Gary Wingo is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. He has over 30 years of experience in the application of quantitative analysis to business problems, resolutions of mass tort settlements, and other legal matters. Mr. Wingo is the practice leader in the claims audit area and has assisted in the design, startup and operation of claims settlement facilities.
Mr. Wingo was instrumental in the startup and ongoing claims processing activities for both the General Motors ignition switch matter as well as the Volkswagen emissions settlement. In this capacity, the claims review involved both engineering and financial expertise. Mr. Wingo also provided support in the development of claims processing protocols and valuation methodologies for claims arising from the BP oil spill.
Mr. Wingo has served as a financial advisor for many large mass tort trusts, as well as provided claims auditing services. He has developed methodologies for forecasting future cash flows of the trusts to ensure equity of treatment to claimants over time. This work involves insurance coverage modeling, as well as the overall balancing of assets and liabilities. The claims audit practice involves the review of both personal injury exposure data and medical records. The medical portion involves the supervision of physicians – both pulmonologists and pathologists.
Mr. Wingo has testified in an insurance arbitration, a trademark case, and before the Virginia State Legislature regarding a tax matter. He has supported numerous legal matters in a support mode, employing advanced analytical techniques and in some cases, geospatial modeling. As a Fraud Examiner, Mr. Wingo has participated in several cases that required tracing and tracking assets in cases involving divorce, mortgage, and massive corporate fraud.
Among his business-related project work, Mr. Wingo developed a market research practice at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP that involved the design, development, and analysis of research studies for both nonprofit firms and corporations. The practice developed the firm’s first large-scale sales forecasting model for companies within the consumer markets arena. These clients included Mobil Oil Corporation, the Smithsonian Institution, US Postal Service, Carvel Ice Cream, and DuPont.
Over the course of his corporate operating career, Mr. Wingo has been a corporate planner for two major oil companies, an executive in a Fortune 30 IT distributor, and a president/CIO of an internet technology company.
Mr. Wingo was awarded a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.