Kelly Paxton

Kelly is one of our Senior Fraud Examiners, who in addition to her investigation work with us is well known for her research on the subject of female embezzlers. Kelly has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience and has a particular interest in the phenomenon of “pink collar crime”.

Kelly started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. Kelly was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance and her work there focused on white-collar fraud, money laundering, and narcotics cases. Kelly also was responsible for her district’s undercover operations and the financial reporting of these operations. Kelly has testified at Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington and has been the affiant on numerous search and seizure warrants.

Prior to her law enforcement career, Kelly was a licensed stockbroker at Dean Witter and Piper Jaffray. She has also been a trader/contract negotiator at Morley Capital Management. Kelly started her finance career at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1985.

Kelly holds a Certified Fraud Examiner’s designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is very active speaker both as a member of Prosperident’s Speakers’ Bureau and on her own. Kelly’s wealth of experience with financial crime enables her to enthrall dental audiences with her unique perspective and insights.

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Tony Ulbrandt

Prior to joining Prosperident in 2016 as a Senior Fraud Examiner, Tony spent six years as a forensic accountant working with several major CPA and dental consulting firms. Tony’s experience and expertise include forensic investigation, valuation work, financial analysis, litigation support, and taxation.

His considerable talents were recognized when he was promoted to Supervising Examiner in 2018.  Tony is only the third examiner ever to hold that position at Prosperident.

As the Lead member of Prosperident’s Litigation Support Services Team, Tony investigates complex matters that are in both the litigation and pre-litigation stages. Tony is Prosperident’s acknowledged “data analysis wizard” who possesses phenomenal skill in analyzing complex spreadsheets and databases.

Tony is a Certified Fraud Examiner and he holds a Master’s degree in accounting.

David Harris

An accidental occurrence led to David’s founding of Prosperident in 1989.

Prior to founding the world’s oldest and largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists and dental specialists, David spent several years working for a federally-chartered bank where he managed commercial loan portfolios and conducted internal investigations.  Before that, David’s Army service included funding for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Under David’s leadership, Prosperident has expanded over the past three decades to become a team of more than 20 highly specialized forensic accountants, fraud investigators, IT specialists, and support staff.  Prosperident is consulted on hundreds of embezzlement matters annually. David’s vast investigative experience, coupled with his own youth-filled misadventures, has given him a unique insight into the mindset and actions of embezzlers. He is passionate about sharing this ever-growing wealth of knowledge with dentists and dental specialists.

David is an accomplished author and much sought after speaker on the topic of dental embezzlement.  His book, Dental Embezzlement: The Art of Theft and the Science of Control, is available on Amazon.

David believes that the best educational experiences are enhanced by humor. David’s entertaining and insightful presentation style has made him a favorite presenter at regional, national and international dental conferences.

David’s professional qualifications include Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Licensed Private Investigator and he is listed as an Expert Witness with Thompson Reuters.

To see David describe how he got involved in the investigation of embezzlement in dental practices, click here.