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James Bone

Founder and President of Global Compliance Associates and Executive Director of TheGRCBlueBook, James Bone has developed the largest online directory of tools for risk, audit compliance and IT professionals. Headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Global Compliance Associates is a risk advisory firm providing consulting services to firms and governmental agencies on advances in technology targeted at risk, compliance and IT infrastructure. Global Compliance Associates delivers executive level market research, education, and guidance on ERM, operational risk, IT security, compliance and audit practice.

Bone has served as Senior Vice President, operational risk, enterprise risk and regulatory compliance with Fidelity Management & Research Company, Senior Risk Officer, Freddie Mac and Senior Risk Consultant, Liberty Mutual for over 24 years. Prior to his roles in risk and compliance, he served as an investment banker and senior financial consultant for Wall Street firms.

Bone served as trustee for Drury University, the Aloha Foundation, and the William M. Davies, Jr. Technical High School. In 2012, he led the successful Presidential Search for Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, and received an honorary Ph.D. of Humane Letters.

Bone is author of Cognitive Hack: The New Battleground in Cybersecurity – The Human Mind (Francis and Taylor, 2016) and is contributing author of numerous articles for Compliance Week, Corporate Compliance Insights, and Life Science Compliance Updates.

Bone graduated Drury University with a B.A. in Business Administration, Boston University with M.A. in Management and Harvard University with a M.A. in Business Management, Finance and Risk Management.