Category Archive: Company News

  1. PRA Canada Internal Succession Announcement

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    As part of our long-term planning, PRA Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Picco as the Managing Partner, PRA Canada effective March 1, 2018.

    Jeremy succeeds Peter Reimer and has more than two decades of Internal Audit and advisory experience from his roles both within and external to PRA. As a CPA, CA, CIA and CFA, Jeremy leads the Internal Audit practice for PRA Canada and provides oversight of the Internal Audit practices as well as leadership of specialty areas including Treasury, AML compliance, regulatory compliance and IT audit for clients across Canada. Jeremy joined PRA in 2003 and currently divides his time between Ontario and British Columbia.

    Peter, the founder of the firm, will continue to provide senior level resources to Internal Audit and Risk Advisory clients across Canada and will remain a Partner in the firm.

    In addition, PRA Canada’s leadership team is comprised of Fred Zdan, Partner as well as Practice Leads: Alan Cosgrave, Scott Betts and Jason Athwal.

    PRA is proud to serve its more than 100 financial institution and public service clients across Canada. We have a strong heritage with more than 30 years in the business and more importantly a very bright future thanks to our team of talented and committed resources. We have grown our pool of leaders and are excited to provide you with further updates on our succession plans in 2018. These are exciting times for PRA Canada and our clients. Stay tuned!

    For further information please contact Jeremy Picco, Peter Reimer or Fred Zdan @ PRA Canada.

  2. PRA Attains Highest Degree of Certification through IIA

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    We’re pleased to announce that PRA has once again attained the highest degree of certification available through the IIA and has maintained its certification in the practice of Internal Audit. Says Jeremy Picco, Partner: “this illustrates PRA’s commitment to excellence in our professional practice and our focus on providing value to our clients. Our staff work diligently to achieve this standard and we are proud of them and this achievement.”

     

    About The IIA

    Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

  3. Cyber Security Partnership

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    We are pleased to announce PRA’s new partnership with Mirai Security, a collective of veteran information security professionals with the mission to provide cutting edge security services and solutions. Together, PRA and Mirai Security will use their combined deep knowledge and expertise in information security to help organizations identify and manage risk.


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    “PRA has been a champion of managing risk in the financial sector for over 35 years,” says Alex Dow, responsible for Situational Awareness and Security Operations at Mirai Security. “By partnering with Mirai Security, PRA will further add technical and strategic cyber security services to their portfolio. Mirai Security specializes in cyber risk management through the pragmatic application of technologies and processes, governance and compliance and readying clients for the future with application security and secure cloud transformation.” For more information about Mirai Security, visit www.miraisecurity.com

    This new partnership will add to PRA’s industry experience, with many internal staff already listing CIO of large financial institutions as previous experience. Peter Reimer, Founder and Managing Partner at PRA states, “we are happy to add bench strength to our current personnel resources as well as our full suite of IT security audits and tools.”

    This follows another recent innovative partnership where PRA teamed up with Tenable to launch CyberGuard, an integrated tool suite for Credit Unions to increase the level of cyber security on a cost effective, cooperative 24/7 basis, while seizing the related opportunities. With these partnerships in place, PRA is well-positioned to address any client needs regarding information security.

  4. Introducing Alex Dow

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    Alex Dow joins PRA Canada in the role of Senior IT Security Advisor.

    Alex has worked on an impressive list of projects with many organizations such as Bell Canada, Global Relay, IPS, Canaccord Financial, Teck Resources, Talisman Energy, Gibson’s Energy, Translink, Capilano University, Langara College, as well as government agencies.

    Alex is a post graduate of Algonquin College with an Information Systems Security Certificate in addition to completing the Computer Information Diploma program.

    Alex is an active member of the Vancouver Security Special Interest Group, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Information Systems Security Association, AGORA and the ISC2 local chapter. Alan also serves as President of The Mainland Advance Research Society (MARS) which hosts the monthly VanCitySec Meetup and Producer of MARS’ Annual Security B-Sides Security Conference in Vancouver. Alex is a regular speaker at various conferences and forums as well as an instructor for security training.

  5. We have a New Look

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    We felt it was the right time to refresh our image to better represent what PRA is all about. We wanted our look to reflect our brand and represent three key points: Expertise, Connectivity, and Growth. Together, these guiding principles provide a unique perspective and drive the firm to advance (the organization, the people, the work, and the industry). We want to show that we’re current, progressive, versatile, and do work that matters. The changes to the logo, colours, and look symbolize the broader changes we are making in our global network.

     

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    The overlapping letterforms in the wordmark represent a familiar and approachable quality alongside the playfulness of the colours. Complementing the colour are the regions in grey, a more traditional colour that conjures solidity and professionalism wherever expansion takes us. The new logo is designed to be easier to use and better suited for digital and online use. The shortening of the brand name from “PRA Group” to “PRA” will provide consistency and ease of use for our partners around the world.

     

    pra-websitepra-banners pra-leadsheetsWe are excited to roll out our new logo and identity, along with all the new designs and layouts! If you have any questions about our new look, feel free to contact us.