"A Passionate Leader & Management Consultant"
Ken offers extensive experience in operational risk management & audit, particularly focused on Six Sigma applications in audit & risk management disciplines, preventive reputation auditing, and customer experience risk.
“I enjoy shaking up status quo and providing fresh external perspective.”
Ken Ramaley CIA, CRMA
Trainer / Consultant / Six Sigma Expert
Kevin is a risk management professional with 15 years of experience in Risk Management and Advanced Analytics. He has worked extensively in the application of analytical methods related to audit functions. He holds a patent for an advanced audit sampling methodology and has launched a highly effective automated audit testing practice in the financial services industry, which has been heralded as best-in-class.
He has a consistent track record of innovation in risk management approaches to dealing with "hot topics" of impact to consumers in financial services and other complex industries. Ken’s quantitative experience brought to bear on typically "qualitative" subject matter results in creative, unique solutions for clients!
Ken is a provider of innovative, comprehensive training and coaching to enable auditors to use appropriate tools to quantitatively assess and test both traditional and emerging risks. His tools and techniques are appropriated from diverse disciplines, including Lean, Six Sigma, and Game Theory, and are tailored for effective use during audit and risk assurance activities.
He has consistently challenged traditional risk management roles, including conceiving and implementing an innovative “Customer Experience Audit” function at Bank of America. Ken has also worked to expand audit capabilities across industries in order to provide enhanced assurance with streamlined resource models. He believes that auditing is fundamentally accomplished using the same tools and methods that helped Noah confirm the animals on the Ark! Today’s auditors face new risks and increased pressure (internally and externally) to provide better coverage, faster.
Ken has an extensive background in Six Sigma process improvement methodologies, serving as a Master Black Belt at General Electric, Prudential, and Bank of America. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Brown University, he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in Finance and General Management. Ken also holds the CIA and CRMA certification designations.