John Stone

John Stone

John Stone

John joined Richey May in 2017 with approximately 24 years of public accounting experience, in addition to six years of experience as a Chief Audit Executive. He has significant experience in the financial services industry, with a focus on banking clients, providing such services as internal audit, SOX implementation, remediation and project management, compliance program development, compliance audits, and IPO readiness assessments. John has served as the lead project manager on the initial year Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) implementation for a top tier mortgage servicer, in addition to the documentation of significant business processes and corresponding financial reporting controls for a middle market leasing company preparing for an IPO. He also has extensive experience providing consultative services to government sponsored enterprises and various state regulatory departments. John was a member of the national leadership team for a Big 4 firm responsible for directing External Quality Assessments (EQAs) of the Internal Audit Departments of Fortune 500 financial services companies.


Throughout his career, John has led many significant engagements for clients in the financial services industry. He was responsible for overseeing Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) compliance audits of a top tier mortgage servicer participating in the federal government’s mortgage assistance program on behalf of the GSE. John has served as the Lead Director of a CFPB readiness assessment for a regional bank’s consumer credit portfolio, and the project lead for the development of internal audit mortgage loan compliance testing program for a Fortune 500 bank, including all federal and state regulations. He has also led internal audit strategy sessions for a Fortune 500 bank’s internal audit department and an internal audit transformation for a systemically important financial market utility. John also served as a Lead Director, conducting EQAs of Fortune 500 financial services companies’ internal audit departments in conjunction with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


John is married to Brenda, and they have two grown children who live on opposite coasts – son Clayton in Florida and daughter Courtney in California. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, hiking, horse racing and travelling.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kentucky Society of CPAs (KSCPA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Mortgage Banking Association (MBA)



  • Eastern Kentucky University
    • Bachelor of Business Studies, Accounting & Computer Information Systems