Michael Smith – CEO
Michael Smith is the founder and President of Readysmith Advisers Limited. Michael has spent more than 26 years developing readiness programs and has extensive consulting experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and emergency response planning for many of North America’s largest organizations. In addition to building business continuity consulting practices for IBM, Ernst & Young and Marsh Risk Consulting, Michael is a noted speaker and writer on this topic. He has been quoted extensively in news media around the world both in print and on television. Michael is a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE).
Debra Reddish – Partner
Debra has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of business continuity planning, information technology audit and consulting, and operational risk assessment. Debra is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). A former Vice President and Senior Consultant with Marsh Risk Consulting and Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Debra focuses much of her work in the financial services industry. Her professional membership organizations include: the Northeast Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (NEDRIX), Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), and the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP.)