Melissa Morrell, CMA, CBCA

Mrs. Morrell is a Limited Partner and serves as CFO & COO for NETBankAudit and has been a key contributor to the company’s sustained growth and profitability for over 15 years.   She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), holds a Commercial Banking Credit Analyst (CBCA) certificate, and is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).  As CFO, Mrs. Morrell is responsible for financial reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, and risk management. As COO, she manages human resources, payroll,  and NETBankAudit’s internal automated systems. Mrs. Morrell graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems and holds an MS in Education from Marymount University.

Cynthia Bonnette, CISA

Cindi has led the development of our methodology for the IT Audit and Information Security Risk Assessment Programs. Ms. Bonnette began her career in financial and information technology in 1988 with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Her 13-year tenure at the FDIC included the positions of senior bank examiner, Emerging Technologies Specialist for the Division of Supervision, and Assistant Director of the Bank Technology Group where she authored regulatory guidance and advisories. Ms. Bonnette left the FDIC in 2001 to work directly with financial institutions as a consultant and IT auditor, including a three year term with a Phoenix, AZ-based technology consulting firm. Ms. Bonnette joined NETBankAudit in January 2004 and continues to serve as an expert in banking technology, author of several published articles, and frequent public speaker. She holds an MBA from Bentley College, Waltham, MA; a bachelor’s degree from Boston College; and is a graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Delaware University. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

David Hart, CISA, CFE, CRISC

David Hart has served NETBankAudit in a leadership capacity and as a partner for over 10 years. During this time, the company has become a premier information technology and regulatory compliance audit and testing firm. This accomplishment is attributed to the ever-increasing demands of cybersecurity and compliance, coupled with the foresight and proactive adaptability of NETBankAudit. Currently, David oversees product and service delivery while being directly in charge of relationship management. He also maintains his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. Prior to joining NETBankAudit, David served as a bank examiner and internal auditor for the Federal Reserve for over 15 years. As a Senior Advisory Bank Examiner, David participated in and led numerous examinations of community banks, large financial institutions, and service provider data centers. He was also responsible for staff development, report review, and public policy. As a Senior Internal Auditor, David participated in and led several audits of the national Federal Reserve Information Technology (FRIT) function and U.S. Treasury systems. David is a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Additionally, he has attended numerous banking seminars and schools including graduate level work.

Ken Barlow, CEO

Ken Barlow is an original founder of NETBankAudit. Ken’s career involved managing IT operations in financial industries, specializing in the development of custom system solutions and IT organizations for companies facing unique challenges including start-ups, mergers and turnarounds. Early in his career, Ken lead teams to develop the first online interactive financial system and first business graphics system for NASA HQ., and the Black Lung Benefit Payment System for the Labor Department. During late 1990’s he identified the need for quality information security and regulatory guidance for financial institutions facing an ever-increasing demand for information security and controls testing. Starting in 2000, he founded, developed and implemented the virtual business model utilized by NETBankAudit, allowing a “lower cost” in delivery of the highest quality of associates and services to meet the growing internal audit support needs of both regional and community-based financial institutions. Today, as CEO and Principal Owner, his responsibilities include overall management of NETBankAudit and focusing on the company’s strategic business development and financial management.