Principals

John H. Crawford, Jr., Principal

John Crawford is a senior Litigation Support and Fraud Investigation Professional with more than 25 years of experience assisting companies and plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel with fraud investigations, computer forensics, quantification and proof of damages, as well as many other complex financial, electronic evidence and litigation issues.

He focuses on computer forensics and legal damages analyses as they relate to the misappropriation of assets, lost profits, the diminution in value of business organizations and other commercial matters in dispute.

Mr. Crawford has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including Banking, securities and financial markets, Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing and High Technology. Mr. Crawford has assisted counsel with Electronic Discovery, Computer Forensics, Fraud Investigations and Intellectual Property issues, and has testified as an expert witness in commercial disputes concerning such matters in both the U.S. Federal Courts and in State Courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Colorado and New Jersey.

Mr. Crawford has a BME from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), an MBA from Clark University, and a JD from the Suffolk University Law School. A longstanding member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Mr. Crawford has also earned professional credentials as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a Certified Handheld Examiner and as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Chris Crowley, Principal

Principal

Mr. Crowley has over 20 years experience solving complex operational problems requiring large-scale IT implementations. He focuses on the Management Consulting and Security practices within FSI.

Management Consulting
Chris typically works with C-level executives to determine the scope, timeline and budget needed to achieve transformational business goals, and then manages the program to achieve those goals. Depending on the size of the project and client needs, Chris may serve as the client’s agent managing a primary partner such as a Big Four consulting firm, may oversee multiple smaller specialty implementers, or may directly staff the job. Typically, Chris will also help re-shape the existing IT organization to the new requirements and assist in recruiting additional staff needed to operate in that environment. Typical customers face transformational challenges due to factors such as:

  • The opportunity to achieve multiples of current profitability through radical new data, reporting and/or connectivity capabilities
  • The challenge of end of lifecycle for core IT systems
  • The confusion of disparate IT systems and organizations resulting from a merger or series of mergers

Security and Forensics
With his background as CIO of a retailer for a decade in the 21st century, coupled with his years of experience as a hands-on software engineer, Chris assists organizations in responding to security threats either proactively through augmenting security practices or reactively in response to data breaches or insider data theft. Prior to founding FSI, Mr. Crowley was CIO and Chief of Supply Chain for Autopart International, a 200+ store auto parts retailer, led engineering for an MIT-related Business Intelligence startup, and served in various roles including Engagement Manager / Senior Project Manager for KPMG Consulting and Sapient. He has a BS in Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Babson.