Riskwise Professionals Riskwise Professionals | Risk Consulting, Compliance & Recruitment
YOU CAN'T FAKE
Lift the risk paradigm
Riskwise Professionals provides independent and confidential peer-to-peer services, solutions and advice for risk executives working to transform business. As an executive level risk management, governance and operational consultant in the Financial Services sector, Riskwise Professionals designs and builds enterprise/operational risk frameworks and associated cultural mindset transformation from a “hands on” perspective - tailored to the size and profile of the business.
Riskwise Professionals focuses on delivering knowledge transferable IP via simple, practical and implementable methodologies that not only meet Board/executive requirements, but which allow ongoing ownership and embedding by the business.
Riskwise Professionals has significant experience in managing finance, operations and risk & compliance teams delivering business restructuring, projects and building out operational capability across business lines. This experience has been gained as a result of working at senior levels within Investment Managers, Wealth Managers and Banks for over 20 years.
We know risk and the risk professional
How can we claim that?
From a base of deep experinece, Riskwise Professionals was formed in 2016 to provide independent and confidential peer-to-peer services, solutions and advice for risk executives working to transform business.
We consult and work with businesses to develop their risk & compliance culture and associated frameworks. This means we fully understand the challenges, roles and responsibilities of people in business. That gives us an edge when it comes to solving problems and implimenting solutions. We are also passionate about raising the profile of managing risk in business.
Founder & Principal
SPECIALISTS IN RISK AND COMPLIANCE
We know risk ….. and have a long history of staff hires from the client side – just like you! Being a product of it ourselves, we fully grasp organisational culture – that means we quickly understand the type of person you need to help lift the risk profile across your business.
We understand you often don't have the time to find the right person. As peer risk executives, we use our detailed risk and compliance knowledge, industry connections and experience to quickly assist you and your team (including your HR colleagues) to find the right person.
We can help you shape and specify your role requirements
Utilise our Consulting services to solve the immediate gap whilst simultaneously sourcing staff for the longer-term solution
Is your CV hitting the mark?
Are you searching in the right places?
Have you set your career and lifestyle goals?
Start by talking to a peer risk executive. We speak your language and understand the business environment. We are highly knowledgeable in risk and compliance and connected into a cross section of industries.
Explore ways to improve your profile in business.
Next, connect with other like-minded senior risk professionals and learn from each other. Riskwise Professionals connect and foster a spirit of shared professional development.
What CONNECT offers
Confidential and discrete placements in permanent, contract and consulting roles
Advice on presenting you in the best light
Sharing insights and industry connections
EXPAND YOUR JOB PROSPECTS | ENHANCE YOUR PROFILE
As a senior risk executive, there will be times when you will need independent and objective advice, ideas and practical solutions. Our principal and founder, Paul O'Brien is a senior risk executive who works with organisations to solve challenges and design bespoke risk solutions.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
You have a nagging sense that something is not quite right but you can't quite put your finger on it – you need confirmation and peace of mind.
The issues keep coming even though you were led to believe they were “one-offs”.
When pending regulatory requirements need action and you just don't have capacity.
We provide confidential peer-to-peer insights, analysis and solutions. We can quickly cut to the nub of the challenge with:
Targeted Health Checks on your risk management systems
A Gap Analysis to identify practical and efficient internal control solutions
Build bespoke Risk & Compliance Culture and Framework solutions – including risk appetite, risk assessment and assurance activities.
Compliance with new and emerging obligations
Facilitated Internal Control Assessment sessions (SOX based) to instill the risk mindset, influencing first line staff to become advocates for you!
SENIOR PEER-TO-PEER ADVICE AND SOLUTIONS
"Paul provided specialist expert risk knowledge that we could tap into in a flexible way which suited our needs.
Paul took our existing systems and processes, developed a framework around that and provided practical solutions to address areas he identified as needing improvement. We found Paul easy to work with as he adapted to fit in with our culture and worked with people at various levels of the organisation. He operated independently and provided a complete solution.”
CFO - Valad Property Group
"Paul brings a strong business expertise which helps to cut through issues. His ability to balance detail versus strategic approach helps clarify practical solutions to address complex entity issues."
General Manager Risk - NAB Wealth
“Paul joined Allianz at short notice for what ended up being a 5 month placement to lead the Line 1 Risk & Compliance team in Retail Distribution while we recruited a permanent replacement. During his time in the role, I valued Paul's calm and methodical approach to managing multiple demands while often solving quite complex issues. He quickly established a rhythm of working with his direct team and more broadly across Allianz. I would recommend Paul not only for his technical expertise but also for his willingness to take ownership and responsibility for delivery.”
Chief General Manager – Retail Distribution
PAUL O'BRIEN - FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Paul has honed his expertise in risk and compliance over a 20+ year period working at executive level in a variety of operational and functional support roles. His fulltime and consulting experience has spanned across organisations such as ING, CBA, ANZ, MLC, NRMA, Legal & General, Valad Property Group and Regal Funds Management. Paul's CV and list of qualified referees is available on request.
As a consultant, advisor and search professional Paul is a natural problem solver and has :
Recruited and appointed professional risk teams.
Continues to consult in the design and implementation of risk & compliance frameworks and internal control systems.
Significant senior management experience honed from within the investment, insurance, banking and wealth management industries.
Paul has chaired various risk committees and serves as an independent member of an ASIC regulated Compliance Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Call Paul on 0411 047 335 or email: email@example.com