Asif Alam is the Chief Executive Officer at Compliance.ai. A leader in shaping disruptive technology, his experience includes building products using AI and natural language processing for GRC, payments, lending, risk, trading, and new solutions, from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
In his most recent role, he served as the Chief Strategy Officer of ThoughtTrace, unlocking new revenue streams and markets, and reignite portfolio growth. ThoughTrace was then acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2021.
He brings more than 20 years of management and business experience; increasing profitability, unlocking new revenue streams and markets, and reignite portfolio growth for companies like Thomson Reuters, Crux Informatics, and Finastra. Asif is a forward-thinking expert driving engagement via client forums, public presentations and white papers.
Co-Founder & Chief Product/Strategy Officer
"With more than 25 years of experience in hi-tech, Kayvan leads operations, strategy, sales, and marketing for Compliance.ai. A pioneer of the RegTech industry, he has interviewed 500+ Chief Compliance Officers at financial services institutions to understand the scope and urgency of the challenges they are facing. He has a practical vision for how technology can be applied to address their most pressing needs within today’s complex and dynamic regulatory environment. Kayvan previously led the Identity Strategy team at RSA, and represented EMC on various industry alliances such as the FIDO board. He was co-founder and CEO of PassBan (acquired by RSA)."
RegTech & Innovation Leader
Info-Tech Research Group
Donna Bales is a seasoned practitioner with 20+ years financial-markets experience in market structure, regulation and product management, gained from time working in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. Currently, she is a Principal Research Director in the CIO Practice at InfoTech Research group, where she conducts research and provides advisory services in IT Risk, Governance and Compliance.
Donna led her own advisory firm for 11 years where she worked with financial institutions and regulatory bodies on a range of strategic-, regulatory-, business-impact- and transformation initiatives and has led senior product development roles at TD Securities and IHS Markit. Not one to stay still, she founded the Canadian Regulatory Technology Association in 2019 fueled by her belief in the transformation potential of emerging technology and the opportunities it brings to the Canadian financial services ecosystem.
Dr. Iris Liliana Bleck
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Iris Liliana Bleck is the CEO and Co-Founder of a German fintech company with a broad regulatory background. Previously, she was the deputy General Manager of Silicon Valley Bank’s German presence, led one of the Top 10 projects at Deutsche Bank after stationed as financial services consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and served as banking lawyer with Clifford Chance.
Sebastián Bravo Söhrens
Senior Content Consultant
Sebastian is a Senior Content Consultant for Compliance.ai. In this role, he leads the development of Premium Content partnerships, provides guidance to the product and engineering teams on content-related features and issues, and manages the data ingestion quality assurance processes. From 2018 to 2021, Sebastian was Head of Content for Compliance.ai. Prior to joining Compliance.ai, Sebastian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and worked in securities litigation.
OnPoint Analytics, Inc.
Hugh Cadden is a recognized expert in derivative financial and trading markets including futures, options, and swaps. Hugh is currently a senior consultant and expert with OnPoint Analytics, Inc. an economic, finance and statistical consultancy specializing in expert testimony for complex litigation. He has been specializing in the organization, operation, and regulation of financial and trading markets for over 40 years. Hugh’s experience includes both the public and private sectors and he has held senior level positions with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission including serving as Director of the Division of Trading and Markets and Deputy Director of Enforcement. He has been qualified as an expert on financial and trading market matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Tax Court, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association, American Arbitration Association and federal courts.
Senior Manager, Product Management
Archer Integrated Risk Management
Corey is Senior Manager for the Solutions Product Management Team and US Solutions Engineering Team at Archer, responsible for the complete build and launch of the compliance testing and financial controls monitoring use cases. Previously, he was Solution Product Manager for RCCM, Audit and Engage for business users. Corey has over seventeen years’ experience as an Archer Certified Consultant implementing Risk and Compliance programs and solving many complex business solutions for Fortune 100 Clients.
Prior to returning to Archer in 2017, he was the Manager of Risk and Compliance at Epiq Systems, overseeing the creation and implementation of multiple programs and the department itself.
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Carla Carriveau is a seasoned securities and regulatory affairs attorney. Currently, she is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for CoinList. Before joining CoinList, she held roles as Global Head of Legal and Public Policy at Forge, a Fintech company serving the private markets, head of the international regulatory team at crypto company Circle, and Managing Counsel at Wealthfront, a robo-advisor. Prior to that, Carla served as Senior Counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in a number of capacities including as a top government affairs aide to former SEC Chair Mary Jo White. During her tenure with the SEC, she managed the broker-dealer examination program for the Pacific Northwest, drafted SEC rules and interpretations, and directed policymaking teams. Carla began her career at FINRA where she gained a deep understanding of the financial markets and broker-dealer operations.
Executive VP, CISO
As an FBI Special Agent for 27+ years, John Caruthers held many roles and responsibilities, including: supported the Whitewater investigation; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; led the Crimes Against Children program; served as San Diego’s Innocent Images coordinator; served as the FBI’s primary ICS/SCADA Threat Coordinator; and was assigned to Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands. John’s last role in the FBI was as Supervisory Special Agent of FBI San Diego’s Cyber National Security Squad, as well as Partnership/Engagement Coordinator. At the conclusion of his FBI career, John founded HAK-iQ, which raises awareness and highlights current events in the cybersecurity space. Upon retirement, John assumed the title of Cybersecurity Director for a large biotechnology company in Southern California and served as a BISO (Business Information Security Officer) for EVOTEK, providing executive advisement to a wide variety of clients and industries. This allows John to spend equal time evangelizing and operationalizing security throughout industry. John has been recognized for his leadership abilities on multiple occasions (FBI Director - Leadership Award(s)) and currently maintains two GIAC certifications (GSIF and GSLC). John resides with his family in Charleston, South Carolina.
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Carliss Chatman is an Assistant Professor of Law teaching Contracts, Agency and Unincorporated Entities, Corporations, and Transactional Skills. Her work is influenced by over two decades of service on non-profit boards and involvement with community organizations. Through leadership positions, she has developed expertise in corporate governance and non-profit regulation and has been instrumental in strategic planning and fundraising efforts.
Prior to law teaching, Professor Chatman was a commercial litigation attorney in Houston, Texas. In practice, she focused on trial law, appeals and arbitration in pharmaceutical, health care, mass torts, product liability, as well as oil, gas, and mineral law. In addition to negotiating settlements and obtaining successful verdicts, Professor Chatman has also analyzed and drafted position statements regarding the constitutionality of statutes and the impact of statutory revisions for presentation to the Texas Legislature.
Dr. Brent Crider
Chief Compliance Officer
"Brent Crider, Doctor of Executive Leadership, is an Executive Director and the Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Synovus Bank. He previously served in C-suite roles and has 35 years’ experience in public and private institutions leading program enhancements. Brent’s experiences range from creating organizations to improving and strengthening existing corporations to exceed performance standards.
Dr. Crider retired from active duty in the U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years. He was a senior intelligence officer and served as the Director of the National Security Agency group at the U.S. Special Operations Command and spanning four continents. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, holds advanced degrees in Economics and National Security & Strategic Studies. "
Michael is a seasoned legal and risk advisor to financial services companies, and a law professor in the field of financial institutions law. A champion of innovative legal, compliance and risk strategies, Michael’s expertise ranges from regulatory compliance to data privacy, contract management, commercial and consumer finance, governance, and enterprise risk management. Prior to his current role as bank General Counsel, he was outside counsel for over 130 banks, credit unions, finance lenders and FinTech companies, and a regular instructor for Bankers’ Compliance Group. He also served in the equipment finance division of Boeing, specializing in the financing of commercial, aerospace and military equipment.
Head of Partnerships
Maria Devassy is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at Compliance.ai. She is a GRC, RegTech, Content, and Technology leader with over 20 years of experience helping companies bridge the gap between technology, product, and business. Maria has held leadership positions with MetricStream, KPMG, Oracle Corporation, and other technology companies prior to joining the Compliance.ai team. In these roles, she has launched several successful RegTech products, established business partnerships, and advised Fortune 100 clients on risk management, audit, advisory, and compliance business across Industries.
CEO and Founder
Richard (“Rick”) Dupree is a risk, compliance, and operations leader who contributed expertise at regional, national, and global financial services firms and fintechs, including Wells Fargo, Silicon Valley Bank, Bank of the West, and BNP Paribas and is currently engaged in risk management efforts in the startup, fintech space.
In addition to his work in the incumbent bank and neobank spaces, Rick advises regtechs and financial services technology solution providers, is a recurring, contributing editor at Finextra.com, and sits on industry panels in the US and the UK speaking on risk and compliance challenges faced by banks and fintechs.
Nirvana Farhadi is a thought leader, pioneer and a recognized global influencer in the RegTech sector, with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. She has developed, built, and advised on multiple RegTech solutions. She was most recently with Hitachi as their Global Head of Financial Services, RegTech Risk and Regulatory Compliance Affairs; and she worked with KPMG as their Head of Regulatory Reporting. She has covered areas such as GDPR, CCPA, and multiple global data privacy regulations, regulatory reporting, record keeping, AML, and data governance.
In addition to her RegTech expertise, Nirvana is an author, keynote speaker, and industry collaborator.
Head of Content
"Ravin Galgotia is the Head of Content at Compliance.ai. In this role, he drives the regulatory content engine, builds strategic content alliances, and provides direction on content enhancements at Compliance.ai. Ravin also leads data quality management with the product and engineering teams for content ingestion and enrichment features that use machine-learning and other automation methods. Before joining the Compliance.ai team, Ravin graduated from University of California, Berkeley School of Law and practiced technology litigation."
Head of Compliance
Onbo by Stilt
Doreen Ghusar recently began her new journey and serves as a Head of Compliance at Onbo; Onbo by Stilt represents a new path for any company to launch a credit product with speed, scale, and confidence. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges, Doreen received one of the housing industry’s highest honors: the 2020 Housing Wire Women of Influence award.
Previously, Doreen worked on a groundbreaking artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation project where she paired with one of the big 4 tech companies and collaborated with her team to build a document intelligence process. This process was used to analyze data instances which later was used for complete automation, with a focus to prevent fraud, adherence with relevant compliance requirements, and other regulatory issues within the digital lending space.
Doreen is a veteran in the regulatory compliance space with an established understanding of consumer and mortgage-related inception to completion lending processes and life cycles. Doreen is a huge advocate for Americans with Disability Act and has continuously dedicated herself to support her organization to meet accessibility requirements and support consumers financial need despite their accessibility requirements.
Doreen graduated from American Heritage University School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor degree. Doreen continues to dedicate her efforts in the digital regulatory space and fulfill her desire of innovation as well as empower others to act upon their creative digital mind.
Gagan is Product Manager at Compliance.ai and comes from a regulatory compliance background in banking and brokerage where he developed and implemented processes. Recently, he worked at the intersection of Product and Compliance in multiple FinTech companies like PayPal and FundPaaS, an investment crowdfunding platform.
Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames
Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames is a partner with Tapestry Networks and a leader of their corporate governance practice. She is a global adviser to non-executive directors, C-suite executives, and in-house counsel on issues related to corporate governance, culture transformation, board leadership, and stakeholder engagement. As a certified compliance and ethics professional, she’s invested over two decades in building and leading effective corporate governance programs that unlock long-term value. Today she leads peer networks for corporate directors that explore the board’s role in oversight of strategy, innovation, risk, talent and culture. Her purpose is to bridge diverse cross stakeholder dialogue for enhanced governance.
Senior Director, Product Marketing
"A results-driven Senior Director of Product Marketing with multiple years of product marketing expertise in B2B SaaS companies, including six years in the GRC space, Loren builds compelling messaging for diverse buying audiences and successful product launches, as well as measurable revenue growth.
Today, Loren supports MetricStreams risk, compliance, third-party risk, and audit products in an increasingly dynamic and growing marketplace."
Head of Customer Success
Peter brings over 25 years of experience supporting customers with business enterprise software to his role as Chief Customer Officer at Compliance.ai. As CCO, Peter leads all customer activities including support, services and customer success. His teams seamlessly integrate across the organization delivering optimal experiences and success to internal and external stakeholders.
Peter has a consistent track record in creating and scaling customer facing teams for Client Success, Professional Services, Renewals, and Support. For the past eleven years, his experience has concentrated in RCM and Third Party Risk, supporting clients from small firms to Fortune 500 enterprises across the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industries.
Professor of Law
Florida International University
Jerry W. Markham is a professor of law at Florida International University at Miami where he teaches corporate and international business law. He previously was a partner in the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance), chief counsel for the Division of Enforcement of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Secretary and Counsel for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Markham taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown law school in Washington, DC, and was a professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Florida. He holds law degrees from Georgetown and the University of Kentucky and an undergraduate business degree from Western Kentucky University. Professor Markham is the author of a three-volume Financial History of the United States, published by M.E. Sharpe that was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002. He authored three follow-on volumes to that history that covers the Enron era scandals through the Financial Crisis in 2008. Professor Markham is the author and coauthor of numerous other books and articles on securities, banking and commodity regulation. He is also the chairman of Markham Consulting Inc., where he has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases involving complex financial issues.
Senior Account Manager
Peter (PJ) is one of Compliance.ai’s Customer Success Managers and considers himself a “professional customer success advocate and trusted advisor”. He has worked in customer facing roles for more than 25 years, acting as the primary liaison between customers and the organization. PJ prides himself on helping align customer’s challenges with the best solution possible.
In his role at Compliance.ai , he focuses on understanding the strategic and operational needs of his clients. PJ works closely with his accounts to identify and drive initiatives that help clients optimize their adoption and successful use of Compliance.ai .
Head of Product Management
Ruth is Vice President of Product Management at Compliance.ai, a modern regulatory intelligence and change solution. In her role, she leads product development initiatives for building and adopting new technologies within the Compliance.ai platform.
Ruth is a financial services product leader with over 20 years of experience in multiple areas of the FinTech and Financial Services industry including: Brokerage & Wealth Management, Trading, Retail Banking, Mortgage and Insurance. With an extensive background consisting of product and strategy positions with large and small financial services, technology and consulting companies, Ruth has launched multiple successful new products within the FinTech and RegTech spaces, including innovations at Compliance.ai.
Martin (Marty) T. Mitchell, CRCM, is a Managing Director and serves on the Board of Directors of ProBank Austin. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Online Lending Policy Institute. Marty has over 20 years of experience in the consumer compliance field.
After retiring from a successful career as a U.S. Army officer, he served as a commissioned federal compliance examiner with the FDIC. As an examiner, Marty was responsible for determining financial institution compliance with consumer protection laws and regulations, as well as conducting CRA and fair lending examinations for large and small banks. During his tenure with Capital One, he led the design and implementation of their corporate level mortgage compliance program through a period of business closures, multiple acquisitions, and intense regulatory scrutiny. He frequently speaks on a wide range of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) topics.
Regulatory Reporting Strategy Advisor
James Phillips is an expert on regulatory reporting issues and monitoring them on a global, jurisdictional and sectoral basis. James’s extensive client-facing experience with VERMEG - a market-leading solution provider for banking, capital markets and insurance - provides context for strategic input, empowering insight about how market changes drive demand for regulatory reporting solutions, and ensures his recommendations always have client operational realities in mind. James has been a close participant throughout the ongoing Digital Regulatory Reporting agenda with UK and other regulators internationally, and across the wider RegTech field, as the paradigm of how reporting is done is reinvented. As a frequent industry speaker and business provider, James is active in thought-leadership and industry collaboration.
Insurance Practice Lead
Strategic Risk Associates
"Gary R. Preysner leads Strategic Risk Associates’ insurance practice and is an expert in ERM processes and frameworks for P&C and Life Insurance companies. Gary is widely seen as a leading-edge thinker and an executive confidante to many of the world’s largest and most respected insurance companies and has consistently introduced new and novel concepts and business practices to the industry. His team built Watchtower™ for Insurance (the only turnkey ERM platform for the P&C industry) and developed a Risk Maturity framework to calibrate processes and practices across the insurance industry to facilitate ERM benchmarking. Gary has worked with multiple clients to create new and customized ERM solutions for their individual needs and implemented or improved existing ERM processes and systems. He has also advised on approaches to “de-risk” major corporate projects in their planning stage and assisted clients on getting projects back on track to avoid failure. Mr. Preysner received his BA and MBA degrees from Yale University and studied at the Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow, Poland. In addition, he is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). "
Vice President, Marketing
Suneel Sahi is the VP of Product Marketing at MetricStream, where he oversees the global Financial and Banking Industry Marketing, the European Marketing Strategy and the Risk and Audit product lines. He has over 20 years’ experience working in senior marketing roles, including Head of Financial Crime and Compliance at Accuity and most recently at SS&C Technologies as Director of Product Marketing and Strategy. He has also worked with regulators and industry bodies at DTCC and spent over a decade at Thomson Reuters in various Sales, Business and Marketing roles. Suneel holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College, London.
Brian Shaw has worked in business process automation targeting risk and compliance for over 25 years, supporting hundreds of fortune 500 and mid-market firms across all industries. Since 2011 Brian has focused on Third-Party Risk, Compliance and Performance Management for the Financial Services Industry, as well as Master Data Management and Know Your Customer (KYC) challenges.
At Mirato, Brian serves as Director of Financial Services Sales responsible for sales to Financial Services firms in North America and Europe.
Strategic Account Manager
Brent is a Strategic Customer Success Manager at Compliance.ai. He brings over 25 years of experience supporting customers across various industries, all with a focus on technology and process optimization.
In his role with Compliance.ai, Brent's focus is on customer success and account management, ultimately building strong relationships with existing customers. Previous experience across other technology sectors includes electronic design automation, data storage, insurtech, and now compliance.
Jeffrey Smith is a seasoned GC, CCO, CRO, and securities, business, tax and M&A attorney with over 23 years of experience strengthening the legal and compliance functions of financial services firms, investment funds, digital asset businesses, and businesses raising capital or seeking strategic combinations or exits. He is the founding and managing attorney for LawVisory, an international law firm, co-founder and CEO of RIA Compliance Firm LLC, and a successful serial entrepreneur of several successful companies. He has previously served as head of legal and compliance for several large registered investment advisers, as Investigative Counsel for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and worked in the Director of Enforcement Office at the SEC. In addition to being a J.D. and having a LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law, Mr. Smith holds the certifications of IACCP, CRCP, and CRM.
Manager, Customer Success & Support
Christian has been at Compliance.ai for over five years, since the company’s inception in 2017. In his current role, he leads customer onboarding, manages daily interactions with clients, and supports clients to solve problems and share best practices on using the Compliance.ai platform. Christian graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management.
David Van Bruwaene
CEO and Co-Founder
David Van Bruwaene is a purpose-driven serial entrepreneur, philosopher, and educator; a leader in consumer and business strategy for ethical technologies. As CEO and lead data scientist at VISR (sold to SafeToNet), he developed mission critical cyber- bullying detection software and sits on the company’s board. FAIRLY is an extension of his mandate; a timely and important toolkit to promote and protect human rights in the growing concern of AI model development.
President, COO & Co-Founder
Brian is the President, COO & Co-Founder of findCRA where he brings over twenty years of compliance management experience to his role leading operations, sales, and marketing. As a CRA subject matter expert, Brian also manages the company’s CRA consulting services. Since co-founding findCRA in 2013, he has guided its growth from an ambitious idea to a nationally-recognized RegTech company supporting banks of all sizes with CRA objectives. During his time in banking, Brian oversaw regulatory compliance in the areas of CRA, fair lending, HMDA, lending, deposit operations, and BSA/AML for Republic Bank & Trust Company’s retail and FinTech operations. He also managed bank regulatory examinations and compliance during M&A activity. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Controls Specialist (CCS), and a columnist for the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine. Brian holds B.A. degrees in Business Administration and English from Bellarmine University and resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Director, Advocacy, Communications and Public Affairs
Florian Wimber is a regulatory affairs and advocacy expert in the insurance industry with more than a decade experience in EU financial services and insurance regulation. Florian is the Director of Advocacy, Communications and Public Affairs of the representative body of the Irish insurance association, Insurance Ireland. He joined the organization in 2018 as Head of European Affairs and International Insurance and established the association’s representation in Brussels, Belgium.
Prior to his assignment with Insurance Ireland, Florian was Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia where he was working on the establishment of social protection and the regulation of the insurance market. From 2010-2016, Florian was with the German Insurance Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V., GDV) where he held different positions in Brussels and Berlin. The focus of his engagement was insurance prudential regulation and financial supervision in the European Union.
