Chandrasekar Venkataraman, CITP, CFF, ABV, CIA, CISA, CFE, CIRA, CM&AA
Director of Corporate Governance, Risk Advisory Services
As business models transform and become more disruptive, Chandra leverages more than 35 years of progressive risk advisory, compliance, financial management, corporate governance and accounting experience to help clients address risk-related financial management and regulatory challenges, maximize value and achieve their business goals.
He establishes strong relationships with clients and advises them on a variety of strategies, including risk assessments, risk prioritization and containment, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance and internal controls, internal audits, anti-fraud engagements, financial analyses and data interpretations. Chandra counsels clients on mergers, bankruptcies, restructurings and turnarounds. Chandra also collaborates with firm leaders to develop tailored and intricate solutions to additional business challenges clients may face.
Chandra has managed large-scale, cross-national, and international compliance projects. His expertise spans more than 20 industries, including financial services, banking, hedge funds, information technology, internet services, manufacturing, media and non-profits. He also provides guidance to e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers. A motivated leader committed to life-long learning and continuous improvement, Chandra earned the following certifications from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA):
- Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado
- Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF); and
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).
He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), and has passed the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) exam.Chandra is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Alliance of Acquisition and Merger Advisors (AMAA), and Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Advanced Accounting and Auditing with first class honors from the University of Pune, India, and a Lean Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University. Chandra is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and has working knowledge of German.
Bachelor of Accounting and Advanced Auditing, University of Pune, India
Lean Six Sigma Certification, Villanova University