Managing Director & CIO - Advisory Services
Dennis Christoforatos is a Managing Director and CIO at DLA, LLC with over thirteen years of experience. Prior to joining DLA, Dennis served as a liaison between the accounting and IT department at American Home Mortgage. Dennis was responsible for testing new applications and introducing them to the accounting department. In conjunction with testing new applications, Dennis also wrote procedures and trained front end users on the applications. One of his major roles was managing special projects between departments. Dennis also coordinated the change management system for SOX compliance and designed and implemented the disaster recovery testing for the accounting department.
Dennis’ professional expertise includes IT controls, project management, system selection and implementation, process improvement and optimization, financial and technology auditing, cyber security, forensic accounting and management consulting. Dennis has assisted several major clients in the documentation and testing of IT General Computer Controls and Computer Application Controls relative to the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Some of Dennis’ client engagements include SL Green, Fortress Investment Group, Newcastle Investment Corp, TPG, Blackstone, Abbott Capital, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Ladder Capital, Starwood Capital Group and Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.
Dennis has helped clients address organizational and process optimization in accounting and operational business functions. He has assisted clients with the evaluation and comparison of their current business processes to leading practices, and with the design and implementation of “to-be” processes including: organization structure and staffing; policies, procedures and systems; supporting technology; and internal controls. In addition, his experience involves forensic accounting involving the analysis and audit of large quantities of transactions. Dennis is also familiar with assisting clients in the analysis of their technology functions for improvements including strengthening their cyber security controls, and helping clients create user manuals and training of staff.
Education, Certifications & Affiliations
- Adelphi University – MBA in Corporate Finance
- University of Albany, SUNY – B.S. in Finance and Public Law
Phone: (973) 575-1565
Fax: (973) 575-1615