The Workplace Dishonesty Expert






Keypoint Government Solutions




Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence Conf.

Portland State University

Willamette Executive MBA

Univ. of Portland Beta Alpha Psi


Spokane ACFE

City University Seattle

Philadelphia IIA

Vancouver BC ACFE

Special Districts Assoc. Oregon




Kelly presented at the Portland Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors on May 16, 2013. In coordinating this arrangement she was friendly and professional. Kelly was an engaging speaker on the topic of Pink Collar Crime. Our members provided very positive feedback about her presentation. The presentation was informative and even entertaining. This is a great topic for CPE credit on the investigation of embezzlement especially when a woman is involved. I highly recommend Kelly.
— Paul Truzzolino, CPA, CIA, Providence Health and Services, Portland, Oregon

Kelly presented at our annual Fraud Force Summit and gave a fantastic presentation. She is a strong, solid speaker with great delivery and rich content. Many people from our conference was hoping she had more time to present and everyone was generally impressed with her presentation.
— Colette Reid, Community Marketing Manager, iovation, Portland, Oregon

Kelly is a dynamic, engaging speaker with tremendous passion and expertise in investigating and delivering information regarding fraud in many different arenas. To say she is a subject matter expert is putting it mildly! Professional, reliable and entertaining, Kelly is the real deal! Looking forward to her book!
— Anne Lynas Adams, VP Sales and Marketing, Your HR Resource, Portland, Oregon

It’s rare to find someone as talented and passionate about the work she does as Kelly Paxton. Kelly loves helping people, and she is great at it. I have worked alongside her on white collar fraud cases where she helped fraud victims calculate damages, prepare for trial, and regain their trust in others. Kelly is so motivated to share her knowledge with others that she has presented on the topic of pink collar crime on numerous occasions to a variety of audiences.

I have personally been affected by these characteristics. Kelly has spent months coaching me in driving my career as a private investigator. Through her guidance, I was able to obtain a certificate in Professional Investigation at Boston University, a certificate in the Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting from the AICPA, a Certified Fraud Investigators certification, and a Social Media Intelligence Analyst certification. In addition, she helped me successfully navigate through the tricky ordeal of negotiating a 12% raise. Kelly’s encouragement and advice as a coach was invaluable to my career.

I can’t speak highly enough of Kelly as a person and as a business woman.
— Tara Douglas, Tax Administrative Asst. BDO

I am writing to recommend Kelly Paxton for her social media, investigative and coaching skills. I have known Kelly since approximately 2008. We met at a local networking group. Kelly has been integral to the growth of this group. She started a LinkedIn page for the closed group and has always engaged the members. It has over 450 members currently. Kelly is the go to person for all things social media. She has taught many members of the group to fully utilize LinkedIn for their careers.

Kelly is extremely professional, resourceful and helpful. Her expertise on fraud matters, especially Pink Collar Crime, is outstanding. If I ever need to find someone or something, Kelly is the person I always ask.

She is extremely results driven and efficient in her work. Plus, she’s inspiring to hang around! If you get a chance to work with her, you will enjoy the project and learn lots.
— Missy Gerber, Organizers Northwest