Michael Ramos is a nationally-recognized speaker, best-selling author and thought leader focused on continuing education for auditing and finance professionals.
The roots of Mike’s expertise reach back over 30 years to his role as manager of professional development at KPMG. Mike parlayed that experience into two decades as a business and audit methodology consultant and the author of ten books on auditing and accounting, including a best seller on the implementation of Sarbanes Oxley.
When the Auditing Standards Board redefined the risk-based audit, they chose Mike to be the primary author of its authoritative guide. As an expert on the subject, Mike worked with firms to revise their audit practices and train their staffs, and led a team of auditors in developing a cloud-based audit methodology that earned Accounting Today’s Top New Product award for 2010. That same year, Mike became director of CPE and training at the AICPA, where he revitalized that business unit and donned his visionary hat to shift its focus to a delivery platform we all take for granted today: Online learning.
MRA Learning, launched in 2013, represents the culmination of Mike’s three decades of experience and expertise. MRA Learning instructional designers have received two Brandon Hall awards and the firm’s learning solutions have been highlighted at the Chief Learning Officer Symposium.
Mr. Gschwind has over 20 years of experience in the learning field and has helped pioneer new approaches to learning with Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries.
For the last 6+ years he has managed Symphony Learning Partners, a learning strategy and program management consultancy. Prior to starting Symphony, Jerry was Vice President of the Enterprise Solutions business unit of Global Knowledge, where his organization was responsible for the development and management of large-scale custom learning programs for corporate clients. He has also served as a consulting manager with Accenture, where he assisted large corporations across various industries with complex learning challenges relating to strategic technology and business process deployment.
Jerry holds a master’s degree in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.