Deborah McLeod is a Director in the Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group. She has extensive experience working with institutions of all types and sizes including 10 years of consulting experience and more than 20 years of direct banking experience serving in various positions including Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Financial Investigation's Unit.
Deborah led risk management consulting engagements for Secura Risk Management prior to joining Stout. Her consulting engagements have primarily focused on working with financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, bankers' banks, and FinTech clients. She works with clients in areas related to BSA/AML and OFAC/Sanctions, fraud and risk management, payments, and other regulatory compliance and financial reporting. Specifically, she regularly assists clients with program development, enhancement, testing, remediation, augmentation, and other outsourced assistance. Deborah has also assisted national and state-chartered financial institutions to successfully navigate through regulatory scrutiny and public enforcement actions.
During her banking career, Deborah provided oversight for regulatory and financial accounting, enterprise risk management, operations, BSA/AML compliance, payments, physical security, and fraud prevention. She has experience with multiple financial institution regulatory bodies and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Her professional experience provides her a unique perspective of the overall needs and challenges that face small and mid-size financial institutions and FinTech companies that need to meet the requirements of their financial institutions.