Mr. Fastow was the chief financial officer of Enron Corp. from 1998–2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011 and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. Mr. Fastow currently consults with directors, attorneys and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation and cultural issues. He is also a principal of KeenCorp, an artificial intelligence software company.
Mr. Fastow received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Enron, he was a senior director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A.
Since his release from prison, Mr. Fastow has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants and certified fraud examiners. Mr. Fastow was recently the keynote speaker at the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Conference, the FBI’s Advanced Financial Crimes Seminar, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference, the American Accounting Association Annual Conference and the Financial Times’ Outstanding Directors Conference.