I’m responsible for leading System and Organizational Controls (SOC) engagements and our ISO 27001 certification engagements. In this capacity, I help clients solve problems related to cybersecurity challenges they’re facing and assist them with their cybersecurity goals and guide them to the services they need to meet both internal and external requirements.
My primary focus is in the SOC 1, 2, and 3 examinations and readiness assessments and ISO 27001 gap assessments and certifications primarily within the service and technology industry. My experience also includes information security and control and IT audits in a number of other industries, including financial institutions, healthcare, and educational institutions, as well as Microsoft Data Protection Requirements (DPR) assessments and information systems general control reviews.
My clients appreciate that I take the time to listen to their needs and get them connected to the right people. I foster a collaborative environment to continually improve how we provide services. My goal is to be a servant leader and foster an environment where my team excels.
Around the office, I’m known for my positive attitude. I believe it’s important to find the positive aspects in life and have fun throughout our journeys. A quote that resonates with me is, “If you enjoy your job, you will never work a day in your life.” I believe this is so true!
With more than 10 years of experience, I’ve presented on various cybersecurity topics for the Accounting Practices Committee at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and MICPA’s Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference. I belong to the AICPA, the MICPA, and the Detroit Chapter of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA). I’m certified as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
I received my B.S. in accounting, specializing in information technology, from Michigan State University and my M.Acc. from Oakland University.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, playing violin and attending barre class. I’m very active in my home parish of St. Mary Catholic Church in Royal Oak.