Principal/Risk Advisory Practice Leader

Eric A. Pulse

In the words of Walt Disney, "Keep moving forward." Providing value to our clients is my driving force. Our priority is to enhance the security and control structure that protects our clients' data. I am committed to partnerships with our clients, providing quality and timely service that has a positive impact on their risk, security and control environment so they can minimize risk and sleep better each night.


Eric joined Eide Bailly in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in public accounting and consulting. He leads Eide Bailly’s Risk Advisory Services practice and specializes in providing information technology, risk advisory and cybersecurity consulting services to a variety of industries, including banking, credit unions, healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing and governments. He advises Eide Bailly clients on how to keep their valuable data secure in a world of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. With his many years of experience, Eric has become a true thought leader in the culture of cybersecurity.

When you work with Eric, you can expect a forward-thinking, big-picture approach to securing and protecting your data, assessing risk and implementing controls. In today's world of ever-changing risks and threats, Eric's first concern is your needs. When he's working on your behalf, you can expect a prompt response that is well thought-out and tailored to those needs.

When he's not serving clients, Eric's life is consumed with faith and family. His greatest enjoyment is spending time with his beautiful wife and three children, traveling or making memories at home. Eric also enjoys coaching, cooking and all things outdoors.



  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association


  • Certified Information Systems Auditor – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Certified Information Security Manager – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Certified Common Security Framework (CSF) Practitioner – HITRUST Alliance
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor – National Association of Financial Services Auditors


  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting and Business Management – Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD


Client Work

  • Performs IT audits, cybersecurity and control reviews that include business continuity planning, organizational and operational controls, physical and logical access security, application and processing controls and regulatory security compliance testing. Clients include large SEC registered financial institutions.
  • Performs SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 third-party audits.
  • Works with clients on information system security certification and accreditation activities as required under Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 for low-, moderate- and high-impact federal information systems.
  • Performs comprehensive assessments of technical systems and networks to determine security features and capabilities, as well as to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  • Assesses organizations’ controls to the HITRUST Common Security Framework.


Community Involvement

  • Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Member and volunteer
  • Eide Bailly community volunteer opportunities