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.
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.
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.
Melanie brings 10+ years banking and financial services compliance experience as the BSA/AML Officer at Unit. She 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.