Convercent names Katie Smith company’s first chief compliance officer

Wednesday September 14, 2016 0 comments Tags: Denver, Convercent, Katie Smith, Patrick Quinlan


DENVER -- Convercent, a leading provider of enterprise compliance management software, today announced Katie H. Smith as the company's first-ever chief compliance officer.

Convercent said Smith's new role sends a strong message of having a dedicated compliance officer with an executive title and its importance in the startup industry.Convercent_logoUSE

Smith will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Patrick Quinlan. She will directly support the growth and alignment of Convercent's product offerings to the market and focus on expanding the company’s  internal compliance program.

"The plethora of knowledge, experience and compliance expertise that Katie brings to Convercent is a complete game-changer," said Quinlan.

"Katie is a world-class practitioner and innovative compliance leader. Those qualities will directly impact our engagement with customers and our product."

"A chief compliance officer is critical to to the growth of any company," said Amy McDougal, president/CEO of CLEAResources LLC.

"Katie has the boots-on-the ground experience to serve both Convercent and its customers by ensuring Convercent's products align with the practical challenges and needs of today's compliance officers."

"Convercent is invested in supporting companies with a compliance platform that applies both subject matter expertise and software innovation to solve global problems,” said Stacey Girard, Tola Capital principal and COO.

“Katie and the depth of compliance expertise that she brings to the team is proof of that commitment.” 

"Joining the Convercent family is the culmination of nearly two decades of working as a practitioner in the ethics and compliance field," said Smith.

"The opportunity is ripe to help drive compliance strategy for Convercent, and serve as an in-house resource for our customers as we build technology to help support their ethics and compliance programs."

Previously, Smith was assistant VP and chief ethics officer at financial services company USAA, where she was responsible for ethics and business initiatives, overseeing ethics communications, policies, guidelines, investigations and training.

With nearly 20 years' experience in the industry, Smith has also held positions in ethics and compliance roles at El Paso Corporation and Hewlett Packard.