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Richard Dupree

Richard Dupree

CEO and Founder at Riskliance
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Bio Risk, Compliance, and Operations Leader and Subject Matter Expert working with Banks, FinTechs, and RegTechs Career History Rick Dupree has held multiple risk, compliance and operations roles at regional, national, and global financial services firms including Wells Fargo, Silicon Valley Bank, Bank of the West and BNP Paribas. Most recently, Rick was Senior Vice President of Group Operational Risk and Strategic Transformation at Bank of the West in San Francisco, CA. Rick is a risk, compliance, operations leader and subject matter expert and has experience working with startup firms and leading startup initiatives at established firms building, managing and optimizing risk management frameworks and technology and operations infrastructures. Rick consults and advises FinTechs and RegTechs in the US, UK, and Singapore. In addition, Rick is a regular contributor to industry panels, webinars, whitepapers and other thought leadership efforts focusing on risk, compliance, and operations challenges faced by firms. Connect with Rick on LinkedIn at Richard Dupree and follow him on Twitter at RickTheRiskGuy.

Long reads

Risky Business Series: An evolution of risk management

22 Apr 2021

This piece was co-authored by Richard Dupree and Joshua Rapp. I have written about other aspects of risk management and will continue to do so, but each idea for a new article brings me back to the same fundamental question. Why do we have risk management? What is the value of effective risk management and are financial services companies optimis...

Regulatory Change Management: solving the modern Rubik’s Cube

05 Nov 2020

The very reclusive inventor of arguably the world’s most popular 3D puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube, just recently published his first book. The book is all about his iconic puzzle and comes almost 50 years after he introduced his invention to the world. The inventor’s, and now author’s, name is Ernő Rubik. Ernő has been obsessed with puzzles since he wa...

Risk Appetite: How are you Spending your Quarters at the Risk Arcade?

13 Aug 2020

When I was a kid in Texas, I would spend most weekends squandering my hard-earned allowance at the local arcade. The local arcade was the place to see and be seen. Where you could connect with friends away from parental supervision and escape into the fantasy world of gaming, a much more analogue experience than today’s online gaming and social ne...

The Three Lines of Defence: Time to Recall the Kraken?

23 Jun 2020

In the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans (and again in the 2010 remake of the same name), the Greek mythical deity Zeus, calls for the release of the Kraken on an out-of-control human population. One that has relinquished all personal accountability and has put self above others. In the movie, the Kraken was a horrible beast whose unleashing was a us...