Elin Biography

Elin Cherry | Global Head of Compliance Services

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Elin is the founder of Elinphant as well as a seasoned Compliance Executive. In her current role, Elin ensures compliance officers are skilled and knowledgeable in relation to each client’s business and needs. She believes that clients are best served by employing skilled professionals to execute on projects and is known for looking at compliance challenges as well as marketing and sales in an innovative and direct manner. Elin possesses deep experience in compliance programs, regulatory relations, testing and monitoring, compliance audits and capital markets, among others.

Prior to founding Elinphant, Elin was a Principal and the Head of Capital Markets at Compliance Risk Concepts, (“CRC”). In that role, she grew a book of business generating half a million dollars in revenue. Elin was charged with relationship management and the execution of client mandates as well as hiring and managing consultants. Elin marketed the firm through articles, blogs, speaking engagements. Prior to CRC, Elin was Director and Head of Business Unit Compliance, for CIT Group Inc. In this role, she was a member of the Compliance senior management team with responsibility for the US business compliance programs, business unit compliance officers, broker-dealer compliance, as well as the CIT Bank team. Elin was also employed with Societe Generale for six years, serving as Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Compliance and Deputy Director to the Chief Compliance Officer. Further, she served in senior compliance roles at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Banc of America Securities. Elin brings strong leadership skills and experience that benefit our Compliance team.

Elin holds a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

As an entrepreneur, Elin is proud to announce she had recently sold her company in a very successful and promising acquisition.


Speaking Engagements | Publications | Video Productions

THOMSON REUTERS:  Annual Conferences 2016 and 2015

COMPLIANCE SCIENCE: Annual Conference 2016, Multiple Webinars

ACTIANCE: Actiance Unleashed, 2016

SIFMA: Annual Compliance and Legal Seminar, 2012

CFA INSTITUTE: Corrupt or Collaborative?  An Assessment of Regulatory Capture, August, 2016

CRC BLOG: Storm Clouds and Silver Linings: Surviving the New AML Reality, June 2016

TRADERS MAGAZINE NEWS:  Decoding FINRA’s 2016 Regulatory and Examinations Letter, February 2016

COMPLIANCE SCIENCE: What to Do-and Not Do-at Your Next SEC Exam, February 2016

FORBES:  5 Workplace Changes We Need Right Now, November 2015

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Girl Scouts Today, Leaders Tomorrow, OCTOBER 2015

THE HUFFINGTON POST: 46 Hours of Tape | Goldman Sachs, The Fed & Carmen Segarra, October 2014

CRC-TV:  https://www.youtube.com/user/complianceriskconcep, 2016