Bob Ferguson



BDO Canada LLP - National



Executive Summary

For the past 30 years, Bob has specialized exclusively in forensic accounting, corporate investigations and economic loss calculations. His experience includes involvement in an intellectual property matter for an international oil and gas company on an engagement that spanned more than ten years. On other intellectual property engagements, he was retained by both plaintiffs and defendants and has expertise with energy and pharmaceutical companies. Bob has handled a wide range of litigation support matters, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, loss of income, debt recovery and professional negligence.

He also has extensive experience conducting and managing engagements for energy companies, major international corporations, law firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, public utilities, commercial real estate companies, distribution firms and all levels of government. Bob has conducted investigations into a variety of issues including asset misappropriation, stock option backdating, employee misconduct and fraudulent misrepresentations.

Bob has lectured on numerous fraud topics including anti-money laundering, identity theft, red flags to fraudulent activity and managing investigations. He has provided expert testimony in trials and arbitrations in Canada and public utility hearings in the United States. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1984, Bob articled with a large international public accounting firm in Calgary from 1984 to 1988 and conducted external audits with a focus on the oil and gas industry.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
Member, Alliance for Excellence in Investigation and Forensic Accounting

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta (1984)
Chartered Accountant (1987)
Specialist in Investigation and Forensic Accounting, CA•IFA (2000)

Community Involvement

Chair of Council, Lawrence Park Community Church