Amanda spent the nine last years building and leading a team of compliance and risk professionals at Sunrise Banks. As the Chief Risk Officer, she helped Sunrise to become a leading sponsor bank in the prepaid and fintech markets; on-boarding clients such as Remitly, Gusto, and Self.
Amanda’s philosophy is that compliance departments should not be the “no” department, but rather help build products and systems that embed the rules and reduce friction. This philosophy has developed over the last 20+ years as she has spent time in a variety of roles such as bank examiner, consultant, BSA officer, and Compliance Officer.
Amanda has spoken at numerous financial technology and regulatory conferences, including LendIt, the Financial Health Network, FINEXT, and published articles on the regulatory and financial industry. She attended the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s Executive Development Institute.