Executive Leadership Team

I.S Partners Executive Leadership
T. Anthony Jones

T. Anthony Jones
Principal

Anthony has over 20 years of experience and has worked with a variety of industries, including Health Care Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Information and Analytics, Telecom, and Utilities. Anthony has extensive knowledge in IT Security consulting; he is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation holder with expert ability to accurately determine needs, understand risk tolerances, offer alternatives to current situations, develop action plans and cultivate longstanding client relationships.

Anthony’s area of expertise consists of MAR, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, IT Security and Privacy Management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Health Care Insurance Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing and Utilities.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC Anthony spent 12 years with PWC as a Senior Manager in Business Risk Solution (BRS) Practice advising Fortune 100 financial services, manufacturing, Insurance and utility companies.

Anthony graduated Saint Joseph’s University. Anthony received his MBA from SJU Haub School of Business.

John Decesare

John DeCesare
Principal

John has over 22 years of experience working in the manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit, governmental, insurance, public utilities and service industries. John has expertise in various aspects of the accounting, auditing and consulting disciplines. He has directed a full range of value-added services and has consulted to Senior Executives in middle market and Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SSAE 16 (SOC 1) audits, outsourcing and contract services, financial management, accounting and strategic planning, due diligence, business restructuring / re-engineering, process improvement and risk assessment.

Prior to establishing IS Partners LLC, John worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC in their business advisory and assurance practice in Philadelphia, PA.

John graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA.

Bernard Gallagher

Bernard Gallagher
Principal

Bernard has over 15 years of experience working in the Healthcare, Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications industries. Berard has expertise in MAR, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, IT Security and Privacy Management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Health Care Insurance, Banking and Financial Services and Department of Insurance.

Bernard has conducted a variety of Information Technology (IT) audits ranging from IT general controls reviews for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Model Audit Rule (MAR), SSAE 16 evaluations, Soc 2 and SOC 3 audits, IT security assessments, and IT operation reviews, CISO placement.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC, Bernard was employed with KPMG and PWC as an Information Technology Advisory Services Auditor, where he worked on internal and external audit engagements in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, SAS 70 reviews, and system-based application control reviews. In addition to those reviews, Bernard was part of a security team at KPMG where he participated in security assessments including vulnerability assessments as well penetration studies.

Bernard graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his MBA from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. Bernard has a CISSP certification from Villanova University in Philadelphia, and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

David Dunkelberger

David Dunkelberger
Principal

During his 25-year career, David has successfully delivered assurance, business advisory and investigative services to the financial institutions industry, primarily commercial banks and insurance companies. Additionally, he possesses solid competencies in risk-based auditing and internal control evaluation, and has generated significant cost savings for clients engaged in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has held senior positions in both public accounting and private industry.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC, David managed forensic investigations at a nationally-recognized accounting firm and provided fraud detection, forensic investigation and litigation support services for the FDIC.

David graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Executive Leadership Team

T. Anthony Jones
Principal

Anthony has over 20 years of experience and has worked with a variety of industries, including Health Care Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Information and Analytics, Telecom, and Utilities. Anthony has extensive knowledge in IT Security consulting; he is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation holder with expert ability to accurately determine needs, understand risk tolerances, offer alternatives to current situations, develop action plans and cultivate longstanding client relationships.

Anthony’s area of expertise consists of MAR, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, IT Security and Privacy Management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Health Care Insurance Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing and Utilities.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC Anthony spent 12 years with PWC as a Senior Manager in Business Risk Solution (BRS) Practice advising Fortune 100 financial services, manufacturing, Insurance and utility companies.

Anthony graduated Saint Joseph’s University. Anthony received his MBA from SJU Haub School of Business.

T. Anthony Jones

John DeCesare
Principal

John has over 22 years of experience working in the manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit, governmental, insurance, public utilities and service industries. John has expertise in various aspects of the accounting, auditing and consulting disciplines. He has directed a full range of value-added services and has consulted to Senior Executives in middle market and Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SSAE 16 (SOC 1) audits, outsourcing and contract services, financial management, accounting and strategic planning, due diligence, business restructuring / re-engineering, process improvement and risk assessment.

Prior to establishing IS Partners LLC, John worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC in their business advisory and assurance practice in Philadelphia, PA.

John graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA.

John Decesare

Bernard Gallagher
Principal

Bernard has over 15 years of experience working in the Healthcare, Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications industries. Berard has expertise in MAR, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, IT Security and Privacy Management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Health Care Insurance, Banking and Financial Services and Department of Insurance.

Bernard has conducted a variety of Information Technology (IT) audits ranging from IT general controls reviews for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Model Audit Rule (MAR), SSAE 16 evaluations, Soc 2 and SOC 3 audits, IT security assessments, and IT operation reviews, CISO placement.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC, Bernard was employed with KPMG and PWC as an Information Technology Advisory Services Auditor, where he worked on internal and external audit engagements in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, SAS 70 reviews, and system-based application control reviews. In addition to those reviews, Bernard was part of a security team at KPMG where he participated in security assessments including vulnerability assessments as well penetration studies.

Bernard graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his MBA from the University of Phoeniz in Arizona. Bernard has a CISSP certification from Villanova University in Philadelphia, and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Bernard Gallagher

David Dunkelberger
Principal

During his 25-year career, David has successfully delivered assurance, business advisory and investigative services to the financial institutions industry, primarily commercial banks and insurance companies. Additionally, he possesses solid competencies in risk-based auditing and internal control evaluation, and has generated significant cost savings for clients engaged in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has held senior positions in both public accounting and private industry.

Prior to joining IS Partners, LLC, David managed forensic investigations at a nationally-recognized accounting firm and provided fraud detection, forensic investigation and litigation support services for the FDIC.

David graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

David Dunkelberger

Why choose I.S. Partners?

Work with I.S. Partners, LLC and you’ll work with trusted experts in a client-focused, transparent environment. Our skills are unsurpassed in internal audit, compliance, financial and IT process improvement, and operational excellence. We are passionate about our assignments, and vigilant about delivering value to our clients.

The majority of the professionals at I.S. Partners, LLC are alumni of “Big 4” global accounting firms — primarily in management positions.

This demonstrated expertise has helped I.S. Partners, LLC earn a proud reputation for trust and quality. Every project team is comprised of experts in the field of accounting, information security and controls, and business process auditing. This expertise is validated by each project team member’s certifications and achievements:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Project Management Professionals (PMP)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Cerified Legal Examiner (CLE)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (HITRUST CCSFP)
  • Professional Human Resources (PHR)

From commitment to results

An auditing firm’s value is measured in tangible and lasting results. I.S. Partners has a consistent track record for delivering real results in a world of real challenges. We communicate clearly, educate as needed, and unite all critical expertise to help clients achieve clean audit opinions. We use the COSO model – the de facto standard for internal control – to guide our efforts toward rational, cost-effective implementations that function efficiently in the real world.

We combine unique perspectives, skills and diverse backgrounds to create innovative solutions to today’s most complex business issues. We work with intention, insight and initiative to help you meet business goals.

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