Burnette Leader of LBMC’s Risk Services Practice

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LBMC (FY17 net revenue of $89.8 million) announced a key executive leadership appointment to help accommodate vast company growth in the areas of information security. LBMC has named Mark Burnette as its new leader of the Risk Services practice. Burnette succeeded previous leader Thomas Lewis on June 1.

“I am delighted that Mark will lead LBMC’s Risk Services practice forward at a time of continued growth and opportunity for our clients and for our firm,” says CEO Jeff Drummonds. “This has been a tremendous year of growth for LBMC’s Risk Services division largely due to Mark’s commitment to not only helping our clients solve problems, but exceeding client expectations. His 18 years of experience in information security and risk services, along with his leadership within the AICPA IT assurance and information security specialty groups, is unmatched in our local marketplace.”

As Shareholder-in-Charge of LBMC’s Risk Services practice, Burnette will lead a nationally recognized team of cybersecurity and audit professionals located around the United States as they help clients navigate the complex maze of compliance regulations and seek to improve their security posture. This team of top-ranking cybersecurity professionals has seen a sharp increase in client needs in the areas of SOC and HITRUST as well as significant work related to the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulations.

“Our Risk Services team at LBMC is consistently recognized for our top-notch cybersecurity expertise and thought leadership as well as our superior approach to client service,” says Burnette. “This unique combination has helped us develop a trusted advisor and valued partner relationship with many of our clients, which is extremely rare in an industry where many cybersecurity services are viewed primarily as a necessary evil. I am honored to lead this exceptional team of experts and look forward to continuing to leverage LBMC’s unique capabilities to deliver relevant, practical, and actionable security insights in this ever-evolving security landscape.”

Burnette possesses extensive experience in cybersecurity program strategy and leadership, regulatory compliance, security policies and procedures, risk assessment and management, penetration testing, and security function design, development, and staffing.