NAVEX Global’s culture of integrity begins with our board of directors and cascades through each and every employee.

Jeff Goodman

Jeff serves as chairman of NAVEX Global’s board of directors. He is an operating partner at The Riverside Company, the largest and oldest global private equity firm investing in companies with enterprise values of under $200 million.

Prior to joining Riverside, Jeff was a corporate vice president at Intuit and president of Intuit Distribution Management Solutions, an enterprise software provider that services electrical, plumbing and distribution industries. Before that, he held several executive level positions at General Electric and Saint-Gobain.

Jeff holds two U.S. patents for electro-mechanical devices. Additionally, he is a trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Shanti Atkins

Shanti was the driving force behind the creation of NAVEX Global, and has been an innovator in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) space for more than fifteen years. A former attorney, she has specialized in the design of powerful ethics and compliance solutions for employers that create a culture of ethics, inclusion and respect. Shanti has been instrumental in developing and guiding NAVEX Global’s mission, which is to enhance business value and reputation, to maximize legal defenses and to protect the bottom line.
Shanti received her Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University, specializing in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and corporate risk management. At Harvard she was a Viscount Bennett Fellow and served on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Shanti received her J.D. and her B.A. (Film) from Queen's University (Canada) where she was a Queen's National Scholar.
Well-known in the legal, ethics and HR industries, Shanti has been a featured expert for a wide variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and HR Magazine, among others. Shanti is also a frequent lecturer and writer for several prominent professional associations.

Jim Burke

Jim served as CEO of Global Compliance from 2009 through February 2012, arriving from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) where he held a variety of senior leadership roles including president, global information services and chief quality officer, president, U.S. customer segments and senior vice president, global solutions and CMO. Prior to joining D&B, he was chief development officer of Prudential's e-Business Group and head of internet marketing at First USA Bank. He also held marketing leadership roles at MCI Communications and served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jim received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Villanova University and a M.B.A. from Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the Boards of two charitable organizations, Covenant House and Tuesday's Children.

Joe Lee

Joe is a principal at The Riverside Company. Having been with the company since 2006, Joe is a transactor for the RMCF fund family. He has previously held positions in corporate development and finance with RPM International, The First National Bank of Chicago and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets.

Joe has a B.A. in Modern European History from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Garry Mathiason

Garry is chairman of Littler Mendelson's board of directors and founder of ELT, Inc. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on employment law trends in the United States. Garry has supervised the firm's attorneys on more than 1,000 employment and labor litigation matters and currently defends employers in complex wage and hour and discrimination class action cases. He originated several of the firm's preventive employment law programs, and structures in-house employment law training programs.

Garry serves as chair of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group's (OCEG) Employment and Labor Law Domain. He received his J.D. from Stanford University and his B.S. from Northwestern University.

General Merrill A. McPeak

General McPeak has served on the boards of a dozen publicly-traded companies, including long service with both the airline TWA and the test and measurement company Tektronix. He was for many years chairman of ECC, International until its acquisition by Cubic Corporation. Currently, General McPeak is a director of DGT Holdings, Miller Energy Resources and Derycz Scientific. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of several privately-held companies.

A career fighter pilot, he commanded NATO's 20th Fighter Wing, the Twelfth Air Force and Pacific Air Forces. From 1990 until his retirement from active military service in late-1994, he was the fourteenth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.

In 2010, General McPeak was appointed commissioner of the American Battlefield Monuments Commission (ABMC), the guardian of America's overseas cemeteries and memorials honoring the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed Forces. In June 2011, he was elected the tenth chairman of the ABMC.

The General is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.A. in Economics and attended George Washington University to attain an M.S. in International Affairs.

Mark Reed

After leading the merger of four leading GRC companies to form NAVEX Global and serving as CEO for nearly two years, Mark now supports NAVEX Global as vice chairman of the board. He brings more than 30 years of high-technology management and consulting experience to his current leadership role.

A veteran of the technology industry, Mark has served as vice president of marketing and sales for a former division of General Electric, as senior vice president of sales, marketing and services for InFocus Systems and as the CEO of that company's first acquisition, Genigraphics Corporation.

Since forming High Ground Partners LLC, a consulting group, in 1997, Mark leads and advises a variety of technology and services companies in the Pacific Northwest. He served in the capacity of chairman, CEO, president and senior vice president for companies including: Lightware Inc., EthicsPoint,, Webtrends, @Once, and Pneu-Logic Corporation. He has also undertaken strategic consulting projects with Symantec, NetIQ, info USA, SAP America, Pacstar, Lightspeed and several others.

Mark attended the University of Wisconsin on an athletic scholarship and has an undergraduate degree in business. He also completed the Stanford Graduate Program on Executive Leadership in 1994. Mark currently serves on several other corporate and non-profit boards. He also serves as a guest lecturer on the topic of "High Performance Leadership" at George Fox University's Graduate School of Management.