RLR Management Consulting

Diana Strade

Senior Associate Consultant

Diana Strade has over 30 years in the banking industry including bank operations and project management. Her experience includes management of support services for a $2 billion California community bank, and various management positions in a large national bank.  She has been consulting in the financial industry for over 10 years. She has expertise in bank operations, training, and compliance programs, including extensive Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) knowledge and experience, with strengths in policy and procedure development, internal controls and audits, and operational efficiency.

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  • Performance of internal control audits for various banks, including the following areas: Retail Banking; Central Operations; Deposit Compliance; Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML)-including model validations; ACH; Remote Deposit Capture; Loan Servicing; Red Flag Identity Theft, and many others
  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) – Bank-wide SOX expertise including development of narratives and control matrices, and testing of controls including Deposit, Lending, Finance, IT, and Entity Level Controls
  • Information Technology audit experience of IT operations, policies, procedures, and controls. Facilitates BCP testing and provides Vendor Management Program assistance
  • Successful management of projects related to bank wide system conversions, application conversions, product and service implementation, efficiency reviews, bank/branch acquisitions, mergers and sales, and de Novo installations
  • Review of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Management Systems for large community banks including risk assessment and gap analysis recommendations
  • Using Six Sigma methodology, management of workflow analysis and process improvement projects achieving productive, streamlined, and operationally sound environments. Performed efficiency reviews for a $900 million bank and provided recommendations for cost savings of over $600k per year
  • Assisted in creating a Cannabis Related Business (CRB) Workprogram for BSA audits. Have audited banks with CRB programs, providing recommendations based on extensive knowledge of the FinCEN and California Department of Business Oversight guidance.


  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified as Six Sigma Green Belt and in Design for Six Sigma
Community Involvement:
  • Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Member of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
    • MSB/MRB
  • BSA Model Validation
  • Cannabis Banking Compliance/Reviews
  • Central Operations & Branch Audit
  • Compliance Management Systems
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Operational Audits
  • Information Technology
  • Loan Servicing
  • Project Management
  • Red Flag Identity Theft
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • SOX Compliance
    • Deposit
    • Lending
    • Finance
    • IT
    • Entity Level Controls
  • Vendor Management