michael porter

Michael Porter

Operating Partner, Technology Strategy Services


Industry Sector Teams

Business Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Industrials, Life Sciences, Power & Utilities


Audit/Controls, ERP, Risk Management, Technology Leadership

Michael Porter is a global compliance and risk executive who empowers organizations to transform their audit, controls, and IT risk functions to achieve competitive advantage. Michael is frequently called on to advise clients in topics that are critical to the Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Audit Executive.

He offers a unique perspective on leading-edge transformation practices based on his significant experience working with global Fortune 500 companies to solve their most complex technology, security, compliance, and risk management matters.

As a Senior Partner at EY, Michael was the National Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Quality Leader. He oversaw all client engagement quality monitoring, reporting, and compliance for a $60 million risk consulting practice comprising over 150 consulting practitioners. As EY’s Global Security and Controls Leader, he designed and implemented end-user SAP security for over 207,000 users in 106 countries. He also designed and deployed both automated and manual internal controls for fraud prevention and data integrity for the EY global firm.

Key engagements included:

  • Provided financial auditing services to assurance clients across multiple industries as well as data analytics services to support the financial statement GAAP audit.
  • Led the annual internal controls attest reporting procedures (AICPA SOC 1 report) for one of the largest US power grid operators and one of the largest energy markets globally.
  • Led the SAP user security, GRC and internal controls implementation work for a $30 billion global consumer products company.
  • Led teams that assisted companies with designing and implementing risk and control solutions to satisfy regulatory requirements (e.g., SOX, HIPAA, GxP-CSV, FERC and NERC).

Michael received his Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) from Clemson University’s Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and his Bachelor of Science (BS) – Business Administration degree from Bob Jones University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

His certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP); Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); and he is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI).