SYED M. RAZA, MBA, CIA, CFE, CAMS, CRCMP

Founder and CEO

sraza@innovatus.us

Strategic thinking, energetic and resourceful risk management executive with unique combination of internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, financial crimes, and project management expertise. Excellent track record of managing corporate and board expectations and designing effective and efficient internal control programs. Proven history of delivering practical and useful solutions to complex problems through innovation, technology, process improvement, and common sense. Demonstrated expertise in building cross-functional teams, driving ‘out of the box’ thinking, and building consensus. People leader who motivates and develops staff, delivering high levels of performance and retaining valued talent with a passion for community service.

Over the course of his career, Syed has led multiple audit and compliance teams, creating risk-based plans and establishing material reporting metrics for the management to focus on areas requiring attention. Syed specializes in serving as a trusted advisor and partner for business unit to ensure enterprise wide success.

PRINCE MCKNIGHT

Member of the Advisory Board, Executive Director – Risk and Compliance Services

pmcknight@innovatus.us

Compliance and risk management executive with an extensive background in enterprise-wide regulatory compliance programs, including financial crimes compliance and community development/reinvestment. His background also includes oversight of consumer protections for banking services and other regulatory topics.

Over the course of his career, Prince has been an examiner, served in senior and executive roles in the financial industry, provided consulting expertise within the financial services sector, acted as advisory board member, instructor, and panelist for various BSA/AML functions for the American Bankers Association. He is recognized in the industry as a trusted advisor regarding risk management and compliance services.

LEANNE R. PERRINE, MBA, CIA, CAMS, CRCM

Member of the Advisory Board, Managing Director – Risk and Compliance Services

lperrine@innovatus.us

Risk management and financial services leader with a focus on risk mitigation efforts, specifically in compliance. Expertly provides guidance regarding independent oversight within the second line of defense, credible challenge, and operational and compliance risk mitigation processes and controls across enterprise-wide risk management programs. Inspires a culture of compliance and risk management through critical strategic thinking, detailed analysis, and collaboration across the three lines of defense, including senior leadership and executives to exceed organizational goals in fast-paced environments while reducing risk exposure.

Over the course of her career, LeAnne has developed robust and sustainable compliance programs and effectively executed risk mitigation efforts, while inspiring motivation and quality performance amongst teams of risk and compliance professionals. Her well-rounded expertise in risk and compliance advisory services, internal audit, global financial crimes compliance, information technology advisory, compliance assurance services and project management provide effective results and value in the development of customized and innovative solutions for continuous success.

Neal B. Baker, CFE, CPP, CFCI, CBSAO

Managing Director - Fraud Risk Advisory Services

nbaker@innovatus.us

Fraud, investigations, security, and compliance executive with an impeccable reputation for fraud investigation and recovery of stolen dollars in the multi-millions. Masterfully, developed cost-effective fraud programs that are recognized as best-in-class by regulatory examiners and include end-to-end proactive processes, regulatory requirements, risk/vulnerability/threat assessments, enhanced due diligence, regulatory reporting, ongoing and annual training and awareness to both banks and customers of banks, and business continuity planning. Designed, developed, and implemented the security infrastructures and access control devices for a mid-sized bank with multiple locations across the United States.

Over the course of his career, Neal has served as a Chief Master Sergeant and Security Forces Manager in the United States Air Force, served as a Detective for a Texas police department, and obtained several professional fraud, protection, and emergency management certifications. His expertise and background are incomparable, and thousands have benefited from his in-person training regarding emerging bank and electronic fraud trends. Neal is a perfect complement to the Leadership Team at IAG.

QUALIFICATIONS

OCC, FRB, FDIC, CFPB

Patriot Act, BSA, AML, and OFAC

FCPA Compliance Reviews, Training and Investigations

 Fraud Investigations

Oil & Gas Services, Communications & Consulting Industries

Fair Lending, UDAAP, US Card Act, TILA, TISA, FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, GLBA

Sarbanes-Oxley 404 & Internal Controls Framework

IFRS, GAAP, FASB, SAB, & PCAOB

Financial Statements, Budgeting, Forecasting & Planning

Global Business Experience & Project Management. Business process improvements.

Enterprise Risk Management

Governance & Risk Framework  

Financial, Operational & Forensic Audits, Audit Planning, Reporting & Assessments