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Joel Finard

Joel has consulted extensively to the financial services industry; provided expert testimony in complex litigations; served as an NASD arbitrator; worked on the trading desks of top-tier banks; managed money at a large insurance company; and taught economics at the graduate level. Joel has assisted companies with reviewing and analyzing financial market activities, practices, and […]

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Stephen J. Mills

Steve spent 13 years at Promontory Financial Group, where he helped the firm grow substantially and worked on some of the firm’s most important projects including assisting clients address and validate actions taken in response to consent orders and Matters Requiring Attention. With a special focus on operational risk, Steve helped institutions develop sound and […]

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Richard J. Wolf

Since the enactment of Sarbanes Oxley Act and related, broad changes to the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations, Rick has designed and implemented start-up compliance programs for several multi-national corporations, designing programs for employees and executives in over 50 countries. His body of work includes creating ethics and compliance programs, whistleblower systems, regulatory compliance […]

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James C. Watkins

James may be the only senior official to have served the FDIC through the bank and thrift crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, the Great Recession’s financial and banking crisis of 2008 to 2013, and the pandemic of 2020. He is a recognized expert on crisis management, credit risk assessments, liquidity strategies, operational risks, bank […]

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Alan I. Rothenberg

In the financial world, Alan was the founder and Chairman of 1st Century Bank, now a division of MidFirst Bank, for which he currently serves as Chairman for its Southern California market. Previously, he cofounded another very successful independent financial institution, First Los Angeles Bank. Alan has served as counsel and board member for several […]

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Paul Reynolds

Until 2022, Paul served as Partner of Counsel at Dinsmore and Shohl, where he specialized in financial institutions and payment systems. Throughout his time there he advised clients on regulatory compliance, including financial services and broker-dealer and Registered Investment Advisor compliance, and corporate formations and transactions. Before this, Paul had a 23-year career at Fifth […]

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María (Marilú)de Lourdes Jiménez

Marilú served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the leading Hispanic banking institution in the United States, supervised by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Marilú is an industry authority with extensive experience evaluating BSA/AML, USA Patriot Act, and Office of Foreign Asset Control compliance programs as well as consumer and financial compliance.

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Edward T. Hida II

Ed has worked with global, national and regional banks, insurers, asset managers, financial infrastructure and specialized finance companies. Prior to joining Secura/Isaac Group, Ed spent more than 30 years leading risk and regulatory practices and large-scale projects as a Deloitte Advisory Senior Partner in New York City, serving Deloitte’s most important clients, among them 7 […]

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Larry J. Gordon

During his career, Larry has been a leader at organizations ranging from large banks to FinTech start-ups where he was adept at identifying issues, partnering to develop options, and implementing collaborative solutions. That approach resulted in the design of industry-leading processes and tools that help transform the identification and mitigation of risk, improve organizational business […]

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Robert B. Goldstein

Bob has been CEO, Chairman and director of over 20 financial institutions in 11 states capitalizing on his expertise in risk management and governance to improve profitability and regulatory compliance. A widely recognized turnaround specialist, Bob creates shareholder value by helping troubled financial institutions of all sizes mitigate underperformance and by restructuring marginally profitable companies […]

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