Hanita Patel, CISA, ITILv3f
Hanita Patel is a Director at AXIA Partners with over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Engineering & Construction, Energy Trading, Technology, Health Care and Financial Services. Hanita has provided a wide range of Project Management, Internal/External Audit and IT Compliance services to clients that includes implementation of ITGC SOX controls, project risk identification, internal control reviews, security consulting 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 along with process improvement opportunities, and providing ongoing measurement and monitoring of the risk environment. She has a demonstrated ability in managing and training consultants, 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, where she gained extensive experience in IT Compliance, Enterprise Risk Consulting, IT Internal Audit and Security & Compliance. 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 diversified background in Big-4 consulting and industry has taught her the “sense of urgency” in providing timely solutions and deliverables while ensuring quality of service. It has also allowed her to gain an 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 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).