Report: #1361077

Complaint Review: Walter J. Viola

  • Submitted: Fri, March 10, 2017
  • Updated: Sat, March 11, 2017
  • Reported By: NoFraud — Platte City Missouri USA
  • Walter J. Viola

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Walter J. Viola is a fraud and a phony. So is his company, Vantage Consulting. Viola claims to have a CPA. He claims to have an MBA. He claims to have an MS in Accounting. He does not. He has charged a client, the Society of Saint Pius X for years as though he has these credentials. His resume is a fake and fraud as well. He continues to claim that he is a CPA/MBA. That is a lie. Run screaming if you are approached by Walter J. Viola. He has a shady past and is not to be trusted. I have the evidence to prove it. Walter J. Viola also sues former employers. I have that evidence as well. He is, as of March 2017, suing the Society of Saint Pius X. Do not be tricked: He is active outside Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

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Let's Look at the Specifics of the Lawsuit

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Let's look now at the specific examples of the unlawful conduct alleged against Walter J. Viola a/k/a Walter C. Viola in the Petition. Before we do, we should remind ourselves of what Viola's dunce-accomplice, John Brucciani, wrote on this site on Viola's behalf. Don't forget that Brucciani wrote this after Viola filed his frivolous lawsuit against the SSPX and many months after Brucciani was told by the Plaintiff and others of Viola's behavior and words:

Identifying himself as "Rev. John Brucciani," he wrote the following: "As a priest-member of the Society of Saint Pius X, and having worked closely with Mr. Viola at our District office in MO, I can vouchsafe for his dedication and integrity to his work and to the organization that employed him. He consulted for our organization for several years and was recognized for his service. The incidents that seem to motivate the complaints against Mr. Viola pertain to department restructuring which required greater professional caliber in order to operate.  It is probable that the writer of the complaint report is connected to one of those who was released from the organization or resigned of his own free will. 

"The lawsuit referred in the complaint is the unfortunate consequence of a dispute with management, subsequent to changes in personnel and internal work policies."

Brucciani's lumbering prose aside, there is a lot in the preceding paragraphs to note.

Here is a former employee of the District Office of the SSPX (Brucciani was fired for being Brucciani, transferred out west, then transferred again to England--see another post in this string for the details.) endorsing Viola's "dedication and integrity." Moreover, Brucciani being Brucciani, he goes out of his way to point out that he and Viola "worked closely" with each other. He also writes that Viola was "recognized for his service" by the SSPX and then attempts to blame the employees by asserting that people were fired or resigned from the accounting department was due to a lack of--ahem--"professional caliber in order to operate." This, not surprisingly, is not completely true. No one in the accounting department, according to a source, resigned during Brucciani's disastrous, though mercifully brief, tenure. (Brucciani used the singular "department" in his explanation.)

Let's look at these claims made by Brucciani, since they place the SSPX in a difficult spot. According to Brucciani, he, Brucciani, as an officer of the Corporation (Secretary and Treasurer/Bursar), "worked closely" with Viola. There are not really too many ways to read a statement like that other than at face value. Plenty of people will be able to attest--and testify--to Viola and Brucciani's unusually close relationship at the office, what with lots of closed-door meetings interrupted by lingering cigarette breaks. It takes a special kind of stupid for Brucciani to admit online, even after Viola received his comeuppance and was fired, that the two of them were in virtual lock-step at the office, let alone "vouchsafe" for a loser like Viola. 

Brucciani doesn't stop there, though. As we'll see below in short order, Viola is alleged to have said very nasty things to his colleagues/subordinates. (He was still a contractor, though the Microsoft case of the 1990s ended any pretense that there is a difference. Ask Bill Gates. Note to Viola: you won't understand; leave it to whatever desperate counsel you can sweet-talk into defending you to try to explain it.) Indeed, his potty-mouth and "bad-boy" persona were a couple of the reasons the priests of the SSPX thought he was "cool." He was their version of the Fonz, or something. And here is Brucciani endorsing such language, bestowing Viola with the crown of "integrity." For good measure he even gave Viola the duchy of "dedication."

It was also nice of Brucciani to put out in the open that the SSPX "recognized [Viola] for his service." Of course it did: it kept him on the payroll, as Brucciani put it, "for several years." For good measure, Brucciani makes the reckless assertion that the Petitioner--not to mention unnamed others--did not have the "professional caliber" to remain employed among such august men. We all should be so lucky to "lack" such a "professional caliber" when faced with working with the likes of a Brucciani or Viola.

We'd almost need one of those monthly tear-off calendars to detail all the awful comments Viola is alleged to have made to the Petitioner, so we'll highlight here just a few from the Petition that accuses Viola. Imagine seeing these on your kitchen counter to start off your day:

Stating to Plaintiff that a female's place is in the home.

Stating that Plaintiff provides good illustration of "why we don't have women in the workplace."

Interrupting and telling Plaintiff, "You need to keep your mouth shut."

Telling Plaintiff that "Your opinion does not count."

Stating to another employee that, with reference to the Plaintiff, "I am not going to take orders from this f*****g b***h."

This is what Brucciani considered to be the words of a man of "integrity." Brucciani, who by his own admission "worked closely" with Viola and would, it is assumed, have known the character of the man, sought to smooth things over by, according to the Petition, telling the Plaintiff that Viola's actions "merely reflect 'who he is.'"

Brucciani would know, having "worked closely" with Viola. Why else would he have said such a thing? Then Brucciani, after the Plaintiff expressed concerned to him that she feared losing her job, sought to reassure her by noting that she "has a husband to take care of her."

Call me crazy, but the above statements do not read like things I'd expect to hear from the "nerve center" of an order of Catholic priests.

One marvels at the many layers of stupid that exist among Brucciani and Viola. The e-discovery phase of this Petition should get very, very interesting. We already know that Brucciani and Viola had some shady deal going with the "charitable" website mentioned in an earlier post. Neither one can possibly have a legitimate explanation for not having a relationship where they "worked closely."

And just what were those "changes in...internal work policies" Brucciani vaguely referred to in the last paragraph of his defense of Viola? What changed? Why? Why would anyone want to change the policies of a man of integrity?

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Viola and Gender Discrimination

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Walter J. Viola aka Walter C. Viola is the cancer that keeps on giving. Fresh off his defeat in his preposterous attempt to sue the SSPX for wrongful termination, Viola is the star of a new lawsuit, filed by a former employee alleging gender discrimination. (For consistency’s sake, we’ll use the ridiculous term “gender discrimination” since the English-challenged legal profession has, for decades, confused nouns with people.)

The indictment, or petition, is an explosive one, filled with specifics, including dates and people involved. If you want to read a petition to the court that is well-written and professional, read this one.
courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/header.do You’ll need to contact the Platte County Court House to get the supporting documents, but it is worth it.

What makes this case even more amazing is that it accuses Viola and the SSPX, including that fraud of a priest John Brucciani, of collusion and retaliation toward the plaintiff when she and another employee aired their complaints about her unlawful treatment from Viola to Brucciani.

Absurdity’s head is about to explode: The SSPX now finds itself in a most untenable position. Having fired Viola and survived his baseless lawsuit, the SSPX is now accused of aiding and abetting gender discrimination. It finds itself in the same foxhole with a known fraudster, one that it knew for years was a phony and whose disruptive behavior and outbursts to priests and laity alike it tolerated.

And after years of this knowledge, the SSPX, in 2016, did what no sane organization would do: It hired him to a full-time position, demoting the worthless Brucciani in the process. In other words, it promoted Viola, a failure in every aspect of his life, to an important position. Nice work, guys. Five months later, the SSPX fired Viola. Viola failed up, then out. By now, he’s probably used to it. Failure is in his DNA.

Now the SSPX finds itself at the center of a lawsuit based on the actions of Viola and its own years-long inaction and collusion that allowed this to happen. What defense could it possible proffer?  One does not readily come to mind, since Brucciani played right along with Viola in this specific allegation. No doubt e-discovery will come soon. Those emails will no doubt contain a gold mine of information. They will most likely show that the SSPX has for years known that Viola was a fraud and troublemaker, and that it was in fact aware of the claims against Viola well beyond what was brought to the attention of the buffoon and collaborator John Brucciani. This will establish a pattern, and that won’t help it one bit.

It’s one thing for an organization to be duped by a fraud like Viola. It happens. It’s an altogether different thing for an organization not to discover that it was duped and take action when there are red flags raised all along the road, especially when it had multiple people within the organization alerting it to this fact. Sources claim that a former attorney for the SSPX warned it years ago of Viola’s fraudulent past and his unprofessional behavior to himself and other employees, complete with solid documentation. For his efforts to protect his employer he was fired, after more than two decades of loyal service.

But this is what happens when rank amateurs, blinded by arrogance, are allowed to put on the big-boy pants and attempt to run the operation. Following this insane logic, the priests at the Regina Coeli House should be allowed to fly commercial airplanes, perform surgery, or repair car engines. No doubt there are many of them who would nod in approval of such a claim.

Now the discovery process begins, and the plaintiff’s attorney has to be licking his chops. Forensic investigators will be able to recover deleted emails, complete with time stamps. As Bill Gates (a coder, no less!) discovered, there is no such thing as a deleted email. Sources claim that Viola preferred sending aggressive and insulting emails to people he disliked, as is the nature of a bully; no doubt Brucciani also sent incriminating emails, as is the nature of a mimicking dolt. These should be fun to read in the light of day. Moreover, sources claim that recordings exist of some of the disgusting comments Viola made. Word to the wise: don’t manipulate the electronic record. You will be caught.

Most of the priests at the so-called “nerve-center,” aka the Regina Coeli House, must be suffering from a clinical lack of empathy toward the hired help there. It is sad that the nerves of the priests were numbed to the pain and suffering of the employees who worked so hard for them. The last two district superiors (Rostand and Wegner) and the last two bursars (Rutledge and Brucciani) are complicit in this behavior and cover up. Other priests knew and did nothing to intervene. Now their words from the pulpit ring hollow. They clearly don’t care, but let this be a warning: Be careful when you are deposed: perjury lurks around every statement.

