Keynote Speaker Testimonials

Keynote Speaker Testimonials

testimonials of keynote speaker

These are some of the keynote speaker testimonials of Jerome Mayne. Since 2001, he has been an ethics conference speaker. He’s delivered fraud and ethics keynotes for hundreds of corporations and organizations.  He is proud to say that he has never had a disappointed client.  His topics range from mortgage fraud, title insurance fraud, financial fraud and corporate fraud in general.  Below is a list of what some of his past clients have had to say.

“Wow! Thank you for sharing your incredible story with Iowa Title Guarantee Conference attendees.  We received rave reviews from your session, our favorite comment was simply: “That guy was cool.” — and we couldn’t agree more.  We’ll look for additional, potential future opportunities to work together.  Thank you!”

Lindsey Guerrero, Director, Iowa Title Guaranty

“Jerome’s story reminds us all of the importance of doing the right thing and that industry leaders are defined by the good decisions and integrity of their employees.”

Hollie Faust, Senior Vice President Ethics and Compliance

“We had Jerome come speak at our Annual Convention, he was engaging, funny and kept the audience captivated. We would absolutely welcome him back.”

Bryan Bernier CEO, Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC)

“Jerome’s keynote was a nice break in our conference from the serious issues of risk and fraud.  While his presentation was definitely educational and on point with our industry, our audience loved the way it was also both serious and humorous.  I’ve already recommended Jerome to some of our industry vendors and sponsors.”

Peggi Bird – Eastern North Carolina CPCU Society Chapter

“Jerome Mayne’s story is compelling and real.  As the director of training for our agents throughout the state of Florida, it is challenging to find a topic that is practical, a speaker who is believable and a message that endures.  Jerome meets all of these  – and then some!  It was truly a pleasure working with Jerome and we are proud to have featured him as an ethics speaker for our training seminars.”

Christina F. Taylor, Esq. – Florida Training and Publications Director, LandAmerica Financial Group

Thank you for speaking to our SHAZAM clients. Reviews were high- everyone loved hearing from you.

Toni Nicol – Event Planner, SHAZAM

His keynote was eye-opening, relevant……and really funny!  Jerome’s approach to presentation is intelligent, inspiring, and so incredibly enjoyable.

Julia Lee – Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association

“I wanted to thank you for one of the most enlightening and interesting presentations I have heard in years. You did a wonderful job and our members had overwhelming positive feedback.”

Mark Luttrell – Chairman, California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA – Litigation Section Steering Committee)

“The staff found your presentation very compelling. I still believe this is the message our production folks need to hear about.”

Larry Ruder – Fraud Risk Management,  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

“I just want to start by saying a huge thank you for speaking at our Annual Minnesota GFOA conference in Alexandria last month. I have heard multiple times that it was the best conference in years and for many, the best conference they’ve ever attended.  Thanks again for making our conference so successful!”

Heidi Tumberg – 2014 MNGFOA Ethics Conference Committee Chair

“You have such a gift to teach, train, and equip! You are a genius at bringing the best out of people; give people permission to be human that is so refreshing and inspirational. I learned so much and I have been doing this for 30 years. You instilled in me: never quit pushing people, never quit listening to people and to never quit taking people where they are afraid to go.”

Craig Nelson – Miracles in the Marketplace Worldwide (Professional Development Workshop Series)

“Fraud is a huge topic in our line of work. Your presentation was a great way to end our day! … and you were very easy to work with; your responses were always timely.”

Jennifer Weiss CIA, CFE, CFSA, CRMA – 2016 Event Coordinator, IIA Salt Lake City Chapter

“On behalf of the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® I would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the exceptional job you did last Thursday at the education conference for our members. We are still continuing to receive calls thanking us for the program and bringing your message to them. Mortgage fraud issues are on the rise and you helped many agents understand how easy it is to get caught up in these illegal and fraudulent activities. Your message also clearly identified the implications that went along with engaging in these types of activities, including the personal loss of family, friends, business, respect and reputation just to mention a few. Thank you for sharing your story to help others make better choices!”

Linda Modlinski – Senior Vice President, Minnesota Association of REALTORS®

“Your personal stories and your message captured and entertained the audiences at two of our biggest corporate events of the year. You really drove home how seemingly innocent rationalizations can land us in big trouble – especially those of us entrusted with ‘other people’s money.'”

Greg Strohm – Regional Director of Quality, Stewart Title Guaranty Company

“I thought your talk was very informative and entertaining at this year’s Arkansas State Bar Association’s Annual Conference. Having been to many a CLE convention, I could tell you really connected with the crowd and held their interest. You may use me as a positive reference any time you wish.”

Randall S. Bueter, Esq. – Real Estate Section Chair, Arkansas State Bar Association

“Jerome Mayne showed us techniques that can be used to help us open our minds to new ideas through creativity and laughter! We learned that our minds tend to think based on repetitive patterns that we have experienced. What a great reminder that our teamwork can be enhanced by not being judgmental or making assumptions about right/wrong too quickly. I think we’ll be saying, “Yes…and*” for a while.”

Lowell Johnson – Director, Washington County Minnesota Department of Public Health and Environment

“Thanks so much for being part of the 2011 MAFMIC Short Course!  One of our memkbers said, ‘Wow! What a riveting speaker! And to share his life story with no notes in front of him just amazed me! I could have listened to him for hours.’  You did a great job and really helped make this a successful event!  Your topic was perfect for our ethics conference members.”

Lori Olmschied – Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies Staff

“It was a pleasure having you at our conference.  Your message was well received by the attendees; mainly because you not only ‘talked the talk’, but you’ve also ‘walked the walk.’   Feel free to  use our chapter as a reference for any future speaking engagements you have.”

Fred Pasteur – President, Middle Tennessee Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“I wanted to send a short note to express my appreciation for you participating in the ACFE’s 17th Annual Fraud Conference in Las Vegas.  In addition to record attendance, many, many participants told me that this was our best event ever.  This was made possible only by our staff and by volunteers like you.  Thank you so much for all you’ve done.  We hope to see you again next year in Orlando.”

Joseph C. Wells, CFE, CPA – Chairman of the Board, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“On behalf of October Seminars, we’d like to thank you for being a panelist on our recent Mortgage Radio Show, “Detecting and Combating Mortgage Fraud.”  Your participation enhanced the success of the show, which was one of our highest attended shows to date!  We wish you luck in your endeavors to educate industry professionals on the consequences of fraud and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Lee Kaplan and Deborah Nells-Porter, Director – October Research October Seminars

“Saying “thank you” to you just doesn’t seem to effectively tell you how much we at WomenVenture appreciate your taking the time from you busy day to participate in our Polish Your Pitch half-day seminar.  The responses from all those who attended – guests, volunteers as well as the day’s presenters – have been overwhelmingly positive.”

Lisa Bryant – Program Marketing Communications, Women Venture

“Chilling.  Your message was exactly what our people needed to hear.”

Teresa Grove – VP Marketing and Predictive Methods Conference Coordinator, First American Residential

“The feedback we received was incredible.  I’ve never seen the room so quiet and attentive in any other presentation.  You’ve created an awareness here we probably wouldn’t have achieved without you.  It really got everyone thinking and much more aware of what can happen if you choose to ignore the red flags that you thought were someone else’s problem.  I know you made a huge difference in the way agents will look at transactions from here on out.  Word of your excellent presentation is spreading throughout our company.”

Chuck Abramson – Sales Manager,  Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty

“Thank you so much for speaking at our Orange County Escrow Association Dinner Meeting.  Your riveting and insightful presentation on the Consequences of Fraud was very well received.”

Joanna Belanger, CSEO – President – Orange County Escrow Association

“Jerome’s story is ripped from the pages of mortgage loan production shops all over the country.  His message is at the same time entertaining and tragic.  I recommend Jerome to any company that is serious about stamping out mortgage fraud.”

Daniel C. Diaddigo – President, the Jarvis Street Group – Co-Founder, Georgia Real Estate Fraud Coalition – Author, “The Truth About Lies.”

“Thank you for attending the e-Business Forum and participating on the panel discussion, “Mortgage Fraud:  The Silent But Serious Issue”. The feedback thus far has been tremendous from this panel session and in large part that was due to you sharing your story with the audience.  Thank you again for contributing to the success of the Fannie Mae ethics conference eBusiness Forum!”

