Our Team

RiSK Opportunities was founded on principles of top quality client service with client interests and client value in mind. We understand that risk is a part of business and that the best solution must consider multiple variables; including cost vs. benefit, sustainability, and available resources. We want to help you navigate those variables as your trusted advisor.

RiSK Opportunities consists of top talent from world’s largest professional service firms and Fortune 500 companies. We serve a range of private and public companies, many with global footprints. From developing functions to worldwide establishments, we have the experience to help your organization make and meet the plan.

Daniel Lathus

Co - founder

Daniel Lathus

Dan is our founder and Chief Executive. He has over 16 years experience in process assessment and improvement, PCI DSS implementation and assessments, Enterprise Risk (ERA through ERM), internal audit, accounting, IT Operations & Auditing, controls, audit & attest, SOX/MAR compliance, and regulatory compliance.

Mary Ann Lathus

Co - founder

Mary Ann Lathus

Mary Ann is responsible for directing all administrative functions and company objectives for RiSK Opportunities in accordance with industry standards. Responsible for maintaining compliance with all applicable State and Federal agencies through the development of all policies, system standards, and employee training.

Marcus Atkins

Senior Manager

Marcus Atkins

Marcus has over 15 years experience in IT, GRC and Information Security serving a number of cross-sector organizations and clients throughout his tenure. Marcus has a strong technical background across multiple layers of the technology stack including Software, Infrastructure, Communications and Database.

Ilian Emmons

Senior Manager

Ilian Emmons

Ilian is a professional with 16+ years of experience serving multi-national companies in both public and private sectors with regards to Information Technology (IT) consulting and controls including IT auditing, IT risk assessments and IT compliance with SOX and PCI DSS

Rich Valderrama

Senior Manager

Rich Valderrama

Rich has over 16 years of experience providing IT Audit and IT GRC solutions to cross-sector multinational companies. With specific expertise in the financial services and technology industry, Rich works hard to design effective and sustainable IT & cyber risk and advisory solutions that best meet our clients' needs and latest challenges.

Paulam Vakil

Senior Manager

Paulam Vakil

A corporate consultant/auditor/project manager. Paulam has a passion for creating and building relationships, providing objective guidance and feedback, and understanding and addressing any questions or concerns from a client/auditee. Specialties include SOX, SSAE16, PCI, ISO 27001

Lucy Maxwell

Manager

Lucy Maxwell

With 15+ years of experience in the audit field, Lucy has worked with local, national, and international companies of different sizes and industries. Through her work she performs assessments, implementations, and improvement of financial and operational processes, IT and IS controls, and also assists clients to attain compliance with regulations such as SOX, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITRUST, and SSAE16.

Zach Couasnan

Manager

Zach Couasnan

Zach is a business professional with 8 years of audit services and consulting work experience performed at SEC and private organizations. He possesses a broad skillset related to financial/regulatory and operational auditing disciplines and specialized ERP implementation and security reviews.

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