Bob Winiarski is a founding member of Crawford & Winiarski, serving as a consultant or expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and fraud investigation and detection. Bob also serves as a financial advisor to debtors, bank groups and creditor committees in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters
Bob has provided litigation consulting services in hundreds of large and complex commercial disputes and corporate reorganization matters. He regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, market studies, and other financial analyses. Bob has served as an expert and consultant in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from contract claims to business interruption claims, construction and government contracting claims, intellectual property matters, accounting malpractice, stockholder and post-acquisition disputes, antitrust matters, and personal injury claims. Moreover, as a Certified Fraud Examiner, Bob leads engagements in the investigation, detection and quantification of financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriations. He is the co-developer and author of a case study on fraudulent financial reporting published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for distribution to academic institutions.
Bob also has expertise in complex data analysis and financial modeling. He has designed and developed various financial modeling tools. His engagement experience includes bankruptcy claims management systems, asbestos claims management systems, automotive warranty claims, insurance claims allocation models, revenue and cost allocation models of a Health Maintenance Organization, data warehouse construction, and extensive reporting.
Bob earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors from the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration. Following graduation and continuing through his co-founding of Crawford & Winiarski in June of 2002, Bob was employed in the audit and financial and economic consulting practices of an international accounting and consulting firm.
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Bob is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Bob is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by AICPA. Bob is also a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). Bob is the recipient of the 2003 Silver Medal from the AIRA.