Jack W. Harris
Jack W. Harris

Jack W. Harris

Managing Director, Quantum Expert, Testifying Expert

Jack W. Harris is a managing director in the Expert Services practice, based in Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant leveraging more than 40 years of experience in the construction and related industries. He has testified as an expert on matters of quantum and cost analysis in the U.S. and internationally on more than 70 occasions. Jack is also admitted as a Neutral with the American Arbitration Association for construction and accounting matters, and has served as an arbitrator, mediator and special master.

Prior to joining Kroll, Jack served as principal of his own construction expert and consulting practice for 29 years. He also held managerial audit positions with Touche Ross & Co., an international certified public accounting firm, and Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., a large, U.S.-based international construction and diversified company.

Jack has been engaged on a wide variety of U.S. and international projects, including infrastructure and transportation projects (tunnels, highways, pipelines, viaducts, airports, rail, and dams and spillways), power plants (co-generation, geothermal and hydroelectric), process (petrochemical plants, coal mining and wastewater treatment plants), buildings (hotels, resorts, casinos, museums, apartments, offices, hospitals, prison, pre-engineered metal, retail, commercial and schools), telecommunications (cable and fiber optic), offshore oil and gas structures, residential and other special projects (golf courses).

He has performed and directed engagements throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Denmark, Holland, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. He has conducted detailed on-site inspections of accounting, project cost and records for many of his engagements.

Jack received a BSBA in accounting from San Diego State University and an MBA in finance from the University of San Diego. He also holds certifications in valuation, lost profits, internal auditing and fraud investigation.

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