Daily News: May 29, 2013

Peri Rejoins PwC as Partner in Risk Assurance Practice

PwC US announced the appointment of Venkata Peri as a partner in the firm’s expanding Risk Assurance practice. Based in McLean, VA, Peri will be responsible for driving growth in the recently formed Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics Services group of the firm’s IT & Project Assurance practice.

Peri will focus on both tactical and strategic initiatives, including expanding PwC’s Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics offering into broader areas of compliance in the financial services and healthcare industries. Working with partner John Sabatini, who leads the new service, they will help risk, compliance and finance organizations strengthen their compliance and surveillance capabilities both quantitatively and qualitatively.

“We are dedicated to elevating our practice’s performance by bringing diverse perspectives to the table, and providing quality service and solutions to our clients. Having Venkata rejoin PwC and be part of our growing Risk Assurance team will strengthen our commitment to delivering great value,” said Dean Simone, leader of PwC’s U.S. Risk Assurance practice. “His broad experience across financial services, government data analytics and management reporting will enable us to expand our current focus around risk analytics and anti-money laundering compliance technology. We’re glad to have Venkata back at PwC.”

Peri, an alumnus of PwC Consulting, comes from Deloitte Consulting where he was a partner and led efforts to drive information management and advanced analytics capabilities. Prior to Deloitte, Peri was a partner with IBM Global Services both in India and in the United States. At IBM, Peri launched the CRM and Business Analytics/Optimization service lines for India/South Asia. He was also the founding member and member of leadership team of Reveleus (now part of Oracle), delivering integrated banking analytics solutions across customer, risk and performance analytics.