June 3, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, hosted their inaugural GRC Journey Awards program on May 12, 2015, at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2015 at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City. This event was attended by over 350 CEOs, Board Directors, Government Officials, GRC executives, consultants, industry thought leaders, analysts, and more. The event featured over 70 speakers in sessions ranging from inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, analyst presentations, and customer case study presentations.

MetricStream’s GRC Journey Awards recognizes organizations and individuals who have embarked on a GRC journey with the goal of achieving superior business performance. A total of ten awards, broadly categorized into three groups, honored MetricStream partners, customer organizations, and individual customer stakeholders. The awards were presented to the live GRC Summit audience by Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream, and Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer of MetricStream.

The ‘GRC Solutions Partner of the Year’ and ‘GRC Journey Partner of the Year’ awards were presented to FIS, a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, and KPMG LLP respectively. MetricStream recognized both organizations for their contributions to GRC and their deep relationship with MetricStream to help customers realize value from their GRC investment. FIS professionals bring world-class domain expertise to the banking sector and have an outstanding program of delivering solutions that help banks realize tremendous value in risk, compliance and issue management. KPMG LLP, the U.S audit, tax and advisory firm, is well known for its deep industry knowledge and rich understanding of GRC challenges and opportunities for organizations around the world.

Under the ‘Customers’ category, the ‘GRC Journey Award’ was presented to Hancock Holding Company, Kaiser Permanente, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for their GRC Journey vision, implementation methodology, and execution.

Also under the ‘Customers’ category, the ‘GRC Program Excellence Award’ was given to a multinational banking and financial services company and a leading mutual insurance company for successfully establishing an integrated, pervasive, and enterprise-wide GRC program.

MetricStream presented the ‘GRC Journey Visionary Award’ to individual customer stakeholders at the forefront of GRC innovation and thought leadership in their organizations. This award was presented to Frank Santora, First VP, Head of Operational, IT and Vendor Risk at Hudson City Savings Bank; Isabel Smith, Director of Corporate Internal Audit, e-GRC Lead at Johnson & Johnson; and Toby Shore, Senior Director, Group Treasury Risk & Insurance, Finance, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA).

Commenting on the awards, “We want to congratulate all of our GRC Journey Award winners for their commitment, leadership, and accomplishments in GRC,” said Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. She continued, “Our partners and customers continue to demonstrate how GRC is being used to drive decision making and business performance. We are excited about what we have done together, and what we will continue to achieve together in our journey towards Pervasive GRC.”

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About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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