Professional Bio


Clint McPherson
Managing Director
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Professional Experience
Clint is a Managing Director in the Dallas office with over 23 years experience in internal audit, business operations, and information technology. He also serves as the leader of Protiviti’s Dallas Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice. He has extensive experience in the areas of internal and IT audit, corporate governance, process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley, and ERP systems implementation projects. Prior to joining Protiviti, he was a Senior Manager in Arthur Andersen’s Internal and IT Audit practice and also served in industry Internal IT Audit functions at PepsiCo and a large insurance based holding company. He began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a consultant.
Representative Engagements Include
  1. Member of Protiviti’s Global Corporate Governance Competency Team, have and continue to serve in project leadership capacities for numerous SOX 404 engagements. He is also deeply experienced in control optimization and rationalization and designing efficient control evaluation processes
  2. Serving or has served in Internal Audit leadership positions, including Chief Audit Executive, for numerous co/out-sourced Internal Audit functions within the Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. Responsibilities have included all aspects of internal audit planning, risk assessment, project execution, quality review, and oversight, executive management and audit committee reporting. Some examples of internal audit efforts he has led during his career include:
  3. - Served as interim CAE for a multi-billion dollar healthcare system. Key responsibilities included transformation of risk assessment and planning processes, improving departmental efficiency (team productivity increased by over 45% in the first 3 months of involvement), and leading the adoption of the COSO-ERM framework
    - Directing numerous revenue optimization projects that have resulted in the identification of revenue enhancement opportunities ranging from $1.5 - $20+ million through process improvements
    - Directed a supply chain/materials management business operations and technical process assessment that resulted in the identification of over $31 Million in cost savings opportunities
    - Directed numerous internal and/or IT audit projects in areas such as Data Center Operations, Materials Management, General IT Controls, Information Security, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Procurement, Inventory Management, Pharmacy Operations, Supply Chain, Billing and Collections, Application Pre/Post Implementation Reviews for systems such as Oracle, Epic, SAP, PeopleSoft, along with other custom/in-house developed packages
  4. Directed the internal controls analysis, design, implementation, and process streamlining efforts as part of an ERP implementation and global template structure for the U.S. implementation efforts for a Japan based global electronics / communications and IT services organization. Project resulted an increase in of automated controls rather than manual efforts by over 400%. As a result, on-going compliance costs decreased and process scalability was improved. This framework is now being leveraged into the ERP implementation efforts around the globe
  5. Directed initial analysis, benchmarking, and ultimately the implementation PMO efforts for a G&A cost reduction initiative spanning 13 different operational areas of improvement for the U.S. operations of a global electronics manufacturing and services organization. Project efforts resulted in the identification and reduction of over 15% of current G&A spend through process improvement
  1. BBA – Finance – University of Oklahoma
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB)
  2. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  3. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  4. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  5. Board of Governors, Dallas IIA Chapter
  6. Member, National Association of Corporate Directors
  7. Member, Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
  8. Autism Speaks
  9. - Corporate Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair (North Texas)
    - Planning Committee - Walk Now for Autism Speaks (North Texas)