Diane Ness, President of ENI Enterprises, is a nationally recognized expert in fraud prevention strategy, leadership development and success coaching. Diane is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), as well as a Certified Financial Services Security Professional (CFSSP).
Diane is a dynamic public speaker and has made presentations to the American Banker’s Association national compliance, security, and operations conferences, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s national U.S. conference, Speaking of Women’s Health conference, as well as numerous local and regional conferences. Diane has crafted her speaking style by training under nationally known speakers such as Steve Siebold, Curtis Zimmerman, Bob Proctor, and Tony Alessandra. She has also been featured on TV and radio advertisements.
Diane has worked in the financial services industry for two decades, holding increasingly responsible positions as a regional investigations manager, deposit fraud manager, enterprise fraud risk manager, and fraud strategy manager. During her career, Diane has handled over 2000 fraud cases and has responded to over 1000 robberies. Notably, Diane investigated and presented for prosecution the largest check fraud ring in the state of Oregon at the time. She also supervised the investigation of the largest credit card ring in Washington State history at the time that earned the lead investigator a letter of commendation from the Director of the FBI in Washington D.C.
Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from George Fox University, a MBA Master’s certificate from Tulane University, a Master’s Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Villanova University, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also certified as a Bob Proctor Perfect Weight Life Success Coach and is authoring the book, “Are You Sure God? A Practical Guide to Breaking through Terror Barriers and Building Confidence.” Diane’s diverse background in fraud investigations, prevention, strategy, education and leadership give her a background that few in the industry can duplicate. Here is what one former employee said about Diane’s leadership and view of the industry;
“Diane has always been more than a manager; she has embraced the qualities and values of a LEADER. Diane believes success should be attained by achieving goals, learning from mistakes and challenging yourself. She has a remarkable way of motivating people to further their education and go outside their comfort zone. As fraud trends evolve, Diane’s strategy for prevention and mitigation change with it. She has always had a holistic vision of enterprise fraud and is able to realize the value that can be added to any organization through detecting and investigating fraud and educating employees and consumers on how to reduce the risks. Her experience and knowledge in the field of fraud gives her great insight into best practices and an unending network of industry contacts. “