Senior Director, Quality Control
John is a Senior Director at Centri Business Consulting. He has more than 40 years of broad-based public accounting and advisory professional services experience. His experience includes working with multi-national private and public company clients across various industries. John has significant expertise in the areas of quality and quality-control initiatives supporting professional client service and the application of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Compliance. At Centri, John collaborates closely with the firm’s Risk Advisory Services practice supporting quality initiatives and with the firm’s Chief Quality Officer on various matters related to the firm’s system of quality control.
Prior to his time with Centri, John was a Partner at KPMG LLP, where he led a group in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice. He was responsible for analysis of audit quality matters supporting the development and implementation of process solutions to continuously improve audit quality, including audits of internal control over financial reporting. John regularly interacted with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) helping to shape a positive and constructive regulator relationship. Initiatives in which John had a leadership role included a redesign of the performance management and development processes for audit professionals, improvements to the firm’s leadership performance evaluation protocols, the firm’s process governing development and deployment of technology solutions to enhance audit performance and client experience, and the assessment of quality controls over risks to audit performance.
At KPMG, John served as a Global Lead Audit Engagement Partner for public company audits focused primarily on the consumer and industrial markets industries, including Fortune 500 companies. John’s experience also included leading the audits of growth-oriented emerging and entrepreneurial businesses, working on public offerings, private placements, merger and acquisition transactions, due diligence projects, and internal audit co-sourcing arrangements. John served a five-year term on KPMG’s Partnership Audit Committee, providing oversight to KPMG’s annual partnership financial reporting.
John received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware, graduating with honors. He participates in the University of Delaware’s Student Mentorship Program. John currently serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Chairs the Finance/Audit Committee for Philadelphia Academies, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides career-connected learning curriculum support and private sector connections for Philadelphia School District Middle School and High School Students. John also serves on his Property Owners Association’s Advisory Board as Finance Committee Chair.