Dan J. Predovich, CPA, CFE, CFF, CITP
My father owned a medical practice and my uncle owned a law practice, so I grew up with the idea that I would like to engage in a profession of some kind. My first considerations were, of course, about medicine and law. As I grew older I discovered that my math skills drew me more to accounting. My interest in law was quenched by the heavy emphasis in tax law in Denver University Graduate Tax Program. My interest in medicine led me to a large physician client.
Daniel John Predovich was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University, then began a law enforcement career in Colorado with a sheriff’s office, police department, district attorney’s office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado State Attorney General.
During his law enforcement career, he earned his accounting degree from the University of Colorado, passed the CPA exam and was awarded his CPA certificate in 1985 after which he started his CPA practice. In addition to the title of CPA, Dan has earned the designations of Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Information Technology Professional. In addition, he has been awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow designation related to his Board of Director position with RE/MAX International.
Dan has testified as an expert witness in a large number of civil and criminal litigation matters in State, Federal and Grand Jury venues.
He has served on many boards in the past and continues to serve on the boards of the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation and the Colorado Law Enforcement Instructors Association. He joined the Board of RE/MAX International in 2005 where he continues to serve this NYSE public company.
Dan is married and has one son, Dan Jr., who is working at the CPA firm and pursuing his accounting degree. Dan considers his family his main extracurricular activity, but also enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and competitive shooting.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: B.S. University of Colorado, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics.
FIELDS OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Fraud Examination. Public Accountants,
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Colorado CPA Society
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Past President of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
DANIEL J. PREDOVICH, C.P.A. P.C. (Present)
Certified Public Accountant
Principal of this Certified Public Accounting firm offering services in accounting, taxation, fraud examinations, and litigation support services.
ABLE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Chief Financial Officer (October 25, 1984 to October 22, 1985)
Responsible for budgeting, planning forecasting and financial management for this computer software development firm.
COLORADO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Senior Criminal Investigator (July 1, 1981 to October 25, 1984)
Responsible for complex investigations, preparation of search warrants and affidavits, filing of charges and testifying in Municipal, County, District and Federal court regarding a full spectrum of criminal actions and civil actions under the Federal False Claims Act. My last several years in law enforcement were dominated by complex financial criminal investigations where I was responsible for coordinating multi jurisdictional efforts for presentation to district courts, statutory grand juries, special grand juries, and Federal Court under the Federal False Claims Act and the “RICO” statute.
COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Field Agent (July 1, 1980 to July 1 1981)
Responsible for complex financial criminal investigations involving the coordination of multi jurisdictional efforts with other law enforcement agencies.
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Senior Investigator (December 1976 to July 1, 1980)
Investigating complex criminal activity and investigating activities of law enforcement agencies and other governmental entities.
GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Intelligence Unit Supervisor (May 1976 to December 1976)
Supervised and coordinated undercover operations.
LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Patrolman, Detective and Training Sergeant (November 1972 to May 1976)
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Financial Investigative Techniques Course.
DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, Analytical Investigation Methods, (1978)
POLYGRAPH CERTIFICATION from the GORMAC POLYGRAPH INSTITUTE, LAVERNE COLLEGE, Laverne, California. Attended while employed by the District Attorney’s Office. (1977)
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Law Enforcement Instructor Development School at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Certified Instructor rating. (1975)
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION Narcotics Investigation School.
LAKEWOOD DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Analytical Investigation Methods. 40 hours School. (1978)
COLORADO DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S COUNCIL Investigator School. (1978 and 1979)
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Lecturer and instructor to business groups, professional organizations, and law enforcement agencies regarding a variety of topics including accounting, taxation, litigation support services and fraud investigations.
ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICES HELD:
Present: Board Member of the PorterCare Foundation
Past President of the PorterCare Foundation (1999-2001)
Treasurer of the PorterCare Foundation (1997-1999)
Present: Member of the Board of Directors of the Webb-Waring Foundation
Present: Member of the Board of the Colorado Law Enforcement Instructors’
Association. Treasurer of the Colorado Law Enforcement Instructors’ Association
Present: Member of the 18th Judicial District Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition
Past: Member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Past: Member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy and Family
Resources Foundation (Sungate) Past Treasurer of the Children’s Advocacy and Family Resources Foundation.
Past: Two term President (formerly Secretary/Treasurer) of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. On September 8th and 9th, 1993, I directed and administered the First Fraud Symposium held in Colorado. This fraud investigation symposium was presented by the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and included programs presented by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the Colorado State Attorney General, the United States Trustee, the Colorado District Attorney’s Council and other officials and experts. The Symposium was attended by more than 70 people from the private sector and from local, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies. A similar two and one-half day symposium was conducted on September 21 and 23, 1994.
Past: Training Coordinator, then Secretary for the Colorado District Attorney Council Investigators’ Association.