Michael R. Dickson,

Director of Information Technology Services
(614) 947-5259

Mike has over 25 years of auditing and information technology consulting experiences. Prior to joining GBQ in 2010, he served as President of Business Technology Group, LLC and as the Consulting Services Partner-in-Charge for Crowe Chizek’s Columbus office.

Mike’s experience includes working with financial institutions and service organizations serving the financial services industry. Clients served include data centers, financial products bundlers, mortgage originators and servicers, and credit unions and community banks throughout Ohio and adjoining states. He has designed and executed IT internal audit and regulatory compliance programs for financial institutions and has significant experience with multiple regulatory compliance and assurance frameworks including FFIEC Cybersecurity Risk Assessment tools, SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, COSO, PCI-DSS, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Red Flags, HIPAA/HITECH, CoBit, NIST, ISO and the new SOC for Cybersecurity.

Mike has assisted clients in developing unified control frameworks to address the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Mike brings an extensive business and technology background together to help clients reduce technology risks to their business. Whether it’s finding vulnerabilities in a network, website, or web applications or helping a small company develop an appropriate Information Security Program, Mike will apply reasonable and practical methods identifying, evaluating and reducing cybersecurity risks to your business.

Mike has been an active member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants having chaired numerous committees and served as Chairman of the Board. Mike also was active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants having served on the Information Technology Executive Committee, Chaired the first CITP Credential Committee, served on the National Accreditation Committee and served as a member of the AICPA Executive Council.

Mike has been recognized and acknowledged by ISACA for his work on the following publications:

  • “COBIT 5 for Assurance” – 2013 workshop participant and expert reviewer
  • “COBIT 5 for Risk” – 2013 expert reviewer


  • The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants – Past Board Chair


Professional Bio