Rich Holstrom is a veteran at solving the unique economic puzzles inherent in forensic accounting engagements.
Working with insurance companies and law firms on both the defense and plaintiff side, Rich approaches the challenge of each case or claim with a 360-degree view—looking at the full picture of the engagement before venturing into the details.
With more than 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, Rich has served as an expert in hundreds of disputes involving the quantification of business and personal damages resulting from:
- Fraud schemes
- Personal injury or wrongful death
- Intellectual property infringement, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets
- Breach of contract
- Business valuation
- Contract disputes
Rich assists clients in unraveling the data and making it easier for non-financial clients to understand the finer points of the financial analysis. He has measured financial losses for business interruption claims in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail and professional services, and has conducted business valuations in the context of family law, buy/sell and litigation matters.
Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Long Island University, New York, 1980
Certified Public Accountant, California
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Fraud Examiner
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2018 – Present Baker Tilly, San Diego, California
1997 – 2018 RGL Forensics, San Diego, California
1980 – 1997 Campos & Stratis
Rich has been designated as an accounting expert in State Courts of California and Nevada and Federal Courts in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. He has provided expert testimony in both depositions and at trial in excess of 100 times in the past 10 years on the quantification of business and personal economic damages related to business interruption losses, intellectual property infringement, fraud and personal injury.