Combining an interest in business, a passion for finding the answers and an accounting background, Derek Royster listens to the needs of a case or claim when delivering financial analyses.
Derek works extensively with insurance companies and law firms to quantify economic damages and provide litigation support in high-value cases.
Derek has been involved in numerous high-profile insurance and litigation claims and cases, which have included claimed damages in excess of $220 million dollars, and his engagements have taken him on assignment throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. His practice includes financial expert services related to:
- Business interruption
- Property damage
- Commercial liability
- Breach of contract
- Commercial litigation
- Business valuation
- Personal injury/fatal accident
Derek is experienced in large losses related to energy, engineered products and complex or heavy manufacturing.
As fraud claims continue to grow, Derek’s work involving fraud and employee dishonesty has increased. His experience helps insurance companies mitigate exposure and risk. On the corporate side, Derek helps companies identify fraud early and assess potential controls to prevent fraud claims and losses in the future.
Having spent his entire career in forensic accounting Derek’s extensive experience and business background enables him to see the economic context of financial claims to reveal the true loss amount.
Master of Business Administration - Finance, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Science - Accounting, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina
Certified Fraud Examiner
Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of CPAs
Certified in Financial Forensics
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2018 – Present Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Charlotte, North Carolina
1997 – 2018 RGL Forensics, Charlotte, North Carolina
1995 – 1996 Campos & Stratis, Charlotte, North Carolina
Derek has given deposition and trial testimony in numerous cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.