Thomas W. Raftery III is the founder and the Managing Partner of The Falcon Consulting Group, International, LLC. Mr. Raftery brings a unique blend of private and public sector experiences to Falcon. Mr. Raftery has a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College and a M.B.A from Drexel University with a concentration in Accounting. Mr. Raftery is an financial professional and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Mr. Raftery is an executive level professional with expertise and success in numerous cross-functional areas, including project management, budget development and implementation, white collar investigations, policy development and implementation, internal and external audits and corporate ethics and compliance. Mr. Raftery is experienced, in the public and private sectors, in the establishment of procedures and policies to deter fraud, waste, corruption, and abuse. He is a professional with domestic and international experience in financial and performance audits, interview and investigative techniques, investigations, evidence collection and analysis, trial testimony, and report preparation.
Mr. Raftery recently served as the first appointed Inspector General for the Delaware River Port Authority and the Port Authority Transit Corp (“Authority”). As Inspector General, he was the independent watchdog for this bi-state Authority operating four bridges, a 164 member police department, a river ferry, a high speed transit line, and real estate holdings. With reporting responsibility to the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Audit Committee, and Chairman and Vice Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Mr. Raftery has significant board and audit committee experience. He interfaced with the Audit Committee, the Board of Commissioners, Governors’ offices, as well as law enforcement and regulatory agencies. As the Authority’s first Inspector General, Mr. Raftery oversaw the development of the Office of the Inspector General from its initiation.