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Jim Burns Appointed Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting

Seasoned technology risk expert brings 26 years of experience helping executives and their teams leverage technology to support organizational change, protect valuable assets and improve business performance.

July 18, 2013 – McLean, Virginia
MorganFranklin Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and technology enablement solutions to industry and government clients, announced the promotion of Jim Burns to Managing Director. In this role, Burns is responsible for leading MorganFranklin’s technology risk practice, which specializes in achieving integrated risk and compliance programs that deliver increased transparency, accountability, and cost effectiveness to clients. Drawing on 26 years of experience in technology consulting, Burns has extensive experience driving operational growth, maximizing the benefits of adopting technology, and enabling organizational change in both the public and private sectors.  His management experience includes leading regional and national consulting firms, and extensive interactions with board of directors and executive management across a spectrum of subject matter including: accounting, information technology, risk, and internal audit.

“Jim joined MorganFranklin in 2011 and instantly made a positive impact on our organization,” said C.E. Andrews, CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting. “He is a proven leader in his field, and his depth of experience helping CXOs tackle today’s IT strategy, risk and security challenges makes him an invaluable addition to the leadership team.” 

During his tenure with MorganFranklin, Burns has led multiple IT analysis projects to develop financial, operational, and strategic investment plans for IT service delivery organizations. He has also led enterprise technology risk transformation projects to improve the transparency of CIO risk environments, including the alignment of IT service risk to business risk and the quantification of risk tolerance.

Prior to joining MorganFranklin Consulting, Burns spent 18 years at Deloitte, most recently as a Principal in their security and privacy practice, responsible for implementing global operational and technology risk and compliance programs. Prior to Deloitte, Burns founded a CIO transformation consulting firm, where he identified and led global transformational projects.

“The current market demands placed on CIOs to achieve ‘more with less’, while navigating ever-changing technology and risk landscapes, requires solutions that are client specific and value-based”  Burns said.  “It is now more important than ever for IT management to understand exactly how they drive value and impending responsibilities.”

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About MorganFranklin Consulting

MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.