Hal Humphreys talks leadership with Kelly Paxton, a CFE, private investigator, and frequent speaker about pink-collar crime, fraud, and ethics.
Kelly Paxton is a certified fraud examiner and private investigator with more than 20 years of investigative experience. She started her investigative career in law enforcement in the early 1990s, as a special agent for the US Customs Office of Investigations, where she worked white collar fraud, money laundering, and narcotics cases. She earned her OSINT chops by doing more than a thousand background investigations for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security. And in the private sector, she worked as an investigator for Nike (among other places), looking into embezzlement, intellectual property, and fraud cases.
In recent years Paxton has spun her decades of broad experience into a leadership role in the investigative industry. She’s made herself a sought-after expert on “pink collar crime” and speaks all over the country about fraud and ethics. She hosts a podcast called “Great Women in Fraud” to shine a light on her female colleagues. And most recently, she’s become an author. Her book, Embezzlement How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime, came out in December 2020. (You can read an excerpt here.)
Listen in as Hal and Kelly talk about leadership traits they admire (and revile), bad bosses and great mentors, and the ways all of us can step up and take leadership roles.