Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Financial Risk Management, Risk, Governance, Regulatory Change Management, Financial Services, and Financial Literacy Coaching and Teaching

ID: 739661 New York, USA

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A financial services executive, Expert specializes in the development and implementation of enterprise risk management and governance frameworks.

She advises companies on aligning mission and strategy with operating models and controls. She also troubleshoots and remediates operational and regulatory issues. Finally, she leads cross-functional change management initiatives.

Expert's most recent area of focus is on improving corporate performance through the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the enterprise risk management framework. In addition, she has served as Trustee for two family trusts. She is a financial literacy and empowerment coach/instructor and a social enterprise business advisor. She is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a Qualified Risk Director® (QRD).


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance Institution: Syracuse University
Year: 1992 Degree: BS Subject: Management Institution: Pepperdine University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director: Operations Department:
In this leadership role, Expert volunteered from 2017 to 2019 and served as Animal Care Technician and Volunteer Coordinator from 2019-2022. In these capacities, Expert has:

Managed all aspects of Brooklyn Cat Café business and retail operations at an annual budget of ~$1 million.

Professionalized operations through the design, development and implementation of organizational structures, policies and procedures to support animal welfare standards and achieve business growth objectives.

Developed and implemented new products and experiences.

Increased year-on-year revenue by over 60%

Directed over 200 volunteers and staff, including recruitment, orientation, training and coaching.

Prepared and presented quarterly performance reports to the Board of Directors.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: (Undisclosed) Consulting Title: Risk Management Leader and Regulatory Consultant Department:
Expert built this consulting practice. She led sales pursuits and managed client relationships.

In this role, Expert provided technical guidance and project management for risk, governance and regulatory projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2016 Employer: Ernst & Young LLP Title: Managing Director Department: Financial Services Risk Management
Expert sold and managed engagements, including proposal development, fee negotiation, planning, execution, client relationship and stakeholder management, technical guidance and P&L responsibility.

In compliance with SR11-7, Expert co-developed and implemented a firm-wide model governance framework for a global investment bank. She also evaluated the model governance function of a consumer financial products company and recommended improvements in senior management and board level model risk reporting.

Expert advised Chief Compliance and General Counsel Offices of U.S. banking organizations on regulatory affairs -- including target state framework design, implementation strategy, MRIA/MRA remediation, regulator relationship and examination management protocols, and senior management and board reporting.

She also consulted for foreign banking organizations on trading requirements of the Volcker Rule. In this capacity, she performed home and host country regulation analysis, impact assessment, governance and compliance framework creation and implementation, policies and procedures development, management and regulatory reporting, regulatory examination preparation, regulator communications planning and post-examination remediation; co-developed and co-led educational workshops and industry roundtables tailored to foreign banking clients.

In this role, she assessed Comprehensive Capital Adequacy and Review (CCAR) and model governance processes against Fed supervisory expectations and leading practices and provided prioritized recommendations for improvement.

For the Financial Stability Board’s Enhanced Disclosure Task Force, Expert reviewed banking industry market risk disclosures, identified leading practices and developed recommendations to enhance transparency, comparability and stakeholder confidence.

Expert recruited, mentored and sponsored female managers as part of the firm’s Advancing Women Executives initiative; provided development coaching to new promotees as part of the firm’s Career Advisor Program. She also led counseling family for first- through third-year new hires.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Barclays Capital Title: Director - Valuation Control Department: North America Commodities
Expert led valuation control and independent price verification for U.S. physical and financial electric power, natural gas, forest and emissions products; substantiated balance sheet values for trading inventories.

In this capacity, Expert reviewed and approved structured transaction valuation models, developed P&L, and established reserve methodologies.

She liaised with trading, quantitative analytics, market risk and model validation groups for new product approval.

Expert rationalized and documented bid/offer reserve methodologies across the global commodities business
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Morgan Stanley Title: Executive Director and CFO Department: North America Power & Gas Trading
Headed Product Control function for physical and financial electric power, natural gas, coal, emissions and
structured products, covering $15 billion in trading assets
• Coordinated new product approval and structured transaction execution across front office, legal, accounting,
valuation, risk and infrastructure groups
• Reviewed and approved valuation models and curve marking methodologies
• Managed preparation of counterparty bankruptcy claims in conjunction with internal and external counsel
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: Ernst & Young LLP Title: Senior Manager Department: Financial Services Risk Management
Expert led a team of 11 advisors in complex trade review, operations analysis and process improvement. Capacities included physical and financial electricity, natural gas and oil/liquids for the commodities division of a major investment bank.

During this time, she evaluated market risk policies, procedures, measurement methodologies and management reporting related to unregulated electricity and natural gas contracts and assets for a Canadian pipeline company.

Expert created an energy risk market guide and presentation for the board of directors.

During this time, Expert used OCC 2011-12 standards; conducted independent valuations of energy derivatives; and reviewed forward curve, Value at Risk and structured transaction valuation models in support of legal proceedings, bankruptcy filings, and external audits.

She supervised a team of 20 advisors across 5 locations to remediate a broker-dealer’s backlog of over 3,000 unexecuted credit and interest rate derivatives confirmations -- and over $800 million in aged credit, interest rate and equity derivatives settlement fails.

In this capacity, Expert streamlined and documented confirmation drafting and execution policies, procedures and controls.

She co-chaired the tri-state Asian affinity group, providing networking, professional development and community service opportunities to over 600 members.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Qualified Risk Director (QRD)

Fields of Expertise

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