Audit, Compliance & Privacy

The Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy, in support of the University and Penn Medicine, provides services in three distinct disciplines – audit, compliance and privacy with auditing, including the University and Penn Medicine Operational and Financial Audit construction projects and Information Technology and Systems.

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Associate Vice President Gregory J. Pellicano

Gregory J. Pellicano is Associate Vice President Audit, Compliance & Privacy leading the operational, financial, compliance, strategic and reputational risks of the University and Health System, ensuring the integrity of Penn's systems of internal control; and strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels.

Mr. Pellicano recently joined Penn from Shire Pharmaceuticals, where he was vice president and deputy chief compliance officer overseeing a comprehensive compliance program covering operations in 29 countries encompassing on-site monitoring, data analytics and compliance investigations. While at Shire, he implemented a data-visualization software with customized dashboards in order to increase the compliance team’s ability to quickly identify data anomalies in large data sets for targeted follow-up. Mr. Pellicano joined Shire in 2006 as the vice president and chief audit executive, and was tasked with building the internal audit function. Over the course of his seven-year tenure in internal audit, he developed a global, risk-based model, established a strong internal presence and “brand” and recommended a cross-functional Risk Council to better address Shire’s enterprise risk management objectives. In addition, he developed and implemented an audit quality-assurance program with best-in-class standards and processes following the Institute of Internal Auditors framework.

Mr. Pellicano also held financial management positions focused on internal controls and compliance at MBNA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and CoreStates Financial Corporation.

Mr. Pellicano earned his BSBA and MBA from Drexel University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).