Stephen J. Mills

Senior Advisor

Steve Mills has over three decades of domestic and international experience advising clients on risk management, regulatory compliance, internal audits, and corporate governance.

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 efficient approaches to risk identification, control documentation and testing of controls, often related to Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) programs. Steve helped clients design efficient testing programs, especially related to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering compliance. He also worked with new and emerging applications of artificial intelligence in risk management.

Prior to joining Promontory, Steve 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.

Steve 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.