James W. DeLoach

Managing Director

Jim DeLoach has more than 35 years of experience and assists companies with responding to government mandates, shareholder demands and a changing business environment in a cost-effective and sustainable manner, including the integration of risk and risk management with strategy setting, business planning and performance management. He is also noted for his expertise in corporate governance and designing and evaluating internal control and compliance systems.

Jim is one of 25 recipients of the “Consultant of the Year” award from Consulting Magazine in 2011. In 2018, for the seventh straight year, he was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Directorship 100 list, recognizing him as one of the 100 most influential governance professionals in the boardroom community. In 2019, he was awarded the Bette Stead Leadership Award by Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable.

Jim has served on the COSO Advisory Council for 10 years contributing to the development of the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework, the 2013 update to the Internal Control – Integrated Framework and the more recent Enterprise Risk Management Framework update. He has worked with, and delivered numerous presentations on governance and risk management matters to, hundreds of companies and groups in 30 countries. He writes The Bulletin quarterly and Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight monthly, Protiviti’s publications on governance-related issues as well as many of Protiviti’s Flash Reports.

Jim regularly facilitates discussions among active directors on a wide variety of topics germane to corporate governance. Widely quoted in the press, he has published more than 300 articles covering various aspects of governance, business disruption, enterprise risk management and effective internal controls. He publishes a monthly blog for NACD|BoardTalk and Corporate Compliance Insights and frequently contributes articles to Forbes CFO Network. He also oversees a periodic blog, The Protiviti View. In addition, he has written several books, including Enterprise-wide Risk Management: Strategies for linking risk and opportunity which was published by Financial Times in June 2000 and was the first book written on the subject of enterprise risk management. He wrote all four editions of Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Internal Control Reporting Requirements, the most comprehensive treatment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance process in the industry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Financial Controls Reporting Compliance and Improvement
  • Continuous Process Improvement

Industry Expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy and Utilities


  • M.B.A., The University of North Texas
  • B.B.A., The University of North Texas
  • Professional Memberships & Certifications
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)

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