Mr. Mitchell serves as the Chairman and CEO of a nonprofit initiative called the Open Compliance & Ethics Group. OCEG provides objective standards, guidelines and online resources to help organizations Drive Principled Performance™ by integrating governance, risk management, compliance (GRC) and ethics processes.
Mr. Mitchell was recently appointed to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Task Force and was recognized two years in a row by Business Finance Magazine as one of the “Top 60 Influencers” in corporate finance. Treasury & Risk Magazine ranks him in the "Top 100" financial professionals. He was also recognized two years in a row by Human Resource Executive as one of the top 20 thought leaders regarding the future of human resource management. Mr. Mitchell has been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Treasury and Risk, Business Finance, Inc. and other leading publications.
Mr. Mitchell is also the Chairman of DoubleDrum Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on early stage technology companies. Over the past 7 years, Mr. Mitchell has founded and funded a number of small and mid-sized technology companies. In this capacity, Mr. Mitchell has observed and realized tangible value from implementing the principles of effective governance, risk and compliance – most notably through improved valuation when selling these firms to publicly-traded companies.
Mr. Mitchell began his career by using his education in both accountancy and information systems at the Small Business Administration, Arthur Andersen, and Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Throughout his career, he has spent equal time in the board room, in the c-suite, and in the trenches advising Fortune 500 clients including GE Capital, ADM, Wal*Mart, Staples, American Express, IBM, E*Trade, Marriott and others.
A technologist at heart, Mr. Mitchell was recently awarded patents in business simulation technology.