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Geoffrey J. Schroyer

Director

Professional Experience

Geoffrey is a Director in Technology Consulting practice, partnering with a variety of organizations to enhance the business of IT.  His past experiences include providing risk assessment, IT audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley services. Additionally, he has experience mitigating risk in end-user applications through control, design, and logic reviews, spreadsheet and database redesign, and monitoring solution implementations. Geoffrey has extensive project management experience as the project manager for his engagements, as well as leading and auditing PMO functions for large, complex implementations.

A community leader, Geoffrey is currently President of the board of directors for a non-profit organization named U.M. A.R.M.Y., dedicated to providing hundreds of regional community service opportunities for high school youth each summer.

Major Projects

  • Directed a project for a Canadian bank to evaluate vendor tools enabling change management, design risk and control reporting for end-user applications, draft an initial operating model for the selected toolset, and assist in implementation.

  • Directed the defect management team during User Acceptance Testing for an Oracle EBS implementation at a large international technology company. The team was responsible for analyzing defects identified during testing then working with the business to prioritize each defect, working with the development teams to escalate and track defect fixes needed before Go Live, and working with the business to test fixes before closing opened defects.

  • Acted as a Champion supporting organizational change management during the design, test, implementation, and post production support phases of a North American roll out of Deltek Maconomy as the primary financial system for a major international consulting firm. Responsibilities included providing input on business process requirements during design and training development phases, facilitating live training sessions, and supporting users as they transitioned to the new system.

  • Directed teams of 25+ resources both at one of the largest global insurance firms and a large American bank, each tasked with developing a program to govern design and validate logic in critical end-user applications, execute that program to review hundreds of the highest risk spreadsheets, develop and deliver a training program to transition review responsibilities to the client’s internal team (local and offshore in India), and assist in an effort to revise existing policies, procedures, and general program governance tools.

  • Acted as Program and Project Manager over large teams in Compliance at a major bank for multiple projects implementing surveillance software to monitor daily trading activity and identify potential fraud and compliance violations.

  • Managed the PMO team consisting of project managers in Europe, South East Asia, Japan, and the US tasked with rolling out wireless security devices at 1300+ worldwide locations of a major insurance and financial services client.

  • Member of a team responsible for assisting internal audit at an insurance client with scoping and executing integrated audits covering project management for a multi-year insurance application implementation.

  • Managed teams responsible for performing various IT internal audit’s in 5 international locations for multiple energy services companies. Team responsibilities included analyzing and documenting IT processes and risks, identifying, documenting, and testing IT general controls, supporting remediation efforts, and reporting findings to the CIO and IT managers.

  • Directed several projects to assess system access, segregation of duties, and mitigating controls across the lending cycle at 14 regional lending cooperatives following a fraud event.  Regular interaction with executive management, the board of directors, legal counsel, and the regulator were critical throughout the effort.

Areas of Expertise

  • Program and Project Management

  • End User Application Services

  • IT Internal Audit / Compliance

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services

  • Energy and Utilities

  • Retail

Education

  • B.B.A., Management Information Systems/ Business Honors – The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)

  • ITIL Foundations (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

  • ISACA  Houston Chapter (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)