The specifics of the petition are found in the documents filed with the court. These will be listed on this site in due course. Meanwhile, Viola is nowhere to be found, apparently. He has thus far avoided being served court documents related to this case. (Is there a friendly priest, now stationed at the Regina Coeli House, who first “discovered” Viola, who has alerted Viola of the lawsuit? Again, phone records and emails are easily recoverable. You can run, Wally-boy, but you’ll just be caught tired. And so will your mole.) Since Viola most likely does not have a job as an accountant, he probably is working as a sandwich artist at his family’s place of business in Munhall, PA. Look for the turd with jet-black hair, hair that is as phony as he is. And then go someplace else for food.

The plaintiff may not even be aware of the leverage that she has over the SSPX in her justified lawsuit. Lurking below the foaming turmoil at the surface is a larger problem for the SSPX, one that it has hitherto avoided, namely, a PR disaster that will not only affect its relations with its core constituents, it has the potential to scuttle any attempt at a rapprochement with the Vatican. To the two recent high-profile cases of sexual abuse cover ups, in Europe and in Idaho, where the SSPX came off looking as dim-witted and unconcerned for the victims as the liberals they castigate, will be added this years-long embarrassment of retaining Viola, despite the warnings and the well-worn track record of his incompetence, which cost the SSPX a princely sum. The SSPX wasted huge money on Viola over the years, in pay and in cleaning up his disasters. It can–and should–pay the plaintiff even more for her disgraceful treatment at his the its hands.

And then it should explain to the people who gave them this money how and why it misspent it. But good luck with that. Cover up the cover up. That’s the Church’s way.

Benefactors do not like it when their money is misspent, as the money surely was with Viola in the picture. Giving to the “nerve center,” only mere dollars of which came from the local community, did not benefit 99.9% of benefactors, almost all of whom lived hundreds or thousands of miles away from Platte City, MO. To read about this whole sordid affair will surely sour them on giving any more money to such imprudent, vain, and stupid men. And God knows the lunatics at the Vatican will use this information to think twice before welcoming such a careless group officially back into the fold. Money and power. They giveth and taketh away. But stupidity really taketh away.

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You Got Served!

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This week, Walter J. Viola, AKA Walter C. Viola, was served papers in a lawsuit filed by a former female employee of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) alleging sexual harassment. The execrable John Brucciani, a priest of the same order, is thought to be named in the lawsuit as well.

The nominal defendant listed in the complaint is Fr. Scott Gardner, SSPX, who is bursar for the order. There is something of a happy closing of a circle here, for it was Fr. Gardner who, while pastor of a chapel in Pittsburgh, PA a decade ago, and dazzled by Viola’s glib charm, jauntily uttered the words that would come to haunt the SSPX and cost it dearly over the next ten years: “Hey, I met this cool guy with accounting experience. He says he can help us modernize our operations. We should hire him.” Thus did the years-long human Hindenburg come to Platte City, MO.

Leave it to the priests of the SSPX to confuse Mark Twain’s humorous cautionary line–“An expert is any man from the next town over”–with a commandment. Humor has never been the strong suit of these men. For that matter, neither has common sense.

(As an aside–at least for now–if the despicable John Brucciani is indeed named as a codefendant in this lawsuit, and if there is a judgment rendered against the SSPX, the court documents will be sent to immigration, and a complaint will be lodged to ban John Brucciani from ever entering the USA. A total of seven, perhaps eight, people will be saddened were this to occur, though it is unlikely this scant number would include any of Brucciani’s confreres. Decent people will applaud. It should be interesting to see how former friends turned rivals (Brucciani and Viola) will deal with each other in this matter.)

Meanwhile, Walter J. Viola, AKA Walter C. Viola, was thwarted in his ridiculous breach of contract case against the SSPX. Essentially, both sides were told to pay their attorneys and go home. At any rate, Viola certainly did not win. Good luck to his attorney getting paid.

Lastly, Walter J. Viola, AKA Walter C. Viola, shut down his www.thebenefactorcommittee.org scam site. You may recall that it was populated with “board members” who do not exist. Whatever his and Brucciani’s scheme was is no more. And while it is gratifying to see Viola spell such a big word like “committee” correctly, it was rotten to the core. Thankfully, it has been preserved on the Wayback Machine on the internet for posterity.

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What are we to think of this?

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The breviary, which priests read each day, has the following prayer today: "Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the commandments of my God."

We now turn our attention to Mr Viola's website. We will note the similarities in language on Mr. Viola's website, www.vantageconsultingllc.com, and other websites and LinkedIn pages, and end with a question. The passages in question are grouped according to numbers. Mr Viola’s “efforts” will always be labeled .1. The link to a different source is placed after that source's paragraph. Vantage Consulting's language is always listed first. Formatting is retained as in the original.

In addition to the, uh, “similarities” of language that appear on Mr Viola’s site compared with other sites, you’ll note that Mr Viola’s site is riddled with spelling errors and kindergarten language when he appears to have gone it alone. 

At this time, there are no updates regarding the investigation in PA on his slimy "not-for-profit" or the new lawsuit pending against him for his actions while working for the SSPX. It is hoped an update will be available soon.

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Vantage has a deep understanding of the resource limitations many organizations face when it comes to external audits and other U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)related concerns.

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SEC Regulations and Related Matters.

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THE SUPPORT YOU NEED

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Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Support

Revenue Recognition

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ASC 815 Derivatives

ASC 810 Noncontrolling Interest Analysis

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

SEC Regulations and Related Matters

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Vantage Unclaimed Property Reporting Services include:

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State-Mandated Due Diligence

SEC Rule 17Ad-17 Compliance

States are becoming more aggressive in their enforcement of compliance laws as it relates

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It’s very important that companies conduct their unclaimed property reporting correctly and that they are in full compliance with all applicable regulations.

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typically is  12% underreported liability, including interest.

Vantage understands the ramifications of an unclained property audit and the related

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As most firm are more concerned with contngency fees on such engagements, Vantage is more concerned with educating their clients obsticles they face when seeking to become compliant with 50 states and other taxing jurisdicitons.

Vantage has a very simple process to determine their clients current and future exposure with the various states as follows:

1.  Performed due diligence on current unclaimed property practices.

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5.  Provide client with a Best Practices Manual for future sustained compliance.

Unclaimed Property is not a insignificant matter for most companies; however, many consulting firms tend to over complicate the process in order to substantiate their fees. Due to Vantage's significant Sarbanes-Oxley experience, we view Unclaimed Property as a subset of Compliance and therefore design a sustained compliance model that not only provides our clients with the exemptions they qulaify for and provide the assurance that the recommneded compliance procedures provided will mitigate those risks associated with undisclosed liability exposure.

3.2) Unclaimed Property Reporting: Navigating the Path to Compliance

No one understands unclaimed property reporting better than Keane. Whether your needs are to train your team on unclaimed property compliance or are looking for outsourced unclaimed property and escheatment services, our dedicated compliance team and our National Consulting & Advisory Services Group are uniquely positioned to assist companies as they navigate the path to compliance with state and federal regulations.

Keane acts as a true partner in addressing specific portions or the entire process of attaining unclaimed property compliance. In doing so, we help reduce compliance costs and turn compliance threats into business opportunities. We offer a full suite of unclaimed property services designed to help companies ensure full compliance with not only their respective state unclaimed property laws, but federal regulations such as Dodd-Frank and SEC 17Ad-17.

Keane’s Unclaimed Property Reporting Services:

Annual Unclaimed Property Reporting & Escheatment Reporting

State-Mandated Due Diligence

SEC Rule 17Ad-17 Compliance

Unmatched Education & Training

States are becoming more consistent in their enforcement of compliance laws when it comes to unclaimed property and the escheatment process, viewing it as a valuable source of revenue. As a result, unclaimed property audits are more prevalent now than ever before. It’s imperative that companies conduct their unclaimed property reporting correctly and that they are in full compliance with all applicable regulations.

Most state estimates suggest that only 15 to 35 percent of companies have fully achieved unclaimed property compliance, and even those who are in compliance technically may be under-reporting because they aren’t correctly interpreting what the state escheatment laws require. Those found to be out of compliance are subject to significant penalties – typically 12 percent of the underreported liability, including interest.

Keane understands the ramifications of an unclaimed property audit – and the associated penalties that go along with one. We leverage the expertise and experience of our staff to ensure unclaimed property compliance moving forward. By taking responsibility and establishing a sound unclaimed property reporting process, your organization will be better able to ensure it is capable of reducing liability, meeting reporting deadlines, and remaining compliant throughout the year – which could save your company both resources and money in the long run.

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A) Professional Executive Staffing

When you need to manage a significant business initiative, Vantage understands that experience matters above all else. We provide companies with the traditional consulting firm approach and help them succeed through a variety of interim management staffing, financial staffing and project consultant solutions.

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Note that Robert Half is the company that a woman found on LinkedIn also works for. Her link is at the end.

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Now, a question to consider is this: What are the chances that various companies, all listed here, with links to their individual sites–real companies, professional companies–would all have stolen language from Mr Viola’s site?

Each person may answer this for himself.

Do the searches. Look at the evidence. Consider everything we know about this despicable human–facts that are in the public domain.

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#5 Author of original report

A Quick Update on Walter Viola. More to Come Soon.

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By now it ought to be obvious to even a casual observer that Walter Viola is a liar, thief, fraud, and phony. He’s a real loser. We’ve seen how he pretends to be what he is not. We also see his bullying on full display when he sues former employers (or is sued by them!) and, when he loses, declares bankruptcy. Swell guy, this one.

Well, Mr Viola’s life is about to get more complicated. The investigation into his misleading www.thebenefactorcommittee.org by the state of Pennsylvania is ongoing. And now there is a new lawsuit about to hit where he is going to be the star of the show. That is coming soon, and he should be worried.

