Rich Sowalsky

Managing Director, IT Risk & Cybersecurity Practice Leader


Rich is a Managing Director at Centri Business Consulting and the leader of the firm’s IT Risk & Cybersecurity Practice. He has more than 14 years of combined experience in internal control consulting, IT risk, cybersecurity advisory, and risk-based internal audits and accounting. He joined Centri in February 2022 and has provided a variety of risk advisory and compliance services for clients across various industries, including insurance, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and higher education.

Prior to his time with Centri, Rich was a Senior Manager at Baker Tilly US, LLP within their Risk Advisory Practice, where he assisted clients of various sizes and industries. There he provided IT and operational internal audit services, System and Organization Control (SOC 1 and SOC 2) reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Compliance (including SOX controls integration and maintenance of a Fortune 200 company). He also performed control assessments, HIPAA risk assessments (including security and privacy), IT Governance assessments, various cybersecurity assessments, IT General Control reviews, and NAIC Regulatory Risk-Based Examinations.

Rich began his career at CIGNA Healthcare (Insurance) and held positions as an internal auditor and Accounting Senior Associate. As an internal auditor, he performed various internal audits and SOX testing. In his Accounting Senior Associate role, he performed statutory and GAAP financial reporting for HMOs.
Rich received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Hartford and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Rich is a member of ISACA (formerly Information Systems Audit and Control Association), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).