Rick Maltz, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), is President of The Maltz Group-a total solutions provider of services including consulting, investigations, training, awareness and communications; specializing in the areas of: fraud, security, workplace violence, ethics and loss prevention.
Rick served as Vice President of Security and Investigations, in the Office of Ethics and Compliance at U.S. Foodservice, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. He was hired as the company’s first Security and Safety Manager in 1999 after a tragic workplace violence incident at one of the company’s distribution centers in Pennsylvania. He was responsible for establishing the Corporate Safety and Security Department and many policies, procedures and programs, including workplace violence, asset protection and loss prevention. In 2004, after a major ethics and fraud scandal, Rick joined the newly created Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) as Director of Investigations. As part of the OEC’s leadership team, he helped establish the company’s ethics, compliance and investigation programs. Rick was promoted to Vice President in 2006 and assumed responsibility for both security and investigations. In 2007 Rick was recognized by the company and received the “Partner Beyond the Plate Award” for Support Office Excellence. Rick left U.S. Foodservice in 2009 and served as the Chief Investigator in Charge at the American Red Cross in Washington, DC prior to founding The Maltz Group in 2010.
Before joining U.S. Foodservice, Rick was with the Howard County Police Department in Maryland. While with the police department, he worked in a number of assignments in Field Operations and Administrative Services. Throughout his career, Rick was recognized for his efforts and achievements with many awards and citations and was the Howard County Police Officer of the Year in 1994. His previous experiences also include Security and Loss Prevention positions at Macy’s, Saks 5th Avenue and Best Buy.
Rick holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College and a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of several organizations which include: the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (CHS III). Rick is currently on the President’s Advisory Committee for the Maryland Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and is on the Board of Directors for the Howard County Police Foundation. Rick is a former Board Member of the National Foodservice Security Council and currently serves on the ASIS Workplace Violence Guideline Committee and Howard Community College’s CARE committee.