In the meantime, we wait for any evidence that any of the “Founders” on The Benefactor Committee’s website are real people. We also wait for any of his former clients or employers to put in a good word. Tell you what, Mr Viola, how about you ask the former CEO of Southwest Intelecom to vouch for you? No? OK, how about the Marketsphere people? Too soon? OK, how about Fireapps? These are all companies that are real, and they have employees that are real. Contact has been made with some of them, and they most certainly remember you.

We wait for many things from Walter J. Viola, fraudster. But what we really want is the truth.

Meanwhile, here’s a resume from Indeed.com from January, 2017. There is funny stuff here. Enjoy!

 

Walter Viola

Managing Director, Technical Accounting and Assurance Services - Vantage Consulting, LLC

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Managing Director, Technical Accounting and Assurance Services

Vantage Consulting, LLC  This is great stuff here. Look at his tenses below. Check out the inconsistent capitalization of words. Behold how vague it is.

2004 to Present

• Responsible for $15M annual business development for Northeast Region. 
• Responsible for all Technical (FASB/APB/SEC) advisory services. 
• CFO department turn around services. 
• Subject matter expert on engagements involving technical accounting issues, e.g. SOP 97-2, EITF 00-21, IFRIC 12, SAS 112, FAS 15, FAS 91, FAS 109, FAS 114, FAS 115, FAS 123R, FAS 133, FAS 144, FAS 157, FAS 159, FIN48. 
• Built a national team of delivery specialists. 
• Perform CFO roundtables. 
• Interview with technical media resources for publication purposes. 
• SEC Reporting (Q's and K's) ; Comment Letters and Position Papers. 
• Interim CFO/Controllership Services. 
• ERP and Business Intelligence system implementations. 
• Implemented Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley risk management departments. Wait, wait, wait!! A CPA audits. Mr. Viola is not a CPA and never has been one. This was confirmed by a judge.
• International and domestic financial accounting and internal audit deliverables.

Managing Director This is just pathetically bad. First off, it is quite sloppy in the dating of his time there. 1995 to Present??? Um, nope. Who would hire someone this careless and stupid?

Southwest Telecom Inc

1995 to Present

CFO

Southwest Telecom Inc

1999 to 2003

Senior Vice President and Controller

Southwest Telecom Inc

1997 to 1999

Vice President Budgets and Financial Analysis

Southwest Telecom Inc

1995 to 1997

• Led revenue and expense strategies that improved operating margin from zero to six percent. 
• Generated half of company's 20 percent annual revenue growth, worth $700 million over five years. 
• Led Board of Directors through strategic decentralization of financial and brand management. 
• Consolidated 17 billing systems into one, enabled company to execute complex pricing strategies. 
• Created, marketed and implemented value-based pricing strategies at regional level. 
• Saved over $40 million leading corporate cost cutting initiatives. 
• Launched processing center strategy to generate over $2 million annual operating income. 
• Reengineered financial processes (e.g., reduced monthly accounting close from seven to four days). 
• Managed Chief Financial Officer functions (Board of Directors, Audit Committee) during 1995-96. 
• Developed and deployed the first internal audit department.

Chief Financial Officer

ExpoMax International

1989 to 1995

• Responsible for overall operations, business strategies, and market expansion. Sales increased from $12.8 million in 1997 to $19.2 million in 1999 under my stewardship. Now, this is great. He claims to have worked at ExpoMax up until 1995.  But he references 1997 and 1999, years he supposedly worked at Southwest Intelecom. Was he moonlighting? That would not be good. Probably he just couldn’t keep his lies straight.
• Sold the company in 1999 for a price exceeding $40 Million. Team leader in positioning the company for this acquisition. Guiding force for identifying the financial advisor and directing the company-wide compliance information and data. 
• Oversight management responsibility for 26 field offices in North America. 
• Successfully concluded the founder's exit plan by obtaining purchase offers from Deloitte & Touche's outsource services division and from PRG-Schultz. 
• Responsibilities included the administration of overall operations of the corporation, and reviewing and evaluating the results of audit activities. 
• Ensured that contractual obligations are being fulfilled, allocated resources for program effectiveness and efficiency, and developed organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for the Chairman. 
• Increased average recoveries per audit by 40% and reduced audit cycle by two weeks, increased company competency in use of computers for field auditing services, and developed company marketing program and sales presentation materials.

Supervising Senior

KPMG

1986 to 1989

1986 - 1989 
• Managed audits of public and private companies. 
• Reviewed numerous SEC filings. 
• Involved in over 25 different publicly traded company audits.

Senior Audit Manager

General Electric Corporation - GE Capital

1983 to 1986

• Led audit department for the Chicago office, a $13 billion (assets) subsidiary of GE Capital. Responsible for accounting, internal and external reporting, SEC disclosures, treasury and cash management, financial integration of acquisitions. 
• Helped reorganize controllership across 13 businesses to create teamwork, reduce bottlenecks and integrate with other business functions. 
• Established asset securitization support capability within finance, supporting $25 million income. 
• Restructured an acquisition to prevent a $35 million charge to income. 
• Completed conversion to Oracle financial system in eight months. 
• Led 35 engagements across the United States which ranged from the Tobacco to Energy Industries.

Education

Masters of Business Administration in Business Administration

DePaul University 

Chicago, IL

1984

 

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Update on Viola's The Benefactor Committee Website

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Mr. Viola made some changes to www.thebenefactorcommittee.com, removing the link to John Brucciani that was really supposed to go to a “Fr. Verita.”

This was an interesting development, of course, given the timing of the removal. Given that it was surely no accident that he placed the ghost link in “Fr. Verita’s” “email address” in the first place, it’s downright suspicious. The software code indicates that there was activity on the list of founders page this morning.

However, cached pages, along with the software code, were retrieved, saved, and sent to the investigator’s office in Pennsylvania. It has also been saved on https://archive.org/web/, also known as the Wayback Machine.

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The attorney representing Viola in his frivolous lawsuit against the SSPX ought to take note of Viola's history. When Viola loses this suit, he will most likely declare bankruptcy (again) and guess who will be among the creditors? That's right, his attorney. It's happened before. Oh, well.

Viola is, at the very least, flirting with big problems, as detailed below. 

Viola is the director for a creature clumsily named "The Benefactor Committee." The name has all the charm of an Alaskan grizzly bear. The website has Viola's fingerprints all over it, especially the writing. Let's take a look at a couple of pages.

This committee is supposed to represent businessmen from Chicago who want to support the Catholic Church. There's no explanation for why the organization has a metro Pittsburgh address and phone number. But that's the least of the concerns.

The Benefactor Committee

(TBC) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization (approved by the IRS).

EIN: 20-8837395

DLN: 17053224316030

Public Charity Status: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

TBC is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS code.

A Benefactor is "one that gives aid, especially financial aid". The Roman Catholic Church through out (throughout) its (her) history has always had a certain number of benefactors to promote development in the arts, buildings and apostolates. Today more than ever the Catholic Church needs benefactors to aid in it's (its, but it's really her) rebirth; a Renaissance for this millennium TBC is a Roman Catholic laymen’s organization. 

We form bonds with fellow Catholic professionals and organizations in order to be of assistance to the Catholic Church and Her (her) Traditions (traditions).

We believe that TBC can best assist by alleviating the clergy from the necessary but mundane tasks that we as professionals provide to the secular world.  

TBC members offer their professional abilities and services so as to lift the burden of the clergy of the material tasks that they might find distracting from their spiritual mission. (What are these so-called services?)

 Thus, under the spiritual guidance of a Catholic Priest (priest), TBC performs work for the Church much as an altar server assists the Priest (priest) during the Holy Mass. 

 Additionally, the TBC members of which are laymen (Oh, my God), are to recite the Holy Rosary daily and attend at least weekly (That is the rule of the Church--weekly Mass.) and if not more the Mass and devotionals as locally provided. We address our primary duties of prayer and family. We realize that all matters should start in prayer and as the head of our families we should lead in this duty. 

After the offering of prayer, we will put our hand to the plow. 

As Christians we recognize the Catholic Churches’ (Church's) teaching of Christ the King.  We want to see His “kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” This reign of Our (our) Lord will only come when men follow Him. We do not wish to work in the political, but rather the professions that we find ourselves (This is just so awful.). In following Our (our) Lord in our work, duties, and family lives, the social reign of Christ will be seen (again, just awful, embarrassing writing).

OK, but this is not the concerning stuff. Let's take a look at the TCB Founders page. Do you recognize any of these names? No? OK, so why don't we look them up to see who they are. For all searches, we'll use the following criteria: first name, last name, benefactor. Then we'll search by first name, last name, Chicago. Finally, we'll search first name, last name, Catholic. Let's see what we find! If you can find these people, please file a rebuttal to this report and note where they are located so Mr. Viola can be vindicated.

Michael Gabrielli, TBC Founder Nothing

Tony Poliziotto, TBC Founder Nothing. And it would be two Zs

Jeff Caramaith, TBC Founder Nothing

Fr. Verita, Founder of St. Philomena Scholarship Fund Nothing, but stay tuned, because there is something.

Fr. Lawrence Saggio, Founder of traditional Catholic Mass mobile Chapels 'Want Mass - Will Travel" Nothing. OK, how about the mobile chapel? Nothing

Peter Roccia, Capital Projects Director Nothing

Donna Buchhalter,  Controller Nothing

Diana Benedetto, Real Estate Director Nothing

Mike Roi, Education Director Nothing

William Hängiven, Special Projects Director Go ahead--guess. Nothing

(Nicholas Chapello is listed on a Form 990 from 2010, but he's not on the website. Why?)

Here's the description of these people from The Benefactor Committee's website: The founders of TBC were several Catholic businessmen from Chicago, Illinois who felt the laity needed to get involved in the various funding and support requirements of the traditional Catholic Church.

There are ten names on this list, yet not one of them can be found online, even though they're supposed to be "businessmen." So the priests were businessmen as well as priests? That doesn't seem right. The only priest who is delusional enough to think that is John Brucciani.

Speaking of John Brucciani, go ahead and click St. Philomena Scholarship Fund page on TBC's site. Go ahead, do it. Then hover over the "Fr. Verita" email link. Whose email address do you see? That's right, none other than that loathsome creature John Brucciani.

Now, pause for just a moment to think about what is going on. A charitable organization lists names of fictitious people, solicits funds in the name of those "people," then redirects any money someone sends to "Fr. Verita" to John Brucciani, a (bad) priest of the Society of Saint Pius X. This is not good.

(As an aside, given that Viola is incompetent with the English language, he should not venture into classical languages like Latin.)

Now, there is a connection between St. Philomena and John Brucciani, though it is not relevant to The Benefactor Committee. Brucciani routinely styles his petty fundraising efforts as "Operation Philomena." His low-vision attempts to get money are his pride and joy, and one of the sources of his insufferable arrogance. 

And here we confront a few problems. First, Brucciani must have had known that his personal email was being used on this site to collect money from people who thought they were giving a gift to "Fr. Verita." (The reality or lack of reality of the priest is not important here. See below.) Did he receive funds from benefactors? If so, this was done under false pretenses. Did he alert his superior, Fr. Wegner, of his outside fundraising efforts? If not, why not?

A bigger problem for Viola is a) what money came in b) where did it go, and c) in what manner was it solicited?

Let's turn our attention to the Pennsylvania "Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act" for some insight.

Here is the relevant section:

§ 162.15. Prohibited acts (a) GENERAL RULE.-- Regardless of a person's intent or the lack of injury, the following acts and practices are prohibited in the planning, conduct or execution of any solicitation or charitable sales promotion: (2) Utilizing any unfair or deceptive acts or practices or engaging in any fraudulent conduct which creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding. (3) Utilizing any representation that implies the contribution is for or on behalf of a charitable organization, or utilizing any emblem, device or printed matter belonging to or associated with a charitable organization without first being authorized in writing to do so by the charitable organization (see here for a possible violation; we'll investigate his website's misuse of copyrighted material in another post).  (6) Misrepresenting or misleading anyone in any manner to believe that any other person sponsors, endorses or approves such solicitation or charitable sales promotion when such other person has not given consent in writing to the use of his name for these purposes. (7) Misrepresenting or misleading anyone in any manner to believe that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits or qualities that they do not have or that a person has a sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation or connection that he does not have.  CRITERIA TO DETERMINE UNFAIRNESS.-- In determining whether or not a practice is unfair, deceptive, fraudulent or misleading under this section, definitions, standards or interpretations relating thereto under the act of December 17, 1968 (P.L. 1224, No. 387), known as the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, shall apply. Act 1990-202 (H.B. 365), § 1, approved Dec. 19, 1990, eff. in 60 days; Act 1992-92 (S.B. 1299), § 7, approved July 9, 1992, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.

From an amendment in 1992:

(n)  Federated organizations.--An independent member agency of a federated fundraising organization shall independently comply with the provisions of this section unless specifically exempted or unless it receives allocations solely from the federated fundraising organization and does not independently solicit contributions. Donor choice programs are deemed to be independent solicitations.

b)  Solicitation disclosures.--A charitable organization soliciting in this Commonwealth shall include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:

(1)  Its [identity] legal name as registered with the department and location and, if different, the legal name and address of the charitable organization as registered with the department on whose behalf the solicitation is being conducted. Any use of a project or program name in a solicitation must be immediately followed by a disclosure of the legal name of the charitable organization as registered.

This is serious stuff. Here are the penalties for breaking the law:

§ 162.18. Criminal penalties (a) DECEIT OR FRAUD VIOLATION.-- Any person who willfully and knowingly violates any provisions of this act with intent to deceive or defraud any charity or individual, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. (b) OTHER VIOLATIONS.-- Any other violation of this act shall constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not exceeding $ 2,500 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. (c) LOCATION OF OFFENSE.-- Any offense committed under this act involving a solicitation may be deemed to have been committed at either the place at which the solicitation was initiated or at the place where the solicitation was received. Act 1990-202 (H.B. 365), § 1, approved Dec. 19, 1990, eff. in 60 days.

Although John Brucciani is supposed to be transferred to England this August, there may well be reason to keep him in the USA.

A report is being sent to the offices of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, the Pennsylvania Department of State Charities Division of Investigations and the Division of Audits, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and the Internal Revenue Service.

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A New Resume

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First off, a big thank you to everyone who has helped with providing memories and documentation regarding Walter Viola. 

With this resume, from 2001, we see a different kind of Mr Viola: he's going IT on us. Is there anything he can't do?! Read this resume carefully and ask yourself whether there is anything in Mr Viola's background, based on the resume he wrote, that makes him competent to oversee large IT projects? He claims he's a programmer, a telecommunications specialist, including call centers, ERP specialist, systems programmer, etc. These are all disparate skill sets. No one person could possibly have a resume like this. Mr. Viola's resumes, if they ever met each other, would be utterly confused. 

Notice there's no Southwest Telecom on this one. Instead, we have new companies, and new skill sets. 

 

Professional Profile
Walter J. Viola
(((redacted))) drive First impressions are important. Drive, not drive.
Arlington height, IL 60004  It's Heights, not height.
847-(((redacted)))

Strong skills in the area of business process analysis and the application of IT and ERP technologies to solve real world business needs. Significant large projects (A strange term. In standard American English, it's "project management.") management skills as well as budget, personnel and technology management. Significant (Significant twice in two sentences. This must be important.) skills in the area of Oracle ERP, Internet E-Commerce, Telecommunications, Systems programming, Distributed Database and Applications technologies, Call Center design/implementation, End-user support and Client/Server based applications.

Professional Work Experience 

2 years (Note the absence of any dates.)
RHIC (What is RHIC? And can we get some cities and states, please?) – Special Projects and Consulting Services Where did this company come from? Why has it disappeared from later versions of Mr Viola's resumes?
Practice Director – Consulting Services

¨ Engagement director responsible for all IT/MIS and Financial Accounting projects with clients. A few of my key clients were: 

v Sony Technology 
v Heinz International
v AG Industries
v Alstom technologies/Bayside
v Allegheny General Hospital
v AHERF
v University of Pittsburgh
v Valley National Gas
v Cerebellum Software (Pay attention to this in the next resume update.)
v Wheeling/Pittsburgh Steel/TRW
v Ladbrokes racing International Inc.

Letters of recommendation provided upon request. (Of course you will. But it doesn't go here.)

¨ Responsibilities include project management of the deployment of ERP systems, Systems Programming (PL/SQL), E-Commerce trading strategy, client executive level management interface, EDI Implementation, Database portal Technology, data warehousing, Specialty reporting (Hyperon, (It's Hyperion, by the way.) OutLook Soft (OutlookSoft) and Crystal), VB programming and JAVA (EJB/JSP) Programming. (Couldn't Mr. Viola have programmed a spell checker and standard resume form? Maybe, if he were an actual programmer.)

¨ Engagement Director responsible for proposal, design, prototype creation, production implementation and on going (on-going) support of a WEB/Java based Internet E-Commerce trading portal utilized to trade various natural gas products and raw materials within the energy industry.

¨ Director responsible for creation of a Data center, and various support organizations including IBM Mainframe, UNIX, Win/NT as well as Internet infrastructure including Axent Raptor Firewalls, Enterprise Servers and oracle (Oracle) production/deployment server farms.


3 Years 
Core Consulting Group, LLC / Subsidiary of Case, Sabatini & Company (CPA Firm) Where did this company come from? Why has this, too, disappeared from later versions of Mr Viola's resume?
Partner, ERP, Electronic Commerce (Electronic Commerce? Look at all the ways he expresses this on his resume.) Services, Information Systems Assurance and Advisory Services (Being a Partner at a CPA firm presumes he has a CPA.)

¨ Manager responsible for service delivery in an Electronic Commerce (again) and IT security consulting practice. Provided services in the area of IT technology planning and review, IT management assessment, technology assessment, IT Security consulting and general e-commerce infrastructure planning and assessment.

¨ Provided extensive consulting service to various clients’ executive management in the area of e-commerce (Note the difference in the way he has e-commerce listed. Sometimes it's E-Commerce, sometimes it's Electronic Commerce. This is a red flag.) strategy, business plan, technology plan and effectiveness of the implementation. Engagement included business plan creation for construction clients, multiple manufacturing clients. Other engagements include technology plan creation/review and infrastructure planning, several heavy manufacturing clients and a major Land/Property Development client.

¨ Ongoing engagement to act as a special consultant to CFO of Telecommunications client, providing direction and assessment for the implementation of an Oracle ERP/MRP system to facilitate clients (client's) merger and extensive business process re-engineering. Reporting to CEO, owner and board, (Wait. A Partner is reporting to the owner and board and CEO? A Partner is a boss.) responsible for planning/consulting necessary to create the client’s IT global organization plan, budget, staffing, infrastructure, project schedule and delivery timeframe. Provided extensive Y2k (Y2K) evaluation and re-engineering services related to merger and consolidation of diverse IT assets and technologies. 

¨ IT evaluation subject matter expert (!) for national merger and acquisition consulting practice. Significant involvement with several large due diligence evaluations for various clients. Provided complex assessments as to the capabilities, technology, budget and structure of proposed merger partners in multiple industries.

¨ Established a 24 seat-training (should be 24-seat training center) center for ERP and Microsoft products.

¨ Provided Intranet/Internet infrastrature (Uh-oh, a misspelling. We'll follow up on this later.) design and consulting services including Firewall’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and general application sets for several clients in various industries (How wonderfully vague.). Projects included WEB interfaces to various backend order entry and Data Warehouse systems as well as extensive IT security related technology evaluation.

