The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association (CRTA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed three additional advisors to its Strategic Advisory Board. The advisors are Paul Childerhose – Managing Director, Maple Peak Group Inc.; Laurie Clark – Founder and Principal, Canchek; and Guy Robert –Principal, Resolution Compliance Consulting Inc. (RCC). These appointments bring strong leadership, technology and financial talent to our advisory group and will help us broaden our reach into Eastern and Western Canada.
The CRTA is a not-for-profit organization focused on solving regulatory challenges through collaborative efforts among key RegTech stakeholders: regulated entities, technology vendors, regulatory bodies, government, and professional service providers.
Commenting on these appointments, Donna Bales, co-founder and member of the board of directors, said, “All three appointees operate some or all of their business in Quebec; this, coupled with our recently announced partnership with Fintech Cadence, will help bring our program activities to a broader Canadian audience from coast to coast.”
Paul is a highly accomplished and results-oriented leader who is well recognized for his expertise in the successful development and implementation of complex regulatory transformation programs. During his tenure at RBC and Scotiabank he led efforts in designing & implementing data governance programs that were developed in response to regulatory requirements from BCBS, OSFI, FinTRAC, US-SEC, NY-Fed and NY-DFS. Through his Toronto-based consultancy, Maple Peak Group, Mr. Childerhose is now working closely with a Montreal-based SaaS firm and CRTA member Prodago where he is advising on the development and commercialization of a new service offering. Commenting on his appointment, Paul said, “For the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, our country introduced the “Own the Podium” program and the results have been phenomenal since then. I now see the Canadian RegTech Association in that same light; it brings a real sense of purpose and duty to support our homegrown talent and their innovative developments designed to mitigate the costs and complexity of global regulatory compliance.”
Laurie is a highly regarded technology leader and serial entrepreneur, having been recognized twice as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” in 2017 and 2019. She has launched, built and sold three companies prior to her current endeavours; and served on audit, and chaired compensation and nomination and governance committees for public companies. She is currently Founder and Principal of Canchek, a RegTech firm that provides a number of monitoring and compliance-screening solutions for financial crime compliance. She’s also the CEO of SmartDirect, a global compliance solution with knowledge delivery and credential management powered by Smarten Up Institute. Ms. Clark is a member of the Advisory Board of Pelangio Exploration Inc, a member of the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) TSX/CDS Post-Trade Modernization Advisory Council and was Co-Chair of the CCMA Communication Committee. “I have seen first-hand how well-planned and well-built technology can transform business; and make operation centers more integrated and cost efficient,” Laurie Clark said. “I am delighted to be a part of the CRTA, and to share my knowledge and expertise with this growing organization.”
Guy is a well-respected practice lead at Resolution Compliance Consulting Inc., a Quebec-based RegTech firm focused on risk management, consulting services and solutions like Payment PrismTM. In his role, he advises senior executives on their strategic initiatives, and develops and implements strategic, substantial and effective solutions by leveraging technology. Over the last 25 years, Guy has assisted complex and highly regulated organizations such as financial institutions, government entities and different government departments in major business transformation efforts. He holds an MBA in Information Systems and a B.B.A. in Finance. Commenting on the appointment, Guy Robert said, “Throughout my career, I have led significant technology transformation programs. I am keenly interested in sharing my knowledge with RegTech firms and contributing to the growth of the Canadian RegTech ecosystem.”
The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association
The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association is a not-for-profit organization focused on solving regulatory challenges through collaborative efforts among key RegTech stakeholders: regulated entities, technology vendors, regulatory bodies, government and professional service providers. The goal is to facilitate dialogue, raise standards, and promote growth and innovation within the Canadian RegTech ecosystem. The organization will endeavour to solve regulatory challenges through collaborative discussion and engagement in proof-of-concept initiatives.
Donna Bales: donna.canadianregtech.ca / 647-530-8380
Wendy Rudd: firstname.lastname@example.org / 647-824-3241