G.R. Pafumi is the founder of VictimsSpeakDB.org, a public website which provides comprehensive and detailed statistical data about Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors and vulnerable adults in 49 countries worldwide. It is the conduit for the proprietary SACCADAS database, which Pafumi designed and created. SACCADAS: Survivor Accounts of Catholic Clergy Abuse, Denial, Accountability and Silence. He is a former financial engineer and consultant specializing in quantitative analysis. His background was instrumental in developing the database and website, which rely heavily on statistical inference to analyze patterns of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. He was previously associated with Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and HSBC Bank as a research analyst.
Mr. Pafumi received his B.S. degree in finance and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also has an M.S. in Quantitative Analysis as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Pafumi has used his extensive background as a research analyst to write books about polemical topics. His book, "Is Our Vision of God Obsolete? Often What We Believe Is Not What We Observe," compared the universe and our place in it, as articulated in the Bible, with the evidence available from contemporary science and discovery. In, "The Origin and Rise, Decline and Fall of the God Known as Yahweh: Why the God of Abraham Is Incongruous in the 21st Century," Mr. Pafumi traced the origin and history of the Israelites back 4,000 years to Egypt, based on recent archaeological discoveries. His most recent books delve into the abuse of children by Catholic clergy, as well as atrocities committed by Catholic clergy over the centuries. He compares the history of the Catholic Church with the evolution of the Nazi movement. He argues that the historical persecution of the Jewish people by the Church indirectly but ultimately led to the Holocaust.