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R.L. Stump & Associates, LLC / Forte Forensic Accounting Specialists, LLC  
Profile of Managing Director, Designated Broker                                               
Robert L. Stump MAM, CFE, REB

Robert (Bob) L. Stump is a graduate of St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN with a Bachelor in Science Degree in Economics and Masters Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. He is a Licensed CFE / Certified Fraud Examiner and a Member of The National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (CIA). Mr. Stump is also a State of Arizona Licensed Commercial Real Estate, Business and Liquor License Broker (REB) and the Designated Broker, (D/B) and owner of R.L. Stump & Associates, LLC a Real Estate Brokerage Firm. He is the Managing Director/CFE and owner of The Forte Forensic Accounting Specialists, LLC, a Forensic /Fraud Accounting, Audit and Business Consulting Practice located in Scottsdale, AZ.  

Mr. Stump has served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Blind Children, Phoenix, Arizona for six (6) years. Since December of 2000 he has been a volunteer with security clearance for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department. His duties have included the Fraud Investigation Detective Unit, with his current assigned duties to City of Scottsdale, Arizona; Office of the Chief of Police - Media Relations/Public Information Office (PIO) - Redaction Unit and Chief's Advisory Board and a Graduate of The City of Scottsdale, AZ Police Department, Citizens Police Academy.

In High School and throughout College, he trained and worked as a Chef/Manager with Howard Johnson's while Chef Jacques Pepin (Julia (Child) and Jacques (Pepin) / PBS) was it’s Corporate Executive Chef and he also worked in the summers for the Chrysler Corporation. For several years Mr. Stump was an Adjunct Instructor of Purchasing at the Le Cordon Bleu, Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Scottsdale, AZ. He is an author of articles and lecture on topics related to Forensic Accounting, Identity Theft and Prevention, Internal Control/Audit and Financial Fraud Detection / Prevention. Programs. He is the co-author of the book: How to Buy or Start a Business (The Saber Group, LTD 1991). While at Saint Joseph's College, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Economics, Bob was a Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Member and he also earned a Music Scholarship in various Percussion Instruments / Drums and enjoys regularly playing today. He later earned a Masters in Management from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

R.L. Stump & Associates specializes in Commercial Real Estate, Liquor License and Business Broker Services. His Forensic Accounting Practice provides Forensic Audit and Accounting, Financial Consulting services to businesses that evaluate, communicate and implement a wide array of internal control, fixed asset, property and loss prevention programs. His firm also provides management, financial, operational and administrative monitoring systems aimed at reducing costs, improve vendor quality and customer service to enhance productivity/ profits. The firm provides forensic accounting civil and criminal investigation services regarding: theft, fraud, vendor and supplier contract compliance audits, internal control systems for theft/fraud/loss prevention. The firm clients vary from small business owners to various FORTUNE 500 firms, city, state and federal governmental agencies throughout the United States.

Mr. Stump successfully performed in various senior corporate financial/audit management positions over a 13 year career in the Corporate Accounting Department of Restaura, Inc. a world wide contract food, vending and convention center / stadium management services and Burger King Restaurants that operated 550 worldwide branch operations with 6,000 employees that was a major subsidiary of The Greyhound Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 conglomerate. 

The Greyhound Corporation was a massive worldwide conglomerate which owned over 50 diversified firms with more than 55,000 employees that went through a major transformation with the advent of low cost (fares) national growth of budget airlines (Southwest Airlines). The Greyhound Corporation transformed and renamed itself to The Dial Corp. by selling off the US Greyhound Bus Lines and the MCI Motor Coach bus manufacturing divisions to concentrate on its consumer products and services of the Dial Soap and its brands - (PUREX-Laundry Detergents, 20-Mule Team Borax,Sta-Flo Starches,  Soft Scrub, Renuzit, and Breck Shampoos),  Armour Meats, Traveler’s Express-Travel Check Services, Premier Cruise Lines, Dobbs House International Services, Inc., GES Convention Exhibition Services, heavy equipment /airplane leases and the financing and world wide contract food, convention center / stadium management services of Restaura, Inc. and resort hotel/recreation services).  In order to further concentrate management focus on the vitality and growth of the segmented businesses, The Dial Corp. was split and spun off into three (3) separate publicly traded business entities: The Dial Corp., The Viad Corp., and The FINOVA Corp., based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

While at Restaura, Inc. with over 6,000 employees and company 550 locations throughout the world, his diverse corporate responsibilities included: Manager of Accounts Payable and Property Departments and  Manager Payroll, Revenue and Insurance Departments, as well as Senior Internal Auditor. He also served as the  Corporate Manager of the Purchasing and Warehouse Departments and the Controller/Chief Accounting Officer for the Resort/Recreation Division of The Dial Corp. which included seven (7) hotels (1300 rooms, with 794 USA and Canadian employees) located in Glacier Park Inc. MT (USA) and The Prince of Wales Hotel (Alberta, (Canada). After his tenure with The Dial Corp., Mr. Stump joined his family's owned Ford Motor Company franchise automobile and truck dealership; Oregon Ford, Inc. and affiliate firms for over 3 years as Vice President Finance/Administration-Secretary/Treasurer in Oregon, Ohio. (a Toledo, OH suburb). The Ford dealership, its affiliate firms and real estate were purchased by an Ohio based mega dealership group in 1989. 

In 1989, Mr. Stump returned to Arizona and established his Commercial Real Estate, Liquor License and Business Brokerage Firm and Forensic Accounting Practice. Bob's wife Linda Kay is employed with McKesson Specialty Health Group of the McKesson Corporation and their daughter lives in Holland, OH.