Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson Executive Advisor - PMO, Compliance, Security

Andrea Anderson has over 25 years of executive management and consulting experience. She has consulted on engagements in IT Audit, Information Security Management, and Project Management in the telecom and technology, financial services, and state government sectors. Her accomplishments include leading successful implementations of large scale ERP application systems, leading IT audits, performing Risk Assessments & IT Security control reviews, and developing standards for business controls & management practices.

In her most recent consulting engagement Andrea served as Senior IV&V (Independent Verification and Validation) Project Manager for a Texas state agency, providing independent assessment of a very large scale enterprise digital transformation program with a budget of over $130 million. During this multi-year engagement, she reported results to agency Board of Directors and Executive Director to enable informed decision-making.

Additionally, Andrea has completed IT Audit and IT Security projects for several Austin based clients. She performed IT Controls reviews, IT organizational benchmark assessments using CMMI, led several IT controls reviews with a focus on areas such as cybersecurity, data center, information technology operations, change management, network security, access control, and cloud computing. She also completed several regulatory security compliance assessments which included NIST 800-53, FISMA, PCI/DSS, HIPPA SOC1, and SOC2.

Prior to moving to Austin from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005, Andrea served a Senior Consultant at Deloitte ERS (Enterprise Risk Services). In that role, she performed infrastructure, application, and project audits on Sarbanes-Oxley 404 attestation and audit readiness engagement. Clients included: Visa, Applied Materials, Hyperion, @Road, and Marvel communications.

Before moving into consulting, Andrea was at SBC-Pacific Bell Directory for 10 years. Initially, she served as Financial Systems Project Manager, leading the successful implementation of Oracle Financial Systems. This 3-year, a $15 million project was delivered on time, on budget to end-user satisfaction. After that successful implementation, she was promoted to Director of Systems Security Control and Analysis, a role she fulfilled for 6 years. Andrea was also a member of the SBC-PAC Tel post-merger integration team where she managed the Oracle Financial Systems merger for the division. While at SBC-PAC Tel, she was twice recognized with the “Council of Leaders” award, denoting top 10% performance within the organization.

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