July 19, 2012
Paul Ross, CFO
“I met Bill last year through a trusted colleague and brought him in to fill an immediate need to document our control environment to support management’s annual assessment in our first year of compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. In addition to doing that, he exceeded all expectations by providing many operational improvement recommendations in all areas of the business. His passion and work ethic come across in all he does. Bill truly partnered with the organization rather than just acting as an independent consultant. He identified opportunities to improve, recommended solutions and worked with management to implement the solution. He is a leader and a team player.
Bill is also passionate about an organization’s responsibility to manage risk and firmly believes in technology to accomplish this. In fact, he helped our organization identify a software solution to do just that and is expected to be involved in the implementation phase. I believe Bill is a valuable asset to any organization in which he works and I would gladly work with Bill again should the opportunity arise in the future.”
May 24, 2011
Raymond Cook, CFO
“I’ve known Bill for many years and worked with him at Conexant and Mindspeed while I was the VP & Controller. During that time, I watched Bill excel as an audit manager for Conexant and as the Director of Internal Audit at Mindspeed. In fact, he created Mindspeed’s Internal Audit department from scratch and played a pivotal role in Mindspeed’s compliance effort with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). After year one of SOX for example, Bill transitioned all of the external services and compliance support (except IT) in-house saving the company thousands of dollars, not to mention negotiating cost reductions for the outsourced IT services.
Bill is a driven individual who constantly strives to exceed expectations and bring value to an organization. He has a proven track record in establishing, managing and leading an effective and efficient audit function and works well with everyone. His hands on approach, motivation and consultative nature are key attributes to his success. Accordingly, I would recommend Bill on any assignment, and in fact, we are using his services at my current employer.”
May 13, 2011
Bret Johnsen, CFO
“I worked directly with Bill over the last several years during my tenure as Mindspeed’s CFO. I was immediately impressed with his tenacity, work ethic and his drive to bring value to the organization. He was directly responsible for Internal Audit’s transition to a continuous auditing model, which provided, and continues to provide an unprecedented level of assurance to the Executive management team and the Board of Mindspeed. Through this effort, he reduced the cost of audit while expanding the overall audit scope.
Bill is also a vital member of the Mindspeed organization and his can-do attitude is contagious. He is well respected throughout the company, and is often called upon by others to analyze issues outside the scheduled audit plan. Quite frankly, if given the opportunity to work with Bill in the future, I would do so immediately, and would recommend Bill to work on any assignment involving risk management, internal audit services and project management initiatives.”