John McLaughlin – Founder & Executive Director

John McLaughlin leads ERM Exchange and directly services clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors in establishing enterprise risk management programs and training management teams on enterprise risk management.

Prior to founding ERM Exchange, John established an affiliated governance and controls firm called The Audit Exchange that provides internal auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley, Service Organization Control (“SOC”) report readiness, forensic investigations, and expert testimony in these matters. John was a partner with several international accounting firms and a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ internal audit and technology audit practices. Earlier, John served as an Internal Audit Director for Aramark Corporation where he established enterprise risk management training and ERM programs within several business units. John also served as a controller for a national real estate developer and began his career with two Big 8 accounting firms.

John McLaughlin, Founder & Executive Director of ERM Exchange

He is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and earned his BS in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. John is a frequent and highly recognized lecturer on a variety of topics relating to corporate governance, risk management, and internal controls. John served as a long-standing member of the International Board of Research & Education Advisors of the Institute of Internal Auditors and served as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees of the Mercy Health System of Philadelphia. He currently serves on the board of directors of a home care services company. Besides spending time with his wife and four children, John is an avid reader and enjoys fitness and standup paddleboarding.

The Audit Exchange

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ERM Exchange is an affiliated practice of The Audit Exchange which is a business advisory service provider to public, private and non-profit institutions of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal auditing, SOC 1 and 2 report readiness, IT auditing, forensic investigations, and expert testimony in these matters.  Like ERM Exchange, The Audit Exchange provides high-caliber skills and expertise with a substantially lower cost structure when compared to the larger, national firms.