SVP & Program Director
The Santa Fe Group
Brad Keller has been developing and leading risk management programs for more than 25 years. During this time Brad has developed and implemented vendor and business risk management programs at several financial institutions that have substantially improved risk management while also passing federal regulatory scrutiny. Focusing on the risk of doing business online, he has implemented leading edge programs for the identification and mitigation of identity theft and online fraud. He has testified on behalf of the financial services industry at Congressional hearings on customer privacy issues; and, is a frequent member of financial industry led initiatives that address issues related to risk management, anti-phishing, online fraud, customer privacy, and authentication issues.
At Wachovia Bank, Brad developed the Business Risk Self-Assessment Program for the eCommerce division, and managed the vendor risk management program for that division. He was also instrumental in developing the Bank’s FFIEC-compliant authentication program, and led initiatives that protected the Wachovia brand online.
During his tenure at SunTrust Bank, Brad led the development of the eCommerce Risk Management Group, and served as the Bank’s online privacy and compliance officer. In addition to developing privacy and security contract provisions for all vendors providing online services to the Bank, he was also responsible for the ongoing review and approval of all technology and security related contracts for all vendors providing such services. He was responsible for the Bank’s online authentication and identity theft initiatives, led the development of the Bank’s commercial eCommerce strategy, implemented key retail eCommerce projects including online consumer loan and Intranet initiatives, and served as a member of the Bank’s Corporate Risk Governance Committee.
Brad’s extensive financial service experience includes managing regulatory examinations by the Federal Reserve, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the New York Stock Exchange; serving as a commercial loan and workout officer for a national bank; leading vendor management, anti-phishing and fraud initiatives for BITS; and, managing failed thrifts for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. In his law practice, Brad spent more than 10 years in banking, commercial contract, bankruptcy, white-collar crime, and commercial litigation.
Today Brad is a Senior Vice President with The Santa Fe Group focusing on risk management, privacy, online fraud and authentication issues. He serves as the Program Director for the Shared Assessments Program. In addition to leading the Development Committee he is also responsible for the development and management of key partnerships for the Program.
Brad graduated with honors from the University of Missouri with a B.S.degree in Finance and received his J.D. with honors from St. Louis University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma.