Consultant Spotlight – Diana Strade
By Mitch Razook, President & COO
RLR Management Consulting, Inc.
RLR Management Consulting, Inc. (RLR), the industry’s longest tenured privately-owned consulting firm serving community and regional banks celebrates Diana Strade who has provided support to RLR clients for over 12 years.
Diana has over 30 years in the banking industry. Her experience includes management of support services for a California community bank, and various management positions in a large national bank. Diana is in high demand with our clients. They have come to know her as the foremost expert in BSA/AML, including Model Validations, specifically focused on audit services. “Although some people may think I am crazy, I love conducting Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) audits and validations”.
She has further developed expertise in bank operations, training, and compliance programs, policy and procedure development, internal controls, and operational efficiency. She has expertise in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) has assisted clients large and small in the development of narratives and control matrices and testing controls in all functional areas. One of her favorite aspects of her job is “having the ability to not only conduct audits, but to be able to assist clients with improving their programs. Based on our wide base of clients, we can provide the client with typical industry practices, regulatory expectations, and sample tools for their use”.
When asked what she loved most about her job, she noted “RLR’s great reputation for performing quality work, the upmost integrity of the firm and the fantastic team and teamwork at RLR”.
In her spare time, Diana and her husband Dave love to travel. “I work so I can travel, so the flexibility the consultant position provides is great. Our travel focus has shifted from diving in the Caribbean Islands to a goal of visiting all 62 of America’s National Parks”.
About RLR Management Consulting
Founded in 1988, RLR Management Consulting (RLR) is the industry’s longest tenured privately-owned consulting firm servicing community banks nationwide in four primary categories: technology, regulations/compliance, operations, and M&A. A trusted consultancy, RLR’s clientele includes De Novo banks and multi-billion-dollar financial services companies, as well as community banks and mid-sized regional banks. The company also provides consulting services to vendors and third-party service providers. RLR has offices in both Reno, Nev. and Palm Desert, Calif. For more information, visit www.rlrmgmt.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.