jr., CPA MBA, is a sole practitioner consultant based in Houston, Texas and is establishing his practice by focusing on the Texas financial services sector. Mr. Hirchak earned his BS in Accounting and MBA at Utah State University and earned his CPA in New York while at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Before moving to Texas, Mr. Hirchak was a consultant based in New York City and served the investment management industry by providing risk assessment over accounting financial controls, compliance, operations, and trades processing, including all portfolio and management company accounting. Mr. Hirchak’s last senior executive position was Director/Partner over operational risk management and Chief Financial Officer at a US$1.8 billion New York City based fund of hedge funds. His responsibilities included investment committee “buy/sell” decisions, operational due diligence of new and existing hedge fund managers and building a managed account program for client customized portfolios of hedge funds including structured equity products for fund leverage.
Jeff’s focus is on client satisfaction and service with his motto being “under promise and over deliver”. Jeff is involved in all aspects of the cost segregation process to include performing site surveys and analysis, analyzing construction drawings, asset componentization, AIA document review, as well as managing the sales and marketing side of the business. He manages all vendor relationships with a primary focus on partnering with the CPA and Tax Attorney community.
Jeff attended the University of Tennessee’s School of Architecture in Knoxville. His early years focused on design/build in emerging marketers for energy-efficient design, and drafting and design/build of commercial property with a focus on passive solar design. He then moved into administration where he managed multiple design teams coordinating front office with back office work flow. He has 14 years architectural/engineering based cost segregation experience. Jeff presents cost segregation to CPA organizations for Continuing Professional Education credits many times throughout the year. Jeff is a native Tennessean and now makes his home in Texas.
DAVID WATSON, MBA
David has over 25 years of accounting, financial, and management experience in the MUSH industries (Municipal, University, State, and Hospital). His executive management experience brings a broad depth of experience in all facets of fiscal and accounting administration as well as regulatory and government contract compliance and expense control and facilities management. David first joined the workforce as a commissioned supply officer of the US Navy and subsequently worked in Defense Contracting and University research, health sciences, pharmacy, and clinic administration. He has substantial volunteer experience working with Boy Scouts and the Red Cross where he provides logistics, facility management, and tax preparation services. He currently owns and manages residential and commercial property for lease.
He joined AP Chexs in 2016 with plans to re-apply his accounting skills towards cost recovery and more specifically, database query and report writing skills which he often utilized throughout his career. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Masters in Business Administration degree with concentration in Finance and Technical Communications, both earned from Texas Tech University.
AP Chexs was started in 1997 by John Chyzyk in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. AP Chexs conducts business with clients and accounts ranging above $30 million in annual revenue.