FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST)

MISSION

The mission of the CSI Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) is to provide a coordinated response to elder exploitation referrals with a time-sensitive, targeted evaluation by securities and insurance specialists.  The FAST group will dedicate a securities investigator, an insurance investigator, and at least one prosecutor to coordinate responses.  CSI would like to introduce you to their highly qualified FAST members: Ryan Sullivan, Rodney Harker, Mark Mattioli, and Chris McConnell.

GOALS

  • Review referrals within 72 hours
  • Consider feedback, present options
  • Take appropriate action

The FAST Team will partner with industry stakeholders and other state agencies to provide resources to vulnerable persons while formulating real-time, remedial strategies.

CSI FAST TEAM

RYAN SULLIVAN has over 17 years of investigative experience, starting out in the private sector before joining the Montana Department of Justice and most recently with the Office of the Montana State Auditor within the Securities Division. Ryan has extensive experience advocating for Montana consumers and victims of fraud.

RODNEY HARKER is a CSI Insurance Fraud investigator.  Rodney previously worked for the Medicaid Fraud Control Division in Washington State as a Senior Investigator/Analyst.  Rodney’s experience consisted of working on complex Medicaid fraud, neglect, and abuse cases.  Prior to that, Rodney spent over 17 years as a law enforcement officer.

MARK MATTIOLI is Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for CSI. Mark has extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience, including for a time as Chief Deputy Attorney General under Tim Fox and, most recently, as Chief of the Montana Office of Consumer Protection, where he led efforts to increase public awareness of elder justice issues while overseeing civil enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions involving elderly victims of financial exploitation.

CHRIS MCCONNELL is a CSI attorney with over 12 years of prosecution experience, much of which includes prosecuting white-collar crime and elder abuse.  Chris was a member of Montana’s Elder Abuse Task Force and provided trainings across Montana to law enforcement, victim service providers, county attorneys, and financial professionals.