Hanita Patel, CISA, ITILv3f
Hanita Patel is a Manager at AXIA Partners with over 10 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Energy Trading, Technology, Health Care, and Financial Services. Hanita has provided a wide range of Technology Risk, Internal Audit and IT Compliance services to clients that include implementation of IT SOX controls, project management, internal audit, IT consulting, risk management and overall IT process improvement.
Since joining AXIA in 2012, Hanita has assisted client management in understanding business risks, determining acceptable levels of exposure, implementing cost savings and profit improvement opportunities, and providing ongoing measurement and monitoring of the risk environment. She has a demonstrated ability in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls within diverse technical environments, identifying significant exposures, analyzing critical management information, and detecting changes in key risks and/or control effectiveness. Hanita has achieved a proficiency in developing recommendations for her clients which are appropriate, practical and cost-effective in addressing control weaknesses and exposures.
Prior to joining AXIA Partners, Hanita worked at Enterprise Products, Apache Corporation, and Deloitte & Touche, where she gained extensive experience in IT Compliance, Consulting, IT Audit and overall IT Process Improvement. Hanita has experience in leading IT initiatives at an international level which allows her to properly evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of unique system environments, processes and controls. Her background in consulting and industry has taught her the “sense of urgency” in providing high-quality and timely solutions and deliverables. It has also allowed her to gain in-depth experience working directly with all levels of business units and executive management.
Hanita earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA and has earned certifications as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and an ITIL Foundation Service Management Expert (ITILv3f). She is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).