“Our clients sleep better when their operations are safer, more efficient and in compliance. When that’s the case, their whole business runs with more confidence.”
Robert leads our Risk Management practice, offering System and Organization Controls (SOC) and data security services. He has performed technology consulting and audit services for more than 15 years, helping organizations of various sizes and types strengthen their internal controls. Prior to joining Barnes Dennig, he managed an Information Systems Risk Management practice for an international CPA firm.
In addition to being a CPA, Robert has earned the designations of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). He has extensive experience helping enterprises manage risk through technology audits and service organization controls (SOC) reporting. Robert has helped improve information systems for public companies like IBM and small local nonprofits using QuickBooks. He is a former member of the FBI’s InfraGard, and has been deemed a peer review program SOC Specialist by the AICPA – one of the first professionals in Ohio to earn the designation. The distinction enables him to work as a quality control inspector for other CPA firms and for the AICPA. He has helped businesses with PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC, and GDPR compliance for many years. He also drafted the first HMIS attestation guide.
Robert leads Barnes Dennig’s performance of SOC reports in healthcare (including HITRUST), financial services, TPAs and cloud-based software vendors. Robert is a Certified Common Security Framework (CSF) Practitioner.
Robert graduated in 1992 with Distinction from Indiana University earning a B.S. in Accounting and a concentration in Sociology. He is a frequent presenter for the AICPA and ISACA, and has served on many local boards of directors, including recently as president of the Cincinnati Chapter of ISACA. He also participates in the AICPA’s SOC School and the HITRUST Academy.
“Robert Ramsay has consistently been there for us on IT needs. He is an excellent listener and that combined with his IT knowledge is a great resource for us. He has also made connections for us that are very helpful.”
– Michelle B., Managing Partner
“We have worked with Robert Ramsay and Bryan Gayhart at Barnes Dennig for several years now and are very happy with their service! I highly recommend their firm to any company in need of SOC services.”
– Ron H., Partner
“I am grateful to get to work with such a great team at Barnes Dennig! I am constantly amazed with their ability to answer questions and provide feedback in a timely manner. Their feedback has been extremely helpful as our organization has grown and matured over the past several years. Highly recommend!”
– Todd B., Barnes Dennig Client