5 Years (Again, no date, but we can make some safe assumptions based of Mr Viola's Y2K work above.)
ExpoMax International Inc. 
CFO/Controller

¨ Manager responsible for staff and operating budget in excess of $5 Million/Year. Responsibility for formation, justification and executive management approval of capital projects in excess of $10 Million. (This is small potatoes stuff here, no way indicative of getting a job like he claims to have gotten after this. Plus, didn't he sell this company for $40MM?)

¨ Design and implementation responsibility for a state-of-the-art telecommunications network hosting voice, data and video applications to a community of 180,000 end users (This number is so ridiculously large that it's laughable. Note how it's "end users" here but "End-User" in the resume summary. Please tell us, Mr Viola, how you make a state-of-the-art telecommunications network for 180,000 users with an operating budget of 5MM per year.). Additional responsibility for the design, rollout and operation of an international trading alliances in Far East and Western Europe.

¨ Developed and coordinated a barter trading association (Way to bring them into the 60th century BC.) in Pusan, Korea and Khabarovsk, Russia.

Skills and accomplishments (This just pops up from nowhere. Looks rather out of place. It's almost like it's not part of an organic whole, you know?)

§ (Whoa! Look how he moves from a mere dash to these fancy sea-horse-looking things. Again, a red flag. Also note the shift in tenses.) Analyzing financial statements to determine areas of concern and recommending solutions to improve operating profit.

§ Working with various internal departments to create the most reasonable profit plan and forecast and being able to accurately explain any variances. (Here's some variances we'd like you to explain: your resumes.)

§ Providing feasible tax strategies to minimize liability. Saved the company over $250K in federal and state income taxes over a five-year period. (Tax strategy??? This is a specialized field for which even Mr Viola has never pretended on his resumes to have any experience in.)

§ Management of all facets of the finance department including the human resource function. Ability to supervise and train professional staffs (When you see strange words like this, it generally means one thing. This analysis will come later.) as well as evaluate and retain quality individuals. 



3 Years 
KPMG – Peat Marwick & Mitchell (Where's the K, please?)
Supervising Senior 

Supervised and performed audits, reviews and compilations for clientele (It's clients elsewhere on the resume.) in a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, construction, transportation and pension plans. Reviewed and prepared corporate, partnership audit reports and assisted in the tax return preparation. In charge of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Projects. (Look at how this job summary is completely different from the other resumes.)

3 Years 
General Electric Credit Corporation 
Supervising Auditor/Accountant

Had complete client responsibility for all phases of the audit from planning, execution and audit report preparation. Subsequently prepared and filed lines of credit. The end result of the audits was the extension of lines of credit for mezzanine equity financing purposes. (Actually, mezzanine equity financing generally does not require an audit, which Mr Viola was unqualified to conduct because he, in the words of a Texas judge, has never been a CPA. The point of why a bigger fish, or at least a fish with money, would engage in mezzanine financing is because, in the event of default, the lender takes over the company. If you think this sounds like mob practices, you're right. The banksters are all the same everywhere.)

My clients included:

v Manufacturing
v Construction
v Textile
v Wholesale Distributors
v Tabacco (Tobacco)
v Gas and Oil (These are industries, not clients.)

Charged with the supervision and review of junior accountants on audit engagements.

Education/Certification Summary

BS Commerce – DePaul University, Major in Accounting/ Minor in Finance
MBA, DePaul University
CPA
WebTrust License (Through Core Consulting Services) (A dateless resume. A rarity indeed.)

Special Organizations

Currently teach classes and conduct seminars and conferences for the AICPA/DPI. Those courses taught are as follows:

v WebTrust Assurance Services
v E-Commerce and Assurance Services
v E-Commerce and Security Services



Taught classes or held conferences for the following State Societies:

*Illinois *Florida *New Jersey
*Pennsylvania *New Hampshire *Utah
*Iowa *Texas *Toronto – Chartered Accountants
*Kentucky *New York
*Maryland *Colorado
*Washington *California

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Two Very Different Resumes from Walter Viola

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There are two resumes for comparison. One is pasted below and is from the year 2007. The second resume is here, and is from December, 2016. It will open in a new window to make it easier to compare the two. Observations are in red text.

 

WALTER VIOLA

(((REDACTED)))

Pittsburgh, PA  15235

(((REDACTED)))

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Vantage Consulting , LLC. 2001- Present (2007 at the time this was published. Keep the year 2001 in mind. It will vanish on his current resume.)

(Regional Consulting Practice) 

Managing Director of CFO Advisory Services: 

Risk & Governance Compliance & Financial Solutions.

Change Management 

 

Led all CFO Advisory Solutions functions for the six (6) offices in the company, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Risk-based Compliance, Shared Services, and Change Management.
• Built team, systems and processes to establish financial solutions.
• Managed restructuring and continued its aggressive research and development to complete the Sarbanes-Oxley sustained compliance solution product line.

• Created the Sarbanes-Oxley COSO/CobIT methodology, documentation, remediation and testing processes for the firm.
• Performed 10 Sarbanes-Oxley engagements ranging from $200 million annual companies to $15 Billion. 
• Consolidated finance function from three locations to one, reducing finance and accounting headcount by 75 percent.
• Generated over $1.5 million in billings from existing contracts.
• Cut audit fees in half for most clients by streamlining the annual closing and audit process.


 

OK, first note the considerable difference in the job functions between the two resumes. Next, note the inconsistent use of things like six (6). This is what happens when someone is cutting and pasting from different writers. Note on the resume from the link under Vantage Consulting that he claims to work for "Northeast Region" and then claims to have "Built a national team of delivery specialists." Note too the mix uses of the present and past tenses. Note the mixed expressions of millions, sometimes as "million" and sometimes as "M." "M," as anyone with a passing familiarity will tell you, is a Roman numeral for thousand. So, when Viola writes (on the linked resume) that he was "Responsible for $15M annual business development..." he means "million" but expresses it a "thousand," an unpardonable sin for an accountant. It should be $15MM.

 

Anyone notice something strange about the wording in Viola's latest resume? The present tense "accomplishments" appear to be nothing more than lines a job description. "Interview with technical media resources for publication purposes." What does that even mean? But there it is, so it must be true, right? Surely Mr Viola has copies of these interviews that he is eager to share.

 


KPMG                   1999 - 2001 (This position does not exist on his current resume, nor do the dates even come close to matching.)

Director of Financial Solutions 


Led all financial and administrative functions including controllership, treasury, financial planning and analysis, legal, human resources, facilities, and procurement.  Member of executive committee responsible for strategy and corporate governance.

 

Managed staff exceeding 50 responsible for all accounting, reporting, planning, budgeting and financial analysis functions; acquisition/divestiture support; pricing and competitive analysis, rating agency reviews.


Developed Sarbanes-Oxley methodology and roll out for the entire 6 business cycles for a large international manufacturing company. Compliance requirements under tight deadline. Collaborated with process owners and management to streamline processes and identify and remediate control gaps. 

 

Project Manager of the Business Analysis and Database Design group tasked with identifying and implementing long term, enterprise-wide, business process improvement projects – the most recent of which yielded $8 million in yearly efficiencies (10-15% of bottom line profit for financial year 2002).

 

Reduced labor costs and improved accuracy of the calculation of tens of millions of dollars worth of transactions by designing and implementing a computerized system to record stock transactions, store relevant identifying information and calculate and report recognizable losses.

 

Cut cost of pharmacuetical (If you claim you helped a client in a certain industry, you really should learn how to spell it.) distribution and utilization system by $1.5M per year by designing and implementing a Just-in-Time Supply Chain delivery system. Reduced staff time, space for inventory, and the amount of cost of sale without compromising employee or customer satisfaction.Reduced the costs and time to develop new product support systems by an estimated $1.5 million and 12 months. Reengineered the new product development and roll out processes, removing systems development from the critical path. 

 

 

For an Energy company, consolidated 12 cross-state profit centers into 4 business units. Designed organization infrastructure of new department. Led 10 process re-engineering teams over nine-month period. Developed and conducted employee training and management coaching.

 

Mr Viola has apparently decided to reduce the number of jobs he's had (or, ahem, claimed to have had), as this one does not appear on his latest resume. Again, look at how sloppy/inconsistent/wrong he is when reporting numbers. "$1.5M" or $1.5 million." Remember when he was so careful, lest we non-numbers people get confused, to take the time to point out six (6)? He even uses "nine-month." Well, not so much now, huh? Compare the formatting of his bullet points just within the resume on this site. They're completely different. Why? You may draw your own conclusion.

 

 

 

Southwest Telecom Inc   1995-1999
Senior Vice President and Controller (1997-1999)
Vice President Budgets and Financial Analysis (1995-1997) Viola's current resume claims he worked here from 19995-2003, which is not true.

 



Managed staff exceeding 110 responsible for all accounting, reporting, planning, budgeting and financial analysis functions; acquisition/divestiture support; pricing and

competitive analysis, rating agency reviews.

• Led revenue and expense strategies that improved operating margin from zero to six percent.
• Generated half of companies 20 percent annual revenue growth, worth $700 million

Over five years.  

•Led Board of Directors through strategic decentralization of financial and brand management.
• Consolidated 17 billing systems into one, enabled company to execute complex pricing strategies.
• Created, marketed and implemented value-based pricing strategies at regional level.
• Saved over $40 million leading corporate cost cutting initiatives.
• Launched processing center strategy to generate over $2 million annual operating income.
• Reengineered financial processes (e.g., reduced monthly accounting close from seven to four days).
• Managed Chief Financial Officer functions (Board of Directors, Audit Committee) during 1995-96.

 

Take the time to review the position summaries in the different resumes. They are the same, right? Then how can the numbers be the same, when the dates are different? They can't. That's not how it works, especially when, in his current resume, he claims his time at Southwest Telecom straddled the telecom bust. One interesting detail that he bothered to correct was his misuse of "companies" in the old resume. He correctly changed it to "company's" in the current resume. Other than removing the claim that he "Managed a staff exceeding 110..." and changing dates, he left all the numbers the same.

