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​Longtime Audit Executive to Lead CAE Services

Harold Silverman brings more than 20 years of experience and professional volunteerism to The IIA

LAKE MARY, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2019) — A veteran internal auditor and top audit executive of a major restaurant chain has been named Managing Director of Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Services at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Harold Silverman, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, who has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit, will lead strategic planning, development, and implementation of CAE Services offerings, with a focus on The IIA’s Audit Executive Center, an exclusive member-based resource designed specifically to support CAEs.

The Center provides an array of services to CAEs, including thought leadership; peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, forums, networking events and webinars; and access to The IIA’s exclusive Audit Intelligence Suite, which features stakeholder surveys, individual and team skills assessments, and benchmarking capabilities.

“Harold is a highly experienced and talented internal audit professional who, throughout most of his career, has also supported The IIA as one of our key volunteer leaders, building and advocating for the profession from the chapter level to globally,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “He is ideally situated to take CAE Services to the next level by providing leadership of the Center’s delivery of high-quality services, information, and support.”

Silverman most recently was Vice President-Internal Audit at The Wendy’s Company, one of the largest quick-service restaurant chains in the world. He was hired at Wendy’s in 2012 to rebuild the internal audit function and led development of the company’s enterprise risk management (ERM) process. Previously, he was Vice President-Internal Audit at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2008-12); Senior Manager-Corporate Internal Audit at Raytheon Co. (2004-08); and a senior auditor and manager at major accounting firms.

At The IIA, Silverman has held an array of leadership positions, including member of the Executive Committee; Vice Chairman of the Global Board for Professional Certifications and Global Services; Chairman of the Global Professional Development Committee and the Global Academic Relations Committee; member of the North American Board; member of the International Internal Audit Standards Board; and board member of the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund.

“The IIA has been a remarkable resource to me as an internal auditor throughout my career, but particularly in the past 10 years as a CAE,” Silverman said. “By nature, the profession is always evolving and I am very much looking forward to being a part of the team that will assist Chief Audit Executives as business continues to change and new risks emerge.”