Sandeep Bhide Vice President of Product Management
Sandeep has spent over 15 years in enterprise B2B SaaS software companies with deep and broad experience in product management and software engineering. Before ProcessUnity, Sandeep led GEP’s sourcing, supplier and third-party risk management products for 2 years. Prior to that he led the third-party risk and performance management product at Coupa (Hiperos) for nine years.
Sandeep is responsible for keeping the pulse on current and emerging needs in the third-party management market and delivering high-value product capabilities and solutions that help ProcessUnity’s customers and maintain its leadership position.
Josh Bryant Senior Data Privacy Analyst Data Governance & IP3
Josh Bryant is a compliance and privacy professional with over a decade of experience assisting non-profit and for-profit organizations with compliance programs. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. His current focus at J.B. Hunt is on privacy compliance. He assists with data protection and privacy impact assessments, third party data sharing, contractual data privacy and security requirements, data subject access requests, data privacy and security due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and more. J.B. Hunt’s mission statement say sit all: Creating the most efficient transportation network in North America. We continuously look for new ways that our people, process, and technology can be used to move freight transportation forward.
Rodney Campbell Head of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM)
Valley National Bank
Keynote speaker, Rodney Campbell is a recognized industry leader in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) framework, Relationship Management, Contract Management & Performance Management. Rodney is a business champion, dedicated to empowering organizations and business leaders with industry insights and best practices to establish both regulatory compliance and operational success. Experienced in developing global programs, processes, cross-functional teams from the ground up and leading projects spanning Asia-Pacific, Latin America, United Kingdom and North America regions, Rodney creates a high-impact, collaborative environment that eliminates silos and cross borders.
Additionally, Rodney serves as a New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (NJDRCC) sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), NJ Disaster and Terrorism Branch / FEMA. The NJDRCC assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services.
Samira Duijnmayer is an experienced compliance professional with a legal background focused on third party risks and financial crime areas such as sanctions and export controls, anti-bribery corruption, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. Her focus at Booking.com is leading and driving end-to-end risk management programs through strategic initiatives and key tasks to combat financial crime and other compliance risks. Samira is leading a growing team responsible for designing and implementing TPRM and FCRM policies and guidelines, counterparty screening and due diligence and control testing and monitoring programs. She has several years of experience in legal and compliance and is passionate about and committed to building regulatory compliance to the highest ethical standards while empowering commercial growth. Prior to joining Booking, Samira spent several years in law firms and advised big corporates on compliance policies and third party and financial crime compliance related risks. Samira has primarily worked in Europe but her scope of work has international outreach.
Chuck serves as global co-chair of the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group and is a co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice. With more than 23 years of experience principally focused on white collar cases, Chuck’s practice has an emphasis on complex white collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, representing special committees, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies and multilateral investment banks. Chuck has handled cases and overseen investigations in dozens of countries. As a veteran trial attorney, Chuck has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Dubbed “Mr. FCPA” in The Washington Post, Chuck is routinely recognized in various rankings and publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Ethisphere, as a leading attorney in white-collar criminal defense, with a particular specialty in FCPA and foreign corruption cases.
Stephanie Font Director, Operations and Optimization Group
Stephanie Font has more than ten years of experience in due diligence open-source and field-level investigations. Her knowledge and experience include training and enabling staff in the due diligence space, consulting on client needs, and developing investigation types to adhere to evolving regulations.
Melanie Gallagher Head of Third Party Risk Management
Melanie Gallagher is the Head of Third Party Risk Management at Intuit. She has a passion for GRC and building programs that are both effective and efficient – managing risk and delivering for regulators while enabling the business to be nimble and innovative. She has spent her 20+ year career in high tech companies in Silicon Valley beginning with KPMG where she worked with clients that included Apple, Acer, and Network Computing. Prior to Intuit, Melanie worked for Visa International, Apple, and a start-up, Riffage.com. Melanie is a CPA, CFE, CIA, and CISA. Melanie loves music, hiking, and animals. In her free time, you can find Melanie enjoying wide open spaces, listening to her husband playing his guitar, and petting any animal that will let her.
Managing Director, Sanctions, Cyber, Fraud, and Ethics Compliance & Monitoring
Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at making compliance officers in-demand business assets. She's the author of the best-selling book, “How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer” and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, and on the cover of Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine. She is CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, and a former professor at Delaware School of Law, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics.
Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries, where she was shortlisted for the Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards.
With more than two decades of experience working for public multinationals, Gwen’s practice areas include: corruption prevention; compliance program design, structure and operation; trade compliance; and supply chain integrity. She most recently served as Managing Counsel and Director of Global Compliance with day-to-day operational responsibility for the global compliance and ethics program of CNH Industrial, the world’s third largest capital goods maker and second largest manufacturer of farming equipment. Areas of specific experience include global compliance investigations, enterprise risk assessment and management, third party due diligence, cross border transactions, human trafficking prevention, ESG programs, policy development and education. Gwen is the founder and host of the “Hidden Traffic” podcast designed to provide corporate compliance professionals with information about human trafficking prevention programs. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Loyola University School of Law where she teaches a course on ESG topics and has also taught a course on compliance law practice. She is a graduate of DePaul University School of Law and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
In 2020, Qamar started her journey into Data Privacy. She started out as an intern at J.B. Hunt Transportation in 2014 and worked in various engineering roles in IT. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Arkansas in Information Systems. She is also on the board of two Employee Resource Groups, and volunteers with the others in her free time.
Adjunct Professor Fordham University School of Law
Ellen M. Hunt is an award-winning ethics and compliance professional, audit executive, lawyer, and former chief compliance and privacy officer.
She has expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks as an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior management. She has over 20 years of management experience in various industries in creating, designing, implementing, and operating world class ethics and compliance
programs. She specializes in board governance, board reporting, designing ethics education, creating policy management frameworks, managing enterprise and compliance risk processes as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries.
Ms. Hunt most recently served as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national healthcare network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Before joining
LifePoint, she served as the Senior Vice President, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer
for AARP, a 38-million-member association. During her tenure, AARP was honored for three consecutive years as a World's Most Ethical Company.
Ms. Hunt has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Compliance Officer of the Year - Not for Profit (Women in Compliance Awards), 2021 Mentor of the Year (Compliance Week) and Lifetime Achievement Award, (Top Thought Leaders in Trust 2019). She is an adjunct professor with the Program for Corporate Ethics and Compliance offered by Fordham University’s School of Law, teaching both the Introduction to Compliance and Capstone Courses.
Ellen serves on the Advisory Boards for the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Loyola University Chicago-School of Law- Compliance Studies, Compliance Week, and the Quorum Initiative.
Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Ethics and Compliance
Nancy Jacobson Counsel, Global Compliance and Ethics
Nancy Jacobson is Counsel for Global Ethics and Compliance at United Airlines, where she is responsible for the company’s Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption program and for sanctions compliance. She collaborates with business colleagues to identify, analyze, and address the company’s particular corruption risks, including through third party due diligence and monitoring. Nancy oversees the implementation of compliance policies and procedures, and provides global compliance training and advice. Prior to joining United in April 2018, she was a partner in Jenner & Block LLP’s Compliance, Investigations, and Defense practice, where she worked on internal investigations for clients around the globe. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Mount Holyoke College.
Senior Vice President, Division General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance
Steve Naughton Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies
Loyola University Chicago Law School
Steve Naughton joins us after more than 30 years of experience an an attorney managing risk and compliance efforts for large multinational corporations. Specifically, Steve has served as a Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the Litigation and Compliance functions, of three well-known consumer brands.
For the past three years, Steve has served as a member of the monitorship team overseeing Volkswagen’s remediation efforts after its emissions scandal. Steve has worked on the team responsible for assisting Volkswagen in designing and implementing an appropriate compliance function and program to prevent, detect and resolve compliance risks with the world’s largest automaker.
Before his work on the monitorship team, Steve was the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer of Kimberly-Clark, a multinational corporation operating in more than 100 countries. He served in the same role at PepsiCo. Both programs were recognized as industry leaders with PepsiCo receiving the first perfect 100 score for its compliance program from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Steve was recognized as a “Top Mind in Compliance” by Compliance Week in its inaugural class of honorees.
Prior to working as a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Steve held numerous positions as an in-house attorney for PepsiCo and The Quaker Oats Company. He was also elected as a partner at the late, great Chicago law firm, Pope Ballard Shepard and Fowle. He is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois.
Steve and his wife, Nancy Paridy, live in Evanston. Nancy serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). They have three children, Matthew, a second year law student at American University; Peter, a senior in Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University and Ellen, a sophomore at Georgetown University.
William Nelson is an Associate General Counsel at the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), whose member firms manage more than $35 trillion in assets for a wide variety of individual and institutional clients. Prior to joining the IAA, William served as Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Advisors, one of the largest independent SEC-registered investment advisers in the US, where he served as the subject matter expert on legal and regulatory compliance issues. William previously served as Assistant General Counsel and Public Policy Counsel for CFP Board and has held multiple roles as an attorney with both the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching securities regulation, and George Washington University Law School and currently serves as Vice Chair for the DC Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community. He has been published in several scholarly law journals and his work has been cited in legal treatises and state and federal court decisions. William received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa, his JD with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.
Vera Powell is Counsel in King & Spalding’s Special Matters & Government Investigations group in Atlanta. She focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance reviews and program assessments, and compliance counseling. Vera has over 15 years of compliance and investigations experience acquired through working in senior legal and compliance roles at several Fortune 100 companies.
Vera recently rejoined King & Spalding after serving in senior legal roles at two Fortune 100 companies—Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Uber Technologies, Inc. At Delta, Vera was Senior Corporate Counsel in the company’s Ethics & Compliance group where she had global responsibility for a wide array of corporate compliance topics, including anti-corruption, sanctions, and U.S. government contracts compliance. At Uber, she served as Senior Corporate Counsel, Global Compliance, where she was responsible for anti-corruption compliance, including third-party risk assessment and due diligence and compliance monitoring. Vera began her compliance career at Siemens, shortly before the company’s historic 2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement, where she designed and operationalize a best-in-class compliance program pursuant to the terms of the settlement and subsequently served as Corporate Compliance Officer.
Vera frequently speaks at compliance conferences on a wide variety of topics. She serves on the Advisory Board of Compliance Week and is the recipient of Compliance Week’s 2020 “Rising Star in Compliance” award.
NS Rao brings a 15 years of Risk & Compliance experience helping customers building a world class GRC/IRM programs to prepare businesses to mitigate cyber/third party/supply chain and enterprise risks. Currently NS Rao serves as an Integrated Risk Management Principal at Workiva. In this role NS is responsible to drive revenue growth for Workiva in the Integrated Risk Management space by launching new solutions into the market and building state of the art IRM/GRC solutions/products.
Izak Rosenfeld is Associate General Counsel for Access Now, where he serves as global compliance and contracts counsel. Izak provides advice on international operations and compliance, including sanctions, corporate governance, data privacy, employment/ labor law, intellectual property, and cross-border transactions. Prior to Access Now, Izak practiced commercial litigation and corporate law at a full-service firm in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Melbourne, having also studied law at McGill University.
Izak is a licensed Attorney in New York and Washington DC (USA), and a Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario (Canada), and also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional - EU (CIPP/E) designation. He is currently an Associate Judge - Awards and Subgrants for the American Bar Association (ABA), Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), member of the ABA Pro Bono Taskforce, and Mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
Jessica Sanderson, Partner at The Volkov Law Group, provides litigation, investigation, and legal and compliance advisory services to clients primarily in the areas of anticorruption, trade sanctions, export controls, and white collar crimes. Ms Sanderson has more than 25 years’ experience in private practice, as a litigator and as a leader on ethics and compliance monitorships. Ms. Sanderson has extensive experience working with clients and as in-house counsel in the evaluation, design, and implementation of effective ethics and compliance programs. Among other things, Ms. Sanderson regularly designs third-party due diligence policies and procedures, and she has conducted third-party compliance audits in several high risk countries. Before joining the Volkov Law Group in 2019, Ms. Sanderson spent five years as in-house counsel at Innospec Inc. (NASDQ: IOSP) a publicly traded, global specialty chemicals company under an FCPA and UKBA monitorship. Among other things, at the Monitor’s insistence, Ms. Sanderson spearheaded a project to classify hundreds of products (chemicals) under U.S. and EU export control laws, and to substantially revise the Company’s compliance policies and program. Before that, Ms. Sanderson was a litigator at Gibson Dunn, where she represented clients in complex white collar and securities fraud investigations and litigation and served on FCPA compliance monitorships.
Vishal Thakkar is Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Risk Management at OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization.
In this role, Mr. Thakkar leads the Enterprise Risk Management function for OCC, and is responsible for designing a sound risk management framework, with responsibility for processes and systems to conduct risk assessments, support risk management decisions and prepare the company’s risk profile. He previously served as First Vice President of Financial Risk Management (FRM), Risk Advisory Services where under his leadership, FRM defined a transformation roadmap and significantly enhanced the risk and control environment to enhance process effectiveness and meet regulatory requirements. Prior to that, Mr. Thakkar was responsible for leading Technology and Operations Audits for the company. In this role, he assisted in the transformation of the Internal Audit function by aligning its processes to the Institute of Internal Auditors ("IIA") standards and Federal Reserve guidance; redesigning the audit execution and validation processes to improve the quality and efficiency of work produced by the Internal Audit function.
From 2004 to 2016, Vishal held internal audit and risk management roles for Southern Company Gas (which acquired Nicor in 2011), most recently serving as Director Internal Audit, Corporate/Shared Services and Regulated Operations and prior to that as Senior Manager of Risk Management. Before joining Southern Company Gas, Vishal served in a variety of consulting, operations, and technology roles at Accenture and MCI.
In his various roles, Vishal has succeeded in building and managing departments and functions that meet industry standards and regulatory requirements. He has a track record to collaborate with industry peers, professional organizations and standards setters to establish more consistent and effective solutions to business problems.
Vishal earned both his BS in Information Systems and his MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University. A member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and ISACA, Vishal has been a regular speaker at industry events. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Linda is a widely recognized expert in third-party risk and relationship management. Her mantra is “effective and efficient third party risk and relationship management drives enterprise value - best value for money, risk-informed decisions, and effective risk oversight.”
Leveraging hands-on experience as SVP, Procurement & Head Third-Party Risk Management in three major financial institutions, Linda’s expertise is put to good use as a management consultant, guiding organizations to build strong third-party risk and relationship management practices that smoothly integrate with procurement, legal, compliance, IT, operations, risk, and audit.
By founding Third-Party Risk Institute Ltd. Linda realized her goal of creating a network of third party risk management professionals, delivering specialized training, and maturing practices. Third Party Risk Institute Ltd.’s is a reliable source for third party risk management, peer networking, adaptable tools and templates, and global best practices.
Created and led by Linda Tuck Chapman, Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional program | C3PRMP | is the global "gold standard" certification. Professionals can deepen their expertise and advance their career with a C3PRMP certification or enroll in a targeted 3PRM eWorkshops to acquire a practical education in TPRM, operational risk, lifecycle management, vendor management, relationship management, methodologies, risk insight, risk oversight, and risk governance.
Preeti Wadhawan Regional Head of Compliance - India, APAC & MEA
Preeti is an experienced legal and compliance professional with proven expertise in commercial transactions, regulatory matters, intellectual property, contracting, labour law compliances, policy compliances, UK bribery act, handling regulator &external audits. . She has a successful track record of executing Strategic leadership Roles across Legal and Compliance.
Preeti was conferred 'Young lawyer of the Year - Inhouse -2020 by Asian Legal Business.
As member of leadership team, She is recognised as a trusted advisor, strategic business partner and a team member highly regarded for the ability to offer practical solutions while balancing risk and opportunity.
She has professional experience in implementing compliance program from the ground and leading it effectively with cross functional teams, conducting risk assessments, presenting the top risks to the Governance, risk and compliance committee, investigating whistle blower complaints, imparting trainings, enhancing compliance visibility, third party due diligence.
Olivia Windham Stewart
Deputy Director, BHR Law Program
Center for Corporate Law and Governance, Rutgers Law School