French Caldwell | Keynote Speaker

Founder & Chief of Research, FCInsight

Dr. French Caldwell, DLP, is the founder and chief of research of FCInsight as well as managing partner of The Analyst Syndicate, a consortium of leading industry analysts. Having recently completed his doctorate in law and policy at Northeastern University, French was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Research.

Until late 2018, French was the Chief Evangelist and global head of marketing for a GRC technology firm in Silicon Valley. From 1999 to 2014, French was a Vice President and Gartner Fellow at Gartner, Inc., where he advised executive clients and completed fellows research on disruptive trends and technology. During his 15-year career at Gartner, he established and led research and advisory programs on knowledge management, digital society, government, public policy, cybersecurity, risk management and compliance, and legal information technology.


Prior to joining Gartner in 1999, French was the director of knowledge services in Arthur Andersen’s Office of Government Services, where he worked with strategic clients, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Defense. French completed a career as a nuclear submarine officer, and he has directed special congressional projects for the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. Upon retiring from the Navy, he served as the international liaison and special projects officer for the congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the armed services.

French earned his Bachelor of Science degree in oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in international studies at Old Dominion University, and a Doctor of Law and Policy at Northeastern University. He earned his command and staff degree at the U.S. Naval War College. He has been a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an adjunct professor and board member of the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management in the graduate engineering management program at George Washington University. He is the author of Arctic Leverage: Canadian Sovereignty and Security and has contributed to over 400 research papers and articles.

Andy Vanderhoff

Founder & CEO, Quantivate

As the CEO and founder of Quantivate, Andy Vanderhoff is actively involved in business development and the strategic direction of the company and its software solutions. Prior to founding Quantivate, Mr. Vanderhoff served in the United States Army in Bosnia. He has also worked for Washington Mutual, where he managed vendor management initiatives, DR architecture, and BC programs. In 2005, Mr. Vanderhoff started Quantivate after seeing firsthand the lack of robust, easy-to-use software and service solutions on the market. Mr. Vanderhoff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Computing Systems from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.

With more than 15 years of experience in the GRC industry, Mr. Vanderhoff is recognized nationally as a leader in risk management and business continuity. He presents regularly to regional and national audiences on risk management, compliance, and BC/DR issues.

Julia O'Connell

Senior Vice President of Product Development, Quantivate

Julia O’Connell oversees Quantivate’s development process, working with the operations, marketing, and sales teams to provide new and updated functionality in Quantivate’s GRC software suite. Julia also works with customers to define product requirements and determine ongoing product strategies. She joined Quantivate in 2011 and has served in management roles in a variety of areas, including customer support and operations. Prior to joining Quantivate, Julia held an information technology management role at Pro-Tech Services, Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

William Hord

Vice President of ERM Services, Quantivate

William “Bill” Hord has over 28 years of experience in executive management within the financial services industry focused in risk management, business continuity, financial software, and lending & collections. Prior to joining Quantivate, he helped lead a Midwest financial institution as its VP of ERM, also acting as BSA Officer, Compliance Officer, and Security Officer. While there, Mr. Hord was responsible for overseeing enterprise risk, business continuity, vendor management, compliance, fraud prevention, lending & new account quality assurance, BSA/AML, emergency response, physical security, bonding/insurance, and audit management.

Mr. Hord is COSO and Compliance Certified. He consults with numerous financial institutions and companies across the country, helping them to shape and build their risk management programs. He also works with many associations and professional organizations to enhance and teach their ERM curriculum.

Wayne Wayson

Learning Specialist, Quantivate

As a learning specialist at Quantivate, Wayne assists customers and staff with increasing their knowledge, skills, and productivity when using Quantivate GRC solutions. He joined Quantivate in 2014 as a solutions consultant before transitioning to his current role in 2018. Wayne combines his knowledge of Quantivate products with cross-industry skills learned as an IT professional, technical writer, trainer, and consultant to understand users’ needs and develop meaningful training.

Andrea Tolentino

Solutions Consultant, Quantivate

Andrea is a certified business resilience auditor (CBRA) and senior-level solutions consultant at Quantivate. She actively works with customers on all steps of the business continuity process, including consulting, training, exercising, and BC maturity programs.

Jared Ihrig

Chief Compliance Officer, Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

Jonathan (Jared) Ihrig is Chief Compliance Officer for the Credit Union National Association, managing a staff of eight compliance attorneys, paralegals, and staff who focus on providing compliance information to leagues and credit unions. He also provides assistance to CUNA’s lobbyists and Advocacy team members in assessing the impact of federal legislation and regulation on credit union operations. Jared previously served CUNA as Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel, Associate General Counsel, as well as Senior Assistant General Counsel, and has been with CUNA since 2011.


