Team

Our Trusted Experts

Principal

George Brooks

George Brooks has over 30 years of experience in the investment advisory field with a concentration in corporate, non-profit, and estate work. Additionally, George has graduate work in Estate Planning, Investment Management, Business Law, Corporate & Individual Taxation, and Retirement Planning.  George's knowledge of the inner workings of financial and insurance institutions allows Sherlock & Walker to return millions of dollars in lost assets to our clients.

Email: george@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

 

Principal

James (Randy) Walker

For over 20 years, Randy Walker served as a Special Agent in the FBI, with the majority of his career focused on the White Collar Crime Program. Randy played a significant role in the investigation and prosecution of major cases both nationally and foreign. 

Email: randy@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Clemson University
Masters in Education

 

General Counsel

Bruce Magers

Bruce Magers has been practicing law since 1974, with 37 years serving as a Bankruptcy Trustee in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Prior to his law career, Bruce served in United States Air Force from 1967-1971 attaining the rank of Captain. Bruce serves as Sherlock & Walker's exclusive general counsel and assists in all aspects of the investigative work related to legal matters.

Email: bruce@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Oklahoma Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts 

Wake Forest School of Law
Juris Doctor

 

Senior Research analyst

Parker Brooks

Parker Brooks has extensive experience across the mortgage, recreational construction, and environmental management industries. Throughout his time spent in these industries, Parker developed a unique skill set that he has transitioned to Sherlock & Walker. Parker is head of the research division of Sherlock & Walker and is responsible for the rigorous research and investigative work for the firm.

Email: parker@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Religion

 

Senior Associate

Nick Panos

Nick Panos began his career as an investment banker in New York City specializing in mergers and acquisitions. After several years, Nick joined Sherlock & Walker to strengthen the Mergers & Acquisitions division. Nick is the head of the Atlanta office for Sherlock & Walker, serving the Southeast.

Email: nick@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Science in Finance (Magna Cum Laude)

 

senior associate

Steve Kelley

Prior to joining Sherlock & Walker, Steve Kelley served in the United States Army as well as operate his own construction business for many years. Steve’s extensive business background and leadership experience provides a unique skill set that allows him to be successful in the field of asset recovery.

Email: steve@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

 

Asset recovery specialist

Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez spent 15 years as an art director in the advertising industry, working for one the largest firms in New York City on Madison Avenue, Young & Rubicam.  She relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2012 using her gifts and talents as a wellness coach.   Her extensive experience managing a team and guiding the overall health of her associates serves her well looking out for the best interests of her clients.  Victoria's focus on the total health of people she meets is an invaluable asset to the Sherlock and Walker team and our clients.  There is nothing that drives Victoria more than being able to unite lost assets with their rightful owners. 

Email: victoria@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Pratt Institute, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design (Cum Laude)


Asset recovery specialist

Stephen Graddick IV

Stephen began his investigative career as a intern with Sherlock and Walker while in college. Since interning, he has worked in the public and private sector as a energy and sustainability consultant. In addition, he has worked as a producer in the TV and film industry in New York City. He recently returned from New York City to continue his investigative work with Sherlock & Walker, with a particular focus on working with municipalities and black colleges and universities to find and recover missing assets.

Email: stephen@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Johnson C. Smith University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Magna Cum Laude)

 

Asset recovery specialist

Patton Hearn

Before joining Sherlock & Walker, Patton Hearn spent time working in international education. Patton enjoys leveraging his unique background in business development and research to assist clients of all industries in recovering funds.

Email: patton@sherlockandwalker.com

Education

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics