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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.

About me

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.