Sheri Murrah – Fannie Mae

“The feedback I have received was overwhelmingly positive. When you started talking about the concurrent time lines it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.”

John Snell – Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Mortgage Brokers – President, Integra Mortgage

“The presentation was outstanding and received the highest marks on the critiques from our attendees.  What I personally liked about the presentation was that it was heartfelt and personal, and I believe that many in the audience could see themselves being drawn into a similar situation if not vigilant and willing to stand their ground.”

Jan Grant – Executive Director –  Escrow Association of Washington Ethics Conference

“All the feedback I received was very positive.  I looked around the room as you spoke and every single eye was on you the entire time.  I felt you easily could have gone another hour and still kept their interest.  I also asked my board of directors last week what they thought and everyone who attended agreed it was well worth the time and money investment to bring you in.  In fact, we talked about bringing you back next year sometime to speak again.  That in itself is a huge testament to your message.  Thanks again for everything.  You’re a true professional and you were a real pleasure to work with.  I hope to have that opportunity again.  I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.  Please feel free to use me as a reference if needed.”

Christopher Spaker – President, Mortgage Bankers Association of New York – Genesee Region

“The feedback I’ve received has been very good. Several folks said they could have listened to you talk for two more hours. Many of us have already read your book and really enjoyed it. Everything you say in your book and what you had to say to our group, really caught everyone’s attention.”

Deborah James – Senior Vice President, Flag Bank

“I have been extremely pleased with our relationship over this past year.  We have had great reviews from all of our clients who have seen you.  Your presentation and story on the true life consequences of fraud has definitely made an impact.  The quality of your presentation and your professionalism are the reasons we hope to work with you well into the future.”

Mike Zwerner – Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Interthinx Corporation – leader in fraud detection technology

“On behalf of Nova Home Loans it was a privilege to have you visit and share your experience with us.  I did not learn what I thought I might learn about from you; we had expectations that you would come and teach us about the latest tricks, traps and techniques of loan fraud.  What I got instead, was a lesson in ethical values, and an appreciation for the personal misfortune that a person experiences by making wrong choices.  You made clear to me that loan fraud is a symptom of distorted ethical values.  That lesson will still be there in my mind long after the current trends are obsolete.  You also made clear that the price paid could not possibly compare to the potential ill-gotten gain.  Both more enduring lessons, I think, than just what’s going on around us right now.  The audience empathized as they listened to you talk about the damage in your life, I think you got through to us.”

Michael Palmer – Vice President, Nova Home Loans

“Thank you for telling your story.  It really hit home with a lot of us.  You have a lot of dignity for being able to tell what you did and I think you should be commended.”

Elizabeth Emmons – Mortgage Banker, First Commonwealth Mortgage

“Jerome, it was a real pleasure meeting you. Your presentation put the human touch on the perils of “fraud” in our industry. Your experiences are those that I am sure many of our Brokers today still come across.  I hope that your message about the cost of fraud committed by a Broker is far greater than the rewards and that at least those in your audience who heard you can now relate to those costs.  Thanks again.”

Peter Spalthoff – Executive Director, Connecticut Society of Mortgage Brokers

“Thanks again for all your support and assistance in making the NHEMA Western States Mortgage Ethics Conference and Mortgage Fraud Workshop an overwhelming success.  Our association and the attendees of this conference gained valuable information and we appreciate your generous contribution of time and energy in making this program such a triumph.  Thanks again for your support and interest.”

Jeffrey L. Zeltzer – Executive Director, National Home Equity Mortgage Association

“Great job last week at the CMLA luncheon.  We’ve heard nothing but positive feedback.”

William L. Armstrong, III – Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association

“I just wanted to add my personal thank you for addressing the University Rotary Club.  Our members truly enjoyed hearing about your experiences and how each of us needs to keep a very strong eye on the ethics of our work and relationships.  Certainly your remarks tie very nicely to a Rotary Cornerstone called the Four-Way Test.  I hope you will carry the four-way medallion with you and use it as an example of how organizations are focusing on ethics.  Please feel free to visit us anytime, you will be welcome.”

