Below is a selection of biographies associated with certain members of the EECS team.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Allegaert is an EECS founder and its Chief Executive Officer. Through Mr. Allegaert’s leadership, EECS has secured numerous state contracts and conducted multiple examinations of holder companies. In connection with other unclaimed property state contracts, Mr. Allegaert has interfaced with state representatives on all matters associated with unclaimed property contracts, satisfied contractual deliverables, conducted conferences with holders, reviewed and analyzed holder records, drafted audit work papers, reviewed and analyzed unclaimed property statutes and related case law and facilitated state invoicing. Mr. Allegaert is also responsible for ensuring that EECS professionals and technologies are available and appropriately assigned to support state audits.
In addition to his experience handling unclaimed property audits, Mr. Allegaert has nearly 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney and is a founding partner of a midsize law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. The firm’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation, intellectual property, commercial real estate, and trust and estate matters. Mr. Allegaert has represented a wide range of clients in banking, securities and accounting litigations, including matters involving asset recovery, abandoned property and escheatment. He has broad knowledge of state abandoned property statutes, has represented heirs and other claimants in abandoned property proceedings, and has litigated multiple cases in the estate administration area. Mr. Allegaert has also represented individual and corporate clients in sensitive and high profile investigations by federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the FBI, the U.S. Inspector General, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and by various state law enforcement and regulatory authorities, as well as by self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA and the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Allegaert is extremely sensitive to maintaining confidentiality and ensuring the security of the information provided by his clients. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Allegaert has taught and lectured on banking, accounting and auditing issues and has co-authored and published papers in The CPA Journal and The Journal of Corporation Law.
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
EECS principal Oliver Olanoff is the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Presently, Mr. Olanoff handles all aspects of unclaimed property examinations. His duties include but are not limited to conducting opening and closing conferences, negotiating non-disclosure agreements, drafting requests for documents and information, review and analysis of holder data, drafting audit work papers, drafting monthly work in progress reports, reviewing and analyzing unclaimed property statutes and associated case law, drafting audit findings, submission of NAUPA-compliant reports to state governments, and handling invoicing. Mr. Olanoff also serves as the main point of contact between EECS and the holder institutions. Mr. Olanoff is strongly committed to prioritizing the security and confidentiality of all data that comes into the custody of EECS. As COO, he is also responsible for ensuring that EECS professionals and technologies are available and appropriately deployed to support audits. He is involved with all day-to-day activities conducted by EECS in connection with its unclaimed property audits.
Prior to joining EECS full time, Mr. Olanoff was an attorney with more than 11 years of experience practicing in the New York office of a leading international law firm where he represented a wide range of blue-chip clients in complex commercial and financial matters, including banking, securities, contractual and accounting litigations. Mr. Olanoff has also represented individual and corporate clients in sensitive and high profile investigations by governmental agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and by various state law enforcement and regulatory authorities, as well as investigations by self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA, and in internal corporate investigations.
William F. Slade
Senior Executive / Consultant
Bill Slade has more than twenty five years of experience in the unclaimed property auditing space. Prior to his association with EECS, Mr. Slade was the co-founder of the unclaimed property auditing firm, National Abandoned Property Processing Corporation (NAPPCO), and served as its president for fifteen years. Following the ACS acquisition of NAPPCO and the subsequent Xerox acquisition of ACS, Mr. Slade continued his public sector client relationship responsibilities as a Senior Vice President. Mr. Slade is an undisputed leader in the representation of state governments in the unclaimed property auditing space. Over the course of his career, he presided over forty-nine state contracts and their successful renewals. Mr. Slade served as the Chairman and Director of the National Association of State Treasurers Corporate Affiliate Board and in recognition of the defense of states' rights, Bill was awarded the National Association of State Treasurers' Corporate Affiliate of the Year award by a unanimous vote of state treasurers. Mr. Slade is an integral day-to-day adviser and leader for EECS and aids in both EECS operations and the implementation of EECS business initiatives.
Mr. Faisal is a database professional with several years of experience developing, managing and administering complex database systems for large businesses. Mr. Faisal is experienced in technology systems employed by large holder institutions. Mr. Faisal has worked extensively to refine and implement EECS’s proprietary audit system. He is responsible for coordinating efficient and secure data gathering and processing. He also executes the technical aspects of any follow-up analysis that is required. Mr. Faisal has primary responsibility for the collection, sorting, managing and securing of data in the audit process. He is responsible for the configuration and management of EECS devices, including security protocols for hardware and applications. Mr. Faisal is a graduate of McGill University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Auditor / Analyst
EECS auditor-analyst Sandra Fleming conducts unclaimed property examinations for EECS. Ms. Fleming is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in Economics and Mathematics. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from New York University. Prior to joining EECS, she had 9 years of experience working in the financial services industry. She brings her extensive knowledge of financial services companies to bear in the course of reviewing and analyzing holder data for unclaimed property examinations.
Auditor / Analyst
EECS auditor-analyst Gary Brozyna conducts unclaimed property examinations for EECS. Mr. Brozyna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Post University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University. Prior to joining EECS, Mr. Brozyna had two years of experience working in retail banking, where he developed a strong understanding of financial institutions operations. He now uses this background and experience in the review and analysis of holder data for unclaimed property examinations.