Craig Linnell

Craig Linnell

National Managing Senior Director – SOC Practice

BDO Orange County Office



Executive Summary

Craig leads the Firm’s SOC practice and is responsible for managing and growing the practice on a firm-wide basis.  His role includes developing SOC practice templates, guidance, policies and procedures as well as coordinating SOC national and regional marketing and business development activities.

Prior to retirement in 2014, Craig was the partner in charge of the Firm’s IS Assurance practice as well as for the BDO West region IS Assurance practice. The practice focuses on computer auditing, computer security consulting, and other consulting activities in the areas of disaster recovery planning, Internet security risk assessment and mainframe and network security.

Previously, Craig was a partner in the Information Risk Management practice of a Big Four accounting firm. His experience includes performing analysis of IT departments, managing enterprise security architecture engagements, information technology audit work, performing SAS 70 reviews, and security system reviews. He also has more than 10 years of banking experience with one of the nation’s largest banks and a local community bank.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Information Systems Auditors Association


B.S., Business Administration, Finance, Loyola University