About Us

Founded in 2009, Audit Liaison provides audit and security compliance support to mid- to large-sized companies across the country. Our team is made up of finance and technology experts that work on your behalf to navigate and implement the compliance process, without disrupting your day-to-day business.

We take the notion of teamwork seriously. Not only internally, where we work together to form teams that will best serve our clients, but also externally. We see ourselves as a part of our clients’ team, providing as much – or little – support as needed.  

 

“I don’t believe that Protera could continue to grow at the pace that we have without the cooperation and guidance we’ve received throughout from Audit Liaison. As new requirements and mandates arise, like GDPR, Audit Liaison has been instrumental in helping Protera meet each new regulation.”

Manos Papakonstantinou

Director of Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Protera

Our Team

Audit Liaison was created on a foundation of integrity and a passion for excellence. We treat our clients like we treat our team members – with respect, communication and professionalism. Our team receives continuous professional development and the support to expand and grow professional and personal pursuits. This means a lot to our team and our clients, who benefit from engaged professionals who work hard to offer expertise, provided in an efficient, effective manner.

Team Members

B.J. Lewis

B.J. Lewis

COO

BJ Lewis serves as Chief Operating Officer for Audit Liaison. She has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to her clients on operational and compliance concerns. Prior to joining Audit Liaison, BJ was the Chief Audit Executive at USAmeriBank in Tampa, Florida. She has served in audit, compliance and consulting roles for a number of firms including Ernst & Young and Citigroup.

BJ has extensive experience advising her clients on risk management and internal controls. She is actively engaged across existing and new clients to help ensure that Audit Liaison continues to provide unparalleled services and high value-add deliverables on every engagement. BJ is currently a Board member of The Spring of Tampa Bay.

Education

B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer
Tyson Savoretti

Tyson Savoretti

Senior Security Consultant

Though always the resident geek, Tyson began his cybersecurity career after a early career in the arts. As a former professional juggler, improvisor with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and writer/producer of several Off-Broadway Musicals, he brings the same creative energy and attention to detail to his client relationships.

He has practical experience with every domain of cybersecurity, and is often relied upon for his creative problem-solving techniques and approachable, lay-person technical translations.

Tyson gives back to his community in the form of educational service. He routinely is given mentees to advise from the University of South Florida, and has spoken on behalf of his professional organizations to improve the citizen-level knowledge of security awareness, as well as local whitepapers outlining topical cybersecurity issues.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, USF St. Petersburg

Masters of Science in Cybersecurity, USF (Dec 2020)

Professional Designations / Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker v9 (CEH)
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Penetration Tester (PenTest+)
  • PCI Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA)
Jay Anthony

Jay Anthony

CEO, Founder

Jay Anthony, Founder, President and CEO of Audit Liaison has over 25 years of accounting and internal and external audit experience across numerous industries.

Jay established Audit Liaison in 2009 as an audit support services firm to assist the small and medium business market with their initial audit preparation.

Over the years, Audit Liaison has helped small and medium businesses enjoy successful ISO 27001, SSAE 18 SOC 1 and SOC 2, HIPAA-HITECH and FISMA/FedRAMP audit results.  Our clients’ demands for ongoing support was the genesis for the Outsourced CCO Services division.

Throughout the course of his career, Jay has been a Manager at Ernst & Young, and has held Director of Internal Audit and Chief Compliance Officer roles in several organizations, including publicly traded corporations.

Our hiring and personnel management focuses on a passion for serving clients and making the demands of continuous information security and compliance manageable.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Wake Forest University

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Cindy Palouian

Cindy Palouian

Senior Security Consultant

Cindy is a Senior Consultant at Audit Liaison. Prior to joining Audit Liaison, Cindy was responsible for maintaining the IT compliance program, based on Sarbanes Oxley, for the North America region of a global steel manufacturing company. She has over 10 years’ IT Security & Compliance experience overseeing compliance activities in the preparation for SOC1, SOC2, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 assessments in myriad industries including: manufacturing, healthcare, & extensive experience with Software as a service [SaaS] clients.

Cindy has been a member and volunteer for her local ISACA chapter for over 11 years, and has achieved and maintained several industry-recognized security designations. She is professional, friendly, engaging and strives to exceed expectations when it comes to quality and customer focus.

Education

Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration

Professional Designations / Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • PCI Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer

Timely. Affordable. Experienced.

Audit Liaison has the know-how and team to seamlessly conduct audit preparation and guide your compliance needs now and into the future. Competitively priced for the small and medium business.

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