As a leader in the firm’s Chicago risk and accounting advisory services practice, I primarily focus on internal audit, internal controls, and enterprise risk management. I drive innovative, customized internal audit and controls solutions for clients to mitigate risks and transform internal auditing into a value-driving function for my clients, rather than just focusing on compliance.
With more than 10 years of risk consulting experience, some of my greatest accomplishments include advising executive leadership and audit committees to rethink and evolve their internal audit strategy as well as mandate their positioning to drive value, ultimately leading to a substantial improvement in internal audit’s effectiveness and perceived role within the organization.
I also increased stakeholder knowledge, engagement, and accountability within global SOX and internal controls programs by conducting detailed trainings and implementing robust GRC tools and more efficient testing schedules, which helped streamline recurring activities and lessened the control-owner burden.
I regularly work with chief audit executives and senior management to present creative internal audit and internal controls solutions to audit committees and executive management. I’ve also received various awards and recognition for demonstrating strong leadership skills in planning, management, and quality control of my day-to-day engagements. I earned a B.S. in commerce (majors: accounting and finance) from DePaul University.
When I’m not at work, I love to travel all over the world, experience different cultures, and seek out delicious and unique restaurants. I sometimes travel just to try new and exciting food spots! My favorite region to travel to so far is in Asia, especially Japan. I love spending my free time with family and enjoying different experiences together.