President Scott Rebein founded SFR after retiring as a Senior Executive from an over 28-year Federal law enforcement career. Scott has extensive experience with investigations of financial institutions, mortgage servicers, broker/dealers, covert operations, international law enforcement relationships, and assisting in the design and implementation of internal controls to prevent fraud. Scott has extensive experience making presentations at legal and professional conferences regarding financial fraud and the causes and lessons learned from the 2008 economic crisis.
Prior to retiring, Scott was the Deputy Special Inspector General (DSIG) of the Investigations Division at the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Scott brought his extensive executive leadership and financial investigative expertise to SIGTARP in March 2009 where he lead the establishment of SIGTARP as an agency, and was responsible for all aspects of the creation of the Investigations Division including oversight and approval of all criminal and civil investigations, operation of the SIGTARP Hotline, establishment of all policy and procedures for the division, procurement of equipment, hiring staff, creation and oversight of a cutting-edge computer forensic squad of special agents, and briefing Congressional representatives and politically appointed government officials, among other duties. Scott directed a national level Federal workforce whose mission was to conduct criminal and civil investigations involving the purchase, management and sale of assets by the Secretary of the Treasury, under programs affiliated with the Troubled Asset Relief Program (the “Bailout”) to review, determine and approve investigations for further appropriate civil or criminal actions.
With over 28 years of experience as a Federal special agent, Scott started his federal law enforcement career in 1987 as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) investigating, managing and overseeing all aspects of investigations into criminal tax violations, money laundering and related financial crimes. He was a Special Agent in both the Richmond, Virginia and Los Angeles, California Field Offices. He began his management and leadership career with IRS-CI as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Louisville Field Office in 1996, then as a Headquarters Analyst in Washington, DC. He began his senior leadership with IRS-CI in 2001 as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Miami Field Office, then as the Special Agent in Charge in the Indianapolis Field Office, and finishing as the Director, Special Investigative Techniques at IRS-CI Headquarters, overseeing all covert operations conducted by IRS-CI nationwide.
Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has extensive experience in International law enforcement relationships, covert operations, and the development, oversight and program direction of the most sensitive investigative techniques employed by Federal law enforcement.
A dedicated public servant, Scott was the recipient of several SIGTARP and IRS-CI high level, national awards, and has been continually recognized during his career for superior performance.