Since May of 2014 Victor Lessoff has been the Managing Director/Head of Internal Investigations for TIAA, a fortune 100 financial service company providing pension, banking, brokerage, asset management and life insurance services to the non-profit sector. Mr. Lessoff reports directly to the Chief Auditor and has responsibility for investigations of employee integrity and internal fraud allegations. Mr. Lessoff is also in charge of the Special Investigation Unit for TIAA’s life insurance company.
Prior to his present position, Mr. Lessoff was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). His last position with IRS-CI was the Director of Technology Operations where he was responsible for delivering comprehensive computer operation services to approximately 4,000 I/T users, including 2,300 law enforcement officers. During his career at IRS-CI Mr. Lessoff has held a number of other positions including Director of Global Financial Crimes and Special Agent in Charge of two field offices (Newark and Tampa). Mr. Lessoff started his IRS career as a Revenue Agent in 1987 in Mays Landing, NJ before transferring to the Criminal Division in 1988.
Mr. Lessoff is a CPA, CFE and CAMS. He holds bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a MBA from the University of Buffalo.