Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting and Director-Board Culture and Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is also a principal and managing director of Quetzal GRC LLC, a governance and risk advisory consulting firm.
Dr. Ramamoorti has a unique, blended academic-practitioner background with over 30 years of experience in academia, auditing, and consulting. After finishing his PhD in quantitative psychology from the Ohio State University, he served on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign accountancy faculty. Subsequently, he was a principal in the Professional Standards Group of Arthur Andersen, Sarbanes-Oxley Advisor for Ernst & Young’s National Advisory Practices and a Corporate Governance partner with Grant Thornton. While with Andersen’s HQ in Chicago, Dr. Ramamoorti was a key liaison for a multi-million dollar research collaboration with MIT’s Sloan School. Subsequently, at Ernst & Young, he spearheaded the development of a simulation model for litigation risk management that achieved “patent pending” status with the U.S. Patent & Trademarks Office. As a member of the EY Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS) practice, he was a member of in-house firm faculty who developed and delivered training on “Fraud Risk: Assessment and Response” to over 1,000 EY audit partners and principals. He co-authored the COSO 2009 Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems.
In December 2013, Dr. Ramamoorti was appointed to the prestigious Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for a three-year term. He is the immediate past chairman of the Committee on Governance, Risk & Compliance (CGRC) for Financial Executives International (FEI), and a board member of the Institute for Truth in Accounting and Ascend.
In 2009, Dr. Ramamoorti was the Keynote Speaker at the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) and the Consultants’ Training Institute™ (CTI®) Annual Consultants’ Conference hosted in Boston, MA, and addressed over 800 members on the topic of “Governance, Ethics, and Accountability.” In June 2016, he was elected to NACVA’s Litigation Forensics Board, and to the Board of Trustees of the Financial Executives Research Foundation. He has published extensively, having co-authored over 30 academic and professional articles, and 15 books and monographs. He is also a prolific and sought-after speaker and has made professional presentations in 15 countries.