JAMES ROSE Managing Director

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James Rose is Managing Director of SunHawk Consulting LLC.  James is a CPA and also holds certifications in Internal Auditing (CIA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and Information Systems Auditing (CISA, CISSP). James is an experienced healthcare operations, governance, risk, and compliance executive focused on the healthcare and governmental industries.  Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aperture Credentialing LLC, where he was also accountable for many of the traditional Chief Operating Officer duties in addition to CFO / Controller responsibilities. He currently serves as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s Staff Health Insurance Global Oversight Committee (providing his expertise on health and wellness programs as well as medical insurance cost management and financial planning).  James is also Chair of the Jefferson County Public Schools Audit and Risk Advisory Committee.


Previously James served as Director with Navigant’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Disputes, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice – serving as the payer sector practice leader.  Prior to Navigant James was Vice President & Chief Auditor at Humana – a Fortune 100 organization – for 15 years, most recently where he served as the Chief Audit Officer and Risk Leader helping to establish the organization’s ERM program and GRC technology platform.   James has also held audit and consulting roles in the federal government as a Foreign Service Officer with the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development and as Director of Financial and Performance Audit for the State of Kentucky.  Mr. Rose recently completed eight years as a member of the Audit Committee of the $5 billion United Nations World Food Programme in Rome, the last few years serving as Chair.


James previously served as co-lead of the Data Analysis Committee of the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice.  With the Institute of Internal Auditors, James has served as Vice-Chairman of the Global Professional Development and Professional Issues Committees.  He has published several pieces of Institute guidance on root cause analysis, maturity models, assessments of the control environment, and global competencies of the profession.

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