Carl Jones – President, Minneapolis-University Rotary Club

“Thank you for attending our ethics conference Sept. 8th.  It was great to have you.  Your presentation was riveting.  You painted a very vivid picture that will stay with me & every attendee for a long time.  Your talk is of immense worth to our industry.  Thank you.”

John B. Norman – Executive Director/General Counsel, Utah Mortgage Lenders Association

“Thank you for helping us make the 15th Annual Fall Conference and Commercial Symposium held at the Phoenix Run Resort, October 11-13, 2004 the most successful year ever.  Your professionalism and willingness to share your knowledge enabled us to host the most successful ethics conference ever.”

Marve Stockert – Executive Director, Illinois Association of Mortgage Brokers

“On behalf of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, I want to thank you for your participation as a speaker at the 87th Annual Convention.  Your support in this significant way helped make the ethics conference an outstanding educational forum.”

Lisa Vercher – Executive Vice President, Texas Mortgage Bankers Association

“We enjoyed your presentation and I trust that our loan officers learned a valuable lesson.  Thanks for coming and making an interesting and inspiring talk.”

Edna V. Latimer – Executive Secretary, Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (Atlanta Chapter)

“Thanks so much for the training in Vegas.  You are a good man.  We need more people like you in this world to share the info you do so that we all understand and know why not to do the things we shouldn’t.  We loved your definition of fraud.  Any chance you could e-mail it back to us?  And again thanks for all you give.”

Rick and Shelly Akatyszewski – SRA Mortgage  (ComUnity Branch of Hollis, NH)

“I want to say Thank You on behalf of Leadership here at ComUnity Lending and on behalf of our Retail Support Team.  You were a wonderful addition to our meeting, and I believe your story will help us be a better company.  Your presentation was fluid, on point, and pitch perfect.  We are so glad we called and invited you into our Annual Meeting.  Thank you so much and please be sure to include us in your “endorsement” section or as a reference for anyone who might like to hear you speak.”

Jayson A. Stebbins – Sr. Vice President, ComUnity Lending, Inc.

“I would like to personally thank you for speaking at the 2004 Fannie Mae e-Business Forum.  Thanks to your participation, our program this year was diverse in subject matter and rich in content.  The feedback we have received so far has been extremely positive and complimentary.  I believe this was the best Forum ever.  Thank you again for making this year’s event a success and I look forward to seeing you at the next eBusiness Forum.  Thank you, again, for making this year’s event a success and I look forward to seeing you at the next e-Business Forum.”

Michael J. Williams – Fannie Mae

“Your seminar was very well received and most were quite amazed by your compelling story.  The message is clear and my team will communicate it out to our industry.  We appreciate what you are doing to help “clean up” this industry and spread the word.”

Beverly Wender – Interfirst – ABNAMRO

“On behalf of NCRA’s board of directors, staff and members, we wish to extend a sincere “Thank You” and our deepest appreciation for your presentation at our recent 12th Annual National Conference at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa.  Your message on Mortgage Fraud was well received and your input was valuable to our members.  Thank you again for speaking to the members of the National Credit Reporting Association.”

Terry W. Clemens – Executive Director and Susan Cataldo – NCRA Ethics Conference Chairperson, National Credit Reporting Association

“Jerome gave a great testimonial.  Most of the audience was management and everyone felt [that] every loan officer should hear him speak.  His presentation along with some of our Fraud information would be very powerful.  I would definitely recommend it to National Accounts for National Sales meetings.”

Deborah Rose Allaben – Account Executive, United Guaranty Residential Ins. Company, Member – Indiana MBA

“I thought that the presentation brought home the reality of turning a blind eye to unethical business practice.  Our staff thought that the presentation was both informative and fascinating. Our staff also said that they could have listened to you all day.”

Michelle Heine – Excel Title

“I was looking for speakers for our off-site training meeting.  I heard about Jerome through a friend who had just attended one of Jerome’s presentations on Fraud.  Jerome sounded like a very interesting speaker and the topic was intriguing.  So, I went for it even though I knew the cost may be well over budget.  Jerome’s presentation was humorous, real, and a bit scary to think something like this could possibly happen to anyone.”

Kathy Cheney – MN Department of Revenue, Withholding Division