A Public Speaker Who Can Connect
As a public speaker since 2001, Jerome has used his ability to make personal connections with his audience members. In addition to a lifetime of experience in the world of fraud, ethics and integrity, he delivers entertainment in the form of improv comedy and stand up comedy performance.
Mr. Mayne is a gifted speaker who has the ability to weave humor into a serious message concerning fraud and consequences.
Charles Lestage, Deputy General Council and Chief Compliance Officer, Hercules Offshore, Inc.
Powerful and Relevant
He is a powerful and relevant public speaker. His life saving lessons on the topics of fraud and ethics keep your group engaged and make your events more memorable.
Your business professionals will be inspired to make the best ethical decisions on the spot. They’ll gain knowledge on how to protect your organization’s bottom line.
Your people will be inspired to make the best ethical decisions in impossible situations, and stay out of prison.
Since graduating from high school in 1985, Jerome Mayne – a regular guy, had a kid and got married. He had another kid, built a real estate investment company then got divorced. Then, he founded a finance company, went to prison. While in prison, he got cancer, lived and got out of prison. After that, he had miracle child, became a public speaker and then he got married again.
Needless to say, he has a few stories to tell.
Since 2001 Jerome has 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.
Public Speaker’s Qualifications on Ethics
Jerome does not have any scholarly credentials to put after his name. He did not finish college. In fact, he didn’t even finish his 21 month prison sentence. He served 16 1/2 months because he got time off for good behavior.
Criminal Expert’s Unique Perspective
Jerome’s perspective comes from his federal fraud conviction and 21 month prison sentence that started in 1999.
He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in 1999 for his involvement in a white collar fraud conspiracy. The crime actually took place 4 years earlier in 1994. The charges were: conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
He reported to the federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota in November of 1999.
Engaging Public Speaker
In 1998 he began touring the Mid-western United States as a stand-up comedian. He still teaches and performs professional improvisation.
While in federal prison, Jerome actually taught improv courses to other inmates to develop their skills in communication and quick, critical decision making. These skills were invaluable for inmates coming out of prison after years of incarceration.
He’s also 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 that stemmed from his involvement 4 years earlier at his first job in finance. He received a 21 month prison sentence and his life was changed forever.
Public Speaker Released from Prison
Since his release from prison Jerome shares his story and experience. He now helps students and business professionals make the right decisions when the right decisions aren’t easy.
Frank Abagnale Type of Public Speaker
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.
Quote form Public Speaker Jerome Mayne
“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.”