Bringing trust-building audits within reach at any stage

AssuranceLab was born out of a desire to do audits differently

WELCOME

We're excited to

work with you!

We founded AssuranceLab to create a new and better way for audits.

Audits build trust. And that trust is critical to your success.

Previously, legacy audit practices and price points have kept these benefits from startups and even scaleups.

Our approach has been proven with companies of all sizes. It just works. For everyone.

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Our mission is to elevate enterprise trust, growth, and better practices with audits.

GROW WITH TRUST

See what can be achieved when you inspire trust with every customer interaction

Customer Revenue

Win large customers to grow revenue

Satisfy customer and regulatory requirements

Satisfy customer and regulator requirements

Improve security practices

Improve security practices

Achieve operational excellence

Achieve operational excellence

Build trust with key stakeholders

Build trust with key stakeholders

Equip team to maintain trust at scale

Equip your team to maintain trust at scale

CHOOSE A VALUES-LED PROVIDER

Work with an audit company that’s on the same page about what matters

Leverage technology

Leverage technology

We use proven and emerging technologies to make traditionally complex, opaque and costly audit processes as simple, transparent and accessible as possible. We offer audits you can enjoy.

Tailor service

Tailored service

No two businesses are the same - so why attempt to standardise audits? Our audits are built around your way of operating, so you get the results you’re seeking without wasting time and money.

Nurture relationships

Nurture relationships

We put our team, clients and industry partners at the heart of every decision. We may use the latest in audit and compliance technology but we always make time for people.

Build trust

Build trust

Everything we do helps build trust; our service builds trust in us, and our audit services help our clients earn and keep the trust of others. All progress is built on trust.

Enable breakthroughs

Enable breakthroughs

We get the struggles of fast-moving businesses, but we also know that some barriers to success (like appearing untrustworthy or unreliable to would-be enterprise customers) are avoidable.

Forge partnerships

Forge partnerships

We work closely with a range of trusted consulting partners who can help our clients improve in ways we can’t due to potential conflicts. Together we are a total solution.

MEET THE TEAM

Get to know the people changing the way cybersecurity audits are done

Paul Wenham, MBA, CISA, MIRM, PMP,
BCom

Cofounder and Co-CEO

New South Wales, Australia

Paul is an ex-Big 4 risk assurance manager and audit disruptor driving our product and service innovation. With experience in over 500 engagements, Paul has the insight needed in audit practices to develop a smarter approach to audits. His entrepreneurial brain and heart enabled him to make his vision a reality to build the team and take it global.

Erika Villanueva, CPA, CA, BIT, BBus
Cofounder and COO

New South Wales, Australia

Erika is our in-house Chartered Accountant who issues reports and certifications. An ex-Big 4 risk and assurance executive with deep expertise in cybersecurity and ESG audits and reporting. With a heart of gold and a nurturing personality, Erika provides the team with the steadfast leadership to deliver for our clients globally. She’ll always help you get a win – unless you challenge her to a rock-climbing race! 

Nicholas Lew Ton, MBA, GCertLdshp
Cofounder and Co-CEO

Texas, United States

Nick is our strategy and growth specialist keeping the team on track with one eye always on the future. He has a proven track record of developing high-performance teams to deliver strategic outcomes across both the private and public sectors, Nick was a crucial factor in our transition from startup to scaleup. He is passionate about health and wellbeing and can often be found running up or down mountains.

Mathew Camp, PG Dip DigM
Head of Product & Technology

Queensland, Australia

Mat worked for Australia’s largest mortgage aggregator and companies like American Express and has experience leading the product and technology functions of SaaS companies. Mat is data-driven, customer-centric and a nurturing leader. He is an avid traveller (been to 37 countries), yogi and motorcycle rider. He is currently completing his MBA (Technology).

Anna Doogan, FCA, AMIIA, Bcom(Acc)
Director of Audit Services

Canberra, Australia

Anna has more than 25 years of experience working in the private and private sectors, including owning a practice for seven years. She has experience in developing, rolling out and maintaining audit methodology, providing technical audit and accounting advice, developing and facilitating audit training and undertaking assurance reviews. Anna is a mum of three children and loves travelling, cooking, dancing and is fluent in Polish. 

Peter Greenwood, BIT
Head of Engineering

Queensland, Australia

Peter is the creative innovator currently building our platform to improve the audit experience. As a self-confessed 'old soul', Peter will use any spare time getting his nerd on building a new app, playing with his two-year-old daughter, or mowing the lawns on his ‘farm’ in Brisbane.

