Mr. Vadhani has more than 12 years of experience in the field of information risk management. He has led and managed several engagements, such as Information Technology (IT) controls assessments, SSAE 16/SOC 1 (formerly SAS 70) and SOC 2 attestations, Project Management and Quality Assurance reviews, IT Risk Assessments, Information Security consulting, Information Assurance, IT Strategy and Portfolio management. Mr. Vadhani has in-depth knowledge of IT and business processes, as well as valuable experience in auditing and integrating highly complex systems. He is intimately familiar with regulatory requirements and standards, including, but not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX), OMB A-123, PCI-DSS, 201-CMR 17, Red Flags, FISMA and FISCAM.
In his current role with Watkins Meegan, Mr. Vadhani works with organizations to adopt industry best practices and frameworks to improve efficiencies in day-to-day processes and identifies IT governance initiatives to help corporations and organizations enhance their existing IT environment. In addition, he conducts SOX 404 compliance reviews, SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 attestations, PCI DSS readiness reviews and assists IT department executives with their Information Assurance, IT Strategic, and Information Security initiatives. He also performs internal controls assessment to support the firm’s financial statement audits and helps clients with remediation activities with respect to IT control deficiencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vadhani worked with as an IT audit/security manager for a Big Four accounting firm. In that role, he led and managed a portfolio of information assurance engagements specializing in SOX advisory, IT audits supporting financial statement audits, controls tuning, IT process effectiveness, business process re-engineering, SAS 70 reviews, FISCAM and FISMA audits and security and controls optimization. His clients included various Fortune 500 companies spanning industries such as financial services, health care, technology and federal agencies.