Brian L. PaulingCPA, CGMA, CCEP, CDP, CFE

Mr. Pauling is a successful business professional holding over 25 years of experience

applying audit, ethics and compliance, financial, reporting and advisory techniques to

enhance compliance, maximize financial performance and increase operational

effectiveness and efficiency. Mr. Pauling specializes in diagnosing challenges, shaping

and implementing solutions, developing reporting and exceeding key performance

indicators. He is decidedly effective in overcoming barriers, building effective teams,

developing effective compliance processes and demonstrating adherence. He possesses a

wide range of knowledge and experience in successfully creating and implementing

strategic operational processes, establishing and maintaining compliance, and leveraging

cross-functional relationships.


Mr. Pauling served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 100 Black Men of

America, Inc., the largest African American led mentoring organization in the country.

He also served in the gas and electric utility industry for over fifteen years in a variety of

executive, management and consulting capacities. Most recently as the Executive, Ethics

and Corporate Compliance for NV Energy, Inc. Additionally, he spent six years in Public

Accounting performing Assurance and Advisory Services with the international

accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP.


Mr. Pauling graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree in

Accounting from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and completed summer

studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He is a Certified Public Accountant,

Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Compliance and Ethics

Professional, Certified Diversity Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, GA Partnership

for Educational Excellence – Education Policy Fellow, and author of the book The

Recruit: Life Lessons. He has chaired numerous Boards and continues to serve on several

in various capacities.

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2201 NE Columbia, Columbia Pacific Plaza, Suite 2101B Portland, OR 97220

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