 

ExpoMax International                                                     1992-1995 (1989-1995 on his current resume.)

Chief Financial Officer 

 

• Responsible for overall operations, business strategies, and market expansion. 

Sales increased from $12.8 million in 1997 to $19.2 million in 1999 under my stewardship. 

• Sold the company in 1999 for a price exceeding $40 Million. Team leader in positioning the company for this acquisition.  Guiding force for identifying the financial advisor and directing the company-wide compliance information and data. 
• Oversight management responsibility for 26 field offices in North America. 

• Successfully concluded the founder’s exit plan by obtaining purchase offers from Deloitte & Touché’s outsource services division and from PRG-Schultz. 
• Responsibilities included the administration of overall operations of the corporation, and reviewing and evaluating the results of audit activities.  

• Ensured that contractual obligations are being fulfilled, allocated resources for program effectiveness and efficiency, and developed organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for the Chairman.
 •  Increased average recoveries per audit by 40% and reduced audit cycle by two weeks, increased company competency in use of computers for field auditing services, and developed company marketing program and sales presentation materials.


 

This was Viola's company, the one he was sued for breach of contract and lost. His attempt to write about the sad-sack of a company in the third-person simply does not work. Look at the dates he references: 1997-1999. What happened between 1989/1992 and 1999? Wait, wasn't he at Southwest Telecom in 1999? I mean, according to him? (He wasn't.) He states in the clearest terms imaginable that he was running ExpoMax International: "Sales incresed from $ 12.8 million in 1997 to $ 19.2 million in 1999 under my stewardship." That means he claims he was running ExpoMax when he was, allegedly, at Southwest Telecom. And then he sold the company for just $40MM? Even so, with $40MM in the bank, why did he need to go back to work? Notice, too, that throughout both resumes he claims to be in all sorts of areas like marketing and sales that do not fall under the accounting umbrella.

 

Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (KPMG)                               1986-1992
Manager  (1988-1992)

Supervising Senior (1986-1988)


Manager  audits of public and private companies. Reviewed numerous SEC filings.

Involved in over 125 different publicly traded company audits. 


General Electric Corporation                                                

Hmm, in his current resume, Viola claims to have been at KPMG from 1986-1989. So where did the other years go? In the resume on this page he claims was "Involved in over 125 different publicly traded..." But look at his current resume. He claims the number is "25." 

 

1983-1986
GE Capital, Asset Based Lending Subsidiary
Senior Audit Manager


Led audit department for the Chicago office, a $13 billion (assets) subsidiary of GE Capital. Responsible for accounting, internal and external reporting, SEC disclosures, treasury and cash management, financial integration of acquisitions.

• Helped reorganize controllership across 13 businesses to create teamwork, reduce bottlenecks and integrate with other business functions.
• Established asset securitization support capability within finance, supporting $25 million income.
• Restructured an acquisition to prevent a $35 million charge to income.
• Completed conversion to Oracle financial system in eight months.
• Led 35 engagements across the United States which ranged from the Cigarette to Petroleum Industries. 



 

EDUCATION



 

M.B.A.
DePaul University, 1986
 Viola claims on his older resume that he received an MBA from DePaul in 1986. But his current resume claims it was in 1984. His old resume claims he was made a CPA in 1985, something which is essentially impossible, as it takes time to get hours under your belt in order to take the exam. No worries, though: he simply eliminates that line in his current resume, all-the-while claiming to be a CPA.

 

B.S., with major in Accounting,
DePaul University, 1983

 

Certified Public Accountant - 1985

CISA – 2004

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 

CCAC League of Pennsylvania 2003 Annual Convention Presenter, November 2004. The ABC’s of Business: Decision-Making and Accountability.

MBA dissertation Anyone who actually has a Master's degree knows it's a thesis. Ph.D. candidates defend a dissertation.: The Relationship between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two Fortune 500 Companies, UMI Dissertation Services: A Bell and Howell Company, Michigan, May 1986

New Business Guide 1989 - 1990, Annual Edition, The Ten Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them.

Producer of three advertising campaign projects: 

1. Telecom promotional video, 12 minute infomercial

2. Telecom Centers promotional video, 11-minute infomercial

3. Austin Hospital fundraising video, 8 minute infomercial

National Council for Staff, Professional, and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) - Presenter, 1998, and 1999

AICPA Annual Conference - Presenter, 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004.

League for Innovation in the Western Pennsylvania College - Presenter, 1995 

Young Entrepreneur's National Conference - Presenter and Event Chair, 1992

Teach five (5) different courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) Financial Executives International Institute of Management Accountants

Board member for 3 non-profit organizations.

 

 

Addendum on FASB Experience

 

FAS 15 

Accounting by Debtors and Creditors for Troubled Debt Restructurings

 

FAS 91  

Accounting for Nonrefundable Fees and Costs Associated with Originating or Acquiring Loans and Initial Direct Costs of Leases

 

FAS 114 (an amendment of FASB Statement No. 5 and 15)

Accounting by Creditors for Impairment of a Loan

 

FAS 115

Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities

 

FAS 123R, 

Classification and Measurement of Freestanding Financial Instruments 

Originally Issued in Exchange for Employee Services under FASB Statement No. 

123(R) 

 

FAS 133  

Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

 

FAS 144 

Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets

 

For most of the clients, I performed their Sarbanes-Oxley work first and either during the engagement I addressed the above FASB’s as part of the documentation and assessment phase or worked out as part of the remediation process. Those clients specific to the work are as follows:

 

 

FAS 15 

1. Aramark

2. Pioneer Financial Services 

3. Michael Baker 

 

FAS 91  

Pioneer Financial Services

PNC

First Bank of Chicago 

 

FAS 114 

Pioneer Financial Services

PNC

 

FAS 115

Michael Baker

KraftMaid

Pioneer Financial Services

 

FAS 123R, 

Parker Hannefin

Carnegie Mellon University 

Pioneer Financial Services

University of Pittsburgh

 

FAS 133  

     1.   PNC

 

FAS 144 

PNC

Pioneer Financial Services

 

Provided Policy and Procedures for Aramark, Pioneer, CMU and Michael Baker. 

 

I also teach classes for the AICPA on the above FASB for various state societies. 

 

FAS 109 / FIN 48 

 

1. Aramark

2. Pioneer Financial Services 

3. Michael Baker 

 

 

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Reckoning

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 Update! John Brucciani, whose disgraceful behavior has turned all decent people against him, is being transferred to England. While America rejoices, we send prayers to England and hope the authorities there, especially his brother, Fr Robert Brucciani, maintain a tight leash on this most despicable human being. They have been duly warned.

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Upcoming Posts

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The internet in the hinterlands is not behaving, so a full update will have to wait until the issue is resolved. The next updates will cover Mr Viola's sugar scam from the 1990s. (Spoiler alert: he loses the case and declares bankruptcy to avoid having to repay the victim.) Next, we'll review the moving targets of Mr Viola's resumes in all their inconsistent splendor. We'll also note the—how should this be put?—similarities in language on Mr Viola's latest resume from other published sources. We'll conduct a textual analysis of them to show how they have been cobbled together. It'll be fun! Hard drives are so great, aren't they?

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Correction and Request for Additional Information

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 In the most recent rebuttal, "1998" should be "1988." The point remains the same, though. Mr. Viola, Your hard drive is no doubt going to be of help in filling in the gaps in your background. So how about this: you explain what happened at MarketSphere and FireApps. Get out in front of these experiences. Let's hear from you about these and why they are not on your current resume. You mentioned that you could call on hundreds of happy clients to vouch for your trustworthiness. Let's revisit the mid-1990s, OK? And let's talk sugar. And Russia. Certainly you must have Dimitri Kakoukhine's contact information memorialized on your hard drive. Please contact him and ask him vouch for you. Is there any reason you can think of why he wouldn't? And that little thing in TX? No, not that one, the other. This hard drive you speak of is indeed interesting. Surely you are not in possession of data that is not yours. That would not be good. One hopes the attorney for the SSPX has subpoenaed the hard drive and will have a forensic expert analyze it prior to the trial. That would not be good, either. You must remember what happened at your trial in TX when the judge reprimanded you for stealing your former employer's data (among other things) and then trying to erase it. Ouch!

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Some Questions for Mr. Viola

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“Slander is worse than cannibalism” -  St John Chrysostom

This is Walter J Viola, managing director of Vantage Consulting.  I am neither a fraud nor a phony.  I do not have a shady past and I could provide hundreds of testimonials to attest to how trustworthy I am.  No one is stopping you. Provide them.

I am currently involved in a law suit (lawsuit) with the Society of Saint Pius X out of Platte City Missouri, which, incidentally is where these ANONYMOUS complaints have originated. Coincidential? You mean “Coincidental”?

I entered into this aforementioned law suit (lawsuit) to bring resolution to a dispute, lawfully and respectfully.  Really? Calling people incompetent and claiming that other employees committed unspecified “improprieties” is respectful?

The dates on these ANONYMOUS complaints coincide with certain milestones of this legal case which, to date, has yet to be resolved.

I have memorialized my past business dealings on a personal backup drive which is the probable source of the slander. This could mean that someone would have had to take that backup drive, without my knowledge or permission, copy its contents and twist factual information into lies in an attempt to destroy my professional reputation. No, no, no! That’s what you did when you worked for Southwest Intelecom.

Why would anybody want to do something so spiteful, so vengeful?

The things that stand out the most to me in these posts are the emotion behind the name calling as well as the time it had to have taken to spin the facts as they did. Well, here’s your chance to present the “facts” and clear up everything. Honestly, very impressive!  I can only assume this “plot” to destroy me professionally comes from a person(s) who have a highly personal “score” to settle with me. No one wants to destroy you.

It makes me wonder if the “hate mail” and “Threat Letters” which has been sent to my home, to my friends and to past clients is somehow related to these complaints.

