Sergio is the Managing Partner of the Firm. He has a degree in Administration and Business Management from Deusto University. He completed his studies there when he obtained a postgraduate degree in Research proficiency in Accounting and Advanced Management. Additionally, he took a Master’s degree in Advanced Management (MEGA) at the same University. Auditor - Chartered Accountant (registered in the ROAC under no 20130), previously he was employed at Arthur Andersen (now Deloitte) where he worked as a manager in the financial sector.
Expert advisor and Audit Compliance Specialist - Sergio has had extensive professional experience as an auditor, consultant and advisor within the Spanish financial system and in important international financial entities.
Sergio has substantial teaching experience both in the university world, where he has worked as a professor since 2002, and in the business world. Sergio has participated as a speaker in multiple seminars related to compliance and risk management at national and international level.
In addition, Sergio is a regular contributor to specialized publications and media.
Cecilia is Partner of the Firm. She has a degree in Administration and Business Management from Deusto University.
Initially, she began her career at Arthur Andersen (now Deloitte) where she became senior consultant within the financial sector and at the same time worked as financial controller in the multinational automotive group, IAC Group.
The main projects in which she has participated include:
Financial audits in medium to large financial institutions and brokerage companies at national and international level.
Processes Definition: definition and delimitation of business processes in financial institutions and brokerage firms with the aim of risk detection, assessment of the controls in place and determination of recommendations and improvement plans.
Process re-engineering within financial institutions related to the search for critical business processes in terms of adding value to the company or the adaptation to new regulations to prevent money laundering or terrorist financing.
Participation in projects related to the adaptation to national and international standards (prevention of money laundering, quality-ISO, Sarbanes Oxley, ...).
She has participated in several national and international seminars, related to anti-money laundering and risk management.
Arantza is one of the firm’s managers. She has a degree in Administration and Business Management from Deusto University. She completed her training with a MBA in Management Skills and Computing Tools. Previously, she worked at Eroski in the Department of Logistics and later in Dominion’s Internal Audit Department.
In respect of Compliance issues, she has participated in the design, development and implementation of systems for defining global methodologies, model design, prevention filters, scorings, control panels for several banking companies, securities, insurance, etc.
She has attended several national and international seminars related to Regulatory Compliance and risk management.
Máximo is one of the firm’s managers. He has a degree in Engineering and Computer Science from Deusto University. CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
He has spent most of his professional career as an Information Systems Internal Auditor in various financial and insurance institutions including Banco Santander, Banco Urquijo and Mutua Madrileña. As Internal Audit team manager in Santander Group, he carried out his work in many countries, especially Europe, the USA and South America. During this time, he was involved in several projects in the data processing centers of Santander and Banesto and its subsidiaries. His projects included analysis of business processes, compliance with Data Protection Act, general systems review, Internet and consulting projects for the presidency.
At Banco Urquijo he led subcontracted audit teams. It is worth mentioning that those activities related to the Data Protection Act and IT risk analysis were conducted jointly with staff from the parent company, KBL and Deloitte.
In Mutua Madrileña Group he was responsible for the Information Systems Audit. This included the business areas of Health (ARESA), Automotive, Life as well as the pension funds, securities and investment funds and brokerage management companies. Additionally, he also actively participated in all business processes audits and he led Compliance audits.
B.A. in Business and Administration at Universidad del País Vasco.
Previously developed her professional career in the Finance Department of the Guggenheim Museum and in the company Services General Management, member of the Deloitte International Organization, assuming functions of administrative, financial, accounting and human resources management.
In prevention of money laundering, she has participated in the realization and supervision of different external expert reports in different obligors, mainly financial institutions.
She has participated in several projects of adaptation to the new rules of Anti-Money Laundering in a multitude of obligors of the Law 10/2010.
She has directed and participated in various consulting projects on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, which include policies, review procedures at the theoretical level and in real, the realization of diagnostic reports and the preparation of status reports and comparative to the rest of the sector obligors.
She has given training courses on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing to different obligors of the Law 10/2010.
She has participated in several projects related to the Criminal Risk Prevention.
She has participated in several seminars at national and international level related to the Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Management.