Principal, Risk Management & Regulatory Compliance
Cara is a Principal with Spinnaker Consulting Group. With significant experience in the risk and control area within the financial services industry, Cara has a passion for the various facets of enterprise risk management and an uncanny ability to zero in on problems to solve underlying issues.
In her 20 years as an executive with some of the largest banks in the US, Cara gained valuable experience in the areas of retail banking, underwriting, loan operations (origination, processing, closing, and servicing), operational risk management, credit risk management, conduct risk management, regulatory compliance, consulting, and international compliance. During this time, she led a variety of teams responsible for ensuring effective first and second line of defense risk identification, assessment, control, mitigation, monitoring, reporting, and oversight.
Cara has a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Georgia. As a devoted UGA alumna and college football fan, Cara collects pictures of Uga, the bulldog. Cara is a wife, the proud mom of three energetic boys and lives outside of Raleigh, NC.