S. Dean Lesiak, a career banker, has 40 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Dean brings a wealth of knowledge to his profession specializing in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Relations, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Credit Risk Management. Dean began his career as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and has since carried executive level responsibilities as a Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Chief Credit Policy Officer at some of the largest banking organizations in the country.
Most recently, Dean was a Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP, as a member of the firm’s Governance, Regulatory and Risk Strategy Practice. In this capacity, he advised large banking clients focusing in the areas of comprehensive compliance risk management, regulatory compliance testing, consent order compliance, capital stress testing, merger application preparation, regulatory examination preparedness, internal audit co-sourcing and policy development.
Dean earned a BA in Economics from Bethany College, Bethany WV; and an MBA in Business Administration from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Throughout his banking career, Dean has participated as a member and / or director of various banking organizations and has been a lecturer at many of these organization’s national and regional conferences.. These organizations include the Bank Administration Institute, California Bankers Association, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Risk Management Associates.
In terms of volunteer service, Dean has participated in various capacities with the following n0n-profit organizations: Bethany College Alumni Association, Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark, Fairfax Business Partnership, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, New West Symphony, Psi Chapter Diamond Association Charitable Foundation (current President), United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association.