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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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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Disruptive innovation has a clear impact on the half-life of companies’ business models. Protiviti's Jim DeLoach discusses how industry disruption and digital transformation present a new frontier of opportunity and risk that is shaping – and speeding up – business model changes. Disruptive change has been present throughout recorded history, but the contemporary notion of disruptive change really came into vogue just...

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Leaders of organizations of virtually every size, industry and geographic location are reminded all too frequently that they operate in an increasingly risky world. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach provides an update from the ERM Initiative of the various risks organizations face relative to two years ago. Overall, 1,063 C-level executives and directors participated in this year’s global study, with 39 percent representing companies...

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For decades, arcane discussions on technical debt have occurred within the ranks of IT, with little engagement from executive management and the board. As Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explains, today, directors and executives have no choice. They must increase their awareness and understanding of this issue and its impact on the company. Technical debt can be a formidable barrier to sustaining competitiveness in...

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Considering unpredictable markets, myriad uncertainties and unprecedented market opportunities, how should the board and executives engage with respect to the organization’s risk appetite? Protiviti's Jim DeLoach offers sage wisdom. In 2017, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Advisory Council on Risk Oversight released a publication based on input obtained from a meeting with risk and audit committee chairs from Fortune 500...

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“Culture” is a seven-letter word that has gained traction in the C-suite and boardroom. As Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explains, more than ever, senior executives and directors are acutely aware that culture plays a role in delivering outcomes – both good and bad – at the companies they serve. Every senior executive and director has read stories of companies behaving badly and asked...

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Talent is every organization’s lifeblood. Jim DeLoach discusses how, coupled with demographic and social trends, the technologies of the digital age are transforming the workplace. Executives and directors need to pay attention as electronic workers (machines and algorithms) become more prominent in their companies. In last month’s article, I discussed how shifts in workplace dynamics are forcing companies to transition the traditional...

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The traditional decades-old labor model has been under pressure for some time, and it’s already being supplanted within a growing number of companies. Protiviti’s Jim Deloach discusses why directors should understand these developments and their impact on the competitive talent landscape and labor market.  The so-called “war for talent” has been waged and chronicled for so long that reference to it has...

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A recent survey noted that the top global risks included concerns over disruptive change to the business model and the organization’s resistance to change. As Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explains, this incongruence captures perhaps one of a board’s most fundamental fears. No established incumbent wants to fall into the category of companies that were yesterday’s success but are in decline today, suffering “death...

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How critical is sustainability performance, and how is ESG reporting likely to evolve in the coming decade? Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explores the myriad ways strong ESG performance is vital to organizations. As if it’s a double-edged sword, the pursuit of aggressive environmental, economic and social sustainability goals presents both opportunity and risk. Likewise, a minimalist approach to sustainability is also not without...

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