Isabel M-Plasencia is a Director in Treliant’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance Practice. Isabel has extensive experience directing teams and shaping governance, risk, and compliance practices within highly matrixed organizations. She brings over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, partnering with some of the largest global financial institutions.

Prior to joining Treliant, Isabel served as a Senior Executive in multiple banks, helping them adapt to a continuously changing regulatory environment, adopt technology advancements, and achieve customer excellence with an emphasis on strategic direction and transformation, financial crimes and operational risk management.

Isabel has a proven record of successfully developing and implementing strategic initiatives around business and technology, enhancing regulatory infrastructure, driving operational effectiveness, leading transformation, upskilling teams, and championing change and regulatory obligations to meet company goals and objectives while protecting company assets. She is a hands-on, dynamic leader and manager with proven success across all three lines of defense in risk management. She is experienced in leading multifunctional, multicultural, geographically dispersed teams and has counseled and influenced senior leadership on strategy and goal attainment.

Isabel is also a member of the following mentoring and advocacy groups: Financial Executives Networking Group, National Society for Hispanic Professionals, Women on Wall Street, and Privacy Governance & Compliance Experts. Additionally, she mentors and coaches’ young women in their professional pursuits to help them meet their full potential. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Specialization

  • AML Program and Process Improvement
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Compliance Programs
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Management
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Quality
  • Data Strategy
  • Dodd-Frank Reform
  • Due Diligence
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Crimes Compliance Programs
  • Operational Risk
  • Process and Program Improvement
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Change
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Remediation Plans / Implementation and Effectiveness Testing
  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Culture and Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management Expectations
  • Strategy / Strategic Planning
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Transformation and Change Management