Norm Kelson, founder of CPEinteractive, specializes in building and disseminating best practices to assurance, risk, governance, and management stakeholders. With over 30 years of extensive experience in IT assurance and governance, he has served in a variety of capacities as a consultant with a Big 4 firm and an internal audit boutique, internal auditor executive, and industry advocate.
He is the author of over 30 IT Audit/Assurance Programs for ISACA which are available as a resource to its members, and a series of case studies to support ISACA’s IT Governance Using COBIT® and VAL ITTM: Student Book 2nd Edition.
Norm was Managing Director of IT Audit and Technical Seminars for MIS Training Institute. During his 12 year tenure he was responsible for creation and curriculum development of its global IT Audit training portfolio focusing on best practices in risk-based auditing.
He has held positions as: Director of IT Audit for the US Subsidiary of Royal Ahold (Stop & Shop and Giant) and was a key member of the internal audit professional practices and standards and the global information security committees; Vice President of Internal Audit Services and National IT Audit Practice Director for CBIZ Harborview Partners; managed KPMG’s New England Region IT Auditing practice, and held positions in IT Audit management with Fannie Mae, CIGNA, and Loews Corporation. He began his career as a financial auditor with Laventhol and Horwath.
Norm is an Assistant Professor at Framingham State University and was previously Adjunct Professor at Bentley and Northeastern Universities.
He is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert at ISACA/ITGI and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) conferences, is a former Executive Vice President of the New England ISACA Chapter and served on the Chapter’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Norm received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology.