Chuck is an advisor and investor at the intersection of finance and technology. He is active in the formation and evolution of for-profit and non-profit enterprises, including financial technology (fintech) companies, as well as a director of Grasshopper Bank.
He has more than 40 years of senior experience in the financial services industry, including as a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and Counsel to the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He is a recognized leader in the field of financial institution supervision and regulation.
Amanda has built her career at the intersection of risk, compliance, and innovative financial service solutions. She brings with her over 20 years of experience as a bank examiner, consultant, BSA officer, and compliance officer.
Prior to joining Unit, Amanda led a team of compliance and risk professionals at Sunrise Bank where she served as the Chief Risk Officer. During her time at Sunrise Bank, Amanda helped transform the organization into a highly regarded sponsor bank, serving clients like Remitly, Gusto, and Self Lender. Amanda is a regular speaker at fintech conferences, including LendIt and FINEXT.
Alex has spent his career at the intersection of technology, finance, and law as an attorney, advisor, and investor in financial services and other regulated industries. He has deep experience counseling banks on regulatory matters, innovative technology companies through their lifecycles, and investment firms in connection with the formation and management of private funds.
Prior to joining Unit, Alex was a partner at Mitchell Sandler, a boutique financial services-focused law firm, where he advised clients on a wide range of legislative, regulatory, transactional, and corporate governance matters. Before that, he was Managing Director and General Counsel at Fenway Summer Ventures, where he served on the investment committee and invested in and advised fintech and regtech companies. Earlier in his career, he worked as a bank regulatory attorney at a global law firm. He serves as a director on the board of FinRegLab, a nonprofit innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and drive a more responsible and inclusive financial system.
Kevin is an experienced leader in financial crimes compliance with a background as both a fintech founder and policymaker. His focus for the past decade has been driving innovation in financial intelligence data and analysis, customer identification, and information sharing. He is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the detection and mitigation of financial crimes, including sanctions evasion.
Prior to joining Unit, Kevin was Founder of Finiden, a regtech company building secure information sharing solutions for anti-money laundering (AML), fraud prevention, and know your customer (KYC) use cases. Before that, Kevin held senior positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he developed BSA/AML and sanctions policy. Kevin also served for several years as Treasury’s senior-most diplomat, based in Mexico City.
Shahar brings 8+ years of risk management experience in fintech as the Head of Risk and Fraud at Unit.
Prior to joining Unit, Shahar built the Risk Analytics Team at Bluevine from the ground up. She was responsible for risk automation, loss mitigation, and funnel efficiency. She structured the Risk and Fraud department and defined its methodologies and policies. Shahar used a data driven approach toward building tools and processes across the organization.
She has a strong knowledge of data analysis, ML, Credit Risk, and fraud prevention.
Brit brings over 12 years of experience in the cyber and information security industry. She began her career as a software developer in the Mamram cyber department of the Israeli Defense Force. From there, she led multiple teams focused on penetration testing, DevSecOps, and red teaming at well-established corporations like HP and Amdocs. Later, she worked for a security start-up, where she established and led the Security Operations Center and the security analyst team.
Brit believes that, to achieve a high level of security in an organization, it is essential to continuously evolve and learn. She is committed to keeping Unit secure, protected, and at the forefront of security best practices and regulations.
Vinny has worked in compliance for over 10 years. He has held roles in AML Investigations, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Data Privacy, Ethics and Regulatory Compliance. The majority of Vinny’s career was spent at Citigroup, but he has also spent time at UBS and Onbe prior to coming to Unit in 2021.
Vinny holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.
Anne is a seasoned consumer compliance and risk professional with over 10 years of industry experience. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of compliance management systems (CMS), consumer lending and deposit regulations, compliance and business operations, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) laws and regulations, marketing compliance, complaint management programs, and fair and responsible banking programs.
Prior to joining Unit, Anne consulted with Maquette Advisors serving as the fractional Chief Compliance Officer to build, assess and implement CMS and BSA/AML programs for financial technology companies of all sizes. She advised clients in launching financial services products across the entire banking and lending ecosystem, covering both consumer and commercial programs. She also provided strategic compliance support to partner banks and banking-as-a-service providers.
Anne holds an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with concentrations in Finance, International Business, and a specialty in Energy Markets. She holds a BA in Art History, with minors in Business and French from Tulane University. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has completed coursework at the American Bankers Association National Compliance School.
Krista is a business, technology, and regulatory leader specializing in Third Party Risk Management. Her focus is on developing efficient risk adjusted solutions that consider business objectives at all phases of the third party risk lifecycle. She believes in marrying business needs with regulatory requirements to capture strategic advantages and maximize the value of third party relationship for the business and its partners.
Prior to joining Unit, Krista was Vice President of the Vendor Risk Assessment Program at Morgan Stanley where she was responsible for the management of third party assessment execution and continuous evolution of the program based on industry best practices, standard methodologies/processes, and technology. Krista also spent time as a consultant in PwC's Cybersecurity & Privacy practice where worked across industry verticals designing, assessing, and implementing third party risk programs for companies of all sizes.
Melanie brings 10+ years banking and financial services compliance experience as the Fraud Operations Manager at Unit. She previously spent 8 years overseeing all aspects of the BSA program and supporting the successful launch of fintech partnerships at her previous employer.
Prior to joining Unit, she spent many years building BSA and AML programs at Sunrise Banks and TCF Bank. She has a strong knowledge of BSA/AML/OFAC regulatory requirements.