May 3, 2023 – Washington, DC – Treliant, an essential consulting partner to the global financial industry, has named Karin J. Lockovitch as Senior Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance and Mortgage. Her appointment deepens Treliant’s long-standing commitment to assisting financial services companies in designing, implementing, and operating effective and efficient compliance programs that support operational excellence while meeting regulatory expectations.

Karin is a 25-year banking and financial services executive who has served as Chief Compliance, Credit, and Enterprise Risk Officer for major U.S. banks, foreign-owned banks, and non-banks, overseeing a broad scope of financial products and services. She has also spent several years as a consultant advising fintechs and their bank partners on risk, compliance, operational optimization, and resilience.

Karin’s bank executive roles have included Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Bank of the West and for Zions Bancorporation. She was also Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for SunTrust’s (now Truist) Consumer and Small Business division, Director of Compliance Risk Management for Ally Bank, and Chief Credit Officer for Lehman Brothers Commercial Bank and American Express Centurion Bank.

In her consulting work, Karin has advised on optimal enterprise risk and compliance programs, led bank charter application and bank acquisition strategies, directed an extensive project to advance the Utah banking and fintech industries, and served as a fractional Chief Compliance and Chief Risk Officer.

“Due to recent developments in the U.S. financial sector, from mortgage and commercial real estate declines, fair lending compliance issues, to ALM mismatches, regulators are bound to redouble their focus on all banks’ and fintechs’ potential exposures and weaknesses,” said Treliant CEO David Samuels. “This makes Karin’s appointment especially timely, to support our clients with her profound knowledge and experience in designing, building, and managing effective enterprise compliance and risk frameworks, and in implementing programs for responsible lending and mortgage servicing, including execution.”

“Financial services companies are seeing another spike in regulatory risk, and they need advice on the most relevant, impactful options for achieving and demonstrating safety and soundness,” Karin said. “Treliant has helped so many banks in these areas and in meeting regulators’ expectations across the board, and I look forward to working with the team on our clients’ range of compliance, mortgage, and responsible banking related needs.”

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