StoneTurn is proud to announce Partner Jim Barolak has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Consulting Magazine’s Top Consultants 2023.

According to Consulting Magazine, “Year in and year out, our Top Consultants differentiate themselves by their ability to innovate, deliver the highest levels of client service and affect positive change for their peers, their firms, and the industry. Top Consultant honorees exhibit those extraordinary traits that define the essence of what it means to be a ‘trusted advisor’ and are worthy of being classified as the best in the industry.”

“Jim has spent the better part of four decades in consulting, and nearly half of that at StoneTurn. During his time with our Firm, Jim has selflessly focused on improving StoneTurn and the profession for all who pass through,” said Brad Wilson, Managing Partner and CEO, StoneTurn. “What makes Jim’s leadership authentic is that he lives his personal values in every interaction with our professionals and our clients. Our professionals, our firm, and the industry at large are better off because of Jim Barolak’s contributions. Congratulations, Jim.”

About Jim Barolak

Jim Barolak views risk management and compliance through the lens of sustainability with a focus on corporate social responsibility and ESG. He offers nearly 40 years of experience as a trusted adviser, results-driven project lead, and engineer. Jim provides practical, data-driven insights to public and private sector clients on compliance risks, troubled projects and complex business disputes across many sectors, including natural resources, environmental remediation, construction, technology and finance. A seasoned risk professional with extensive compliance and monitoring experience, Jim has served as a risks and controls subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Justice appointed Compliance and Business Ethics Monitor to a top-20 global bank, the DOJ-appointed Auditor to a top-5 global automaker, and other large corporate monitorships.

In his personal life, Jim has a passion for the outdoors and building a more sustainable world. An avid believer in helping others achieve their full potential, Jim volunteers with several youth mentoring and educational activities, including his current leadership role with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Montgomery, Texas), helping build and deliver 1,000+ beds to children, many of whom have never slept in a bed before.

Find the full list of Consulting Magazine’s 2023 Top Consultants here.

About StoneTurn

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Jim Barolak, a StoneTurn Partner, views risk management and compliance through the lens of sustainability with a focus on corporate social responsibility and ESG reporting. He offers nearly 40 years […]