June 13, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Peyman Mestchian, a leading industry analyst and Managing Partner at Chartis Research, will join Gaurav Kapoor, COO at MetricStream, in a webinar entitled ‘Best Practices in Operational Risk’.

About the webinar
As globalization becomes more pronounced, there is significant potential for financial services organizations to reach many more customers, build stronger brands and maximize their profits. Yet the associated risks are high. Fading network perimeters have exposed precious information to security threats; fraud and rogue trading have become prevalent; and events such as the recent financial crisis have triggered a cascading effect across global economies.

In response, financial institutions are stepping up their operational risk management programs with stronger controls, continuous auditing, monitoring of emerging risks and employee training programs. But in today’s world, risk management is never easy. Organizations have to cope with increasing compliance regulations, while keeping a close watch on controls and risks, generating the required reports on time, ensuring transparency and accountability, and becoming more efficient with fewer resources.

To help organizations derive best practices for operational risk management, the webinar will track how some of the world’s most successful financial institutions are rising above the challenges of risk management, and building a robust, risk-resilient technology framework.

Participants will gain insights on:

  • Operational Risk Management in leading organizations
  • A framework for increasing collaboration and transparency
  • The key criteria for choosing operational risk management technology


About the speakers

Peyman Mestchian - Managing Partner at Chartis
Peyman is Managing Partner at Chartis, overseeing research strategy, key commercial relationships and advisory services.

Previously, Peyman was the CEO of Risk Technology International (RiskTech) where he led the development of this international consulting firm with significant presence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Before joining RiskTech, Peyman was the Global Head of the Enterprise Risk Management Practice at SAS covering credit risk, market risk, operational risk and financial crime solutions. Peyman was instrumental in setting strategy and leading the execution of a global business plan which generated $100m+ of revenues in 2006 and included over 120 Basel II wins across the world.

Before joining SAS, Peyman was a Director of the Business Risk Consulting practice at Ernst & Young (London), and a member of Ernst & Young's global taskforce for developing new products and solutions for addressing enterprise risk management. Over the last 15 years, Peyman has been involved in numerous board-level consulting and implementation projects establishing risk management systems for leading banks, insurance companies and industrial organizations.

Peyman has acted as lead advisor in a number of the high profile mergers and acquisitions in the risk technology space. His special area of interest and research is the application of information technology to risk management, and he is an established thought leader and writer on the subject.

Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
As Chief Operating Officer of MetricStream, Gaurav has overall responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy and the Partner Ecosystem. Until 2010, he served as the CFO of the company and the General Manager of GRC. He has held various positions at MetricStream since inception and has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives that have helped MetricStream become a global leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

During his tenure, he has led MetricStream's financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing and Partnerships. He founded ComplianceOnline.com that has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property.

Gaurav spent nearly a decade in marketing, finance & operating roles with Citigroup. He is a thought leader in the GRC space and is a regular speaker at key forums such as the IIA, Ops Risk, PRIMIA and ISACA.. He also works closely with federal and state policy makers, and serves on the advisory boards of other technology and media companies.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 8 am PDT, 3 pm GMT and 11 am EDT. To register for this event, please click here: 

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.(www.metricstream.com).

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