Team & Contact

World Class Staff

AuditOne’s team consists of seasoned and savvy internal audit experts who have hands-on experience working inside financial institutions and regulatory agencies. Carefully chosen for their expertise and their dedication to client satisfaction, our staff members are consultative team players who get the job done right: efficiently, effectively and on time.

Credentials

The AuditOne management and employee team delivers the benefits of many years of deep and technically up-to-date experience across all areas of banking, internal audit and information security. Backgrounds include regulatory examiners, bank audit managers, compliance officers, and former bank CEOs, CFOs, CCOs, COOs, CIOs. Our staff’s professional certifications include: CPA, CBA (Certified Bank Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager), CAMS (Certified Ant-Money Laundering Specialist), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CFA (Certified Financial Analyst), Series 3 license, CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor), CBAP (Certified BSA/AML Professional, AAP (Accredited ACH Professional), and others. Many have worked for community banks or larger regional or national banks in a variety of management/executive positions, others in various regulatory agencies.

AuditOne expertise delivers industry best-practice audits and responsive, consultative advice during and after each audit. AuditOne managers regularly author articles on various pertinent subjects for industry magazines, including serving as featured columnists for the WIB Western Banker magazine’s Directors Digest, Lending & Credit Digest, and Technology & Security Digest.

Management Team

Bud Genovese, Chairman, has over 30 years of high level experience developing and implementing internal audit methodologies for financial institutions. Bud has directed outsourced bank internal audit services for the past 20 years. He holds an MBA in Management and a BBA – Finance from Ohio University. He is a graduate of the Bank Administration Institute’s Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Kevin Watson, Co-CEO, has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry and in auditing with a national CPA firm. He has held CEO, CFO, CCO and Chief Compliance Officer positions at California community banks. Kevin holds an MA in Accounting from the University of Iowa, a BA from the University of Northern Iowa, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He holds a CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation.

Jeremy Taylor, Co-CEO, has over 25 years of banking experience. He has held senior management positions at a major regional bank, with responsibilities in portfolio risk management and market risk monitoring. Jeremy also was a senior commercial credit manager at a large business bank. He earned a Master in Economics from the London School of Economics and a C.Phil. in Economics from UCLA. He has lectured in economics and finance at various universities and is currently an adjunct faculty member in USF’s School of Management. He holds CFA, CBA and CBAP designations.

Celeste Burton, Compliance Practice Director, has over 25 years experience in banking, having served as Audit Manager for major banking institutions. Celeste earned a dual Major in Accounting and Finance from UC Berkeley and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

Gary Andreini, Operations Practice Director, has over 25 years’ experience in banking, having served as Senior Auditor in the Corporate Service Center, San Francisco Division and Latin America Division for Bank of America.

Robert Kluba, Technology Practice Director – Northern California Office, has over 18 years of information technology industry experience, 12 years of management experience, and 7 years of banking compliance experience.  Robert has a business degree and has completed graduate level information technology studies at Santa Clara University. Robert currently holds a CISM, Security+ and MCSE certifications. Robert also serves as our Information Security Officer.

Kevin Tsuei, Technology Practice Director – Southern California Office, has over 17 years’ IT and information security experience in various industry contexts. Kevin is a graduate of UC Irvine and holds a CISA, CISSP, CEH, and other certifications. Kevin also serves as our IT Officer, coordinating our in-house IT and IS needs.

Brock Williamson, Credit Practice Director, has over 25 years’ experience in credit and lending areas for a variety of financial institutions.  He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University