I can defend my honor and prove these accusations are FALSE, but I won’t use this platform to do so. Instead, you’ll just whine about it. This is what this site if for. That is why I filed a law suit (lawsuit) as a matter of PUBLIC RECORD where affidavits and depositions (discovery) are used to help determine what is fair and what is true. And thank you for that. It was helpful to read about your disgraceful behavior at Southwest Intelecom in the court ruling.    

Finally, why would someone feel the need to ANONYMOUSLY post a complaint about me if they stand for truth? I can provide many character references (this has gone from “hundreds” to “many” in under ten paragraphs) both in my personal and professional life that spans over 30 years. That is over three decades of satisfied clients and highly successful engagements. OK, you should do so. Claiming something is not the same as proving something. Why wouldn’t “ANONYMOUS” want to be known? Could it be because a possible personal motive can be tied to this individual? Why would anyone do such a spiteful and vengeful act? I doubt it was to “warn the public” The truth is its own reward, something you would not know about. Vincit omnia veritas, and is greater than identity.

I am currently having a legal investigation conducted, and once finalized, I will try this case in court, where these types of matters belong. Good luck. You should try reading the first amendment to the US Constitution prior to wasting your money.

Your “rebuttal” is a big bag of nothing. Let’s make it easy for you: Please answer the following questions and provide proof to support your answers:

Do you have a CPA? Have you ever had a CPA?

Do you have an MS in accounting?

Do you have an MBA?

Did you write a master’s thesis which you claim can be found in ProQuest/UMI called The Relationship between Decision-Making and Accountability: A Case Study of Two Fortune 500 Companies that you claim was published in May 1986?

  • Given that you must have verified that said dissertation was in the database prior to including it on your resume, can you explain why it is not now in the database and why your name is not found when searching? The only title that is even close is The relationship between decision-making and accountability: A case study of two state community college systems.
  • Can you identify the two companies that you had access to and the people within those companies you had access to?
  • Can you provide a copy of your dissertation?

On your website, you list offices in other cities that you claim you’re in. Do you actually have offices in those buildings? Will you provide copies of the leases for these buildings?

Your resumes will be published soon. They are all different, with different dates for different companies. Will you explain how this happened? Did someone steal your backup drive and thwart your effort to “memorialize” your resumes accurately?

Why, for instance, do you claim to have worked for Southwest Intelecom from 1995 until 2003 when the court noted that you worked there from 1996 to 1997? Is this a mistake? If not, what did you do in the intervening years?

On one of your resumes, you claim to have worked for KPMG from 1983 to 1986, during which time you claimed to have “Completed conversion to Oracle financial system in eight months.”  Oracle did not release its first financial system until 1998. How did you accomplish installing a system at least a year-and-a-half before it was released?

What has actually been stated about you that is libelous (not slanderous)?

These are all simple questions. Why won’t you answer them?

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#14 REBUTTAL Owner of company

SLANDER

AUTHOR: Walter J Viola - (USA)

“Slander is worse than cannibalism” -  St John Chrysostom

This is Walter J Viola, managing director of Vantage Consulting.  I am neither a fraud nor a phony.  I do not have a shady past and I could provide hundreds of testimonials to attest to how trustworthy I am.  

I am currently involved in a law suit with the Society of Saint Pius X out of Platte City Missouri, which, incidentally is where these ANONYMOUS complaints have originated. Coincidential?

I entered into this aforementioned law suit to bring resolution to a dispute, lawfully and respectfully.  

The dates on these ANONYMOUS complaints coincide with certain milestones of this legal case which, to date, has yet to be resolved.

I have memorialized my past business dealings on a personal backup drive which is the probable source of the slander. This could mean that someone would have had to take that backup drive, without my knowledge or permission, copy its contents and twist factual information into lies in attempt to destroy my professional reputation.

Why would anybody want to do something so spiteful, so vengeful?

The things that stand out the most to me in these posts are the emotion behind the name calling as well as the time it had to have taken to spin the facts as they did. Honestly, very impressive!  I can only assume this “plot” to destroy me professionally comes from a person(s) who have a highly personal “score” to settle with me.

It makes me wonder if the “hate mail” and “Threat Letters” which has been sent to my home, to my friends and to past clients is somehow related to these complaints. 

I can defend my honor and prove these accusations are FALSE, but I won’t use this platform to do so. That is why I filed a law suit as a matter of PUBLIC RECORD where affidavits and depositions (discovery) are used to help determine what is fair and what is true.   

Finally, why would someone feel the need to ANONYMOUSLY post a complaint about me if they stand for truth? I can provide many character references both in my personal and professional life that spans over 30 years. That is over three decades of satisfied clients and highly successful engagements.  Why wouldn’t “ANONYMOUS” want to be known? Could it be because a possible personal motive can be tied to this individual? Why would anyone do such a spiteful and vengeful act? I doubt it was to “warn the public”

I am currently having a legal investigation conducted, and once finalized, I will try this case in court, where these types of matters belong. 

 

 

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SLANDER

AUTHOR: Walter J Viola - (USA)

 

“Slander is worse than cannibalism” -  St John Chrysostom

This is Walter J Viola, managing director of Vantage Consulting.  I am neither a fraud nor a phony.  I do not have a shady past and I could provide hundreds of testimonials to attest to how trustworthy I am.  

I am currently involved in a law suit with the Society of Saint Pius X out of Platte City Missouri, which, incidentally is where these ANONYMOUS complaints have originated. Coincidential?

I entered into this aforementioned law suit to bring resolution to a dispute, lawfully and respectfully.  

The dates on these ANONYMOUS complaints coincide with certain milestones of this legal case which, to date, has yet to be resolved.

I have memorialized my past business dealings on a personal backup drive which is the probable source of the slander. This could mean that someone would have had to take that backup drive, without my knowledge or permission, copy its contents and twist factual information into lies in attempt to destroy my professional reputation.

Why would anybody want to do something so spiteful, so vengeful?

The things that stand out the most to me in these posts are the emotion behind the name calling as well as the time it had to have taken to spin the facts as they did. Honestly, very impressive!  I can only assume this “plot” to destroy me professionally comes from a person(s) who have a highly personal “score” to settle with me.

It makes me wonder if the “hate mail” and “Threat Letters” which has been sent to my home, to my friends and to past clients is somehow related to these complaints. 

I can defend my honor and prove these accusations are FALSE, but I won’t use this platform to do so. That is why I filed a law suit as a matter of PUBLIC RECORD where affidavits and depositions (discovery) are used to help determine what is fair and what is true.   

Finally, why would someone feel the need to ANONYMOUSLY post a complaint about me if they stand for truth? I can provide many character references both in my personal and professional life that spans over 30 years. That is over three decades of satisfied clients and highly successful engagements.  Why wouldn’t “ANONYMOUS” want to be known? Could it be because a possible personal motive can be tied to this individual? Why would anyone do such a spiteful and vengeful act? I doubt it was to “warn the public”

I am currently having a legal investigation conducted, and once finalized, I will try this case in court, where these types of matters belong. 

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The real story

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Walter Viola is responsible for more than a mere ripoff.  Ripoffs are able to be committed by one person. What Viola does, however, requires an accomplice. The accomplice can be a willing one or someone who’s duped. Either way, he’s needed.

Viola lies…just because

Today we have two items about Viola that provide insight into how he operates. The first, from Trib Total Media in 2012, illustrates the ease with which Viola lies. Viola’s employer at the time, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), was attempting to purchase St. Michael church in Munhall, PA. The diocese of Pittsburgh, PA had long refused to sell any closed church to the SSPX, the reasons for which were petty and ridiculous.

Using his status as a developer, Viola helped broker the purchase of St. Michael. According to the reporters who wrote the story, “Viola said he has no tie to the Society of St. Pius X…”

That simply was not true. How do we know? Because Viola tells us so. In his complaint against the SSPX, Viola states that “In 2010, Plaintiff worked as a consultant to SSPX…” Yet in 2012 he told a newspaper that he had “no tie” to the SSPX.

While the SSPX was ultimately not able to purchase St. Michael church, it eventually bought St. James church in Pittsburgh, PA. In announcing the purchase, the website of the SSPX thanked Viola: “In 2007 the search began under Fr. Scott Gardner, and one parishioner, Walter Viola, was especially helpful in trying to locate properties.” So even before Viola began working with the SSPX in 2010, he did, in fact, have a tie with the order–for five years at the time the article was written.

Why Viola lied is unknowable; that he lied is undeniable. If Viola wanted to keep his association with the SSPX a secret, all he had to do was not speak with the media.

Why is this important? Because anyone who will lie over something like this will surely lie over more important matters.

Viola finds a useful idiot

The nadir of Viola’s tenure with the SSPX occurred in the remaining year or so of his employment with the SSPX, and highlights how dangerous he can be when he manipulates someone with similar poor character qualities into doing his bidding. Should anyone be so foolish as to considering hiring Viola, pay close attention to the following paragraphs.

Think of Viola as a computer hacker. How does a hacker break into a company’s system? He pokes around, looking for vulnerabilities in software code. Once he finds one, he’s able to get inside the system and operate with impunity unless or until he’s discovered. In the meantime, he can wreak havoc.

There are generally two types of people who are susceptible to someone like Viola. The first is the trusting type, and we all know people like this. They take in stray dogs, are always helping others, and sometimes even let needy strangers live with them. These are sweet, good, well-meaning people. Thank God they exist. But their kindness makes them vulnerable to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people, and puts the organization at risk.

The second is the arrogant, puffed up, boastful type. For most arrogant people, there is absolutely no justification for being that way. Any “accomplishments” are in their heads. They consider themselves invincible. They are so glib, grandiose, unrealistic, and shallow that they don’t notice when they’re being played. The praise heaped on them by the manipulator serves to disarm them completely. Again, we all know people like this. Their arrogance leads them to recklessness.

One day, Viola met John Brucciani. It was a match made in hell.

