My career mission statement
I am driven to create opportunities for success, by working with teams in my organization to develop the systems, tools and structures to enable consistency in excellence.
I’m an internal audit/compliance executive with strong writing, technical and productivity skills. I am experienced in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), including assessment, design, documentation and testing. I have extensive international experience, primarily in Eastern Europe (including several years living and working in Moscow, Russia in the mid 90s) as well as Western Europe and South America. I am also an enthusiastic technology adopter, and a lifehacker.
I am currently the Vice President of Governance, Risk and Compliance (Privacy Officer) for Healogics, Inc. I have successfully led Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit projects for multiple Fortune 500 clients at the corporate level, and have an expert understanding of both financial and operational auditing. I have worked in over 20 countries (with an emphasis in Eastern Europe). I worked in Moscow, Russia for several years in the mid 90s as an auditor and consultant to major Russian and multinational companies. Currently I work in the healthcare industry, with a strong emphasis on compliance and privacy issues.
I have worked in internal audit for both private (US, German and Canadian) and public (US/multinational) companies, including internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley work for financial services clients on Wall Street. I am an expert in the use of Microsoft Excel for financial modeling and proficient in the use of Visual Basic (macros). I have led multiple successful enterprise-wide systems implementations (Hyperion Strategic Finance, proprietary billing/invoicing systems, reverse auction systems, audit electronic workpapers and several others). I have worked with a number of internal audit systems, including TeamMate, Pentana, Risk Navigator and others.
I am chairman of the Jacksonville chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG). Our LinkedIn page is here. I am also currently serving a three-year term as a Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Northeast Florida chapter and a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association, as well as the President of the Northeast Florida University of Mississippi Alumni Club. I am Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)® (more information).
Please feel free to use the link to the contact form above to connect with me regarding networking or questions about what I do. I am glad to offer advice and welcome all requests to connect.