James Hartley

James Hartley

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hartley is a co-founder of Verus. Prior to founding Verus, he was an attorney with a national practice involving commercial, securities and consumer litigation. Mr. Hartley has represented a wide variety of clients including municipalities, corporations and businesses. He was lead counsel in the seminal Uniform Securities Act case of Connecticut National Bank v. Giacomi, as well as lead counsel in the matters of In re Colonial Realty Litigation Securities Fraud and In re U.S. Foodservice, Inc. Pricing Litigation (a matter that resulted in a recovery of $297 million dollars). Mr. Hartley has also worked with Attorneys Generals in various states prosecuting actions on behalf of businesses and citizens of those states.

Mr. Hartley is a 1972 graduate of Boston College. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1975 from Columbia University. Mr. Hartley is a member of the Connecticut bar, admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jeffrey Drubner

Jeffrey Drubner

President

Mr. Drubner is a co-founder of Verus. Prior to founding Verus, he was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his almost ten years with the Bureau, Mr. Drubner investigated international organized crime, fraud, and global money laundering, along with other narcotic and financial crimes. During the investigation and prosecution of these cases, he was responsible for overseeing the tracing and review of voluminous bank, financial and corporate records. In addition to these investigative duties, Mr. Drubner served as a certified FBI Firearms Instructor, Legal Instructor, Legal Advisor and undercover agent. He has lectured on money laundering and Title III electronic interceptions at both the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and Fordham University Law School, among other forums.

Mr. Drubner is a 1987 graduate of Emory University. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1990 from Boston College Law School (cum laude) and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Charles Hellman

Charles Hellman

Executive Vice President

Mr. Hellman is an attorney with over twenty years experience representing clients in a variety of commercial business and litigation matters. Many of the cases he has worked on have involved significant analysis and application of accounting and auditing principles as well as regulatory rules and procedures.

Mr. Hellman is a graduate of Bard College. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1996 from New York Law School (summa cum laude) and began his career as an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Caroline Marshall

Caroline Marshall

General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Marshall is an attorney with over twenty years of experience. She began her career as a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining Verus, she was litigating complex civil actions. In the course of her career, Ms. Marshall has represented a wide variety of clients, including state pension funds, and other institutional investors. She has extensive experience working closely with auditing experts and forensic accountants. Additionally, Ms. Marshall has been responsible for overseeing teams of attorneys conducting detailed reviews of large volumes of corporate and financial records.

Ms. Marshall is a 1988 graduate of Dartmouth College. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from Fordham Law School.

James DeAngelis

James DeAngelis

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Prior to joining Verus, Mr. DeAngelis served in senior financial executive capacities in a variety of organizations which design and deliver technical and financial solutions for leading edge technology driven businesses. Mr. DeAngelis was responsible for and/or assisted in $83+ million of financing, including private placements, IPO financing, Regulation D, hybrid debt/equity placements, equity credit lines, receivables and equipment financing facilities.

Mr. DeAngelis graduated American Graduate School of International Business Administration (Thunderbird) with honors.

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Lee has more than twenty years of experience in designing and building large-scale systems in the financial services, healthcare, communication, and petrochemical industries. He has held senior roles as System Architect and Technical lead at Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services, Toyota Financial Services, Rockwell, and Pacificare Health Systems.

Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Steven Haley

Steven Haley

Managing Director

Mr. Haley has twenty years of experience in providing unclaimed property related services, including identification and quantification of unclaimed property liabilities, analysis of various accounting transactions, general ledger accounts, unclaimed property reserve, and policies and procedures, voluntary disclosure agreements, resolution of unclaimed property liabilities, review of and implementation of best practices, audit defense, and preparation of annual compliance reports.

Prior to joining Verus, Mr. Haley was a member of KPMG’s National Unclaimed Property Practice, where he advised clients on their unclaimed property procedures and reporting obligations. Prior to joining KPMG, he was a Senior Client Service Officer at ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse, Inc.

Mr. Haley received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Finance from Salve Regina University.

Edward Hall JD, FLMI, CIE

Edward Hall JD, FLMI, CIE

Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director

Mr. Hall is an attorney with over ten years experience and has been with Verus since the company’s inception. He began his career in complex litigation and has had extensive experience performing legal analysis of issues related to unclaimed property compliance, review of internal policies and procedures of holders under examination, and developing unclaimed property auditing procedures and processes. Mr. Hall is also responsible for oversight of Verus’ data security program, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and implementing internal policies and procedures, as well as serving as Verus’ ISMS Manager.

Mr. Hall received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida. Mr. Hall is also a Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE), Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI), and an Associate in Regulatory Compliance (AIRC).

Felecia Stern

Felecia Stern

Managing Director

Ms. Stern is an attorney with more than twenty years experience.  Following a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Ms. Stern spent a decade at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where she worked on a broad array of complex civil litigation, including multiple securities fraud actions. She was also extensively involved in all aspects of various corporate internal investigations and investigations conducted by state and federal regulatory agencies.  Ms. Stern later worked at a boutique plaintiffs’ firm on similar complex civil litigations, most recently serving as the co-head of the firm’s mass tort division, focusing on investigating and litigating pharmaceutical and medical device cases.

Ms. Stern’s background also includes extensive experience with mediation. She is a 1985 graduate of Cornell University and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (cum laude), where she served as a Notes Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Marc Posner

Marc Posner

Managing Director

Mr. Posner is an attorney with more than twenty years experience. After a clerkship in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, he joined the litigation department of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he focused on complex corporate and securities litigation. Mr. Posner’s background also includes extensive corporate transactional experience as Of Counsel to Stratos Global, an international telecommunications provider.

Mr. Posner is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif).

Joseph Marcelonis

Joseph Marcelonis

Client Relations Manager

Mr. Marcelonis has twenty years of unclaimed property experience. Prior to joining Verus in 2010, he was involved in day-to-day operation and audit workflow processes as well as acted as client liaison for state clients with the ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse. Mr. Marcelonis developed and improved workflow efficiencies, ensured proper delivery of unclaimed property to clients, conducted webinars, provided internal training, and communicated regularly with clients on new developments, important unclaimed property issues, and new initiatives.

Mr. Marcelonis is a 1996 graduate of Boston College.

John Lew

John Lew

Director of Systems Production

Mr. Lew has over twenty years of extensive experience designing and executing solutions for complex business problems involving large scale data warehousing, Big Data analytics, reporting solutions, and systems integration in the healthcare, distribution and other industries. Prior to joining Verus, Mr. Lew was a Senior Consultant and led many initiative projects at Optum, UnitedHealth Group, HealthCare Partners, and Tower Group International.

Mr. Lew is a graduate of National Taiwan University in Taiwan. He received  his Master degree in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology.

Jonas Lee

Jonas Lee

Partner

Mr. Lee has over 20 years of experience in working with emerging technologies to commercialize new products and services. He has served on the early or founding executive teams of Verus Financial, PhotoKharma, Knome, Redbrick Partners, Poindexter Systems, GiftCertificates.com, and Integrated Computing Engines.

Mr. Lee is a graduate of Brandeis University and Harvard Business School.