Since graduating from school in 1985, Jerome Mayne – a regular guy, had a kid, got married, had another kid, built a real estate investment company, got divorced, built a finance company, went to prison, got cancer, lived, got out of prison, had miracle child, became a public speaker and then he got married again.
Needless to say, he has a few stories to tell. And that’s the training ground for becoming a public speaker.
- that people can make the right decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy.
- that even the most ethical people are still vulnerable to making questionable choices.
- in inspiring men and women to make their best ethical choices in tough situations.
- that your organization’s reputation is important and that your people should stay out of prison.
You need a speaker for your event that will reinforce your principles of solid ethical behavior.
You want a professional keynote speaker who will engage, capture and even entertain your group.
Since 2001 I have had the amazing opportunity to speak for hundreds of organizations; in front of over 100,000 people. These organizations range from Fortune 500 companies to law schools and universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
My unique perspective comes from my federal fraud conviction and 21 month prison sentence.
I was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in 1999 for my involvement in a white collar fraud conspiracy in 1994. The charges were conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
I reported to the federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota in November of 1999.
Comedy and Entertainment
In 1998 I began touring the Mid-western United States as a stand-up comedian. I also taught and performed professional improvisation (I still do).
While I was in federal prison, I taught improv courses to other inmates to develop their skills in communication and quick critical decision making.
I’ve been a professional actor, musician and recording artist since birth.
In his mid-20s Jerome was an aspiring finance professional. His first job in the corporate world was with a national mortgage banking corporation. He grew as an entrepreneur, climbing the corporate ladder until he finally reached the top position of president and CEO of the companies that he founded.
His stay on the top ended in a hurricane of FBI investigations, indictments, criminal court appearances and finally, prison. He was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering stemming from his actions years earlier while working at his first job in finance. He ultimately received a 21 month prison sentence and his life was changed forever.
Public Speaker Released from Prison
Since his release from prison Jerome has shared his story and experience in the hopes of helping students and business professionals make the right decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy. He is not the former felon, convict and public speaker Frank Abagnale (from the movie ‘Catch Me if you Can’), but he is less expensive than Frank Abgnale.
“I work with organizations who want their people to make the right decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy. I address the “slippery slope”, the consequences of fraud and the importance of ethics. Ultimately, I help business professionals stay out of prison.
To be honest, I don’t deal too much with the mechanics of preventing fraud. I care about the attitudes of corporate professionals and their ethical choices. I inspire and motivate business men and women to be better at what they do. After all, companies don’t go to prison, people do – and I speak from first hand experience.
One of my presentations is titled Fraud & Consequences. It includes my real life story as a former white collar criminal; an entrepreneur who crossed the line. My story explodes into a nightmare of FBI investigations, federal court and finally prison. This presentation will eliminate the “gray areas” that exist in today’s, business-as-usual, corporate culture. This presentation is a real life lesson in corporate ethics.
I am serious because I deliver a powerful keynote presentation on serious issues, but I make the information easy to digest because it is presented in a humorous fashion. Most of the time my presentations on fraud and ethics and professional development workshops qualify for continuing education credit as well as professional designation credit.
Oftentimes when professionals think of ethics or fraud presentations and classes, they think of a public speaker and, “Boring.” Not with me and not with my presentations and workshops. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss your next event.”