Orange County, Calif. based financial technology management company, Compushare has announced the key appointment of Dwij Sharma to lead and deliver risk and compliance programmes for the company's community financial institution clients.
Sharma joined Compushare in September of 2008 bringing to the team nearly 20 years of experience directly serving the banking and credit union industry and over 30 years' experience within the information technology field.
With this latest strategic move, the company continues to develop and strengthen its community-based management teams in an effort to maximise value and efficiency delivered to institutions partnering with Compushare through its client-centric business model. "As the industry's regulatory environment continues to evolve and grow more stringent, compliance and risk considerations now reach into every corner of the community financial institution's business. They are particularly challenging in the area of technology and information management," stated Michael Barrack, Vice President of Client Services at Compushare.
"More than ever, our clients need an outsourced technology management partner that fully grasps the banking business and can offer guidance through examinations and audits. Community financial institutions often cannot support the budget required to employ the internal expertise needed to address specialized areas such as continuity planning, IT governance, network security and regulatory compliance. Compushare assists in leveling the playing field and allowing community based institutions to effectively compete in the market by providing enterprise level resources at the right price. Dwij is truly a valuable asset to our clients in that he understands the full range of these specialised areas, and provides our clients access to that critical guidance and direction on an outsourced basis."
Prior to joining Compushare, Sharma managed the technology audit and disaster recovery functions at a number of financial institutions and spearheaded numerous projects covering Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, technology excellence initiatives, security, disaster recovery, system conversion and infrastructnversion nversnversion and infrastructure and technology process reviews. Sharma most recently served as the director/practice lead for RSM McGladrey in their Technology Risk Management Services. Prior to this, Sharma worked for American Express Tax and Business Services as Group Director/Practice Lead, also for their Technology Risk Management Services. Additionally, Sharma's portfolio includes Director of Contingency Services, Development Director of HR/Finance Systems and IT Audit Group Manager at Bank One/First Chicago (now a part of JPMorgan Chase & Co).
Sharma received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and a Master of Management in Accounting, Finance and Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.