Partner & Risk & Sustainability Practice Leader
CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CITP, CGMA
Mihir is a Partner at Centri Business Consulting and the leader of the firm’s Risk & Sustainability Practice. He has over 15 years of experience helping large Fortune 500 publicly-traded and private companies drive process improvement, minimize company risks, and enhance corporate governance. He joined Centri in October 2018, where he utilizes his significant experience in managing audits and advisory projects including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Compliance, financial, operational, IT, and system implementation reviews. His experience spans across multiple industries including Retail, Technology, Fashion, Personal Care & Beauty, and Financial Services.
Prior to his time with Centri, Mihir worked at Vanguard, a $5 trillion asset management company, as a subject matter expert to share insights and best practices in building a SOX compliance program. He also served as a risk advisor to other large enterprise-wide initiatives. Additionally, he was responsible for managing risk-based integrated operational audits focusing on a variety of risks including operational, strategic, financial reporting, regulatory, technology, fraud, third-party, liquidity, credit risks, etc. He was responsible for training a large internal audit department on financial reporting risks and building a program to support this initiative.
Prior to Vanguard, Mihir was responsible for managing the SOX Program Management Office (PMO) at Qualcomm, a large publicly-traded company, where he laid out a strategy to revamp their SOX program in accordance with the COSO 2013 Integrated Internal Controls framework. He served as a risk and control advisor to many large system implementations and merger/acquisition integrations.
Prior to Qualcomm, he held different roles in managing SOX, IT, and operational audits at L Brands (formerly Limited Brands, Inc) and Staples, Inc. He also spent 2 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Risk Assurance practice in 2004 when SOX compliance became a federal requirement for public traded companies. During his time at PwC, he served large companies in the technology, retail, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to provide guidance on SOX 404 compliance.
Mihir received his M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley College. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio.