Gail Guest

About Gail

Gail is a multidimensional, executive-level risk and controls professional with extensive management, operational risk, accounting, auditing, and systems experience. She focuses her dynamic skill set on masterfully assisting businesses and government agencies with managing and reducing risks, strengthening internal and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls, and implementing process improvement programs.

Drawing upon upper-management positions held within the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as Director and Executive Director positions with several Fortune 500 investment banks and financial institutions, Gail’s in-depth knowledge of public and private sector issues is evident as she successfully leads large scale and complex operational, accounting, and finance projects.

A subject matter expert in performing and evaluating risk and control assessments, Gail is highly qualified in helping clients design, build, implement, maintain, and improve comprehensive risk and control programs. She reduces or eliminates organizational risks by performing in-depth financial analysis, assessing key risk indicators, evaluating and testing internal and SOX controls, and developing operational and compliance policies, procedures, and key metrics.

Gail’s accounting and auditing expertise includes a deep understanding of corporate governance, auditing procedures, and financial reporting which ensures accurate and timely compliance with internal policies and external requirements, such as FASB, GAAP, SOX, and industry-specific regulatory obligations. She also has a strong ability to develop, execute, and re-engineer process improvement programs resulting in streamlined business processes, reduced transaction backlogs, and improved customer service.

Smartly combining in-house and cloud-based technology solutions with the skills of the hundreds of employees and consultants she is capable of overseeing, Gail effectively uses process mapping, databases, and risk and control matrices to perform cyber security assessments and manage enterprise risk exposure. With dual degrees in accounting and education, she blends her technical and training skills to deliver relevant presentations to staff and senior management on current and emerging topics.

Business leaders appreciate Gail’s ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels while she serves as their strategic partner and helps the organization navigate the risks in today’s business environment.

Gail Guest

Gail Guest
Consultant


Industry Experience

Banking, Defense, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Mortgage Banking


Education

  • Franklin University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, summa cum laude  
  • Ohio University, Bachelor of Science, Education with high honors

On a Lighter Note

Is there an exciting place you have visited with incredible views?
Yes, I visited the Scottish Highlands and stayed in various inns along the way. Not only were the countryside views gorgeous, but the people and the food were fabulous too!

What is a cause you care about and like to support?
I care deeply about preventing and treating cancer, so I regularly contribute to funding cancer research. I especially like supporting research organizations that help kids who have cancer.

Do you have any pets?
Right now, I have a wonderful West Highland Terrier named Lily. Dogs are my favorite animals. I enjoy training them.