Mr. Sargent has over 25 years of leadership and technical experience and has an extensive background in risk assessments, fraud prevention/detection methods and managing control evaluations of IT General Controls and application level controls for both private industry and Big 4 public accounting firms. His experience in Big 4 includes management duties with PwC, KPMG, and RSM.
He has managed a wide range of assurance level services in a variety of industries and has expertise in business processes development and review, related risks, and the design of business processes and technology controls to manage those risks. His relevant experiences includes Basel processes, internal audit, SSAE16 testing, SOX, FSA and FDICIA audits, FFIEC assessments, risk assessments, fraud assessments, data center assessments, operational assessments, physical and data security.
Mr. Sargent is currently a Vice President of Compliance and Operational Risk for Wells Fargo and from 2012-2015, he was the Managing Owner of an Advisory Services Firm specializing in helping clients in multiple industries address alignment with contractual and regulatory obligations through internal audit, FFIEC based assessments, review of Third-Party interactions, risk assessments, fraud assessments, business/technical operations assessments, and physical and data security service offerings.
Mr. Sargent holds a Master of Accounting from Drake University, and a BS in Information Technology and AA in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University. He also holds the following certifications: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, serving as Director of Academic Relations. The ACFE is the world's largest Anti-Fraud organization. He is also a member of the following organizations: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
His charitable work includes helping with Junior Achievement of Dallas, United Way, ALS Association, and Arthritis Foundation and he has delivered speeches on Fraud Assessment, IT Audit, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery best practices within the banking sector and business process and IT control alignment with new CFPB regulations within the mortgage servicing industry.