Wren York is a compliance and risk management financial services professional and a Strategic Advisor at Aite-Novarica Group. He has nearly 25years of experience within a variety of financial institutions, including commercial, community, investment, and private banking, as well as with a United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Banking Act of 1933.

Wren maintains a special focus on safety and soundness, consumer protection, and technical business analysis. His forte relates to a solid understanding of how regulatory requirements intersect, transactional monitoring, customer and enhanced due diligence, and applying technology for the purpose of augmenting human decision-making. His work includes data analytics and root cause analyses resulting in the identification of suspicious activity, accuracy in risk assessment, and gaps associated with compliance management systems. He is well-versed on risk and compliance management requirements and best practices, and he has performed deep-dive assessments of financial institutions’ policies and procedures, directly resulting in governance and risk control process improvements and efficiencies. 

Wren is a former federal financial institution examiner and earned a Bachelor of Science at Northwestern University, an Award in General Business Studies with a Concentration in Investments at UCLA, and a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, is a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional, holds a Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks from the American Bankers Association (ABA), and is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors. 

Wren provides volunteer professional services to both the BSA Coalition and the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, not-for-profit organizations serving the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering community and financial sectors in developing countries, respectively. In addition, he provides volunteer professional services to Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, a nonprofit organization preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.