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Ryan W. Wolfe, Former Senior Associate Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Joins Credibility International

January 26, 2021

Washington D.C., January 26, 2021 – Credibility International LLC today announced that Ryan W. Wolfe joined the firm as a Director.  Mr. Wolfe served in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) from 2011 to 2020, most recently as a Senior Associate Chief Accountant in the OCA’s Professional Practice Group, which is responsible for consulting with registrants and auditors on the application of financial reporting requirements and advising the Commission on the development of professional standards for auditors and in its oversight of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).  From 2011 through 2018, Mr. Wolfe was responsible for OCA’s relationship with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement on matters involving accounting, auditing and financial reporting, including all aspects of the Commission’s Rule 102(e) program governing the appearance and practice of accountants before the Commission. This role included leading OCA’s reviews and consultations with the Division of Enforcement on a multitude of individual SEC enforcement investigations, and consulting with various SEC Divisions and Offices on technical accounting, auditing, and other policy matters relevant to OCA’s mission.   

Credibility International, a forensic accounting and dispute consulting firm, was founded in 2010 on the simple premise that work performed for clients must be highly-credible.  Since its founding, Credibility has had a strong record of successfully assisting clients in many high-profile dispute and investigation matters.  Michael Maloney, Credibility’s President and former Chief Accountant of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement said, “I worked closely with Ryan at the SEC and highly valued his expertise on accounting, auditing, and financial reporting issues in the context of SEC Enforcement investigations, and I am extremely pleased that Credibility will be able to offer our growing client base access to Ryan’s deep knowledge and expertise, gained from his unique experience over nearly a decade serving in the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant.”

Mr. Wolfe, who prior to joining the SEC staff consulted a wide range of clients on complex litigation and auditor malpractice matters said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to join Credibility’s experienced and reputable team.  I look forward to once again working closely with Mike to channel our collective expertise in order to provide the highest quality expert and consulting services to our clients.”  Mr. Wolfe is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. 

About Credibility International

Credibility International is a specialized professional services firm that helps clients with their most critical dispute and investigation matters.  With expertise in forensic accounting, finance, and economics, Credibility’s CPAs, fraud examiners and valuation experts help clients distill, understand, and present complex fact patterns in a variety of business and legal forums.  For more information visit https://www.credibilityinternational.com/