Oliver Tang

IT Compliance & Risk Manager

Greater Chicago Area
Information Technology and Services
  1. Ace Hardware
  1. Northern Trust,
  2. Komatsu
  1. Loyola University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business

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A leader in information security, governance, risk and compliance with strategic capabilities, in-depth technical knowledge, business acumen, foreign language skills, global perspectives and experience including strategic planning, technical security auditing, project management, system administration and development, precision machine engineering, sales, marketing, logistics, and communications. Worked with everything from precision machines to financial numbers, everyone from warehouses to board rooms across the globe. Steady, progressive careers with Fortune and Global 500, world-class companies.


1. strategic and tactical development, planning, and execution
2. aligning enterprise (IT) risk management with organizational vision and mission
3. enterprise (IT) risk assessment & mitigation, delivering measurable results
4. enterprise (IT) policy development & governance
5. CIO advisory on emerging governance, risks, compliance topics and trends
6. internal (IT) audit advisory, aligning with shareholder and stakeholder expectations


IT Compliance and Risk Manager

Ace Hardware
– Present (5 years 9 months)

• Built the new IT compliance and risk management function. Within first three months, developed a pragmatic and risk-based strategy and compliance program. Executed both with measurable results.
• Appointed Policy Steward, centrally coordinated policy development, maintenance and compliance with Legal and officers.
• Appointed to co-chair the Information Security Committee which oversees the incident handling process.
• As a member of the Enterprise Architecture Board, developed and implemented controls for enterprise initiatives such as domestic and international SAP implementations. Review and advise on solution architectures of all IT projects.
• Manage all internal and external audits. Facilitate and influence annual audit planning. Author and coordinate audit management responses with CIO.
• Spoke at CampIT’s security and risk management conference.
• Volunteered for and took initiative to lead innovation team on increasing wholesale sales.

Independent Contractor

Northern Trust
(4 months)

IT Audit Manager

(1 year 11 months)


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Chinese

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. Japanese

    Professional working proficiency
  4. Russian

    Professional working proficiency
  5. German

    Elementary proficiency


  • Enterprise Risk...
  • IT Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Process Improvement
  • Internal Audit
  • Auditing
  • Security
  • Business Process...
  • Internal Controls
  • SDLC
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Analysis
  • CISA
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Risk
  • Business Process
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • SAP
  • Project Planning
  • Information Security
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Enterprise Architecture
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  1. Interests

    • Japan,
    • Russia,
    • Germany -- music,
    • language,
    • history,
    • culture.
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IIA (board governor), ISACA, (ISC)2.

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