RMSG provides accessible regulatory and financial risk management services that assist community and midsize banks with staying ahead of regulatory changes.
Risk Management Solutions Group (RMSG) partners with community and midsize banks to help them meet their regulatory and compliance needs, and offers services to help strengthen their internal processes to control risk. Our team has decades of experience, with extensive knowledge of the regulatory risk management landscape.
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Risk Management Solutions Group offers a comprehensive suite of regulatory and compliance services designed to meet the needs of community and midsize banks.
The RMSG team holds an average of 30 years' experience as risk management experts in financial regulation, and will have an active, hands-on role in delivering our solutions. Specific areas of expertise include meeting the regulatory expectations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Reserve Board.
Matt has 35 years of substantive regulatory experience as a banker, consultant, and federal regulator. He served as a commissioned examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Matt is an expert in consumer protection law and has advised banks on matters such as developing and implementing compliance risk management programs; strategies for addressing regulatory risks inherent in products and service offerings; and responding to regulatory exams and enforcement actions.
Why did you join RMSG? Midsize and community banks need an experienced, cost-effective resource to help them understand and properly react to the ever-changing regulatory landscape. I'm excited to assist these vital institutions and the communities they serve.
What excites you most about RMSG? RMSG's structure is scaled to deliver the quality and expertise of larger firms at a price that's appropriate for midsize and community banks.
What is the #1 thing that risk and regulation managers should be thinking about? Every bank, regardless of size, needs a program to manage regulatory obligations and risk—but these programs are not one-size-fits-all. You should tailor your system to the size and complexity of your firm.
A Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Brett has more than 25 years of risk management and business experience. His primary area of focus is Enterprise and Compliance Risk Management. Brett’s experience includes assisting financial institutions with responses to, and remediation of, regulatory matters and enforcement actions. He has previously served in the roles of Compliance Officer, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-money Laundering Officer, Commercial Loan Officer, and in Credit Quality Review.
Why did you join RMSG? I love the energy and expertise this team has. RMSG services will be delivered by seasoned, subject matter professionals at a cost structure in line with leveraged models that often result in services being provided by more junior level personnel—everyone here wants to be active, hands-on, and nimble.
What excites you most about RMSG? I'm excited to help banks help their communities—to bring hot topics, ideas, and deep subject matter experience to our reviews with them and find ways to grow in this evolving and increasingly complex/changing marketplace.
What is the #1 thing that risk and regulation managers should be thinking about? Do you have the programs, mechanisms, and diagnostics in place to evaluate how your business is running? And looking forward, how will you adapt to scale when you need to?
In addition to advising RMSG, Mark is CEO of Fund-Ex Solutions Group. Previously, he served as Chief Regulatory Relations Officer for Bankers Healthcare Group, FSG’s parent company. Mark spent 7 years as a Managing Director at Promontory Financial Group and 33 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in various supervisory positions. His most recent FDIC roles included overseeing bank supervision policy in Washington, D.C. and serving as Regional Director of the Atlanta region. While at FDIC, Mark also served as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund and participated in the 1996 Legis Fellows Program, working for the Banking and Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mark earned an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
In addition to advising RMSG, Gale serves as Regulatory Relations Officer of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, overseeing regulatory relations, communications, and overall compliance activities for the company. She also oversees FSG’s lending service providers through a robust vendor monitoring program. Gale spent 25 years in bank supervision with the FDIC, after which she served as a sought-after consultant to the financial services industry for 7 years.
As a commissioned FDIC examiner, Gale’s understanding of credit quality, risk management, internal control frameworks, and reporting contribute to the strength of RMSG's management team.
Paul assists clients of all sizes in navigating challenging regulatory expectations related to the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on consumer protection and operational risk management. Prior to RMSG, Paul was employed by a large financial institution, responsible for creating and managing its UDAAP Program. He also previously served as a consultant with two prominent consulting firms, a compliance examiner with the CFPB, and a safety-and-soundness examiner with the FDIC.
Why did you join RMSG? I am eager to support midsize and community banks in managing risk within a challenging and fluid regulatory environment. RMSG appealed to me because we offer our clients experience-based advisory services, allowing me to use my regulatory background and knowledge to provide straight-forward, practical, and executable guidance.
What excites you most about RMSG? Assisting our clients. Midsize and community banks represent a significant percentage of the total banking and financial services industry, playing a vital role in the communities they serve. It is our mission to assist these banks with their risk and regulatory challenges to enable them to focus on what truly matters – the people and communities they serve.
What is the #1 thing that risk and regulation managers should be thinking about? Ensure your risk program is commensurate with the size, type, and complexity of your organization. It is critical to take necessary steps to fortify your risk program to appropriately identify, manage, and mitigate applicable risks.
Please contact us to learn how RMSG can help with your risk management needs.