About

Our Team

At Verus, we believe our success is due our talented and highly committed team.

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James Hartley

James Hartley

Chief Executive Officer

At Verus, Mr. Hartley has served as the lead negotiator in over forty comprehensive agreements with some of the largest corporations in the United States. These agreements have resulted in the return of over twelve billion dollars to both consumers and Verus’ state clients.

As a litigator, Mr. Hartley was lead counsel in the seminal Uniform Securities Act case of Connecticut National Bank v. Giacomi, as well as lead counsel in the matter of In re Colonial Realty Litigation Securities Fraud  ($120 million recovery). He was also co-lead counsel in In re U.S. Foodservice Pricing Litigation  06-CV-1657 ($297 million recovery).

Mr. Hartley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University.

Jeffrey Drubner

Jeffrey Drubner

President

Mr. Drubner coordinates the company’s technical, forensic, and legal teams to develop, apply, and refine methods to perform sophisticated analysis of large data sets.

Prior to Verus, Mr. Drubner was a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated international organized crime, fraud, global money laundering, and other narcotic and financial crimes. During the investigation and prosecution of these cases, he was responsible for overseeing the analysis of voluminous bank, financial, and corporate records. 

Mr. Drubner holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School.

 

Caroline Marshall

Caroline Marshall

General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Marshall has directly managed the performance of over two hundred complex examinations of some of the largest companies in the United States. She was essential in negotiating the terms of over forty comprehensive agreements resolving those examinations which resulted in the return of over twelve billion dollars. Prior to Verus, Ms. Marshall has represented a wide variety of clients, including state pension funds and other institutional investors.

Ms. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School.

James DeAngelis

James DeAngelis

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Mr. DeAngelis oversees all company accounting practices, directs company financial strategy, and establishes and optimizes day-to-day operations in the company. Prior to joining Verus, he served as the senior financial officer in a variety of public and private companies which designed and delivered technical and financial solutions for leading edge, technology driven businesses.

Mr. DeAngelis is a graduate of American Graduate School of International Business Administration (Thunderbird).

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Lee has developed Verus’ proprietary methods to perform sophisticated data analytics. The application of these data analytics has involved the detailed analysis of well over a billion records of data and the detailed refinement of processes using those results. In addition, Mr. Lee has designed and implemented Verus’ entire technological framework and infrastructure with an emphasis on service delivery and data security.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College and a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School. He began his career as an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Steven Haley

Steven Haley

Managing Director

Mr. Haley oversees all data related aspects of Verus’ services and manages activities relating to the data analysis process and audit staff. He has managed the performance of over two hundred complex examinations with a focus on the intake, processing, and evaluation of large data sets. In managing these data processes, Mr. Haley works closely with Verus’ technology team to develop new methodologies of analysis and to ensure that the results of these analyses are fine-tuned based on the real-world application of resulting data sets. 

Mr. Haley is a graduate of Salve Regina University.

Edward Hall JD, FLMI, CIE

Edward Hall JD, FLMI, CIE

Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director

Mr. Hall oversees Verus’ data security program and all non-data aspects of Verus’ services, including the management of activities relating to examinations processes and audit staff. He serves as the head of Verus’ ISMS Committee and has extensive experience in establishing and optimizing data security programs and ensuring the use of appropriate information security controls.

Mr. Hall has negotiated the terms of both comprehensive agreements resolving Verus’ examinations and detailed agreements related to the performance of those examinations, such as nondisclosure agreements and agreements with states for services. He oversees a team of attorneys conducting detailed reviews of records and performing legal analysis of issues related to regulatory compliance and has also developed detailed auditing procedures and processes.

Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.

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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, Ph.D.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, Ph.D.

Director of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Guzmán Rivera is responsible for the research and development of Verus’ artificial intelligence systems. His research has been presented at top-tier conferences, including CVPR, NIPS, AISTATS, AAAI, NIPS, and ECCV as well as prestigious computer science and machine learning departments, including the University of Toronto, INRIA Paris, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Guzmán Rivera is a graduate of ITESM. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joseph Marcelonis

Joseph Marcelonis

Managing Director

Mr. Marcelonis has twenty years of unclaimed property experience. Prior to joining Verus in 2010, he was involved in day-to-day operations 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 graduate of Boston College.

John Lew

John Lew

Director of Systems Production

Mr. Lew is responsible for Verus’ day-to-day data integration, data processing, data analytics and production control. Prior to joining Verus, Mr. Lew was a senior consultant 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

Managing Director

Mr. Lee manages corporate development activities. Mr. Lee has served on the early or founding executive teams of Verus Analytics, PhotoKharma, Knome, Redbrick Partners, Poindexter Systems, GiftCertificates.com, and Integrated Computing Engines.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts from of Brandeis University and an Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.