PALO ALTO, Calif., June 21, 2017 -- MetricStream, the independent market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps and Solutions, recognized high performers at the GRC Journey Awards ceremony, held on the evening of June 6, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. The annual awards ceremony celebrates and recognizes individuals, customers, and partners who are leading their organization’s GRC Journey, championing GRC programs, and achieving superior business performance through GRC.

The awards ceremony was part of the MetricStream GRC Summit, held June 4-7, 2017. Based on the theme, “GRC for High Performers,” the summit brought together GRC thought leaders and domain experts to debate and explore strategies and solutions to today’s most dynamic business challenges, including cyber threats, third and fourth-party risk, corruption, and business continuity. 

The GRC Journey Awards were presented in five categories, recognizing the achievements of various individuals and organizations. Presenting the awards were Susan Palm, SVP of GRC Solutions at MetricStream and Yo Delmar, VP of GRC Solutions at MetricStream.

The award categories were:


The GRC Program Excellence Awards recognize MetricStream customers who have built a world-class integrated GRC program across the enterprise. These customers understand that for GRC to be truly effective, it needs to be pervasive – from the board and C-suite, down to the front lines.

The awardees in this category were:

  • Assurant, Inc.
  • Sterling National Bank
  • TCF Financial Corporation


The GRC Journey Awards recognize customers who have a well-planned and thoughtfully implemented GRC program. These companies have made exceptional progress along their GRC journey with a clear vision of integrated GRC, a high level of GRC maturity, and strong processes to adopt GRC across the enterprise.

The awardees in this category were:

  • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Fannie Mae
  • First Citizens Group
  • Kohl's Corporation
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Salesforce


The GRC Visionary Awards recognize individuals who have a passion for GRC and a strong vision for their organization’s GRC journey. They are the driving force behind their organization’s GRC program, and they champion the cause of GRC across the business. They are also renowned thought leaders in the industry.

The awardees in this category were:

  • Knute Ohman, Vice President, GRC Program Manager, TCF Financial Corporation
  • Dr. Ram Mohan Rao, President, Aurobindo Pharma


The GRC Practice Leader Awards recognize individuals who are working hard to ensure that GRC programs and technologies are implemented effectively across the organization. Backed by a deep expertise in GRC, practice leaders understand the organization’s GRC vision, and lead its implementation.

The awardees in this category were:

  • Akhenaton Marcano, Assistant General Manager, Group Operational Risk & Controls, First Citizens Group
  • Hema Lakshminarayanan, Director – GRC & Security Analytics, Verisign, Inc.
  • Lady Michelle Valdez, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, SunPower Corporation
  • Sadhana Deot, Director of Quality, Reliability, & Regulatory, Trimble, Inc.
  • Scott Beers, Vice President, Operational Risk Management, Sterling National Bank
  • Sean Davison, Information Security Analyst, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company
  • Sundeep Chahal, Head of Group Operational Risk Shared Services, Barclays
  • Vice President of Corporate Audit at a leading financial services firm


The GRC Partner Awards recognize MetricStream’s business partners who have provided exceptional service and GRC expertise to our customers. Partners demonstrate a deep commitment to GRC, and work closely with MetricStream teams to provide hands-on assistance to clients, and to ensure that GRC implementations are successful.

There were three awards in this category, and the awardees were:

  • GRC Journey Partner Award for Global Center of Excellence - KPMG
  • GRC Journey Partner Award for Customer Engagement – PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • GRC Journey Emerging Partner Award – Estuate and Protiviti

“It is our privilege to celebrate individuals and organizations who are truly leading the way with world-class GRC programs,” said Shellye Archambeau, CEO at MetricStream. She continued, “Their leadership, vision, and perseverance are inspiring, and their GRC journeys are a testament to the performance gains and growth that a well-executed GRC program can deliver.”

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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