Noah Jellison at 2023 Risk Annual Conference

The Risk Institute at the Max M. Fisher College of Business has named Noah Jellison as its new executive director.

Jellison (BSBA ’07) has more than 15 years of experience in consulting, auditing and enterprise risk that uniquely encompasses and combines a multitude of specializations. These specializations include enterprise risk management, business and IT processes and controls, risk data science and analytics, robotic process automation, IT audit and security, privacy, cyber, and third-party risk management and reporting.

“We are excited to have Noah at the forefront of the Risk Institute’s continued efforts to connect our Ohio State community with the businesses and organizations that are advancing our city, our region and our state,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business.

Jellison arrives at the Risk Institute having served as a senior manager for consulting at EY, where he led risk consulting and audit engagements with a focus on building and leading high performing teams globally to help organizations identify, comply with, and respond to multi-dimensional business, operational and IT risks. He has worked with large Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as with public sector organizations at the federal and state levels, and with middle market and start-up organizations. 

“I’m excited to bring my experience and unique skills to the Risk Institute, an organization devoted to a mission that’s more important now, than ever, of advancing enterprise risk management through cross-industry collaboration, academic research, thought leadership and talent development,” Jellison said. “Regardless of business or industry, a complete understanding and embracing of risk means being able to see and leverage its value when it’s beneficial for an organization — and/or mitigating it when it could pose a threat to clients, customers, reputation or value.”

“I look forward to building on a strong foundation here at the Risk Institute and continuing its work connecting more organizations, locally, regionally and nationally with the programs, research and engagement opportunities to continue the overall advancement and collaboration on risk and its intersection with business.”

Jellison also spent time at Nationwide where he served as its director of data analytics within the Office of Internal Audit where he led the ideation, development and implementation of audit and risk analytics in support of audits across all business and IT operations.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude from The Ohio State University with a dual major in accounting and management information systems.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA).