Why did you choose a career in Regulatory and Compliance Consulting with FD?

First Derivatives provides a unique blend of regulatory subject matter expertise coupled with their data management systems and technology infrastructure. As regulation and compliance continue to evolve, the need for managing organizational data is becoming paramount to compliance efforts and regulatory adherence. I chose a career with First Derivatives because it’s exciting to be with a consultancy that can offer the expertise and technological acumen our clients require. First Derivatives serves the largest tier-one banks and investment firms in the capital markets industry with long-standing trusted relationships with their clients. This provides tremendous opportunity in assisting a wide-range of clients with navigating through the regulatory landscape and solving their most complex challenges. The leadership behind FD’s Legal and Regulatory Compliance practice is another reason I joined their team. I have complete trust and confidence in my colleagues and executive team in the growth strategy focused on quality deliverables that meet and exceed client expectations.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Having the opportunity to add real value by addressing our client’s needs. I’m passionate about working collaboratively with our client teams and FD colleagues to establish a project plan with defined milestones and objectives while playing an integral role in completing engagements from beginning to end. I enjoy jumping into challenging situations and approaching solutions with the right people, enhanced processes and leveraging technology to get things done efficiently. We have a tremendous responsibility in developing strong internal controls and implementing processes that are scalable and well defined. I enjoy working with our clients in helping them navigate through the regulatory complexity while leveraging the interpersonal skills necessary to effect organizational change with their partners and key stakeholders in domestic and international locations. FD approaches clients as a partner who recognizes the sensitivity and stakes in helping them stay safe and compliant with evolving regulatory requirements.

What does your current working day look like?

My workday begins with a game plan. I meet with the engagement team every morning to agree on our approach for getting things done. Our projects are managed via detailed dashboards used to discuss weekly accomplishments, highlight potential challenges, and agree on next steps for accomplishing objectives on time and on budget. By maintaining an organized approach with a defined framework helps our clients feel confident and comfortable with the progress and direction each engagement team is focused on delivering.