Secura/Isaac Group, the preeminent global advisory firm serving financial institutions, is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Mills, a seasoned expert on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, will join the firm as Senior Advisor. Mr. Mills brings over three decades of domestic and international experience advising clients on broad areas of risk management and controls.
Mr. Mills also brings experience with new and emerging applications of artificial intelligence in risk management to Secura/Isaac Group, a firm that operates at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and regulatory domain. Led by former FDIC and Fifth Third Bancorp Chairman William Isaac, Secura/Isaac Group is a strategic advisory firm specializing in governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial crime prevention and detection, strategic planning, information governance, technology and cybersecurity, independent monitoring services, and resolution and restructuring services.
Mr. Mills 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 and controls, Mr. Mills helped institutions develop sound and efficient approaches to risk identification, control documentation and testing of controls, often related to Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) programs.
Prior to joining Promontory, Mr. Mills spent nearly two decades at American Express, where he was a senior member of the global Internal Audit Team. While there, served as Chief Audit Executive for AmEx’s subsidiary banks, managing global internal audit regulatory relationships and developing and introducing leading practices in internal audit and risk management.
William Isaac, Chairman of Secura/Isaac Group said, “We are thrilled to have Steve here to add even more depth of knowledge to our risk management team. His experience is perfectly aligned with Secura/Isaac Group’s areas of expertise.”
“Bill has assembled an impressive team, and I am honored to join these experts to assist institutions address challenges in risk management, compliance and internal controls,” said Mr. Mills. “I am excited to be part of Secura/Isaac’s team providing the highest quality service to its clients”
Mr. Mills received his bachelor’s degree in finance and accountancy, with honors, from the University of Brighton. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW). He has extensive global experience, having lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.