May 2020 Webinar

Dallas IIA May 2020 Webinar
Sponsored by Weaver
May 21, 2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Emerging Risks During the Post-COVID Era

Course Description: This webinar will focus on the following enterprise risk areas resulting from COVID-19:

  • Operations
  • Financial reporting
  • Information technology
  • Cybersecurity


Bruce has over 25 years of accounting and industry experience, including serving as a former Big Four assurance manager and a former division CFO for a publicly traded company. He was also formerly appointed by European Commission as a Monitoring Trustee over the implementation of a recapitalization plan for a financial institution. As a partner in Weaver’s Financial Institutions Consulting practice, his current focus is on providing advisory services to the public sector, insurance entities, financial institutions, investment companies, and other financial services clients. He is deeply skilled with internal audits, risk management internal control evaluations, due diligence and regulatory compliance. He regularly works with senior management and boards to develop key strategies for risk mitigation over financial, operational and compliance exposure areas.

Bruce is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. He participates in numerous industry associations, including the Insurance Accounting Systems Association (IASA), the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA). He completed the Financial Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University.


Trip has nearly a decade of hands-on experience evaluating IT security in a broad range of environments. He has performed and led over 200 substantial audits across hundreds of unique IT environments. He is regularly called on to help organizations evaluate their overall security posture and to develop prioritized, balanced roadmaps for increasing security maturity. He also performs IT risk assessments, IT audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests to help companies maintain ongoing security over time. Trip remains at the forefront of best practices, regulatory requirements and leading frameworks (including COBIT, NIST-CSF, TAC 202, CIS20 CSC, ISO 27001). Highly respected in his field, Trip teaches security auditing classes across the nation for the SANS Institute, the leading research and education organization for security professionals.



As director of CIO Advisory Services, Robert Neill brings insight and understanding of complex IT management structures, effective systems implementation and practical risk management. His background includes positions in management of enterprise applications, data security and privacy, risk management, corporate IT management, operations management and senior leadership. Robert now leads Weaver’s services focused on providing strategic technical guidance for small and emerging organizations. Projects range from project-based assistance such as technical due diligence and integration for mergers and acquisitions, to technology product modernization, to outsourced, fractional Chief Information Officer leadership to optimize organization structures and IT strategies.

Robert previously led large companies as CIO, interim CEO and vice president of corporate technology, in addition to owning an Austin-based technology and management consulting business. He began his career as an accountant in the Texas Attorney General’s office, then supported government clients of a Big Four firm in the design and implementation of accounting packages. In addition, Robert performed data management, business improvement and key performance indicator projects for state education agencies in Texas and Colorado. He earned both a Master in Professional Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

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