Florian is a German national and holds a degree in economics from University of Cologne and Trinity College, Dublin.
ING Hubs Poland
Karol Wojtczak is a graduate of Law at Warsaw University and a Head of Transaction Monitoring Operations in ING Hubs. He is also an adjunct professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw, where he leads Compliance and AML Postgraduate Studies.
In the past 15 years, Karol served global banks in building shared services functions for AML investigations at the regional and global level. His experience includes building and managing functions and sites, global processes standardization, change management and change control as well as process optimization and delivery of automations in AML investigations processes. Karol also holds a diploma in AML of International Compliance Association and is a Co-Chair of ACAMS Poland Chapter since 2018.
Global Head of Risk and Compliance
Gene Yoshida is a risk management and compliance professional with a proven record in developing innovative solutions to meet business needs within risk tolerances and regulatory requirements. He is a seasoned practitioner of operational, credit, new product risk, AML/fraud, and compliance at the line and in an oversight capacity. Gene has a diverse background in FinTech, asset management, insurance, real estate, and consumer finance, and he is currently the Global Head of Risk and Compliance at Ponto, a crypto-infrastructure firm. Previously, Gene was the US Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Revolut, a financial services technology company that offers banking services based in London, England.
Chief Product Officer
Stuart Cook is Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer for Valley Bank. He joined Valley in 2019 as Chief Digital Product Officer bringing more than 15 years of experience in global financial services, both in start-up and enterprise companies. He is focused on creating great customer experiences, building growth and leading teams through product discovery and delivery. Cook is responsible for overseeing the creation and development of Valley’s digital product and propositions as well as transforming to more agile ways of working, leveraging cloud native and automated infrastructure to help make the customer experience more seamless and streamlined.
VP & Chief Risk Officer
Kevin Vance coordinates the ERM program and leads the annual reinsurance placement for Rockingham Insurance. Mr. Vance is the newest addition to the Rockingham Insurance’s executive team and is joining with 25 years of experience as a reinsurance broker with Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions team where he provided a variety of P&C insurance company clients with innovative risk and capital management solutions. Mr. Vance’s key areas of responsibility include collaboration with Rockingham Insurance’s leadership on key decisions that enable strategic growth, promote risk awareness throughout the organization, deployment of effective risk management schemes to identify and prepare for risks that may threaten the company’s objectives, and determine optimal utilization of reinsurance capital to enhance operational profitability. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Mr. Vance served in the United States Air Force and received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from University of Georgia. He also holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation.
VP, Head of Corporate Strategy and Development,
Early Warning (Zelle)
Joseph Ng joined Early Warning Services (EWS) in 2021 to lead Corporate Strategy and Development. In his role, Jo leads a team to establish the enterprise vision and strategy, accelerate corporate development and partnership opportunities, and drive strategic initiatives for the enterprise. Prior to joining EWS, Jo was at Wells Fargo where he held two positions as the leader of Business Innovation, and SVP in the enterprise Corporate Strategy and Planning team. Before Wells Fargo, Jo led Marketing, Product Marketing and Strategy at AtHoc, Inc., which was acquired by Blackberry. Jo also held strategy roles at Intuit, The Boston Consulting Group, and Capital Alliance Group, Inc., and was the manufacturing lead at Mammoth China, Ltd. Jo earned his MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his family and listening to opera or jazz with an occasional peaty single malt.
Cota FinTech Ventures
"Kevin Jacques joined Cota in 2021 as a Partner. Prior to Cota, Kevin was Vice President and Head of Corporate Ventures at Visa. During his tenure at Visa, Kevin led the company’s venture investment efforts serving as lead partner on over 25 FinTech transactions. Prior to Visa, Kevin spent seven years at Intuit directing Corporate Development and Investments. At Intuit, Kevin and his team completed over 30 acquisitions, seven divestitures, four direct corporate venture investments, as well as 11 FinTech venture fund investments with total deal value approaching $2B. Prior to Intuit, Kevin spent nearly 12 years as a venture capital partner with Sevin Rosen Funds and Palomar Ventures. Kevin was also the CEO of Globeranger, an RFID middleware provider, and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Kevin received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "