James Bone, MBA, Risk Advisory Consultant, Editor, TheGRCBlueBook.com, has 25 years of experience in financial services, including public and private industry, managing compliance, risk management, audit engagements and IT security for some of the largest financial services firms in the world. As Chief Risk and Compliance officer, James has worked on the front-lines of risk management establishing sustainable compliance, operational risk and IT security risk programs.
Mr. Bone has created the largest database of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions on the internet. Recognizing the evolution of GRC systems and the proliferation of electronic platforms available to manage risks, Mr. Bone has systematically organized these tools into classes of solutions through TheGRCBlueBook to expand insight into the marketplace for these tools. Mr. Bone is the author of several papers on risk management, cognitive risk management, and IT security and the editor of TheGRCBlueBook library of risk practice articles.
Mr. Bone founded Global Compliance Associates, LLC to provide risk advisory services to organizations seeking to understand the GRC marketplace as well as the challenges faced by risk professionals in deploying the right tools to manage risk. Mr. has consulted with global public accounting firms, global advisory firms, sovereign nations, government agencies and private business on a variety of custom risk solutions.
Mr. Bone received an honorary PhD in Letters and his BA, Business Administration from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, Ed.M. from Boston University, and BS in Management from Harvard University. Mr. Bone has served as trustee for Drury University as head of Athletic Committee and is active in other board committee leadership roles. Mr. Bone successfully chaired the Drury University’s Presidential Search in 2013 and has served on the Aloha Fountain board as well as the Davies Career Technical High School Board.