Audit and Risk Management

Control Functions Drive Changes in Culture from the Top

Risk teams of all disciplines have become strategic business partners who help lead companies and transform organizational design and culture. Reporting lines that now go direct to Board-level executives demand risk officers who can present their views with confidence and prove the effective usage of consistent models and methodologies across the framework of an enterprise.

The heightened regulatory environment requires audit and risk leadership to adapt and be well versed in best practices in order to develop and maintain relationships with external and internal constituents alike. Today’s leaders must stretch beyond their technical expertise and bring transformational experience with gravitas necessary to influence and drive change. As audit and risk positions advance in their complexity and are in greater demand than ever, leveraging our years of search experience in this space will help firms dramatically improve their executive recruitment process. Many of our recent placements produced diverse thought leadership from consulting or  regulatory agencies, along with industry leading subject matter experts in their respective areas of control.

Audit and Risk Management has been a pillar to Charles Sterling Group’s focus since inception and our Partners and Consultants understand the balance of technical acumen and “executive presence” needed for today’s leaders. We have completed C-suite assignments along with transformational build-outs, and have had great success in matching leaders who have the same “tone at the top” ideals of our clients.

Functional Areas of Expertise:

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Treasury Risk
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Information Technology Audit
  • Risk Management Audit
  • Model Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Review
  • Market Risk
  • Counterparty Credit Risk
  • Operational Risk


Successful Engagements

Head of Institutional Audit, American broker offering stock trading, long-term investing and retirement planning services

Vice President, Global Treasury Risk Management, Highly diversified global financial services holding company

Chief Audit Executive, Diversified financial services company engaged in financial planning, wealth management, investment banking and asset management

Global Head of Audit Risk, Financial services unit in U.S.-based conglomerate

Head of Market Risk Management, Global financial services organization providing investment servicing, asset management, trading and securities lending services

Vice President, Risk Management and Loss Control, Leading Transportation and Specialty Insurance Company

Vice President of Investment Risk Analytics, U.S. insurance company for individuals, families and businesses

Head of Global Payments and Liquidity Risk, American multinational banking and financial services holding company

Vice President, Treasury and Interest Rate Risk, U.S.-based international financial services holding company