The American practice of PwC has appointed Jerry Stone as a partner in its Risk Assurance practice. Stone will lead the U.S. Compliance Services group as part of the firm's recently launched Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance (PGRC) practice.
Jerry Stone has a long track record in risk and financial management. In his last role he served as both an executive for a regulated health services organization. With 27 years of experience, Stone has also served as a board member of a large Mid-Atlantic insurance company from 2012 through early 2014. Prior to that, Stone was a partner at EY where he oversaw strategic client relationships and key local practice functions as an Assurance and Advisory Business Services partner.
At PwC Stone will mainly focus on corporate, regulatory and conflict minerals compliance, in addition to managed monitoring and testing services. He will work closely with Brian Schwartz, PwC Performance GRC Practice Leader, in an effort to identify and develop organizations' strategic opportunities while implementing a more effective early-warning system for emerging risk issues.
“At PwC, we are committed to investing in resources and talent to further drive our clients' business strategies by addressing the multidirectional business, technical and regulatory changes that are impacting organizations today," said Schwartz. "As an industry veteran, Jerry has honed his expertise in the GRC field and demonstrated his far-reaching capabilities to deliver risk assurance, audit and advisory services to organizations across a variety of highly regulated sectors including healthcare, health insurance, technology and government services. We welcome Jerry in joining our Performance GRC team."
“This is an incredible opportunity to take a broader view of key business risks, leveraging my skills and experience to develop solutions with the greatest impact to meet our clients' needs," said Stone. "The speed of change in today's business environment requires dynamic compliance programs to support business performance. I look forward to working with the talented professionals here at PwC as we collaborate with our clients to increase stakeholder confidence and enhance visibility into interconnected business and compliance requirements across organizations.”