Portrait photo of Jeffrey WardJeffrey Ward
Office Managing Partner and National Managing Partner SOC/WebTrust/Cybersecurity Services at BDO USA, LLP


As Stone Carlie’s managing member, Jeff balances his executive duties and responsibilities for the firm with his client service duties. In his client service role, Jeff is responsible for the coordination of assurance and audit-related services in various industries and provides meaningful insight to help implement best practices for his clientele. 


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA) 
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) 
  • Possesses over 27 years of professional experience with software companies, entertainment companies, online retailers, financial institutions, application service providers, data storage companies, website hosting and development companies, web browsers, document imaging companies, utilities, healthcare and large government agencies 
  • Member of the Stone Carlie’s Enterprise Risk Group (f.k.a. Systems Security & Process Assurance) 


  • Founding Member, AICPA/CPACanada’s Webtrust for Certification Authorities (IT/Public Key Infrastructure) Task Force and SysTrust/WebTrust Task Forces 
  • Board Member, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) 
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) 
  • Member, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² 
  • Member, EC Council 
  • Member, Self-Insured Institute of America (SIIA) 
  • Board Member, PrimeGlobal 
  • Member, Association for Data Center Management Professionals (AFCOM) 
  • Volunteer/Fundraising Committee, Ronald McDonald House 
  • Board Member, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of Missouri 
  • Finance Committee Member, USO of Missouri 
  • USA Hockey Official 


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting – Southeast Missouri State University 
  • Extensive annual continuing professional education 


  • Authored security/privacy articles for IBM, CCH, CIO Magazine and Journal of Accountancy 
  • Recipient of the Missouri Society of CPA’s Innovative User of Technology Award 
  • Named One of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Improve Your Business 
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