Michael Rasmussen is founder of Corporate Integrity LLC, a leader in education, research, analysis and
advisory services monitoring the challenges and trends of the business roles accountable for
corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and compliance (GRC). Michael is a sought after
thought-leader, keynote speaker, author and collaborator. He is noted for being the first analyst
to define and model the GRC market for products and professional services. With more than 15 years
of experience, Michael's objective is to assist organizations in defining GRC processes that are
sustainable, consistent, efficient, and transparent.
Considered one of the foremost authorities in understanding the broad view and impact of risk
and compliance standards, frameworks, regulations and legislation, Michael has worked closely with
large organizations and government agencies. His involvement in government initiatives has included
leading roles in defining public policy and legislation on risk and compliance with contributions
to US Congressional reports, boards and committees.
Michael currently serves on the Leadership Council and Steering Committee of the Open Compliance
and Ethics Group. Michael is a frequent conference keynote on topics related to GRC. He has been
quoted extensively in the press around the world and has appeared several times on television news
channels providing insight into current events. In the June 2007 issue of Treasury & Risk,
Michael was recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in finance with specific
accolades noting his work in "Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation."
Prior to founding Corporate Integrity, Michael was a Vice President and top analyst at Forrester
Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk consulting practice at a professional services
firm in the Midwest. Earlier, his career included industry experience in healthcare as well as