Stella Mendes Named Co-Leader of Financial Services Bank Regulation and Governance Practice at FTI Consulting
Washington, D.C., April 17, 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) announced today that Senior Managing Director Stella Mendes has been appointed as Co-Leader of Financial Services Bank Regulation and Governance practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. She will work alongside Senior Managing Director and Co-Leader Philip Stern.
Ms. Mendes will use her extensive expertise to continue to elevate the practice within the industry. She will co-lead the team to help banks and financial institutions effectively address regulatory examinations, enforcement actions and responses, litigation threats and challenges within the economy, allowing them to mitigate and manage risk and ensure compliance.
“As a senior member of our financial services team, Stella has advised financial institutions on some of their most complex and high-stakes regulatory and compliance matters,” Mr. Stern said. “Stella brings more than 25 years of diverse banking industry experience, and she also has extensive bank operations experience, giving her first-hand insight into the challenges facing the sector. I look forward to working closely with Stella as we help clients address those challenges and opportunities.”
Based in New York, Ms. Mendes has led numerous Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (“BSA/AML”) reviews for banks, money service businesses and other financial service providers and has conducted anti-money laundering investigations as part of government inquiries. She has established and enhanced BSA/AML/Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) policies, procedures and processes to ensure compliance with regulations and has led several compliance “look-back” reviews.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Mendes served as President and Chief Operating Officer for First National Bank of New York. She previously served as the Compliance & Bank Secrecy Officer for the bank, interfacing with regulatory agencies and coordinating all communications and the regulatory exam process.
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