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Jason Mefford Instructor Information

Lead Singer, Rock N Roll Risk Management

Mefford Associates

Jason Mefford is the Lead Singer of Rock N Roll Risk Management helping transform executives and risk managers into rock stars. He helps individuals and organizations think different by delivering programs to develop rock star risk managers through speaking, training, and coaching.

 

He use a multi-disciplinary approach that provides a more holistic, proactive approach, than boring reaction management. The goal is to help individuals and organizations make better decisions, avoid catastrophes, reduce duplication, improve culture and focus energy on the risks that really matter to achieving objectives.

He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm. Mefford Associates & Jason Mefford websites.

Jason has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. Prior to that he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He was also a national instructor at both firms.

Jason is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA) and Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA).

He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level. He is currently a fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. He was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0, the only internationally recognized GRC framework, from the organization that invented GRC.

He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance, and was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine rising star in corporate governance award.

 

Experience

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/ 

President : Mefford Associates - [2012-04 to Current]
Jason is the President and founder of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm focusing on the areas of ethics, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, GRC, and internal audit. He provides public and in-house training and coaching services to companies all over the world.

VP Business Process Assurance : Ventura Foods, LLC - [2006-07 to 2012-03]
Ventura Foods, LLC is a food manufacturing company based in California that specializes in edible oil food products (oils, shortenings, margarine, mayo, salad dressings, etc...) for the industrial, food service, and retail industries. Jason was the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CECO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at this company. He started the internal audit function and ethics and compliance functions for this company.

Director, Internal Audit : JR Simplot Company - [2003-04 to 2006-07]
The JR Simplot Company is an international agribusiness company with operations is various agriculture markets (food production, farming, cattle, fertilizer manufacturing & retail, etc...) based in Idaho. Jason was the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for this organization and also responsible for the Information Security function. He started the internal audit function for this company.

Assurance Manager : KPMG, LLP - [2002-05 to 2003-04]
KPMG, LLP is one of the large international accounting and auditing firms. Jason was a manager providing external and internal audit services to clients in various industries.

Financial Assurance Manager : Arthur Andersen, LLP - [1996-12 to 2002-05]
Arthur Andersen, LLP was one of the large international accounting and auditing firms. Jason was a manager providing external and internal audit services to clients in various industries.

Accounting Intern : JR Simplot Company - [1995-02 to 1996-12]
The JR Simplot Company is an international agribusiness company with operations is various agriculture markets (food production, farming, cattle, fertilizer manufacturing & retail, etc...) based in Idaho. While finishing his accounting degree at Boise State University, Jason was an intern in the corporate accounting department performing various accounting task in financial accounting, consolidations, financial reporting, management reporting, accounts payable, reconciliations, and special projects.

 

Education

MBA - Masters, Business Administration, Business Administration : University of Southern California - [2007 to 2010]

BBA - Bachelors, Business Administration, Accountancy : Boise State University - [1993 to 1996]