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Compliance Team

Dennis Winkel
Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Catherine Shepardson
CAMS, Compliance Officer
Khatuna Bezhitashvili
CAMS, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, HR

 

Dennis Winkel

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Winkel is the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of CXI. Mr. Winkel has more than 20 years of risk management experience comprising financial and non-financial risk in a variety of cultural and linguistic contexts: Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Japan and Canada. Mr. Winkel started his career in a Dutch business of ING Group in the Netherlands, followed by roles at the corporate headquarters of ING Group, ING Direct, and ING Direct Australia. Mr. Winkel subsequently worked as market and operational risk manager at ING Direct Treasury in Spain, and was the head of financial risk management for over two years in Japan during the start-up of ING Direct Japan. In 2009, he continued his career in Canada at ING Direct in financial risk and enterprise risk management. He moved to Scotiabank in 2013 as Vice President of liquidity and interest rate risk. His responsibilities included the compliance with Liquidity Adequacy Requirements (LAR), BoC Collateral Reporting (H4), and Interest Rate risk of the Banking book (IRRBB). He was the secretary of the Bank ALCO at Scotiabank and recognition ambassador of the global risk management group in 2017 and 2018.

Mr. Winkel has a Masters of Financial Economics from the Free University in Amsterdam and is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (“RBA”). He is a member of the Canadian Asset and Liability Management Association (CALMA), and the North American Asset and Liability Management Association (NALMA). He has been teaching a banking simulation course at the Advanced Risk Management Program of Wharton University / RMA since 2011.


Catherine Shepardson

CAMS, Compliance Officer

Ms. Shepardson is CXI’s Compliance Officer and is in charge of monitoring and reporting the results of compliance efforts of the company in the U.S.A. She is responsible for ensuring the company adheres to all applicable BSA regulations and regulator's compliance rules and policies.

Prior to joining CXI, Ms. Shepardson was a Retail Manager at Foreign Currency Exchange Corp (FCE). More recently she led the training department at CXI, implementing a new training program that coincided with the company’s policies. Ms. Shepardson is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and earned a Bachelor degree in Organizational Behavior from Rollins College.


Khatuna Bezhitashvili

CAMS, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, HR

Mrs. Bezhitashvili is responsible for managing the Human Resources department covering all aspects including development of and adherence to company policies. Mrs. Bezhitashvili is member of the compliance committee forming guidelines and providing research, while also managing CXI’s federal and state licenses. Prior to joining CXI, she worked for Bank of Ireland's FCE as well as a major Orlando International Law Office specializing in International Business law.

Mrs. Bezhitashvili is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Board Member of ACAMS Central Florida Chapter. She graduated Suma Cum Laude in Economics (1999) from the Technical University of Georgia, earned a BA in International Affairs from Rollins College in 2005, and attained her MBA from Webster University in 2011.