July 11, 2019 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, a market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the winners of the 2019 GRC Journey Awards. Each year, the awards celebrate and honor business partners, individuals, and customer organizations who make significant strides on their GRC journey towards strengthening business performance. This year, there were 17 award recipients.

The awards ceremony was held at the GRC Summit, hosted by MetricStream, on June 2-5 in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 450 GRC practitioners, business executives, government leaders, board members, and industry analysts attended the summit to discuss and debate strategies and solutions needed to build better governed, more risk-aware, and compliant organizations.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the GRC Journey Awards,” said Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of MetricStream. “It’s a true privilege to honor these exceptional organizations and professionals who, through their dedication to GRC, have demonstrated what it really means to ‘Perform with Integrity™’ and witness how that has manifested itself in their overall success, improved stakeholder confidence, and, above all, exceptional customer trust.”

The GRC Journey Awards were presented in five categories:

I. GRC Program Excellence Awards

Recognizes MetricStream customers who have built a world-class, pervasive GRC program that extends from the board and C-suite, down to the front lines


  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • AgFirst Farm Credit bank

II. GRC Journey Awards

Recognizes customers who 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


  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • CNH Industrial

III. GRC Visionary Awards

Recognizes individuals who have a passion for GRC and a strong vision for their organization’s GRC journey


  • Duaine Styles, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer,  Globe Life
  • William Onuwa, Chief Audit Executive , Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

IV. GRC Practice Leader Awards

Recognizes individuals who are working diligently to ensure that GRC programs and technologies are implemented effectively across their organization


  • Jacqueline Bukaluk, Chief Operating Officer- Internal Audit & Credit Review, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Joseph Okonek,  GRC Program Administrator,  Globe Life
  • Greg Hagopian, Division Director -  Quality Assurance & Enterprise Risk, BAYADA Home Healthcare
  • Laura Jones, Integrated Risk Management, Floor & Decor
  • Jen Jensen, Quality Audits - Corporate Information Technology, Johnson & Johnson  
  • Emily Boylan, Senior QA Manager, ICON plc
  • Isabelle Daoust, Risk Manager, ICON plc

V. GRC Partner Awards

Recognizes MetricStream’s business partners who have provided exceptional services and GRC expertise to customers


  • KPMG: Global Partner of the Year
  • Capco: Distribution Partner of the Year

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 (https://www.metricstream.com/).

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