New York, New York, May 14, 2010-
New York, NY- May 13, 2010 – Michael G. Kessler was named a Finalist today in the Executive of the Year – Services category in The 2010 American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

This year’s Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 21 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The event will benefit Oceana (, the largest international organization focused on ocean conservation. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year. Michael G. Kessler will be competing in the Executive of the Year – Services category for companies with up to 2,500 employees.

Finalist Michael G. Kessler stated, “It is an honor to be named a finalist for Executive of the Year. I established Kessler International in 1988 and continue today to strive for honesty, integrity, responsibility and trust in our every endeavor. Since the inception of Kessler International I have made a personal commitment to all of our clients to continue to provide the highest level of service and attention to detail in every case. I would like to wish the best of luck to all of the finalists.”

2009 saw Kessler investigate the egregious Ponzi scheme of Nicholas Cosmo of Agape Word, sparking law enforcement’s further investigation and the ultimate arrest of Cosmo. Distraught investors and victims of the scheme turned to Kessler for assistance and answers.

In the areas of identity theft and privacy, Kessler conducted important surveys drawing awareness and attention to the risks associated with selling used hard drives, cell phones and other PDA’s. His purchase and forensic examination of several such devices revealed sensitive data from nude photos to client lists were readily available on used hardware purchased from eBay. Kessler routinely uses his knowledge of accounting and forensics industries to assist, inform and educate the public.

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and specialized final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through May 28. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Kessler International

Kessler International provides discreet risk mitigation services, business intelligence, forensic accounting services and computer forensic services to corporations including financial and investment institutions, law firms and governments worldwide. With offices in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Washington, Illinois, Puerto Rico and United Kingdom and affiliates throughout the world, Kessler International services the globe by providing the highest quality in forensic accounting services, high technology crime evaluation and prevention, civil and criminal litigation support, intellectual property protection, asset tracing, receivership, compliance and monitoring programs, business intelligence, and corporate risk management.

For more information on forensic accounting, computer forensics, and investment fraud, visit Kessler International’s website at or call (212) 286-9100.

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