The Northeast Chapter meets 3 times a year to discuss topics on Interview and Interrogation.
- Steve Palumbo, CFI (Chairman) – Tiffanys
- Matt Christman, CFI
- Elisha Toye, CFI – Kohls
- Lisa Caccomo, CFI – Polo Ralph Lauren
- Nate Prusi, CFI – Starbucks
- TJ Flynn, CFI – JC Penney
- Abe Gonzalez, CFI – Bloomingdale’s
- Tom Meehan, CFI – CONTROLTEK
The Northeast Chapter will hold its next meeting on April 9th from 1-4pm. Speakers include Dave Thompson, CFI, Mike Tazedait, CFI & Dusko Petkovich. We will also have a brief presentation by our host Jeff Teator, CFI. PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT.
Urban Outfitters HQ
5000 Broad Street
Building 543 / Acid Bath Conference Room
Speakers for this meeting will be:
Dave Thompson, CFI, VP of Operations Wicklander & Zulawski – ORC Interviewing
Mike Tazedait, CFI, T-Mobile – Beyond The Interview
Dusko Petkovich, Axiom Partners – Active Shooter Prep & Response
- January 29, 2019 from 10AM to 1 PM at Tiffany & Co. (New York, NY)
Speakers included Dave Thompson, CFI, VP of Operations Wicklander-Zulawski who presented Lessons From False Confessions and Mary Doyle, CFI, VP Axiom Partners who presented on Social Media Investigations and Analyses
- October 9, 2018 from 1-4PM. Bloomingdale’s 59th Street (New York, NY)
Speakers included Tammy Clark, CFI, CFE (Wicklander Zulawski) who presented on “Expanding the Admission,” Jeff Teator, CFI (Urban Outfitters) who presented on “Effective Usage of Witnesses During the Interview,” and a Panel Discussion covering “Selecting The Right Asset Protection Candidate” which included Jeff Teator, CFI, Chris DeSantis, CFI and Peter Chie, CFI.
- August 7, 2018 from 1-4PM. Double Tree by Hilton Boston – Milford (Sponsored by LPI)
Speakers included Mike Reddington, CFI who presented on Rapport Building, Tom Meehan, CFI who presented on Dark Web Investigations and Matt Christman, CFI who presented on Admission Statement Taking.
- March 29, 2018 at 1-4PM. Tiffany & Co.
Speakers included Matt Christman, CFI who presented on Phone Interviewing, Elisha Toye, CFI who presented on Building Rationalizations and Tom Meehan, CFI presenting on Interviewing & Investigations in a Cyber Situation.
- July 25, 2017 at 1-4 PM. REI (Washington DC)
Speakers included Tammy Clark, CFI, CFE of WZ who presented a review of the Participatory Method. Her presentation guided attendees on performing a high-level investigation in preparation for an interview in regards to theft, fraud or embezzlement. Utilizing facts from an actual case, with real video examples, Tammy discussed an overview of the investigative process focused on the strategy for the interview. The Participatory Approach to an interview was discussed in depth as a strategy when interviewing a high-level executive to minimize excuses or denials. Ultimately, this session provided attendees with additional tools to support their effort in searching for the truth at any level of an organization. TJ Flynn, CFI and Matt Christman, CFI presented on how to utilize social media platforms in conducting investigations. This presentation went over the best practices and tools that will help investigators gather valuable intel while conducting an investigation.
- January 31, 2017 at 1-4 PM. Tiffany & Co.
Speakers included Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP (Wicklander-Zulawski) and TJ Flynn (JC Penny). Shane presentation was “Conducting Non-Theft Related Interviews” and TJ presented on prepping for an interview when you are not the investigator.
- October 11, 2016 at 1-4 PM. Tiffany Headquarters
Speakers included Wayne Hoover, CFI (Wicklander-Zulawski), Detective Thompson of the NYPD who presented on “Crisis Communication” and Matt Christman, CFI from Dick’s Sporting Goods who presented on “Rationalizations and Expanding the Admissions.”
- March 16, 2016 at 12-4 PM. Starbucks Offices
Speakers included Matt Christman and Nate Prusi. Matt presented on Internal Investigations at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Nate presented on Statement Analysis.
- September 30, 2015 at 1-4 PM. LP Innovations
Speakers included Quinn Sullivan, Agent for the Department of Homeland Security and Tim Hickey from LP Innovations. Quinn’s presentation was an “Overview of Current Terrorist Threats within the US” and Tim’s was “ORC Tracking Solutions.”
- May 26, 2015 at 1-4 PM. Tiffany Headquarters
Featured Speaker was Dave Thompson, CFI from Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates hosted an interactive activity with the attendees focused on transitioning the W-Z Method into cases that may not be the typical theft and fraud they normally deal with. Used this same activity to discuss a current case, and then worked through the interrogation with the group evaluating each step.
- January 22, 2015 at 1-4 PM Starbucks Offices
The featured speaker was Dr. Saul Kassin Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Kassin will be presenting on False Confessions. A link is provided to provide you with some insight into Dr. Kassin’s work:
- October 14, 2014 at 1–4 PM. The meeting was held at: JCPenney SoHo Location
Presenting was Dave Thompson, CFI of WZ on Rationalization and Implications. Also presenting will be Matt Christman, CFI of Dick’s Sporting Goods on statement taking and report writing