Loren Schwartz joined Cotton & Company in May 2002 and was elected a partner in April 2003. Loren has more than 20 years of diversified information system audit, financial and operational audit, privacy, and risk management consulting experience. He directs many of the firm’s major information technology reviews and audits.
Loren’s experience includes directing and participating in a wide range of system reviews, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) audits, financial statement audits, process re-engineering improvement projects, and audits of internal management controls of automated information systems. He has directed projects with clients ranging in size from start-up entrepreneurial organizations to Fortune 500 organizations. His industry experience includes both commercial and governmental clients. He also has conducted speaking engagements for well-known industry organizations on a variety of Information Technology (IT) -related topics.
Loren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is an active member of the following professional organizations, including:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) (Washington, DC Chapter)
He also is a Board Member at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC. Mr. Schwartz resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.