Riemer Conference 2017 Speakers



Lynn Boland


Before joining RBC Wealth Management in 2013, I worked at Oppenheimer & Co. as the Managing Director of Investments. I bring more than 18 years of financial services experience working with high-net-worth individuals and families, non-profits organizations and corporations. Prior to working at Oppenheimer, I was the CEO of Boland Wealth Management, and I also spent time at UBS and Neuberger Berman. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri and hold the Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses, as well as being a licensed life insurance agent.

Ms. Boland presents with Mr. Creim - Financial Statement Case Study & Red Flags of Credit Risk





Wanda Borges


Wanda Borges is the principal member of Borges & Associates, LLC., has been specializing in commercial insolvency practice and commercial litigation representing corporate clients throughout the United States for an excess of thirty years. 

She is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Ms. Borges presents with Mr. McConville & Mr. Garcia - Credit Applications to Court & Beyond



James Cali


Jim Cali currently serves as the Director of Internal Audit for the Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 30+ years of auditing and accounting experience, including internal audits, financial audits, and forensic accounting, and financial investigations. He has been professionally recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants with a Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF) and the certification as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He has conducted financial investigations for over 100 criminal cases involving organized crime, terrorist financing, cargo theft, drug trafficking, embezzlement, bank fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage/loan fraud, auto theft, prescription drug diversion, arson-for-profit and money laundering. He has worked as the Forensic Accountant on joint investigations with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in addition to law enforcement agencies from Canada, Barbados, Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and France. He has testified as a Forensic Accountant in state and federal courts, before Grand Juries, and as an expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings. On September 7, 2007 Jim received the “Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year Award” from the United States Department of Justice for his financial investigation related to a nation-wide prescription drug diversion and money laundering case. In 2008 he developed a graduate level Forensic Accounting course that is being taught at the University of Missouri – Columbia and Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Professionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Forensic Science and Technology Center (NFSTC) and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Mr. Cali is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).

Mr. Cali presents  - Think Like A Thief



Bill Creim


Bill Creim is a partner in the law firm of Creim, Macias, Koenig & Frey LLP. Mr. Creim and his firm work with credit managers throughout the country on the great variety of legal issues involving credit including collections, business, litigation, bankruptcy, and antitrust.

A frequent speaker to several credit industry groups, he has presented over 500 seminars emphasizing practical legal and business issues to trade groups and individual companies, and has had several articles published on UCC law, collections, preferences, and bankruptcy.

Mr. Creim received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude with highest departmental honors from U.C.L.A. where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership, and his legal degree from the University of Southern California where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Credit” by Credit Today.

Mr. Creim presents with Ms. Boland - Financial Statement Case Study & Red Flags of Credit Risk



Robert Day


Robert L Day is the Managing Partner of weAudit.com (formerly Merchant Relief Council), a one-of-a-kind auditing firm that is revolutionizing the world of merchant processing by protecting merchants’ profits, often cutting their fees in half. Recognized as the “Industry Expert” of merchant processing by every major credit association (National Association of Credit Management, Credit Research Foundation, Credit Today, and Riemer Credit), he is a highly sought after speaker with his witty anecdotes and paradigm-shifting perspectives, giving him a rare ability to not just educate, but entertain. For 13 years, Robert was a top executive for one of the largest credit card processors in the country before crossing the aisle and co-founding weAudit.com. Now Robert has one simple goal: to educate merchants on how credit card processors use hidden fees to drive up fees by 30-50%. As a former corporate executive and former business owner, Robert has a special blend of experience and an intimate understanding of the needs of small to mid-sized merchants as well as Fortune 500 companies. It is Robert’s personal mission to lower merchants’ processing costs in order to “right the wrong” in the credit card processing industry and protect every businesses’ profits, ultimately defending and preserving the American dream. Robert is a nationally recognized speaker, blogger and bestselling author with his newest book Successonomics, co-authored with Steve Forbes. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Business Journal, CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, Business Week, Business Credit, Credit Today, and the Credit Research Business Journal. Robert has appeared on NBC, ABC, and CBS television aliates speaking on how merchants can cut their credit card processing fees in half!

Mr. Day presents - The Illusion of a Good Deal - What You're Really Paying for Credit Card Transactions



Matias Eduardo Garcia


Matt Garcia is the managing member of Barnett & Garcia. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Business and School of Law, Matt has prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of insurance carriers, creditors and financial institutions in state and federal forums. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the Western District of Texas. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America where he serves as Secretary to the Creditors' Rights Section. He is also a member of the the International Association of Commercial Collectors and Certified Collection Agencies of America. Matt currently serves on the faculty for the State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Annual Course.  He is frequently invited by attorneys and organizations to lecture on collections including the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas, University of Texas School of Law and the University of Houston Law School CLE Departments. In addition to lecturing, Matt also serves on the Editorial Committee for the Texas State Bar Collections Manual and the International Association of Commercial Collectors Collections Certification Manual.

Mr. Garcia presents with Mr. McConville and Ms. Borges - Credit Applications to Court & Beyond 



Dr. Chris Kuehl


Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations; Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies - Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs, both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager's Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA. 

Mr. Kuehl presents - Keynote: A Domestic & International Economic Overview



Jim McConville


Jim's vast experience in accounts receivable management dates back to 1974. He has been a valued member of the Allen, Maxwell & Silver team since 2003. In addition to his operations role, Jim also serves as corporate liaison for many of our major clients. He also plays an integral role in the development and management of all AMS client relationships. Jim considers our ongoing technology advancements a key factor to keep AMS at the forefront of client requirements around the world. Based on this advanced thinking, Jim plays a key role with all expansion and development of AMS technology platforms.

Mr. McConville presents with Mr. Garcia & Ms. Borges - Credit Applications to Court & Beyond