Ms. Troe has extensive experience in organizing, planning, supervising and executing investigations involving accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance, including financial fraud and anti-bribery and anticorruption such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
At FTI Consulting, Inc. as a Senior Managing Director, Ms. Troe led multidisciplinary teams in many investigations, including in response to SEC Enforcement Division inquiries and investigations, possible financial reporting misstatements, revenue recognition issues, alleged financial fraud such as Ponzi-like schemes, stock options granting practices, insider trading, possible illegal investment adviser securities transactions, earnings manipulation, internal controls, Chief Financial Officer misconduct, and auditor independence and malpractice issues.
At the SEC as the regional chief enforcement accountant and an Enforcement branch chief in the SEC’s Pacific regional office in Los Angeles, Ms. Troe had senior supervisory responsibility, led the regional office team of Enforcement CPAs and co-led hundreds of possible financial and other securities fraud and audit failure inquiries and investigations covering a wide range of industries, transactions and entities.
At Athena Advisors LLC, Ms. Troe can undertake investigative engagements in several alternative formats, including with her acting alone or in collaboration with FTI Consulting, Inc. or other major consulting firm, or with either Athena Advisors LLC or the other firm being engaged by the client and the other party being a contractor with the engaged firm.
The principals of Athena Advisors LLC, unlike those of many other advisory firms, have direct experience as Clients, engaging law firms and forensic accountants to conduct financial investigations on behalf of stakeholders. This provides Athena Advisors LLC with a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs of its clients.
Specifically, Ms. Troe was an independent member of a Special Litigation Committee of the board of directors of a public company tasked with investigating multiple allegations made in a shareholder derivative suit. Mr. Troe, as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (one of the largest independent research institutes in the US), organized and supervised an investigation of senior officer misconduct in contract administration resulting in a formal report to the Board and dismissal of the officer.