Brucciani, a priest of the SSPX, arrived at headquarters and assumed the role of bursar (CFO) in late August 2015. His reputation preceded him, and it was not a good one. People talked about the tumult he caused when he was at a parish in MI. Still, nothing prepared anyone for what followed. Even by the fragile standards of the SSPX, Brucciani was an awful administrator; as a human being, he was absolutely wretched. Humorless, arrogant, paranoid, vain, petty, gloomy, impulsive, jealous, standoffish, imperious, dodgy, judgmental, calculating, and insolent don’t begin to sum up the character of the man. When people use terms to describe another that, in sequence, sound like the most evil law firm in the world, that is a problem.

Among the contemptible actions of this horrible man include the following: publicly demeaning and shaming a woman for no reason but his own vulgar assumptions; betraying the confidence of a woman by revealing the contents of a private conversation to an employee, who later used the “evidence” against her in court during a civil divorce hearing, which the judge did not believe; reneging on a years-old landlord agreement with a couple; spreading gossip about an employee’s alleged improper relationship; and announcing that he considered himself to be a businessman between 9:00 and 5:00, not a priest. People openly scoffed at his preference for social company. Families with money, or at least people perceived to have money, were favored by Brucciani.

And this is just what is known.

Why Brucciani?

It may seem irrelevant to bring Brucciani into this story, but, in fact, quite the opposite is true. Nearly every organization has someone like Brucciani, which is why knowing how both Viola and Brucciani behaved and influenced the other is important. In some respects, Brucciani made the situation worse, since he was a priest who parroted Viola’s words to his boss, Fr. Wegner. His words had a certain gravitas to them. Except that, in reality, they didn’t.

Once Viola sussed out Brucciani, he probably couldn’t believe his good fortune. The new bursar not only was an easy target, he was perfectly placed within the organization in an important role. Viola went to work immediately, “befriending” Brucciani during their innumerable smoke breaks and using the face time to detract others in the office. Brucciani, a man lacking in confidence and ability, was only too eager to follow Viola’s advice. By Thanksgiving 2015 both members of the accounting staff, hired by Viola, were fired.

During Viola’s revolving-door-of-accountants parade, no one ever asked why he constantly complained about the people he hired. Not including contractors, there were six new people in accounting in just three years. For Viola, people are disposable. He uses them for a while and then discards them when they are no longer useful to him. We’ll see this behavior manifest again in just a few paragraphs.

But office tranquility meant that there was not much left for Viola to do and, given his astonishing ability to turn on a dime and fly to Kansas City whenever the SSPX called him, it’s unlikely there were other clients who wanted to hire him.

So, the gravy train rolled on for Viola, at the personal expense of the generous faithful whose gifts to the SSPX were spent on a fraud who wore the same ill-fitting blue sports jacket each day. He began targeting other people in the office. His MO ranged from detraction and planting doubts in the minds of the priests about employees, to outright lying about the accomplishments of others.

Armed with misinformation, and shameless in their refusal to confront the truth about Viola, the priests were willing enablers who allowed innocent people to be sucked into the noxious vortex of deceit and lies–and suffer the consequences.

Priests are supposed to be fairly good at reading people. But Brucciani missed all the red flags flying around Viola because he is a man with a messiah complex, arrogant beyond belief, who micro-managed everything, even opening mail addressed to another employee and demanding an explanation about what it referenced. This is not only creepy, Stasi-like snooping, it’s illegal under common law. There was no business purpose for this action. Moreover, there was never a policy in place that cited such a policy. The stammering, stuttering stooge just made it up as he went along.

A wan endorsement, big problem, and conclusion

In his banal rebuttal in defense of Viola, Brucciani offers no specifics to support his preposterous claim of support, only boilerplate generalities. Brucciani’s endorsement of Viola appears to be nothing more than a childish act of insubordination to spite Fr. Wegner, his superior, publicly (see below as to why). That he did so during the middle of a lawsuit brought by Viola is yet another mark against this vile man. Never one to appear brimming with intelligence, Brucciani nonetheless really outdid himself with this stunt. God willing, a post in Poland is in his future.

Brucciani’s endorsement puts Viola’s attorney in a difficult spot. On the one hand, a credible claim of ineffective assistance of counsel could be lodged if he did not call Brucciani as a witness. On the other hand, an oaf like Brucciani testifying to Viola’s good work is fraught with danger. Brucciani has zero credentials to assess the professionalism of anyone. The attorney for the SSPX would have no problem pointing out that Brucciani was demoted after only seven months and moved, according to Viola, to “a mere secretarial role.” It would not at all be surprising if Viola, who replaced Brucciani, took advantage of the latter’s poor performance and orchestrated the action. Another person used, then tossed aside. At least this time, the double-crossed dullard deserved it.

Odious, ill-mannered, and despised is no way to go through life. Thankfully, Brucciani’s brief, disastrous reign as bursar was coming to an end.

Once Fr. Wegner realized what a nightmare Brucciani proved (to the organization, the religious community, and the lay people who lived near the headquarters), he made a decisive and thoroughly competent move and demoted him.

Four months later, Fr. Wegner transferred the repulsive Brucciani half way across the country.

On September 30, 2016, Fr. Wegner fired Viola.

On January 25, 2017, Viola sued the SSPX for breach of contract. That case is pending and goes to trial in May, 2017.

Meanwhile, Viola needs a job. His resume is here.

Caveat emptor.

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#17 UPDATE Employee

Quite the opposite

AUTHOR: Rev. JB - (USA)

As a priest-member of the Society of Saint Pius X, and having worked closely with Mr. Viola at our District office in MO, I can vouchsafe for his dedication and integrity to his work and to the organization that employed him. He consulted for our organization for several years and was recognized for his service. The incidents that seem to motivate the complaints against Mr. Viola pertain to department restructuring which required greater professional caliber in order to operate.  It is probable that the writer of the complaint report is connected to one of those who was released from the organization or resigned of his own free will. 

The lawsuit referred in the complaint is the unfortunate consequence of a dispute with management, subsequent to changes in personnel and internal work policies.

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#18 Author of original report

Updated Report on Walter Viola

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Walter J. Viola is a fraud and a phony. So is his company, Vantage Consulting, LLC. Walter Viola claims to have a CPA. He does not. He claims to have an MBA. He does not. He claims to have an MS in Accounting. He does not. Walter Viola puts the "Viola" in "Violations." His resume is a fake and fraud as well. As of 2017, he continues to claim that he is a CPA/MBA. That is a lie. Run screaming if you are approached by Walter Viola. He has a shady past and is not to be trusted.

Walter Viola has a history of suing former employers for breach of contract. These are frivolous suits designed to get money from the former employer. He's done it before and now he's doing it again.

For example, Walter Viola was fired in 1997 from Southwest Intelecom. Prior to his departure, he stole computer equipment and data. He then violated a court order to not destroy or tamper with the equipment. The court rebuked him severely, declaring his conduct “outrageous,” and ruled against Walter Viola. He was ordered to pay restitution and declared bankruptcy to avoid making his former employer whole. You can read the court’s entertaining and jaw-dropping ruling online. You'll need to set up a free account at pacer.gov/

The case number you're looking for is 1:97-cv-00164-JRN, Document 60 Filed 07/31/97

Now he's at it again. He's suing another former employer for...breach of contract. You can access this information, also through Pacer, by searching for case 5:17-cv-06007

We're just getting warmed up here. There is much, much more to reveal about Walter Viola. In due course, other information will be provided for the public's benefit so that no one will ever again, God willing, get scammed by this slimy predator. There is a concerted effort underway to connect the multiple strands of wrongdoing by Walter Viola into a cohesive narrative.

It takes time to fact-check a liar. It helps when a liar writes his lies for posterity. Resumes are a great place to start when one has suspicions about another. Walter Viola's multiple resumes, with conflicting information, including dates of employment, are truly something to behold. 

For example, when you search for the Southwest Intelecom case, you'll read that the court noted that Walter Viola no longer worked there in 1997. But look at Viola’s recent resume found online here. Now, you'll note a couple of things. First, Walter Viola claims that he was employed at a place called Southwest Telecom–not Southwest Intelecom–from 1995 until 2003. As the court observed, Walter Viola was employed at Southwest Intelecom from 1996 to 1997. He stole company property (see above) and sued his former employer for a bogus breach of contract and then went on to use the company's good name to pad his resume to show he worked there for six years longer than he really did. 

And why did Walter Viola change the name of his former employer from Southwest Intelecom to Southwest Telecom? One can only speculate, of course. What exactly did Walter Viola do in the intervening six years? What did he do in 1995? He did not work at Southwest Intelecom, that’s for sure.

More information and analysis of Walter Viola’s laughably bad resumes is forthcoming.

It should be obvious, based on the court record concerning Southwest Intelecom, that the misdeeds of Walter Viola are more than lying on his resume about degrees and licenses he does not have, or even lying about the dates he worked at a particular company. Those actions are bad enough: they get people fired when such deceit is discovered because they reveal the poor character of the person.

Worse even than lying is the personal and professional destruction that Walter Viola inflicted on people who, supposedly, were his colleagues. This is what has so many people united in alerting the public to stay away from this dangerous man.

At his most recent employer, an order of Catholic priests, he upended lives and caused good, competent people to be doubted by others, and their professional abilities to be called into question, thanks to his pernicious detraction. He infused chaos and turmoil across multiple departments, all while claiming to be a Catholic. Walter Viola turned people against each other and created a toxic and adversarial working environment that played right into his hands.

The turmoil he causes is his ally, dysfunction his mistress, and communal suspicion his consigliere. As long as there is a problem, he’s needed to fix it. And when he sinks his teeth into an organization comprised of men unsophisticated in the ways of business, like an order of priests, his dirty tail wags the dog all day long.

He is arsonist and fireman. He is two sides of the same counterfeit coin. He is both cheeks of a vile a*s. He is Walter J. Viola, MS, MBA, CPA, liar and con man.

Stay tuned for further updates. Caveat emptor.

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