Jerome Ryan

Director, BDO

Jerome has managed a career of over 20 years’ experience focused on the domestic and international application of risk management and resiliency. He has a proven track-record of successfully combining business continuity and IT disaster recovery into holistic resiliency programs and has served as the Global Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management for both Pfizer Incorporated and State Street Bank. Additionally, he has led consulting practices at a Big Four firm, Marsh Risk Consulting, and at a company he started that was acquired by FTI Consulting. His experience in both consulting and managing global programs for two Fortune 500 companies, makes him uniquely qualified to understand client needs and deliver integrated resiliency programs that meet executive and regulatory expectations.

Jerome is frequently sought as a guest speaker at conferences, has led discussions with industry standards groups like SIFMA, and has worked with government regulators like the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank. Additionallyhe has participated in Alexander Hamilton series of cyber resiliency exercises hosted by the United States Department of the Treasury.
As Director of BDO’s Crisis Management and Business Continuity practice, Jerome partners with clients to realize better outcomes for their business operations. This includes harnessing risk management and resiliency to develop competitive advantages in the market place.

Jerome currently serves on the Board of the Directors for Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) the world’s largest education and credentialing organization for resiliency professionals. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the High School for Leadership and Public Service which runs the single largest high school mentoring program in New York City.

Jerome has served clients globally across nearly all industry types including financial services, pharmaceutical, biotech, insurance, telecommunications, consumer products, construction/real estate, manufacturing, governments, higher education, K-12 schools, and health care.