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Regulatory Audit and Compliance Director
Rita Ward has 16 years of regulatory audit and compliance experience in the private and public sectors of finance, 5 years of which she was dealing with the CFPB and DOJ directly.
She has worked with small lenders (Westlake Financial), credit unions (First Financial Credit Union), commercial banking (Commonwealth Business Bank, Bank of Hope), big banks (Wells Fargo, CIT), and many others.
She has limitless experience in compliance, internal audit (Banking, Mortgage, Commercial and Consumer Lending, Compliance Management System, Financial, Vendor Management, Due Diligence, Servicing/Subservicing, and SOX)
She has assisted in writing policies and procedures for overarching processes. Along with assisting clients to address Matters Requiring Attention (MRA) from regulatory institutions.