Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). With 26+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes and choose technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” — being the first to define and model the GRC market in 2002 while at Forrester. Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, Michael was a Vice-President and ’Top Analyst’ at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm and has specific experience managing compliance and risk within organizations. Michael’s educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Science in Business.
He is GRCP (GRC Professional), a CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional) as well as a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world. The Institute of Risk Management has awarded him with an Honorary Life Membership for his work in risk management and has appointed him as a Global Ambassador for risk management.