MANAGING DIRECTOR & CIO
Dennis Christoforatos is a Managing Director and CIO at DLA, LLC with over 17 years of experience. Prior to joining DLA, Dennis served as a liaison between the accounting and IT department at American Home Mortgage. Dennis was responsible for testing new applications and introducing them to the accounting department. In conjunction with testing new applications, Dennis also wrote procedures and trained front end users on the applications. One of his major roles was managing special projects between departments. Dennis also coordinated the change management system for SOX compliance and designed and implemented the disaster recovery testing for the accounting department.
Dennis’ professional expertise includes IT controls, project management, system selection and implementation, process improvement and optimization, financial and technology auditing, cyber security, forensic accounting and management consulting. Dennis has assisted several major clients in the documentation and testing of IT General Computer Controls and Computer Application Controls relative to the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Some of Dennis’ client engagements include SL Green, Fortress Investment Group, Newcastle Investment Corp, TPG, Blackstone, Abbott Capital, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Ladder Capital, Starwood Capital Group and Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.
Dennis has also been integral in building DLA’s cyber security offerings and has provided guidance to clients in this area since the introduction of the NIST Cyber framework. Dennis has also worked closely with clients discussing the implications of GDPR, the NY SHIELD ACT and DFS 500 and performing control GAP assessments there-of. In addition, has assisted clients in their cyber program development leveraging technology and automation as needed. Furthermore, he has helped clients address organizational and process optimization in accounting and operational business functions. He has assisted clients with the evaluation and comparison of their current business processes to leading practices, and with the design and implementation of “to-be” processes including organization structure and staffing; policies, procedures, and systems; supporting technology; and internal controls.
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