Jerry D. Norton, CISA, PMP, CGEIT, ITILv3, is Director of Smashing Wave Advisors LLC, an IT consulting firm that specializes in corporate governance and project management. He is a visionary, accomplished, and award-winning compliance Project Manager and Auditor with years of extensive experience in Governance, and Auditing within Medical, Pharmaceutical, Educational, Financial, Insurance, Accounting, Retail, IT, Non-Profits, and Government projects. He has a proven record in implementing SOX and other regulations, liaison with external auditors, managing outsourced IT teams, developing and training staff, and overseeing capital and operating budget. Mr. Norton has been on both sides of SOC-1 reports; creating them as part of a public-accounting team and utilizing them while conducting audits on behalf of clients.
His Governance experience includes SEC Reporting requirements, SOX, COSO, HIPAA, FDA CFR Part 21, FCPA, European Union Safe Harbor provision, SOC I and SOC II audits, management of outsourced IT teams, auditing of IT systems and related security, IT risk assessments and forensic investigation. Prior to joining Candela Solutions, Mr. Norton consulted with companies throughout the nation, including over five years with Keane, Inc. He has over 15 years experience in IT auditing and Compliance. Consulting projects have included new and emerging companies' design and implementation of their compliance programs for SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, BASEL II, and European Privacy Regulations.
Currently Mr. Norton is at Walt Disney's Compliance Department and has been designated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as an auditor on whose work they are willing to rely. Recent clients include Ford Motor Company, Exact Sciences, BAE Systems and SAB Miller. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Eckerd College, speaks frequently on IT governance issues, serves on a Board of Directors and is a published author.