Dolus Advisors


Dr. Alexander Stein, Founder and Managing Principal, is widely regarded as a leading authority in the psychology of fraud, and is recognized as a pioneer in the development and practice of psychodynamic intelligence and human factor analysis.

He is the author of numerous articles about fraud, risk, multidisciplinary collaboration, leadership, ethics, and corporate governance, notably including Warfare of the Mind: Innovations and Strategic Applications in the Psychology of Fraud in the FraudNet World Compendium of Asset Tracing and Recovery (2nd Ed).  His work has been featured and cited in many national and international publications, including Fast Company, INC, Financier Worldwide, The New York Times, The Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Asset Recovery Watch, The FraudNet Report, and O Estado do São Paulo, and he is a former monthly columnist for FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, CNN/Money, and CBS Business News. An engaging speaker adept at accessibly communicating complexity, he is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist; notable recent presentations include The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, FraudNet, Offshore Alert, The International Association for Asset Recovery, INSOL (Hong Kong), and The International Fraud & Asset Recovery and Trans-Border Bankruptcy Cooperation Congresses in São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Stein is also a Principal in the Boswell Group, a psychodynamic management consulting firm.  He advises CEOs, corporate directors, entrepreneurs, and boards, combining clinical insight with practical strategies to productively address challenging leadership, senior team, and organizational strategy, culture, and governance issues.  His approach pivots on the view that leaders who are psychologically in tune—resilient, aware, communicative—have an unmatchable competitive advantage.  

He is Director of Psychodynamic Risk Management & Compliance for The Fourth Corner Credit Union, a ground-breaking Colorado State-chartered financial services institution to the legalized cannabis industry, is affiliated with RANE (The Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) as an Expert Fraud, Risk & Intelligence Advisor, and serves on the advisory board of Catchafire, a for-profit social mission B-Corp.  Dr. Stein holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in psychoanalysis, is a graduate and member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), and is a New York State-licensed and nationally certified psychoanalyst. 

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