An ideal combination of distinguished academics and seasoned compliance and regulatory professionals has developed the curriculum and will be teaching the classes, enriched by guest speakers from relevant industries. These include the following:
Robert J. Chersi
Robert J. (Bob) Chersi is the Executive Director of the Pace Center, and an adjunct Professor of Finance at Pace. He has provided insights at many industry events as well as been quoted in The Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg and other publications. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of E*TRADE (NASDAQ: ETFC) and E*TRADE Bank and their Audit and Risk Committees, BrightSphere Investment Group PLC (NYSE: BSIG) where he serves as Lead Independent Director, and for the Thrivent Family of Mutual Funds where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. His prior board mandates have included a FDIC regulated bank, a SEC registrant, and several civic boards including Chairman of the UBS USA Foundation.
Bob's thirty plus year professional business career included senior corporate executive roles including CFO-Financial Services and Member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Investments, and Member of the Group Managing Board of UBS AG and CFO - U.S. Wealth Management / Deputy CFO - Global Wealth Management & Business Banking.
He has also served as a Panelist for the New York Stock Exchange's Hearing Board. He is a graduate of Pace University.
Edwin (Ned) Lewis is Counsel to the Center and an adjunct professor at Lubin. Ned is a recognized legal authority on regulatory and compliance issues and has wide experience as Senior VP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for global public companies including Borg Warner Security Corporation. He has also been legal advisor to several public company boards of directors, has designed and implemented global risk management and compliance programs and has conducted global compliance investigations. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College, and his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law.
The above faculty is supplemented by "subject matter experts" ("SMEs") who add a "real world" perspective to the Center's offerings. The SMEs are drawn from professionals from the Financial Services industry as well as its regulators.