Daylight Forensic & Advisory Announces Continued Expansion with Opening of Regional Office...

Daylight Forensic & Advisory Announces Continued Expansion with Opening of Regional Office in Miami

Company Appoints Executive Director in Miami and Managing Director in Washington, DC


New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–January 9, 2007–Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, a leading independent fraud risk management and investigative consulting firm, today announced the opening of its third new office in six months, a bureau in Miami. The office will serve clients located throughout the Southeast, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Effective immediately, Maria M. Yip has been appointed Executive Director of the Miami office. Daniel Gill has been appointed Managing Director in the Washington, DC office.

“These appointments underscore our growth and build on the success we have achieved since the company’s formation in June 2006,” said Ellen Zimiles, co-founder and CEO of Daylight Forensic & Advisory. “The combined experience of the newest members of our executive team will serve us well as we expand our market presence in order to meet the demand from clients for our best-in-class services.”

Daylight Forensic’s experience includes anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing compliance, forensic accounting and forensic technology services, fraud investigations, investigative due diligence, litigation services, and training on fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.

“The addition of the Miami office to our portfolio represents another major growth step for our firm,” said Joe Spinelli, Daylight Forensic’s co-founder and COO. “Our capabilities are pertinent to the overall litigation and economic environment in the region. Once again, Daylight Forensic is taking timely, aggressive action to service the complex, evolving needs of our geographically diverse client base.”

Key executive leadership appointments include:

* Maria M. Yip, Executive Director, is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner with 15 years of experience. She provides forensic accounting and litigation support services to attorneys, bankruptcy trustees, court-appointed receivers, and state and federal governmental agencies in complex matters involving economic damages, white-collar crime, fraud and embezzlement in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Yip has served as an expert witness in Federal Bankruptcy court, State court and international arbitration matters. She has also served as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee and as a court-appointed examiner. Prior to joining Daylight Forensic, Yip had been the partner in charge of the Florida forensic practice of a global accounting firm.

* Daniel Gill, Managing Director in the Washington, DC office, is a retired FBI Special Agent with 23 years of extensive investigative and forensic accounting experience. Prior to joining Daylight Forensic, he served as the Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI’s New York Office asset forfeiture unit for more than nine years, where he was responsible for the highly successful coordination and management of numerous organized crime, white-collar crime, and counter-terrorism forfeiture and financial investigations. During his 19-year assignment to the asset forfeiture unit, Gill developed a renowned expertise with respect to the identification of assets and the tracing of illegal proceeds in hundreds of complex financial investigations. Mr. Gill is a Certified Public Accountant, and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

The firm’s industry experience comprises financial institutions, insurance firms, government agencies, health care, manufacturing, service providers, pharmaceuticals, non-profit organizations and school districts as well as international experience in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and Asia.

About Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC

Daylight Forensic & Advisory ( is an independent fraud risk management firm conducting forensic investigations and advising on regulatory compliance to corporations and the public sector worldwide. The company was co-founded by investigative experts Ellen Zimiles and Joseph Spinelli. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, D.C. and Miami, the Company is backed by FTVentures, a private equity firm.

Daylight Forensic & Advisory Announces Continued Expansion with Opening of Regional Office in Miami