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David Krestin, a Senior Advisor with Treliant, is an experienced financial services audit and risk professional who has held executive leadership positions with global investment and commercial banking institutions.

David has an extensive history working with capital markets, wealth management, and wholesale banking products and interfacing with the agencies overseeing these sectors. These have included U.S. regulators such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), as well as international agencies in the U.K., Latin America, and Asia.

He has spent over 35 years in senior Global Product Specialist and Regional Head Audit roles at JP Morgan, Barclays Capital, and Société Générale; then as Deputy Chief Auditor at the Bank of New York/Pershing; Chief Auditor at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Americas; and General Auditor of its holding company, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Since 2016 David has provided independent risk advisory services to financial firms focused on enterprise risk management and strategy and system implementations for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). In recent years he sat on the U.S. Board and Audit Committee of Sumitomo Mitsubishi Financial Group, where he is now Senior Advisor to the Board.

As a seasoned executive and trusted advisor David is known for his strategic and practical advice, delivering solutions, and driving transformations within financial firms on key risk management, governance, and internal control challenges including: establishing start-up products and functions; responding to regulatory remediation and enforcement actions; implementing business and control re-engineering programs; and enhancing corporate profiles with regulators and governing bodies. Over the course of his career he has been instrumental in pioneering leading audit and operational risk professional practices; directing significant forensic audits and financial conduct investigations; developing third-line strategies; and preparing firms for major changes to banking regulations. These have included the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (financial disclosures and investor protection), Dodd-Frank Act (Wall Street reform and consumer protection), BSA/US PATRIOT Act/OFAC (bank secrecy and anti-money laundering), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (bribery and corruption). He has also affected structural improvements to control frameworks and operational process excellence applying standards set by organizations such as the Commission of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), Bank for International Settlements’ Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and ISACA (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies, or COBIT).

David earned his BA in Accountancy and Law from Kent University, England. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and is a certified Member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (MIIA).