May 9, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps and solutions, hosted its annual GRC Journey Awards ceremony at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2016, which was held on the evening of April 26, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington DC. The GRC Journey Awards recognize individuals, customers, and partners who are leading their organization’s GRC Journey, championing GRC programs, and achieving superior business performance with GRC.

Presenting the awards were MetricStream CEO, Shellye Archambeau, and MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha. A total of 17 awards were given to honor the efforts and achievements of MetricStream customers, individual customer stakeholders, and partners.

The following awards were presented at the ceremony:

Customer Awards: The first set of awards were the GRC Journey Awards, which recognize customer organizations that have made exceptional progress along their GRC Journey by developing an effective GRC plan, a powerful GRC program with comprehensive breadth and scope, and a robust mechanism to adopt their GRC program internally. The winners were awarded in two distinct segments:

  • Enterprise Customer GRC Journey Award Winner: A leading multi-national banking and financial services company
  • Mid-Market Customer GRC Journey Award Winners:
  1. ​CareSource
  2. Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  3. MarketAxess​

The second set of awards within the customer category were the GRC Program Excellence Awards, which recognize customer organizations that have made remarkable strides towards the vision of Pervasive GRC by building an integrated, world-class GRC program that is adopted across the enterprise.

  • GRC Program Excellence Award Winner: Umpqua Bank

Individual Awards: The GRC Visionary Awards recognize individuals who have a passion for GRC, a strong vision for their organization’s GRC Journey, and the perseverance to see it through. These individuals are also thought leaders, reputed in the industry for their knowledge and expertise. The winners in this category were:

  • Joseph Monks, Chief Risk Officer, MarketAxess
  • Juan Verastigui, Director CRO Business/Data Solutions, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  • Michael Cover, Manager, Compliance Technology and Support, Blue Cross Blue Shield-Michigan
  • Mohammed Adil Aziz, Assistant Vice President, Head of IS Governance and Risk, Riyad Bank
  • Tom Harper, Executive Vice President / General Auditor, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

The GRC Practice Leader Awards were presented to leaders who have successfully driven the implementation and adoption of GRC programs and technologies in their organization. The winners included:

  • Rajesh Puthanmodom, Manager of Operational Risk Management, Neuberger Berman
  • Shari Breiten, Operational Risk Director, Principal Financial Group

Partner Awards

The partner awards recognize MetricStream’s business partners who have provided exceptional GRC consulting, services and guidance to customers. These organizations work closely with MetricStream, providing hands-on assistance with strategy and foundational elements, and enabling customers to meet their GRC goals. The winners of the Partner Awards include:

  • GRC Implementation Partner of the Year – Wipro
  • GRC Innovation Partner of the Year – HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • GRC Emerging Partner of the Year – VirtusaPolaris

The final award category was the GRC Customer & Partner Success Awards, which recognize the teamwork, collaboration, trust, and success achieved by MetricStream, customers and partners. The winners in this category were:

  • Axiom Bank and FIS™
  • USAA and KPMG

“Congratulations to all of the winners of the annual MetricStream GRC Journey Awards,” said Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream. She continued, “Building a robust GRC strategy and program takes vision, courage, and expertise – all traits that our winners have demonstrated. The individuals and organizations recognized are raising the bar in GRC by establishing effective GRC programs that drive decision making, business performance, and growth.”

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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