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Jim Mello

Sr Director, Advisory

Jim Mello is a Senior Director concentrating on Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit Process Improvements. He advises risk management leaders and internal audit leaders on functional issues such as reporting, data analytics, and risk assessment. As the Risk Response Strategies key initiative leader, he helps organizations monitor and respond to both enterprise risks and emerging risks.

Mr. Mello joined the organization in 2005. Since then, he has helped hundreds of organizations become more efficient, reduce costs, and improve their assurance processes. For example, he improved coordination between assurance partners through aligned assurance workshops and taught important skills such as root cause analysis. He also facilitates a regular networking meeting of Business Continuity Management leaders.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mello was a process engineer for an automaker. He has also worked as an independent consultant, financial engineer, and capital markets participant for high-frequency financial markets trading organizations.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mello was a process engineer for an automaker. He has also worked as an independent consultant, financial engineer and capital markets participant for high-frequency financial markets trading organizations.

Professional background

Chrysler Corporation

Process Engineer

Areas of coverage

Audit Methodology and Engagement Execution

Enterprise Risk Management Program Management

Audit Planning and Risk Coverage

Risk Response Strategies

Enterprise Risk Management Process

Education

Masters of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

2Internal Audit

3Emerging Risks

4Business Continuity Management

5Risk Appetite