Dean is a Principal and Practice Leader over Windham Brannon’s Risk Assurance & Advisory Services practice. He has over 20 years of professional experience in client service over governance, risk, compliance, and technology initiatives. His primary focus includes internal control reviews, SSAE 18 (SOC 1, 2, & 3) examinations, risk assessments, IT due diligence, internal audit co-sourcing and IT governance. Dean specializes in financial institutions, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, and state government. Dean currently serves as a SOC Specialist on behalf of the AICPA’s Peer Review team in support of SOC examinations. He also is a frequent editor of audit guide publications provided by Thomson Reuters, Inc.
Before joining Windham Brannon, Dean was a Senior Audit Manager at SunTrust Bank where he led IT audits over the bank’s enterprise-wide information services function. Dean served on the bank’s committee that led transformational change over internal project delivery and software development lifecycle design. Prior to SunTrust Bank, Dean spent a combined eight years as a Senior Manager with two national firms. Dean began his career as a software developer and project manager where he led technology projects for clients in various industries.
Dean holds a Master of Business Administration from the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. Additionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA).
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