Jeannette Russell-Shepherd

Jeannette Russell-Shepherd


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New York, NY 10006
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Jeannette is a Manager within the Governance, Risk and Compliance Services Practice at Friedman LLP. She has experience in IT audit, security and risk management, agile software development, Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) compliance, blockchain, and systems implementation. She is experienced in designing and implementing controls as well as developing risk and control frameworks for technology and business processes. Jeannette has performed IT internal audit services for a variety of industries including technology, publishing, and financial services institutions including banking capital markets, financial exchanges and insurance companies.


  • Information Technology Audit: Experienced in planning, executing, and reporting for design and operating effectiveness for IT General Controls (ITGCs) including change management, system development life cycle, access to programs and data, privileged user access, and IT & computer operation processes.
  • Information Technology Reviews: Providing practical guidance, benchmarks or other tools through reviews over existing company infrastructure and deliver consultative direction over new technology.  
  • Internal Control Assessment and Enhancement: Assisting corporate management to analyze the company’s risk environment and implement or enhance the organizations internal controls.
  • Compliance: Helping organizations establish and maintain compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Regulation SCI, and NIST Security and Privacy Controls (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
  • Systems and Process Implementation: Assisting management to turn strategies and plans into actions in order to accomplish strategic objectives and goals
  • Blockchain Technology and Crypto-currency: Working with Friedman LLP's Digital Currency Practice to provide insights and guidance around blockchain technology. Previously worked with organizations to deploy auditable blockchain applications.
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York State
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISACA
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Security Certification Consortium
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Internal Auditors Society