Joseph Grmovsek
White Collar Crime and Rehabilitation Expert
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Joseph Grmovsek is a former securities lawyer & rehabilitation expert that offers an unparalleled and one-of-a-kind look into the world of white-collar crime. Joseph Grmovsek offer an unparalleled, one-of-a-kind look into the world of white-collar crime, the unforeseeable consequences, effective ethics, compliance training and information protection.

Expertise in

  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology

Speaker Types

  • Career Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation

JOSEPH GRMOVSEK BIOGRAPHY

Joseph Grmovsek is a former securities lawyer, reformed white-collar criminal, and subject of the educational-documentary film “Collared.” Joseph Grmovsek is also the first and still the only person in Canadian history to serve a federal sentence of imprisonment for insider trading, having done time in two maximum-security prisons (Millhaven and Kingston Pen) for an over a 15-year activity that involved churning tens of millions of dollars for an eventual eight-figure US dollar gain in what became the most prolonged insider trading case ever uncovered by American and Canadian securities investigators.

After being identified, Joseph Grmovsek cooperated with authorities to absolve many innocent professionals inadvertently swept up in his criminal endeavour, admitted guilt, and began a 39-month prison sentence. His partner-in-crime and best friend, an American corporate lawyer; however, never made it to sentencing, tragically jumping off a bridge to his death a day before he was scheduled to fly with me to New York to learn his fate.

In honour of him and after a miraculous and life-changing incident that occurred to him in Kingston Penitentiary Joseph Grmovsek dedicated himself to the cause of trying to benefit others through a sharing of what he learned from his negative experiences which include his current efforts to finding homes for homeless ex-offenders as the inaugural Program Director for the charity, “Restorative Justice Housing Ontario.”

Joseph’s dramatic story forms the basis of the education-documentary film Collared and, since his release from prison, his talks and speeches either in-person or by Zoom and Webex offer an unparalleled look into the world of white-collar crime, the consequences for those participating in it or affected by it, and the importance of professional ethics and information protection. Joseph Grmovsek audiences have included investment funds and portfolio managers, law schools and law firms, business schools, regulatory and professional bodies, central banks, and public corporations and their staff.

Joseph’s talks serve as an ethics object-lesson for professionals and organizational bodies as he offers an unparalleled and one-of-a-kind look into the world of white-collar crime, the unforeseeable consequences for those participating in it and affected by it, as well as effective ethics and compliance training, and information protection. Joseph Grmovsek insights are important for those interested in the protection of the corporate asset that is information, the consequences and reputational damage of failure, “scared straight” ethics training, and the power of redemption.

 

Financial/Corporate/Legal and Regulatory Audiences

  • Joseph begins by showing the trailer to the documentary “Collared” to establish his credibility on the topic and then discuss how firms can best protect their information by examining the ways others failed and allowed me and my co-accused to successfully obtain sufficient information to support insider trading in over 120 separate deals spanning 15 years in the most prolonged insider trading case ever uncovered.

    He then discuss the unforeseeable consequences of breach of professional ethics and white-collar crime by focusing on his experiences in prison, the personal costs after release, and the tragic suicide of his co-accused.  He concludes with a story about a promise he made at his darkest moment in Kingston Penitentiary and his efforts — with their help that day — to keep it.

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General/Faith -based Audiences

  • He begins by showing the trailer to the documentary “Collared” to establish who I am and to set a sober tone before discussing his experiences in prison and his efforts at redemption and benefitting others through his experiences after being compelled to do so by a promise made before what many believe was an example of divine intervention on my behalf in Kingston Penitentiary.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

I am john Gill, Vice President of Education for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. I have been with the ACFE for 26 years. I first became aware of Joseph Grmovsek through the documentary “Collared”. At my request, he gave a presentation at our Fraud Conference in Ottawa in 2018. Joesph is a dynamic and candid speaker. The audience enjoyed hearing his story of greed, fraud, betrayal and redemption.

The evaluations for his presentation were excellent and the attendees said they were really touched by his willingness to share his story – including the mistakes he made and their consequences.
Subsequently, Joseph and I have done a live webinar together and a self-study course insider trading and protecting proprietary information.

Our audiences have consistently given Joseph high marks, and I look forward to having him speak for us again. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a speaker for any group. His story and the lessons he learned will be impactful for any audience.

John D Gill

J.D. CFE Vice President

Education Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

What really struck me with Joseph’s presentation was the honesty with which he spoke and the focus on the after effects that his actions had. It is quite easy to think of them yourself, however having someone explicitly state how they have affected him getting even an apartment let alone a job brings them to a new level of consequences. Often times, just thinking about these consequences does not capture the full weight of what they are.

After hearing his presentation, I feel that his stories and experiences were really insightful and inspirational. I really enjoyed his open attitude towards what he did before. The real story is usually more persuasive than theory. This really shocked me and gave us a reminder and warning towards gambling, money laundering and other illegal and unethical actions. His family situation got worsen because of those things and it really made me sad. All the consequences brought into his life should be remembered by everyone. Serious consequences can prevent us from doing illegal activities. Also, it helps us to become an ethical person. All in all, his story and experience dramatically affect us in a positive way.

Joseph’s presentation about his insider trading experience and life as a whole was extremely eye opening. To hear how open and transparent he was about everything regrading his insider trading, personal life, and jail time blew my mind. When I first heard of him coming in as a guest speaker and you (the prof) mentioned a little background about him I was skeptical and curious as to who this guy could be. After hearing everything he spoke about, the insider trading, gambling stories, jail encounters, and even speaking and getting emotional about his family was both amazing and saddening to hear.

Pouya Safi

Professor

Telfer School of Management

Thank you so much for being with us and sharing a personal story that touches the hearts! We received an extremely positive feedback about the session! Thank you so much once again!

Anna Anzina

CFA Society Ukraine

Joseph’s talk is real and his stories about what he did and what he lost were compelling and incredibly engaging. As a cautionary tale, his speech and the “Collared” documentary will have more of a lasting impact on those I saw it with than a 100 hours of ethics and compliance training could ever hope.

Garrick Apollon

Senior Fellow

Osgoode Hall Law School

Thank you for coming to speak in our class earlier tonight. Hearing your story was fascinating. I enjoyed every minute of it. Riveting from end to end. Your honesty and openness was so cool to hear firsthand.

Nolan How, MBA Student, University of Ottawa

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Joseph Grmovsek CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology

Speaker Types

  • Career Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
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