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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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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Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explains that executive management and the board face the challenge of overseeing and investing finite cyber protection resources in the face of an ever-changing cyber threat landscape. Cyber risk is an ever-moving target. Cybersecurity is likely to remain center stage as a top risk for a long time to come as companies continue to expand their reliance on digital...

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Innovation is the lifeblood of every organization. An innovative culture is what sustains reinvention and even the organization itself. In the digital age, executive management and the board have an important role to play in strengthening and nurturing this culture. Jim DeLoach discusses how. Digital transformation is disrupting entrenched incumbents and even entire industries as the pace of change impacts the performance...

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The digital revolution is transforming our world. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach shares how, over the next few years, many organizations will need to undertake radical change programs and – in some cases – completely reinvent themselves to remain relevant and competitive. Is disruptive innovation sufficiently emphasized on the board agenda and in the C-suite? Ask executives and directors what their company’s biggest threats...

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The latest global survey of C-level executives and directors of the macroeconomic, strategic and operational risks that organizations face indicates an increasingly risky year ahead. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach discusses the risks keeping executives up at night. Overall, 825 C-level executives and directors participated in this year’s global study, with 45 percent representing companies based in North America. As with our prior studies,...

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