Chief Compliance Officer
New York, NY
The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, DePaul University
Banking, Credit Cards, Personal, Auto, and Home Loans, Mortgages, Personal Finance
- Member of the Investopedia Financial Review Board
- Compliance Executive for globally-focused financial institutions
- Expert in regulatory management and financial crimes compliance
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
- Extensive experience managing programs overseeing mortgage and consumer lending, personal banking, and internal controls
Andrew has led compliance programs for major global banks from South America to Europe as well as US-domiciled institutions with both community and international focuses. Equally at home designing programs to manage fraud and other financial crime risks as establishing comprehensive programs to ensure lending and deposit programs are compliant with the broad range of government requirements for accuracy and completeness, Andrew carries a reputation around the world as a versatile and effective leader in the financial services industry.
Andrew began his career as a conservatory-trained classical musician. While in school, his compositions were featured by a number of major performing arts ensembles. After joining the working world as a music teacher and freelance musician, he realized his potential wasn’t being fully used, and returned to school to earn an MBA at DePaul University.
There he was the recipient of the Nicholson Fellowship and Shaeffer Leadership award. Upon graduation, an opportunity to learn the business of banking turned out to be a stepping stone into a successful career in a number of different roles.
Quote from Andrew Schmidt
"Financial Literacy is the language that ensures our communications about our financial needs can be as clear, accurate, and meaningful as possible about the future we are building for ourselves."