Chris Linsteadt

Chris Linsteadt

Senior Lecturer III - Management
Tags: Accounting

Professional Preparation

M.S. - Accounting
University of Texas at Dallas - 2002
M.S. - Business Administration
University of Texas at Dallas - 1996
B.B.A - Marketing and Sales
East Texas State University - 1984


IIA International Educational Products Handbook series, October 2003, Auditing Vendor Relationships, Mark Salamasick and Cris Linsteadt 2003 - Publication

Additional Information

  • Certified lntemal Auditor (CIA)
  • Passed all parts of Texas C.P.A. exam

Independent Audit Consultant, June 2002-Present

  • September 2004-May 2005 worked as an Internal Audit Consultant for Alliance Data Systems;
  • Assisted in the planning and execution of financial and operational audits at all Alliance Data Systems facilities.
  • Completed research and publication work for The Institute of internal Auditors.
  • Published auditing handbook entitled, "Auditing Vendor Relationships" October 2003.
  • Engaged by Dallas Nephrology Group in 2002 to audit their enterprise risk management procedures and to provide bid and bid analysis for existing insurance policies.
  • Experienced in setting audit objectives, establishing timelines, completing field work and making recommendations to clients.
  • Responsible for making audit and risk management recommendations that have resulted in significant premium savings for Dallas Nephrology.
  • Extensive experience in risk identification and mitigation.
  • Expanded knowledge base in estimating job requirements and presentation of bid and contract analysis.
  • Gained experience in establishing and operating independent consulting firm.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-Dallas, Texas June 1990 - November 93

  • Account Officer - Risk Management
  • Primarily responsible for risk management activities of the FDIC related to owned assets.
  • Accomplishments included:
  • Produced, established and became primary instructor for FDIC National Risk Management procedures.
  • Established and analyzed insurance coverage on all owned assets for the FDIC.
  • Acted as Risk Manager for the FDIC, identifying exposures and making appropriate decisions to mitigate those risks.
  • Managed and coordinated the daily activities of six insurance technicians and one systems analyst.
  • Managed all property and casualty claims for the FDIC as a corporation.
  • Led a team of insurance personnel and software analysts in the creation of a National Insurance Database for the FDIC.
  • Acted as legal liaison for the insurance department and managed all third party liability lawsuits for the FDIC.
  • Established and managed claims procedures for all FDIC offices and directed the implementation of those procedures.
  • Worked closely with the Internal Audit Department to establish and implement controls that were used to mitigate risk exposure for the FDIC.
  • Created and managed insurance and risk management reports that were generated monthly for Washington D.C.

Travelers Insurance Corporation-Dallas and Lubbock, Texas, January 88 - June 1990

  • Claim Representative
  • Responsible for investigating and negotiating settlements for property and casualty claims for Travelers Insurance Corporation.
  • Developed and instructed Claim Representatives in new claims procedures.
  • Scheduled and conducted client interviews to determine liability.
  • Led quality assurance team that was responsible for developing new claims procedures that resulted in significant cost savings for the corporation.
  • Extensive experience in negotiations, customer service and contract analysis.
  • Review panel for: The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, December 2003, PC Management Best Practices: A Study of the Total Cost of Ownership, Risk, Security, and Audit, Mark Salamasick and Charles LeGrand.