Jesse Taylor

Jesse Taylor is a Director with Asurity’s Advisory Services practice. Jesse is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in the financial services industry, brings over a decade of fair lending expertise to her clients. With a strong foundation in compliance, strategic development, and business operations, Jesse has continually demonstrated a proficiency for optimizing processes and delivering exceptional client experiences. Throughout her career, Jesse has consistently shown a remarkable ability to navigate complex regulatory landscapes, ensuring fair lending practices and regulatory adherence.

Jesse started her career in mortgage originations, working in both the retail and wholesale lending divisions of a nationwide lender. She rapidly ascended the ranks, soon joining the Compliance department to assist with broker and closing agent approvals, branch and company licensing, anti-money laundering program development, and state and federal reporting including the filing of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Loan Application Register. She eventually assumed a leadership role overseeing Fair Lending & Compliance Reporting. During this period, she honed her skills in conducting comprehensive fair lending and fair servicing analyses, fostering relationships with business units to obtain change management buy-in, and integrating risk oversight into regulatory reporting. Jesse’s dedication to fostering cross-departmental collaboration and implementing meticulous compliance measures earned her recognition as a thought leader in the field.

Moving forward, Jesse’s expertise led her to multiple consulting agencies, where she expanded her depository compliance experience. She played an instrumental role in evaluating Compliance program policies and procedures, completing fair lending risk assessments, and auditing of various compliance regulations including those related to depository requirements and small business lending.

Jesse’s career trajectory continued as she joined a $22 billion depository institution, where she played a pivotal role in Fair Lending monitoring and testing programs. Here she broadened her scope of experience, applying her knowledge to expanded data types including auto lending, consumer lending, and credit card portfolios. She built out the fair lending analytic program including facilitation of full-scope model validation projects in partnership with quantitative analytics and model risk departments. She trained and supervised resources concerning completion of underwriting, pricing, steering, redlining, branch distribution, and marketing reviews, including extensive matched pair file reviews. Her ability to compile and present executive-level presentations, along with a meticulous approach to data analysis, positioned Jesse as a trusted advisor to senior leadership.

As a Director with Asurity, she completes comprehensive fair lending analyses and reviews including raw disparity testing, regression analysis, matched pair testing, and redlining analyses, and assists clients in transitioning these reviews in-house by building and refining Fair Lending models and training clients on proper usage, validation, and updates. She also supervises matched pair file reviews utilizing client-based resources or external reviewers and provides recommended actions and remediations for results. With a track record characterized by innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jesse is poised to continue making significant contributions to the financial services industry’s evolution.

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