SCOTT A. BAYLEY

Mr. Bayley, a Managing Director, is the founder of Accumyn and serves as its President. He has served public and private businesses, governmental entities, and law firms with auditing, accounting, financial, and economic consulting services for over thirty years. A primary focus of his practice is analysis of financial damages and economic claims, valuation analysis, fraud and forensic accounting examinations, preparation of expert reports and expert testimony regarding accounting disputes, claims of financial and economic loss, and valuation opinions. His…

LUIGI CALABRESE

Mr. Calabrese has been retained by law firms to assist in matters involving lost profit, lost value, unjust enrichment and other financial and economic analysis. Luigi has also determined pecuniary damages for personal injury and wrongful death and wrongful termination for both plaintiffs and defendants. Luigi has appraised businesses, equity securities and specific assets. Types of securities valued include valuation of common stock of privately held companies on a controlling and non-controlling basis, partnership interests, corporate notes, incentive distribution rights,…

DAN WATSON

Dr. Watson is an expert on econometric and statistical analytics, valuation analysis, economic and financial damage claim computations, and risk management. He teaches Security and Asset Valuation at Rice University.   He also serves as faculty advisor to student teams working as consultants to businesses as part of the school’s Advanced Learning Project.  Dan is a Certified Valuation Analyst. Dan has recently advised a large industrial firm on the probability that non-tradeable executive stock options would “in the money” at…

MARIA TERESA RITCHEY

Ms. Ritchey has served in management and executive positions for public and private corporations in manufacturing, banking, agriculture, and not-for-profit sectors and has consulting and advisory services experience in both the US and South America. Ms. Ritchey’s leadership roles have included serving as financial manager, administrative director, assistant controller and chief financial officer. She has held management responsibilities in the fields of financial accounting and analysis, treasury, and human resources including payroll administration. Her business management experience has involved state…

CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Accumyn’s construction and capital project management practice provides independent, objective and discerning expert testimony and advisory services to owners, contractors and counsel in energy, refining and petrochemical, commercial, residential, governmental and juristic business sectors. Experts and professional staff comprise top industry specialists in engineering, construction and financial disciplines. Through leveraging our financial forensics, banking, economic and actuarial, or petroleum and chemicals practice areas, we are able to provide clients with penetrating analysis and in-depth conclusions for the…

GEOFF FLETCHER

Mr. Fletcher is an associate managing consultant at Accumyn Consulting specializing in analysis of construction project controls for capital projects. His education and more than thirty years of experience in executive and senior manager positions crosscuts construction industry executive, project and contract management, quantity surveying, and consulting activities. Projects have involved construction and operational assignments in domestic and international commercial, manufacturing & process, oil & gas and power generation business sectors. Beginning as an apprentice quantity surveyor Mr. Fletcher worked…

BONNIE MILNE-ANDREWS

Ms. Milne is an experienced exploration and production professional with expertise in domestic and international new ventures, acquisition and divestiture, exploration and drilling operation. She has managed a wide range of conventional and unconventional energy projects and consulting engagements in North and South America, the Former Soviet Union, the Middle East, West Africa and Australasia.Her areas of specialty include upstream investment opportunity identification, conventional and unconventional reservoir evaluation, petroleum systems analysis, prospect generation, exploration and development risk analysis, resource assessment,…

STEPHEN NEIGUT

Mr. Neigut has considerable experience in operation, maintenance, optimization, design and construction of facilities within the energy sector. His career spans offshore, pipelines, midstream, refining, petrochemical, biofuels, distribution and retail operations. During his tenure with a previous litigation support company, he authored an authoritative report on world-wide gasoline pricing factors for a major operator. Other litigation support includes economic analysis of a failed refinery services contractor’s business. His work at major refineries has included several projects dealing with recertification of…

JONATHAN PARRY

Mr. Parry has twenty years’ experience working with IOC’s, NOC’s and Independents. As a Principal Engineer he has participated in major capital projects in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. At ConocoPhillips he provided oversight to Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Caspian and Russian well operations, and contributed to their new ventures and farm-in activities. In Functional Excellence Mr. Parry is familiar with defining appropriate standards and processes to manage corporate risk and enhance value. He…

BENJAMIN SCHRADER, PE

Mr. Schrader provides consulting and expert services to clients and their outside advisors in matters relating to the energy and capital project management sectors.  He has over 35 years of operating and consulting experience in the petroleum and chemical industries. His 14-year tenure at Chevron Corporation provided extensive refining and supply experience, including managing the operations of refinery process units. Mr. Schrader’s broad experience as a management consultant to the industry since 1991 includes extensive advisory assignments on both domestic…

MICHAEL TAUBE

Mr. Taube has over 20 years of experience in refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, including construction, operation and operations support of many different processes. He has worked domestically and internationally for several oil, gas, refining and chemical companies. Mr. Taube has a solid understanding of refining and chemical plant operations. His experience includes proficiency in steady state and dynamic modeling and project leadership and management. He has a track record of leading culturally diverse teams for capital construction projects, consulting…

CRYSTAL THOMAS

Ms. Thomas is a mechanical engineer and certified safety professional specializing in accident investigation in the transportation and oil & gas industries. Her work experience crosscuts private company, governmental and military sectors. As an incident investigations advisor for a major operating company Crystal has managed investigations of health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) incidents and incident investigation programs, including development of policies, practices and training procedures. Her work for the National Transportation Safety Board involved high-profile investigations into major domestic…

Mismanagement of Engineering and Construction for Power Plant

Accumyn assisted a state regulatory agency representing ratepayers in a proceeding to address the rising cost of construction for an electricity generating facility. The matter involved management of engineering and construction for a 630 megawatt Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant, the first of its kind of its size. The owner had received approval to construct the facility in 2007 based on an estimated project cost of $1.98 billion. The estimated cost soon increased to $2.53 billion for which…

JERRY TURNER

Mr. Turner is the founder and President of T-4 Investment Solutions LLC (T4IS). His clients include financial institutions, domestic and international governmental entities, law firms, and public and private businesses. Jerry provides a broad array of services, including quantification of damages, transaction assistance, mediation assistance, financial analysis, preparation of expert reports and expert testimony regarding real estate and financial disputes, operations review and analysis, contract examination and valuation analysis. Mr. Turner’s dispute experience includes assisting in matters such as tenant/landlord…

Construction Lien Dispute an HPIB Process Unit

Accumyn project management specialist Robert James and chemical engineer Carl Bradow were hired by counsel for a major surety to provide an expert opinion of its position in a matter involving contractor liens on materials and equipment.  After the bankruptcy of the owner of a High Purity Isobutylene (“HPIB”) unit constructed in Pasadena, Texas, several contractors had claimed removal of their installed improvements. .  Accumyn’s research, analysis, and testimony in deposition and at court, resulted in denial of more than 80% of…

Error & Omission Dispute Mediation

A litigation support team was assembled to successfully address resolution of a lawsuit turned mediation involving a major Chicago based engineering contractor and its client, the builder/operator of a gas fired power plant. Background. The Chicago law firm Mechler, Bulger & Tilson, LLP engaged Robert James, PE, now director of Accumyn’s capital project management practice, to provide dispute resolution support in a mediation arising out of an error and omissions lawsuit. Expert witness services including reports and mediation testimony were…