George Gallinger is a principal with CohnReznick Advisory and serves as National Director of its Governance, Risk, and Compliance practice. With more than 25 years of experience, he creates, evaluates, and helps to improve internal audit and risk management functions within organizations. He has a strong background in internal audit, fraud prevention and detection, regulatory compliance, and overall risk management.
George leads teams that deliver corporate governance services in a variety of industries and works closely with boards, audit committees, and members of senior management to implement change, remediate gaps, and drive governance process improvements. He is extensively involved in the performance of quality assessment reviews, risk assessments, and the overall planning of internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley engagements. He also oversees the governance-related IT services being delivered to CohnReznick clients in industries that include financial services, not-for-profit, healthcare, and retail, and for companies that are planning to go public.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, George served as the chief audit executive at a financial institution where he was charged with building an in-house internal audit infrastructure with the ability to perform a full spectrum of reviews and services including financial, information technology, risk assessment, consumer regulatory, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. As an experienced manager and business process risk consultant with a Big 5 accounting firm, he was responsible for managing special projects and internal audit work for many companies in a variety of industries. In this role, he also managed and performed large risk assessments and participated in several due diligence projects.
EducationB.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Institute of Internal Auditors, North Jersey Chapter, Board Member, Past President
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners