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The ALS Group Celebrates Autism Awareness Month in April!

On May 17th, Albert Sica, our Managing Principal, will be speaking at the event hosted by Columbia University – Creating Risk Leadership in the Digital Economy

Cybersecurity Certificate

Intern Luncheon!

Team Dinner at La Mela in Little Italy After a Long Day of Meetings!

ALS Welcomes New Members to the Team!

Al Sica speaks at Columbia University on Monday

The ALS Group Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Albert Sica to Present at Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Commercial Real Estate Leasing

The ALS Group Supports Cerebral Palsy Of North Jersey’s Horizon High School


The ALS Group Celebrates Autism Awareness Month in April!

The team at The ALS Group partnered with Lipespire to contribute to their community. Autism Awareness was the focus for April. The donation was given in May to the organization as the relationship develops between the foundation and The ALS Group for the good work Lifespire does for people who need support.


On May 17th, Albert Sica, our Managing Principal, will be speaking at the event hosted by Columbia University – Creating Risk Leadership in the Digital Economy

This program lays out the case for why a unifying risk framework is needed that includes humans at the center assisted by the right tools. Other well known risk frameworks start with board governance, principles, processes, and ends with a focus on internal control. These structures have been instrumental in moving Enterprise Risk Management into corporate boardrooms and have advanced the role risk professionals must play to be successful. Unfortunately, the rest of the organization has been left without a clear roadmap for how they fit their particular and unique circumstances into ERM. The cognitive risk framework reimagines enterprise performance through human element design.

Organizations must begin to anticipate and prepare for the Digital Economy. As new technology advances faster than humans can keep pace organizations need a thoughtful roadmap for integrating these systems in a sustainable and effective way. The cognitive risk framework is the first and only risk framework that lays out a clear path for the human-machine interaction to improve operating efficiency, manage risk and create the situational awareness needed in a fast paced Digital Economy. The CogRisk Framework incorporates cross-disciplines that take into account the human-machine interaction to reduce human error the largest contributor to operational and cyber risks.

This program will provide risk professionals and senior executives in any industry with an actionable roadmap for developing a strategic plan that enhances risk awareness, reduces complexity and is cost effective. James Bone, the senior risk adviser at Global Compliance Associates, LLC, has developed the largest online directory of risk tools on the Internet. Having spent the last nine years studying the marketplace for GRC technology solutions and advising organizations large and small James has recognized that the human element is the weakest link in a robust ERM program. This innovative program incorporates cognitive science and technology to minimize cost and enhance your risk practice.

Participants who will benefit: Consultants, Risk/Compliance/Audit/IT Professionals, Finance Professionals, Senior Executives, Board members and Trustees, and Senior Legal Staff

Industry verticals: Manufacturing, Finance/Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Non-Financial Retail/others, Government Agencies, Government Regulators

Click here for the detailed program agenda >>

Please note that this event is by invitation only, so your registration may be denied due to capacity.


Cybersecurity Certificate

Jon Edwards, a partner in the firm, is always committed to bettering his knowledge. We celebrate him as he not only completed the certificate course on Cybersecurity at Rutgers University but achieved a 91% on the exam! Way to go Jon! We can't wait to see all the amazing things Jon is going to get involved in now that he has achieved this accomplishment!


Intern Luncheon!

The ALS Team celebrates @ The Greek on Main. They celebrated the hard work from this Spring Semester. The team tried a lot of new cultural Greek dishes over some good conversation after working more with ALS clients and different industries teaching the intern team a lot of new things about the Risk Management world!


Team Dinner at La Mela in Little Italy After a Long Day of Meetings!

The team at ALS works hard but also enjoys time together after meetings to bond as a group. Al, Heidi, and Nick are all senior leadership at the firm and have brought both Yuwen and Jack to the meetings in Manhattan as learning experience since they are both just starting their careers. They celebrated a job well done in Little Italy over some pasta...YUM!


ALS Welcomes New Members to the Team!

Here at The ALS Group we are always fostering and building the foundation to our culture. This week we officially welcomed seven (7) new team members to the fold! Four out of the seven employees onboarding form our intern team, all recruited from the Risk Management program at Columbia University. On January 15, 2018 our new VP of Talent Management, Jessica Aviles, held a "meet & greet" in our new and improved employee Common Space so the team could get to know one another. Following the "meet & greet" Jessica held an employee orientation highlighting our Mission, Vision, and Core Values and introduced the new employees to the ALS mentor/mentee program. We look forward to adding all these new faces to the ALS team!


Al Sica speaks at Columbia University on Monday

As part of our ongoing commitment to risk management education, The ALS Group has partnered with Columbia University School of Professional Studies internship program.

Last week, our Managing Principal, Albert Sica, spoke at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. His presentation provided the audience, which consisted of graduate students studying Enterprise Risk Management ("ERM"), with valuable insights into the world of risk management consulting and, specifically for ERM field. Albert also shared the organizational culture of The ALS Group and what the firm is seeking in new hires and provided the group with information on the open positions/internships.

If you would like to learn more about a career at ALS, please click here. http://thealsgroup.com/careers/


The ALS Group Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Yesterday, we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day here at our office here in Edison, NJ. We also published a quick blog post on activity ideas for this fun "holiday." Below are some pics from our event. Enjoy!


Albert Sica to Present at Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Albert Sica, ALS Founder and Managing Principal, will be speaking today at the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) at a program for continuing education for attorneys.

The seminar will address topics related to commercial real estate leasing and feature professionals on the front lines of leasing in one of the most challenging economic climates in decades. It will also, among other things, look at how the challenges of the economic crisis have shifted many fundamental aspects of leasing transactions.

To learn more about the event, and other MCLE courses offered by the NYSBA, visit their website here.


The ALS Group Supports Cerebral Palsy Of North Jersey’s Horizon High School

The ALS Group continues its commitment to give back to the local communities, especially during the holiday season. On December 15th, the ALS team contributed its “Christmas in a Box” donations to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey’s (CPNJ) Horizon High School. “Christmas in a Box” is a wish list of essential items for students in need. Contributing these packages helps support the students’ families during the holiday season.

A special needs school, Horizon High School is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community.

Pictured above: The ALS Group’s Irina Lendensky, Partner, and Jonathan Edwards, Partner, give a warm welcome to Horizon High School’s Danny Machado (center), who stopped by to pick up the team’s holiday donations.


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