Geoff Winkler

Chief Executive Officer,
American Fiduciary Services LLC

Contact Details

Chief Executive Officer,
American Fiduciary Services LLC
715 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97208
United States

Years of Experience

11 - 20

Professional Bio

Geoff Winkler is the President of American Fiduciary Services LLC based in Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding AFS, Mr. Winkler was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in San Francisco. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Winkler specializes in fiduciary services, performing fraud, forensic and regulatory investigations for regulatory agencies and financial institution clients. Additionally, he has significant experience conducting Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and White Collar Crime investigations and has served as an expert witness in dozens of fraud, forensics and damages calculation cases in mediation, arbitration and state and federal courts. Mr. Winkler has conducted investigations on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and has worked with clients across various industries, including banking, finance, agriculture, construction, consumer products, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, private equity, professional services, real estate, securities, retail and telecommunications. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Winkler served as the Director of Fraud and Forensic Investigations at the Bates Group LLC and as the Director of Case Management at the Grassmueck Group. Mr. Winkler earned a bachelor’s degree in politics, an MBA, and a JD degree from Willamette University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Company Description

American Fiduciary Services professionals offer decades of experience providing fiduciary, investigative, and other management consulting services across a number of industries, including construction, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, capital leases, consumer services and retail sales.

Number of Times Appointed a Receiver


Lead Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Principal (Lead) Forensic Accountant
  • Receiver

Other Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Accountant on Principal Accountant's Team
  • Consultant
  • Distribution Agent
  • Expert Witness
  • Financial Advisor
  • Interim President/CEO/Officer/Director
  • Liquidation/Dissolution Receiver/Manager

Receivership Experience in these USDC Courts

  • California Central
  • California Northern
  • California Southern
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia Northern
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington Eastern
  • Washington Western

Receivership Experience with these Agencies

  • Commodity Future Trading Commmission
  • Department of Labor
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Trade Commision
  • Other
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

Sizes of Federal Equity Receiverships

  • $10 - $25 Million
  • $25 Million +

Federal Equity Receivership Cases on which I have Worked

  • SEC v. Black Horse Capital LP et al. (D. N.J.); SEC v. J&J Consulting Services, Inc. et al. (D. NV); SEC v. Chen, et al. (W.D. WA); SEC v. CapSource, Inc. et al (D. NV); SEC v. Profit Connect Wealth Services, Inc. et al. (D. NV); SEC v. Essex Capital Corporation et al. (C.D. CA); SEC v. Health Maintenance Centers, Inc. et al. (W.D. WA); SEC v. C. Wesley Rhodes et al. (D. OR); SEC v. Global Online Direct, Inc. et al. N.D. GA); SEC v. Sunwest Management, Inc. et al. (D. OR); SEC v. CapSource, Inc. et al. (D. NV); SEC v. Fahey Fund, L.P. et al. (N.D. CA); SEC v. Jay Peak, Inc. et al. (S.D. FL); FTC v. Fortuna Alliance et al. (W.D. WA); FTC v. Merchant Processing, Inc. et al. (D. OR); FTC v. Merchant Consolidated Savings, Inc. et al. (W.D. WA); FTC v. Consumer Advocates Group Experts, LLC et al (C.D. CA)

Roles in Other (Non-Federal) Equity Receiverships

  • Accountant to State Court Appointed Receiver
  • Consultant
  • Distribution Agent
  • Expert Witness
  • Financial Advisor
  • Independent Fiduciary
  • Interim President/CEO/Officer/Director
  • Liquidation/Dissolution Receiver/Manager
  • Other
  • State Court Appointed Receiver

Industry Specialties

  • Banking
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • CBD/Cannabis
  • EB5
  • Fiduciary Management
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • Hospitality
  • Medical
  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Resorts (Golf/Beach/Ski)
  • Securities

Types of Services or Products Your Company Provides

  • Accounting/Tax Services
  • Consultant: Financial
  • Consultant: Management
  • Corporate Dissolution
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Insolvency Restructure
  • Private/Corporate Investigations
  • Property Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Management

Professional Certifications


Other Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professionals, Turnaround Management Association


JD, MBA, BA in Politics

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