 

 

David Lam, BCompSc, BCom
Audit & Technology Optimisation Lead

Victoria, Australia

David is an ex-Big 4 veteran of IT, cybersecurity, audit and compliance. He works closely with the technology and audit team to ensure optimal processes and efficiencies for the team and clients. He is our resident geek and master of ‘dad’ jokes. When he isn’t driving high-quality audit outcomes, you will find David enjoying his weekend side hustle, camera in hand, saying “cheese”.

Cherica Collie, CPA, CISA
Senior Manager

Nassau, The Bahamas

Cherica is an ex-Big 4 technology risk specialist with over seven years of experience in three countries. She works with clients to navigate information system audits, regulatory compliance, internal audits, APRA standards, and integrated audits. She is an empathetic and enthusiastic professional who enjoys collaboration and spending time in the kitchen baking.

Michael Precious, BSecStud
Manager

New South Wales, Australia

Michael is an ex-Big 4 ISO 27001 and SOC 2 specialist in delivering multi-standard engagements for companies ranging from startup to scaleup. He is a customer-focused professional who takes a pragmatic approach and brings his energetic spirit and laughter to the team. He is a playlist curator, gin collector, and diehard Swans supporter you want in your corner.

Roghan McMahon, ACA, CA
Manager

Victoria, Australia

Originally from County Wicklow in Ireland, working in a Big 4, Roghan his knowledge and experience in risk assurance, with a speciality in SOC1 and SOC2. His detailed orientation, hardworking nature, and client-focused approach ensures quality outcomes. He is a mad sports fan and enjoys reading or playing the piano. 

Christina Mastripolito, CA, BCom
Customer Success Manager

South Australia, Australia

Christina is at the heart of our customer-centric approach to modern audits. In addition to being a people person and natural relationship-builder, she brings over five years of experience in external financial audit and understands our clients’ compliance needs. She also loves spending time outdoors and spoiling her golden retriever, Winston.

Mycae Genea B. Paras
Financial Business Partner

Pampanga, Pillippines

Mycae has more than four years of experience as an accountant. She has precision and attention to detail, analytical thinking and organisation skills allowing her to complete financial record management and data analysis with accuracy and efficiency. Mycae loves to spend in the kitchen and with her Pomeranian dogs, balancing out her analytical brain. 

Joel Thornton, BCom, MIntRel
Senior Account Executive

Western Australia, Australia

Joel has more than 10 years of experience working in sales and partnerships in the tech and capital-raising sectors. With a client-first approach, attention to detail and strong relationship-building skills, Joel ensures the smooth running of our partnership development. Joel is a keen traveller having visited over 35 countries and deciding to live in four of those for an extended period. 

Nicholas Dowdeswell, BSecStud
Account Executive

Milan, Italy

Nicholas has experience in cybersecurity consulting, from designing controls and conducting assessments to delivering security awareness training. He is customer-focused and compassionate, which saw him move to our Sales team. He has a love for travelling, photography, and good food, which motivated his relocation to Europe.

Gemma Weedon, BBus(PR & Marketing)
Marketing Specialist

New South Wales, Australia

Gemma brings her passionate bubbly personality and experience to the team. She has a range of experience including content creation, social media marketing, graphic design, website management, customer relationship management, event management and market research. In her spare time, she is out exploring the Australian 4-wheel drive tracks, at the gym or reading.

Chermaine Wee, MBusLaw, BCom
Senior Consultant

Singapore

Chermaine is an ex-Big 4 consultant with expertise in risk and controls. She is a values-driven professional who supports clients through their audits. You can catch Chermaine hitting an F45 class or free diving during her free time. Her love for flexible working led to her becoming a digital nomad, currently back in Singapore after living in Australia.

Constance Huang, MEng, BEng
Senior Consultant

Shanghai, China

Constance is an ex-Big 4 consultant with over five years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy protection and assurance in the FinTech, banking, insurance and automotive industries. She is an information systems and cybersecurity enthusiast with a passion for trying spicy foods and sharing career content and English language learning tips.

Mark Kozer, CA
Senior Consultant

Victoria, Australia

Mark has more than four years of experience in a big 4 firm. Mark has worked across a range of areas in the IT risk assurance space including performing both statutory and internal audits. Bringing his team-focused and dependable nature to the team, Mark ensures a client-focused approach to every task. Outside of work, Mark is a keen traveller and a mad Manchester United fan. 

Jack Holmes, BIT, BBus
Senior Consultant

New South Wales, Australia 

Jack joined the team as our first graduate hire before starting full-time in June 2022. He specialises in cybersecurity and compliance, with a knack for client service. He is a team player and helps clients deliver real-world value during audits by providing guidance and uplifting opportunities. Outside of work, you can find him in the garage working on cars, playing soccer or tennis. 

