John Zasada leads the financial institution regulatory compliance practice at CLA. He assists financial institutions nationwide in establishing regulatory compliance programs, conducting compliance testing, training staff on regulations, and performing website compliance assessments. Prior to joining CLA, John was managing director at McGladrey, where he led a national financial institution compliance practice. Prior to working at McGladrey, John was the compliance officer of a large financial institution where he developed and implemented their first regulatory compliance program.
John is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and state associations on topics ranging from regulatory compliance trends to BSA/AML/OFAC issues, compliance management to marketing, and website compliance. He earned a Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD degree from the Vermont Law School.