As Verra’s Director, Risk, Anna works collaboratively with each department to identify, analyze, and manage risks, creating a resilient framework that enables Verra to confidently face challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
With over two decades of experience in leadership roles in the financial services industry, specializing in risk management, operational and regulatory compliance, quality controls, and process improvements, Anna is deeply passionate about enhancing and streamlining organizational risk and compliance processes to help companies achieve their goals and objectives. She has extensive experience managing complex, large-scale projects with a strategic and tactical approach and a proven track record of delivering operational excellence, achieving multi-million dollar cost savings, and driving efficiency gains while ensuring end-to-end risk management and compliance.
As a Consultant at Robert Half, Anna spearheaded a global initiative to implement a company-wide 3rd party risk management process for a global investment banking firm. As a Director at Ocwen, Anna established a risk and compliance department for a loss mitigation division, leading a team of 195 employees across 6 global offices to oversee risk and compliance advisory, risk assessments, control design, change management, issues management, and quality assurance. During her tenure at Ocwen, Anna developed and implemented a comprehensive risk management framework to identify, assess, and prioritize risks, conducted risk assessments for all business initiatives. At Ocwen, she also designed and implemented effective risk mitigation strategies, developed and maintained a robust system of internal controls to prevent and detect compliance issues, and conducted regular risk monitoring and testing to ensure the effectiveness of risk controls. As a First Vice President at OneWest Bank, Anna successfully developed and executed multi-channel retention and loss mitigation strategies for the entire servicing portfolio and ran a company-wide reporting team.
Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University in the City of New York, where she graduated summa cum laude.