Uliana Steshenko
Senior Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Uliana is a cybersecurity consultant who is always curious to learn more, which led her to win a Security Training Scholarship made possible by Google, Bloomberg and Meta. When not striving to be the next leading woman in cybersecurity, you will find her baking or participating in fun-filled activities with her children.

Catherine Fromont
Senior Consultant

Waikato, New Zealand 

Cat is our first New Zealand-based employee with over six years of experience working in high-growth startups leading audits and managing compliance projects with a speciality in SOC 2. Cat brings her attention to detail, empathy, client-centricity, and organisational and interpersonal skills to the team. You will often find Cat outdoors with her dog and fiancé, kickboxing, rock climbing, or baking all sorts of goodies.

Harriette Mellor, BA Information
Senior Consultant

Victoria, Australia

Harriette brings her enthusiasm and positivity to the team as a senior consultant. Having worked in a Big 4 firm Harriette has experience across cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance. She is a customer-focused team player who always ensures quality outcomes. Harriette is a passionate reader with a love for literature and learning, currently studying both the French and German languages. 

Jeremie Johnson, BBus
Consultant

Nassau, The Bahamas

As an experienced customer relationships officer in the finance industry, Jeremie has worked with banks and other financial institutions. He brings a financial lens to the audits, whilst building client relations. He has strong attention to detail, and leadership skills and brings his charisma and energy to every task. Jeremie has a great memory which he puts to use in his acting. He also enjoys directing, photography and poetry. 

Bryce Bedford, MS
Consultant

Virginia, United States

Having worked for large global and American-based companies, Bryce brings his extensive experience in product management, management consulting, risk and compliance plus his communication, creativity, work ethic and flexibility to the team. When he isn’t working, Bryce loves to travel and explore new places as well as cook up a storm in the kitchen. 

Jeff Harris, BA, GradDipEd, GradDipCybSec
Consultant

Western Australia, Australia

Jeff is an analytical thinker and problem-solver by nature. Currently residing in the South West of Australia, close to pristine beaches, he loves camping and 4-wheel driving. He dreams of converting a bus into a home and travelling across the country with his wife and dog to explore the beaches, surf, and meet new people.

 

Gowtham Ravi, MCyberSec
Consultant

Queensland, Australia

Gowtham is an information security professional with over two years of experience. He has a positive attitude towards his work and brings a friendly nature to engagements. He is a Manchester United fan and loves playing sports. He is passionate about designing and you can catch him creating posters in his free time.

 

Brandon Green
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Brandon is an cybersecurity professional who also tutors students in the Foundations of Cyber Security course via UNSW Online. He is a customer-focused and team-oriented individual with a big future in audit. In addition to his work, he has a keen interest in music, food and swapping stories.

 

Kayleen Sto Domingo, BCompSc
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Kayleen joined us after graduating from university with a distinction in Computer Science majoring in Cyber Security. She is a team player with an optimistic outlook and a great willingness to learn on the job. Kayleen’s a naturally creative individual who loves playing instruments, drawing, animating and gaming during her free time.

 

Davor Lovric
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

With over seven years of experience as a business owner, Davor was drawn to our entrepreneurial culture. He is a CompTIA security analytics professional with experience in secure infrastructure, CySa, Security and Networks. He’s a proud adoptive father to an Australian Shepherd and an avid traveller seeing over 25 countries.

Lachlan Pound
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Lachlan brings his experience in server hardening, enterprise networking and web hosting to the team. He possesses exceptional technical abilities that aid him in auditing advanced systems and working with the tech team. He has close attention to detail and great communication skills. Outside of work, you'll find Lachlan reading SciFi or pursing his love of photography. 

Bailey Stubbs, BNet
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Bailey combines his extensive background in customer service with his experience in the cybersecurity and technology sector with his solution-orientated nature to ensure that each task is completed to a high standard. Bailey is a quick learner who has attention to detail. He loves to travel and has a passion for music, listening to a wide range of genres, mostly jazz and rock. 

Kate Pianta
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Kate is currently completing her Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology, bringing her knowledge, skills and real-world experience to projects. Kate’s attention to detail, ability to learn and friendly nature make her an asset to the team. Outside of work, you will find Kate baking up a storm.

Kody O'Bryan, BCompSci
Consultant

New South Wales, Australia

Having worked for NSW Health Pathology to develop sample validity algorithms, Kody has experience in software companies, their processes, and a range of frameworks including ISO27001, NIST and PCI-DSS. He is customer-focused and a fast learner with attention to detail. Whether it's perfecting coffee, finding new music or photography, Kody is always looking for new hobbies.