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Melissa Avila
Manager
Areas of Expertise
IT Risk & Compliance
professional affiliationsISACA
educationThe University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of business administration, management information systems
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Melissa is known for her professionalism and building strong relationships with clients through open communication and collaboration. She joined Holtzman in 2017 where she manages engagements ranging from SOX to SSAE 18 (SOC1, SOC2, and SOC3), as well as SDLC, HIPAA, and FFIEC assessments. Melissa works with a wide variety of industries such as financial services, transportation and logistics, insurance, and information and technology. Melissa holds a CISA certification and has experience in an array of ERP packages (Oracle, SAP, MS Dynamics), databases (Oracle, SQL, Amazon RDS, MongoDB), and operating systems (Linux, UNIX, Windows). She began her career in the internal audit department at BBVA. Melissa enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking the Austin trails.

QA With Melissa

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?

Fall.  I enjoy the foliage, cool weather, and fall festivals, not to mention Halloween and Thanksgiving.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO TRAVEL TO OR VISIT?

I go to Mexico & Chicago at least once a year.

WHAT’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW?

I’ve traveled to 20+ countries. I try to visit a new country every year.

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