Jared has worked within the credit union compliance, advocacy, and legal system for over 23 years. Prior to joining CUNA, he served as regulatory & compliance counsel for Blalack & Williams, P.C., a law firm representing credit unions across the state of Texas; as Senior Compliance Officer for Security Service Federal Credit Union in Texas; and as partner at a regional law firm in Dallas, focused on the mortgage banking industry. Ihrig, also a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP, and subsequently served as Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for American Airlines Federal Credit Union in Texas.

Ihrig earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and is admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court, Northern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Randy Lindberg

Founder & CEO, Rivial Security

By the time Randy Lindberg founded Rivial Security in 2010, he had already spent more than a decade in information security. Previously, Randy served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Soon after, he moved to Boise, Idaho, to become the information security manager at a $4 billion financial institution, building a reputation for innovation and dependability. Randy was selected to design the first enterprise IT risk assessment project for the state of Florida, performed a cybersecurity risk assessment on the country's largest pharmacy application, and later partnered with Quantivate to design and build its IT Risk Management Software.

Steven Van Beek

Attorney, Howard & Howard

Steve Van Beek is an attorney at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the area of financial regulations. He has intimate knowledge of the operational issues facing financial institutions and the best practices they can follow to reduce compliance, strategic, and reputation risks. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he served as the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). He received his bachelor's degree from Hope College and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Brian Witt

Attorney, Farleigh Wada Witt

Brian Witt has a specialized practice representing regional and national financial service providers on regulatory and compliance issues in Oregon and Washington. His industry focus has been banking and finance since he began his legal career in 1982, so Brian has a deep understanding of his clients' business needs and objectives.

He represents credit unions, financial service companies, and banks on regulatory and operational issues; regional and national financial service providers and mortgage and finance companies on operational, compliance, and licensing issues; and financial service organizations and providers on formation issues, securities, insurance, and financial service delivery matters. Brian works closely with national and state regulators on mergers, expansions, and examination matters. 

Dan Bailey

Vice President of Operational Risk, Caliber Home Loans
formerly Vice President & Operational Risk Officer at LegacyTexas Bank

Dan is the VP of Operational Risk at Caliber Home Loans in Coppell, Texas. In this role, Dan is responsible for overseeing the bank’s operational risk management program. This includes policy administration, repurchase loss mitigation, risk data management and reporting, enterprise-wide RCSA, disaster management, and operational losses.

Dan has been actively involved in global risk management, resilience, business continuity, and disaster recovery since 1991 and has been involved in information technology since 1985. He received his Certified Business Continuity Professional and Master Business Continuity Professional designations from DRI International in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He received his Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute designation in 2006 and his Governance, Risk, and Compliance Professional certification in 2013. Dan also serves on Disaster Recovery Journal’s Executive Council.

Shawna Franke

IT Information Security Operations Manager, University Bank

Shawna is a governance specialist working in IT with a master’s degree in education. She has over a decade of experience in training, mentoring, curriculum development, process analysis, and process management. In addition, she holds an unpaid internship as a professional nerd. Shawna is a strong believer in the power of knowledge and that with knowledge comes the ability to make well-informed and impactful decisions. She enjoys cooking, drinking tea, and is probably the most talented TV binge watcher you’ll find. She currently is working toward her CISSP and CISM certifications.

Shane Jones

Risk Assessment / Vendor Management Specialist, Kitsap Credit Union

Shane Jones manages the vendor management program and risk assessment processes at a $1.3 billion financial institution in Washington State. He has more than 10 years of experience working with various financial institutions and over five years of experience directly overseeing critical vendor relationships and developing vendor management programs that drive operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, ensure compliance, and promote costs savings. Shane received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University and holds various certifications in vendor management, banking compliance, and project management.

Maria Mayshura

Senior Vice President, Internal Auditor & Risk Officer, First Bank of New Jersey

Maria E. Mayshura serves as Senior Vice President, Internal Auditor & Risk Officer for First Bank of New Jersey. In this role, she is responsible for: leading the implementation, education, and maintenance of compliance with Sarbanes Oxley 404/COSO 2013; examining and evaluating the bank’s financial information systems, education and maintenance of compliance procedures, and internal control; ensuring that records are accurate; and reviewing the bank’s operations while evaluating their efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with corporate policies, laws, and government regulations.

She is also responsible to implement and maintain the bank’s ERM program, chair the ERM committee, and keep the Board informed of the status of the ERM program as it develops.


Prior to joining First Bank, Maria served as First Vice President in charge of Internal Audit for Ocean City Home Bank, where she performed similar duties. Maria has been an internal auditor for over 35 years.

She has been a regular speaker at the American Bankers Association’s Risk Conference and Regulatory Compliance Conference since 2016. Maria received a B.A. in Accounting from Caldwell College and a Masters in Management from Thomas Edison State College. She is also a graduate of America’s Community Bankers (ACB) National School of Banking.