Feb 13, 2018  •  11AM - 12PM EST  •  Events

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Opus presents:

2018 Third Party Risk Management Trends – What’s Ahead This Year?

An Expert Panel Webinar Featuring:

James Gellert, CEO, Rapid Ratings
Charlie Miller, SVP, Santa Fe Group and Head, Shared Assessments
Nick Parfitt, Senior Product Director, C6 Intelligence

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 |  Duration: 60 mins | Time: 11:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM GMT

We’re barely a month in, and 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting one for risk management and compliance professionals.

From General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadlines looming in May to data breaches and landmark fines making news already, the year is looking like one for the record books.

So what does 2018 hold for third party risk and compliance – and what can you do about it?
Come join some of the industry’s most respected experts in a panel discussion for their views and advice on the year to come:

  • What trends are expected to dominate this year, from emerging risks to new regulations to continued global scrutiny
  • Why financial health, bribery/corruption and information security are no longer stand-alone issues but part of an interconnected global fabric
  • Why third parties, suppliers and vendors will continue to be a critical risk factor
  • How to tackle risk and compliance with a modern, holistic, risk-based approach


Don’t leave 2018 to chance – join our experts and get ahead of what the coming months are likely to hold for you.

Bring your questions! We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Panelists:

James H. Gellert
Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer

James H. Gellert, who is series 24, 7, and 63 licensed, was the Managing Partner of Howland Partners, LLC and Howland Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), firms that provided consulting, business development, capital raising and M&A advisory to companies in the financial information and technology markets. He previously served as CEO of a number of technology companies including wireless software and research companies SkyScout and Unstrung, as head of Yankee Origination at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, and as a member of Yankee and private placement teams at UBS Securities and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

James is a member of various corporate boards and corporate advisory boards. He is also active in the nonprofit and educational worlds as a National Board member of Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Inc, the nation’s leading source of arts-in-education services. His views are frequently sought by major media outlets as well as federal governing bodies including the US SEC, Senate, and House.

Charlie Miller
Senior Vice President
Santa Fe and Shared
Assessments Group

Charlie is Senior Vice President, where his key responsibilities include managing and expanding the Collaborative Onsite Assessments Program and facilitating regulatory, partner and association relationships. Charlie has vast industry experience, having led vendor risk management and financial services initiatives for several global companies.

Charlie was previously the Director of Vendor and Business Partner Risk Management at AIG where he managed regulatory and governance activities for the organization’s enterprise vendor risk management program, including co-leading the definition and implementation components. During his tenure at AIG, he simultaneously served as a Shared Assessments Steering Committee member where he used his industry expertise to manage key projects for the Program.

Prior to joining AIG, Charlie led the vendor risk management group at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Charlie also served in other key roles including the CEO of his own company, Charles R. Miller & Associates, LLC and his first term as Senior Vice President for the Santa Fe Group. He also held multiple leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the company’s global vendor management program and designed and implemented major global initiatives including programs pertaining to financial systems standardization; information security and privacy; acquisition and divestiture due diligence; and information leakage and data protection. His experience also includes time as a consulting partner at Deloitte LLP, and leading a financial services practice unit focused on outsourcing, risk management, and cost control.

Nick Parfitt
Senior Product Director
C6 Intelligence

Nick has 18 years’ experience in project and program management, business process change and implementation of technology and business solutions in leading Global Financial Services, Telecommunications and Public Sector organisations.Seven years Financial Crime Compliance consulting & industry experience supporting Tier 1 Financial Institutions in assessing their AML, KYC & Sanctions operations for re-organising and implementation of new operating models, compliance technology solutions and Customer Risk Models and Analytics.