Professional Bio


Gregory Hedges
Managing Director
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Professional Experience
Gregory Hedges is a founding Managing Director of Protiviti and leads the firm’s Social Business consulting practice. He is a certified Community Strategist, Community Manager, and Community Specialist, skilled at developing and deploying Social strategies while assisting CEOs and other senior leaders to use social business to engage - not manage - their customers. He strategizes with executives on ways social technologies might improve their business operations and, is adept at developing and deploying social strategies in an environment of even regulated online conversations. He has led social business engagements across a number of industries including insurance, banking, energy, fast casual dining, life sciences and travel/tourism.
Representative Engagements Include
  1. Built customer engagement models in many industries to assist CEOs in evaluating value propositions delivered in mobile, social and online communities, comparing them with those same customer experiences delivered in the offline world
  2. Testified before Congress on risks related to protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to provide the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation guidance on process and technology risks in a variety of business models
  3. Led several overall evaluations of the alignment of organizations’ approaches to strategy and risk mitigation associated with their use of Social Media, sharing best practices within deploying governing and managing social media
  4. Led research and benchmarking efforts of organizations’ social media initiatives with competitors and identified improvement opportunities, best practices and recommendations
  5. Led advisory and consulting services to help client understand best practices and approaches for global social media assessments
  6. Led development of our knowledgebase of 320 Social Businesses with several social business implementations each, all searchable by industry, by process to provide clients instant insights to fuel ideas for strategies to consider
  7. Led development of Protiviti Customer Engagement Models; Community Maturity Model; Guide to Evaluate Community Management Processes; Guide to Evaluate the Social Media Plan; Primer on Social Media and Assessment Ideas; Social Media 101 for Clients; Community Management Training Modules
  8. Counseled CIOs on GRC strategies, remediation design, external audit coordination, and the move to improve IT governance processes
  9. Brings 25 years of experience helping companies in many industries manage risks that emerge as they deploy technology solutions. While in industry, he led IT internal audit, information security, business recovery, operations, and production support
  10. Formed dozens of roundtables of Audit Committee Chairs of several global companies to share perspectives on the emerging trends in technology risk, social business, privacy, security and many other board level topics
  1. MBA, Finance, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
  2. BBA, Accountancy, University of Notre Dame
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Executive Council at The Cara Program
  2. Chair of the Advisory Board for the Notre Dame Executive Business Council in Chicago
  3. Oxford University mentor
  4. CISM; CPA