Ben is a partner in Skoda Minotti’s Risk Advisory Services group, with over 15 years of experience encompassing information technology, finance, and general business projects. Ben specializes in SOX 404, SSAE18/SOC reports and regulatory compliance assurance solutions, and has been directly responsible for thousands of SSAE 18/SOC reports, from small private companies to Fortune 500 clients.
Prior to Skoda Minotti, Ben co-founded Assurance Concepts, LLC, a risk advisory and compliance firm. He was directly responsible for the development of an Information Technology audit practice that specialized in SAS 70/SSAE18 and ITGC audits. Ben started his career with a Fortune 500 insurance company before moving into risk consulting, with experience that includes SAS 70/SSAE18 audits, Sarbanes-Oxley projects, HIPAA, ISO 27002, PCI, information technology risk management, and business process improvement.
Ben’s experience spans insurance, financial, health care, retail, service, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, and high tech industries.
His experience with information technology auditing is among the top of the industry’s peers, and some of his qualifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified International Credit Professional (CICP). He is also a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).