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Steve Mar


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Steve Mar


Steve Mar, CISA, CFSA, is a Director at IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, LLC (ITK), an advisory-focused CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits leverage innovative technologies, proactively manage their business & technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Steve oversees ITK’s IT risk services and also teaches Information Technology (IT) Audit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and IT Audit, Audit Data Analytics, and Accounting Information Systems at Seattle University.

Steve has over 45 years of corporate experience in a variety of governance, risk, and control areas ranging from Instructor, Consultant, and Chief Information Security Officer to Information Technology (IT) Audit Director. Steve worked for several large organizations to develop technology governance, perform IT risk assessments, and identify business & IT controls for improvement.  Steve retired from Nordstrom as IT Audit Director (Sept. 2016).  Steve previously worked as a Consultant at Resources Global, Sr. IT Audit Director at Microsoft, Principal at Deloitte, and Senior Manager at KPMG. Steve started his career in Banking, moving up to IT Audit Vice President and later Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President at Bank of America’s subsidiary Seafirst.

Also a part of ITK’s professional education team, Steve is responsible for providing thought leadership in Technology Governance, Risks, and Controls.  This includes developing strategic IT audit and cybersecurity education programs that balance an organization’s technology infrastructure and use of innovative technology for business operations.  Steve collaborates with clients to develop and perform innovative audit or cybersecurity projects related to financial and accounting technology.  He enjoys teaching and showing clients how to learn and grow in their professional careers while contributing to their organization’s portfolio of new skills, ideas, and techniques.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration University of Washington

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, Seattle University

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified Financial Systems Auditor (CFSA)

 Professional Associations

  • Board Member of Puget Sound Chapter, Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA)

  • Board Member of Puget Sound Chapter, Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA)

  • Previously served eight years on IIA International Committee of Research Education and Academic (CREA) to seek research proposals for funding and publishing related to Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Data Analytics related to Governance, Risks, and Controls.


  • IIA Guide to the Assessment of IT Risk Methodology (GAIT) IIA GAIT

  • IIA Internal Audit Magazine Editor for ITAudit Column

  • IIA Global Technology Audit Guidance (GTAG)  IIA GTAG

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