Head, Business Risk and Solutions
Shelly is a Managing Director in BMO Capital Markets where she leads a global team responsible for the first line of defense including AML, Trade Floor Supervision, Business Unit Compliance, Operational Risk, Continuity and Crisis Management, and Algorithm Risk. The mandate includes preventing loss due to failure in process, people and systems and ensuring the execution of trading and investment banking businesses in compliance with applicable regulations.
In addition, she is focused on integrating data with machine learning and AI to enhance the way we work and make decisions and to focus on real versus perceived risk. She leverages similar technology applied in a different way to design process and organizational efficiencies, influencing across the organization.
Previously, Shelly was the COO for US Trading Products where she was responsible for working across businesses and corporate areas on initiatives including the sale of GKST, US liquidity and funding reporting, funding and balance sheet management operating model, and regulatory remediation.
Shelly has 25 years of experience across industries. Prior to joining BMO, she was a COO at Barclays with global responsibility across Capital Markets and Wealth businesses. She has a unique blend of experience in sell-side M&A, corporate infrastructure, Risk and in leading large scale regulatory, business and M&A transformations, including the integration of Lehman Brothers, KGS Alpha, and Clearpool, sale of Barclays Global Investors, and efficiency initiatives such as location strategy and vendor consolidation.
Shelly earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS from Penn State University. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. She has regulated and non-profit board experience and currently sits on the board of BMO Europe PLC and BMO Harris Investment Co. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, sports, fishing, hiking and travel.