VP of Compliance
Bert Friedman is Deserve’s Vice President of Regulatory Compliance, focusing his 20 years of public and private sector experience on understanding and applying the complex laws and regulations governing the post-2008 American financial services industry, including the Bank Secrecy Act, UDAAP laws, the USA PATRIOT Act, and various consumer protection laws administered by the CFPB. Building out Deserve’s regulatory compliance program within a broad risk-management framework is an integral component of his activities, as is regulatory exam supervision, regulatory change execution, third-party risk management, and complaint review and trending analysis.
Bert has consulted in the FinTech/RegTech space, led the Financial Intelligence Unit at an MSB/NBFI, worked as an Examiner for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and served as SVP or VP in Compliance for various banks and private investment companies. He holds a JD and an MBA and earned his BA at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.