The Audit Management Pundit
Jason Mefford is a sought after speaker, business trainer and coach on ethics, corporate governance, risk management, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics. He helps organization think differently by becoming Principle Performers to help them reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity. He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm and is also a Brian Tracy certified trainer and business coach.
Jason has spent many years training and coaching top business professionals all over the world, and is consistently rated as one of the leading experts and most effective speakers and trainers in the world.
He is the author of Risk-Based Internal Auditing, and was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0. He is also a fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. The concept of Principled Performance® allows organizations to reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty, and acting with integrity – the principles necessary for organizations to succeed over the long-term.
Jason has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. His role also included being in charge of information security and being the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He was also a national instructor at both firms.
Jason is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA), Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA).
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level. He is currently an OCEG Fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. He is also the Managing Director of GRC Certify, the certification body for OCEG.
He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance, and was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine rising star in corporate governance award.
Jason is a graduate of Boise State University (BBA, Accountancy) and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (MBA).
He spends most of his time traveling all over the world helping clients. He lives in southern California, where the weather is perfect almost every day.