A Conversation with Michael Herrera CEO of MHA Consulting

Question: Are you seeing a greater focus on BCP in post 9-11 corporate America?
MH: We get asked this question all the time. I would say “yes” and “no”. Too many companies don’t see an immediate return on investment on BCP so there is limited to no emphasis at all in regards to BCP. We also visit companies where a recovery program has been operational for years, significant dollars have been spent and the ability to recover the business is non-existent. In other companies, other priorities arise, and companies feel they have already invested enough in business continuity projects. Some companies take the approach that disasters won’t happen to them. So, my answer would be that BCP is not being universally appreciated by corporate America; some companies are proactive and better prepared than others, others have nothing in…

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About
Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.