C. Brian Fox

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C. Brian Fox
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Occupation Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
Employer Confirmation.com
Location Brentwood, Tennessee
Website www.confirmation.com

C. Brian Fox, CPA, is Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Confirmation.com. He received the first two patents granted on electronic audit confirmations. He founded Capital Confirmation, Inc., ranked #96 on the 2010 Inc 500 list and #169 on the 2011 Inc 500 list, which created Confirmation.com. [1]

He is a member of the AICPA and The Tennessee Society of CPA's, where he sits on the Accounting and Auditing Symposium Committee. He is a speaker and guest lecturer on financial fraud and has had articles and been quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, The CPA Technology Advisor, AP Matters, The Auditor's Report, and The International Herald Tribune.

Background

Fox is a four-time winner of the accounting profession's "Top 40 Under 40 CPA in America" and was named as an "Entrepreneur of the Year." Prior to Capital Confirmation, he worked in Dallas in audit for Ernst & Young LLP and in mergers and acquisitions for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

John Lothian News Interviews

Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations
Capital Confirmation, which runs Confirmation.com, is credited with helping to unveil the massive $215 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) in July 2012. The web-based audit confirmation service was hired by the National Futures Association (NFA) last year and applied its technology to PFG. After forcing PFG to use the electronic confirmation service, rather than use the traditional paper-based auditing system, PFG’s fraud was discovered by the NFA.

Brian Fox, founder and chief marketing officer of Capital Confirmation, explains how this straightforward technology of providing a third party confirmation service, can help protect customer funds and restore customer faith in the audit system used in the futures industry. Published Feb. 19, 2013.[2]


Brian Fox of Confirmation.com Talks About Exposing & Preventing Brokerage Fraud
Brian Fox, founder and chief marketing officer of Confirmation.com, found his firm in the midst of one of the largest frauds in futures history several months ago. Hired by the National Futures Association to electronically confirm customer account balances that futures brokers report with the actual balances held at their banks, Confirmation.com helped expose the PFGBest fraud. Brian Fox spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the case, how the confirmation system works and just how far electronic confirmations in the futures brokerage space can go to prevent fraud. Published September 28, 2012. [3]

Education

Fox completed his MBA at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management with a dual concentration in Finance and Electronic Commerce. He received a BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business.

References

  1. Our Leadership. Confirmation.com.
  2. Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations. John Lothian News.
  3. Brian Fox of Confirmation.com Talks About Exposing & Preventing Brokerage Fraud. John Lothian News.