Don Sparks is the Vice President of Industry Relations at Audimation Services. Don has 24 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry including 12 years as a chief audit executive and corporate director. He is currently involved in conducting IDEA User Group sessions, maintaining relationships with organizations and associations with interests in data analysis and contributing white papers on key subject matter topics. As a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), he serves on the Advanced Technology Committee. As a member of ISACA, he has held several leadership positions in the Chicago Chapter. Earlier, he was an assistant vice president at IIA with responsibilities for reviving the Global Auditing Information Network benchmarking services and launching the monthly live streaming video webcasts on The Internal Auditor's Role in SOX. Most recently, Don was a director with RSM McGladrey working with clients to achieve Sox 404 IT compliance controls.
Opher Jackson is an Executive Director at Ernst & Young in its Risk Advisory Services (RAS) Global Center practice. His primary focus is information management and data analysis including Data Governance. Opher held a leadership role in the National office where he helped start the firm's data analysis practice and created the firm's data analysis infrastructure. He is one of the firm's Assurance & Advisory Business Services subject matter resources for the support, execution and design of audit sampling. Opher developed and led data analysis training and provided national and global support. He helped create the firm's data analysis methodology used at audit clients; was part of an International Task Force to develop the ACL for Windows product sold by ACL Services, Ltd., and led, performed and evaluated data analysis and data conversion projects for clients across the country. Opher has more than 25 years of data analysis experience with Ernst & Young.
William Henterly Jr. is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Currently, he investigates financial crimes. He is the Bankruptcy Fraud Coordinator for the Northern District of Ohio. In addition, he is assigned to the Mortgage Fraud Task Force. Over the years he has been assigned to Miami, Nevada, and Ohio. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Fairview High in 1969, graduated from The University of Akron in 1973 with an Accounting degree, and obtained his C.P.A. license in Ohio in 1977. He joined the FBI in 1980. He resides in Bay Village with his wife Karen, daughter Katherine, and cats Ohio and October.
Jeffrey M. Rozek is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young's Global Risk Advisory Services practice with a specific focus on information security. During his 11 years with the firm, Mr. Rozek has been a leader in developing and implementing security solutions for a broad variety of clients, including many of the firm's top 25 accounts. In his nearly 15 years of information systems and security experience in industries such as financial services, telecom, manufacturing and utilities, he has led numerous security projects including large, multi-national, multi-language implementations and has specifically concentrated on providing access control, authentication and authorization solutions. He has worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies in assessing and developing their overall security and risk frameworks, maturity models, and architecting, designing and deploying technical security architectures including firewall solutions, network services, and application and web services. Mr. Rozek has lectured on a number of topics including identity and access management, security architecture and Internet security. Jeffrey holds the designation of a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mr. James (Jim) M. Petro currently works for Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., LPA in their Columbus office. Prior to this Mr. Petro served as Attorney General of Ohio and as Auditor of State of Ohio since 1994. As Auditor, he served as the chief inspector and supervisor of public offices in the state; the State Auditor's office is the largest state auditing agency in the United States, second in size only to the United States Government Accountability Office. In 2005, Mr. Petro became the first Ohio attorney general to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court in over thirty years; he won the case by a vote of nine to zero. For over twenty years before his election to the state office, Mr. Petro was continually engaged in public service as a Prosecutor (Franklin County), City Law Director (Cleveland), State Legislator and County Commissioner (Cuyahoga). His experience includes an appointment to senior management of an international corporation, directing state and local government relations in over thirty states.
Dave Gordon is the President and Founder of MaxQualData which provides information technology audit, data security and eDiscovery services related services to clients in over ten states. Dave and has provided consulting services to some of the top national and regional accounting firms as well as top financial, health care, and manufacturing companies. Earlier, Dave worked at Ernst & Young as a Technical Audit Manager in charge of various change control, information security, data analysis and business continuity audits and reviews, managed the IT Audit Department at University Hospitals Health System and served as an Assistant Vice President/Technical Audit manager at FirstMerit Corporation. Dave has extended experience in the financial, healthcare and manufacturing industries as both an internal and external auditor. Dave currently serves as the President of the Northeast Ohio Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) chapter and has served as both an international and national delegate to ISACA leadership conferences. He has an MBA with a concentration in Information Systems and possesses several professional certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and Chartered Bank Auditor (CBA).
Brian Smith is an Associate Director in the Application Controls Effectiveness (ACE) practice in Protiviti's Cleveland office. He has over 10 years of experience in implementing ERP software solutions in a variety of industries. His work has focused primarily on SAP, including financial application controls assessments for internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance purposes as well as assessments of software design and development and technical documentation. Prior to joining Protiviti, Brian worked for IBM Business Consulting Services.
Jill Carson Rennels is a Senior Consultant in the Application Controls Effectiveness (ACE) practice in Protiviti's Cleveland office. Her experiences have focused on Oracle security reviews consisting of sensitive access, segregation of duties analysis, and Oracle configurable control assessments. Jill has utilized her knowledge of Oracle user access and configurable controls to assist clients in their annual Sarbanes-Oxley testing and optimization of manual controls. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has experience in IT Audit. Prior to joining Protiviti, Jill worked for Deloitte Consulting implementing Oracle.