Jim DeLoach

Jim DeLoach has over 35 years of experience and is a member of Protiviti’s Solutions Leadership Team. With a focus on helping organizations respond to government mandates, shareholder demands and a changing business environment in a cost-effective and sustainable manner, Jim assists companies in integrating risk and risk management with strategy setting and performance management. Jim has been appointed to the NACD Directorship 100 list from 2012 to 2017.

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Five of the top 10 risks identified as "high impact" are operational in nature, while the rest are macroeconomic and strategic. What do they all point to? A decade of disruption, says Protiviti's Jim DeLoach. He shares the Top 10 list revealed by a recent Protiviti and NC State University study and offers words of wisdom to guide your long-term planning. Overall, almost 1,100...

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A recent survey conducted by Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative discloses the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, digital technology, talent and organizational resiliency on the risk landscape over the near term. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach outlines the most significant risks organizations are facing. Overall, 1,081 C-level executives and directors participated in this year’s global study, with 39 percent representing...

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Is your organization managing to the speed of emerging technology? Is its business model at risk of digital disruption? Is the company a disrupter or one of the disrupted? If the board and executive management aren’t sure, it’s time to assess digital readiness. Jim DeLoach discusses. Before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the northbound train that is the digital revolution was...

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The Caremark decision set a high bar for plaintiffs to scale in asserting a board’s failure to comply with the duty of care and loyalty standards. As Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach addresses, a 2019 decision applied that standard in ruling for the plaintiff on a critical operational risk matter. A landmark case before the Delaware courts in 1996 was Caremark International. Inc. Derivative...

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With the onset of a terribly disruptive pandemic and risks related to ESG matters taking center stage, the pace of change has quickened and the stakes for making correct strategic choices have increased. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach poses an important question: Are our risk management and risk oversight processes still fit for purpose? Two years ago, a joint report shared recent survey findings...

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With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus and social unrest, most organizations face an uncertain future. There are exciting market opportunities as well as emerging threats. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach asserts that, with disruptive change the norm, directors and executives must ask a fundamental question: “are we future ready?” “Future ready” is a term that takes on a clear meaning in a highly...

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With digitization fueling innovation and change, two questions arise: Is internal audit adjusting quickly enough to innovate and embrace underlying technologies, and should executive management and the board care? Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach discusses. In a world of rapid change on almost every front, in which organizations must adapt and grow – or risk decline and ultimate demise – everybody faces the same...

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Many companies have a management risk committee as part of their risk infrastructure. While not a part of the board, such committees nonetheless can contribute to the board’s risk oversight. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach speaks to how to maximize the MRC’s effectiveness. Whether organized in the form of a designated management risk committee (MRC) or a de facto risk committee, MRCs have been...

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The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve. Cybersecurity remains an important boardroom and C-suite topic as the COVID-19 pandemic forces remote work and adoption of new technologies. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach shares what’s new in cyberspace. The pandemic has shifted just about everything. Cybersecurity is no exception. First, consider the transition to a remote workforce. The networks of most companies are not set...

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The post-COVID-19 pandemic world is almost certain to see an increased focus on climate change and social issues, further underscoring why strong ESG performance is now an imperative. It conveys the potential for more sustainable financial performance, lower employee turnover and reduced regulatory risk. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach discusses the importance of strong ESG reporting. In recent years, it has often been asserted...

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Disruptive innovation has a clear impact on the half-life of companies’ business models. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach continues a two-part series covering how industry disruption and digital transformation present a new frontier of opportunity and risk that is shaping – and speeding up – business model changes. This article is the second of a two-part discussion regarding the strategic imperative of managing digital...

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