New managing director will guide clients on meeting global regulatory
needs through machine learning, AI, and emerging technologies
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24NCI&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$NCIlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NavigantExperts?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#NavigantExpertslt;/agt;–Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced that Grace Brasington, a senior
financial services technology executive, joined its Financial Services
Advisory and Compliance (FSAC) segment.
joins FSAC as managing director, where she will advise clients on
implementing emerging technologies to enhance their business objectives
and operations while complying with evolving global rules and
regulations. She has over 30 years of experience in risk management,
compliance, and consumer finance, and has previously served in executive
roles at financial institutions, technology organizations, and service
providers. Most recently she served as vice president and global leader
for risk and compliance at IBM Watson.
“I am excited to join Navigant’s financial services team in providing
our clients with guidance on choosing and implementing effective
solutions to meet today’s risk and compliance challenges,” said
Brasington. “Having spent the majority of my career working with
emerging technologies at financial institutions, I understand that the
intersection of business and technology must include practicality and
performance, and I look forward to helping our clients at Navigant reach
Brasington specializes in leveraging machine learning and artificial
intelligence technologies to solve critical regulatory challenges, such
as combating financial crime and fraud, regulatory change management,
and modernizing back office and consumer-facing operational platforms.
“Grace’s prior leadership roles have provided her an unparalleled
understanding of clients’ needs and objectives,” said Ellen Zimiles,
managing director and segment leader of FSAC.
At IBM, Brasington was a key senior leader within Watson’s Financial
Services division, driving the design, development, and delivery of AI
technology solutions to leverage machine learning, data, and analytics
in improving efficiency and effectiveness in compliance and risk
“Regulatory technology is a necessary component in combating the ongoing
complexities of risk and compliance management,” said Zimiles. “At
Navigant, we strive not only to be up to speed in implementation, but to
lead the efforts in providing our clients the most effective and
efficient technology solutions. Grace’s background in developing and
deploying emerging technology to tackle global financial risks is
crucial in helping us pave the way.”
Prior to IBM, she held executive roles as chief compliance officer at
SunTrust and director of the Southeast Risk Advisory practice at KPMG.
Additionally, she served as chief risk officer at Lender Processing
Services (now known as Black Knight Financial Services), where she
structured the enterprise risk management program from the ground up and
devised practical comprehensive processes for assessing, identifying,
monitoring, and reducing pertinent business risks.
Brasington also has extensive experience leading global teams through
regulatory complexities including anti money laundering, know your
customer, fraud, conduct risk, surveillance, complaints and regulatory
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
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