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JULY 24 – 25, 2019

Join us in Los Angeles, CA! This exciting event will help you more effectively leverage our products and services, collaborate with your peers, and learn best practices from the best and brightest in the financial industry! Get ready for over 3 hours of client panel discussions to answer questions on how to solve your toughest industry issues – whether they be system or process related!

We look forward to seeing you July 24-25 in Los Angeles!


LosAngelesSkylineProducts & Training – Learn how to most effectively utilize our products

Networking – Engage with your peers who use our products and successfully manage vendors, risk, and general compliance with an additional concentrated focus on lending compliance

Client Panel Discussions – Discuss industry changes, real world challenges, and practical solutions

Exploring – Experience Los Angeles seaside in beautiful Marina del Rey


DAY 1 – JULY 24

07:45 – 08:30 AM 

Sierra Ballroom, lobby level - Breakfast provided by Ncontracts & Registration Check-In       

08:30 – 08:45 AM 

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Michael Berman

08:45 – 09:30 AM 

What is a Compliance Management System (CMS) and Why You Should Have One – Stephanie Lyon, Director of Compliance

09:30 – 10:30 AM 

2019 Regulatory Compliance Updates and Group Discussion

10:30 – 10:45 AM 


10:45 – 11:15 AM 

KPIs, KRIs and Strategic Objectives, Oh My! – Michael Carpenter, VP of Risk Management

11:15 – 12:30 PM 

Leveraging Nrisk and Client Panel Discussion with Your Peers on How to Proactively Manage Risk

12:30 – 01:45 PM 

Lunch provided by Ncontracts

01:45 – 02:15 PM 

Vendor Risk & Vendor Cyber Monitoring: Managing Vendor Risk – Michael Berman, CEO

02:15 – 03:30 PM 

Nvendor, Vendor Cyber Monitoring and Client Panel Discussion with Your Peers on Vendor Management Best Practices  

03:30 – 03:45 PM


03:45 – 04:15 PM 

Fair Lending, Redlining, CRA and HMDA Update: The Changing Lending Compliance Landscape – and How Ntrupoint Can Help You Navigate It! – Justin Smith, VP of Relationship Management

04:15 – 05:00 PM

TRUPOINT Analytics & Consulting and Client Panel Discussion with Your Peers on How to Stay Compliant

05:00 – 05:45 PM

Break for the day

05:45 PM 

Meet in the hotel lobby to walk together to Café del Rey

06:15 – 07:45 PM

Private Reception at Café del Rey




DAY 2 - JULY 25

07:00 – 07:45 AM  Sierra Ballroom, lobby level - Breakfast provided by Ncontracts & Registration Check-In   
08:00 – 09:10 AM

Training Station A: Nvendor & Vendor Cyber Monitoring – Michael Carpenter

08:00 – 09:10 AM

Training Station B: Ncontinuity – Steve Fochler

09:10 – 09:20 AM Break
09:20 – 10:30 AM

Training Station A: Nvendor & Vendor Cyber Monitoring – Michael Carpenter

09:20 – 10:30 AM

Training Station B: Ncontinuity – Steve Fochler

10:30 – 10:45 AM  Break
10:45 – 12:00 PM

Training Station A: Nrisk & Nfindings – Michael Carpenter

10:45 – 12:00 PM

Training Station B: NcontractsManager – Heather Caruso

12:00 PM Closing Remarks



Ncontracts – Founder & CEO
Michael Berman is the founder and CEO of Ncontracts. His extensive background in legal and regulatory matters has afforded him unique insights into solving operational risk management challenges and is driven by the Ncontracts mission to efficiently and effectively manage operational risk. During his legal career, Mr. Berman was involved in numerous regulatory and compliance issues, contract management challenges, and assisted in the development of information systems to better manage these efforts. Prior to founding Ncontracts, he was General Counsel for Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Tecniflex, Inc. and Imagic Corporation. Mr. Berman is a well-regarded speaker at financial institution conferences on risk management.



Ncontracts – Risk Solutions Architect
Michael Carpenter is a Solutions Architect at Ncontracts after having built solid expertise in all facets of risk management throughout his 20-year career. Some of the roles he has held during his career include Chief Risk Officer, BSA Officer, Compliance Officer, and Information Security Officer. He has built and run programs such as ERM, Board of Director training/reporting, BSA/AML, ID Theft and Red Flags, Information Security,  and Compliance Management Systems – making him an indispensable resource in helping FIs understand the need, as well as providing support for the application of best practices, for all aspects under the risk management umbrella. He has worked in both small community and large institutions. 



Ncontracts – Senior Business Advisor, Risk Management Services

As Senior Business Advisor, Risk Management Services Steve manages professional business continuity service delivery in conjunction with client implementation of Ncontracts’ Ncontinuity solution. Steve has over 30 years’ experience assisting FIs, large and small, with business continuity development and consulting services. Prior to joining Ncontracts, Steve served as VP and Principal Owner of Blair Technology Group; a firm specializing in information technology and business continuity consulting services primarily for community FIs. Steve is a certified business continuity professional and is a frequent speaker on the topic of business continuity for FIs.



TRUPOINT Partners – VP, Relationship Management

Justin has worked with more than 1,000 banks, CUs, mortgage companies and auto finance organizations to implement and maintain compliance solutions for: OFAC, CIP, compliance training, Reg CC, AML, CRA, redlining and fair lending. Today, he specializes in fair lending, redlining and CRA regulatory consulting including: risk assessments, comparative analysis, regression modeling and geospatial/dot density analysis. Taking into account a client’s unique organizational structures and identifying compliance risk, he helps to implement data analysis and risk assessments, explain the results and provide risk mitigation strategies.



Ncontracts – Director of Compliance
Stephanie Lyon directs Ncontracts’ compliance program, which includes product development and content. Prior to joining Ncontracts, she was a senior compliance counsel at NAFCU where she advised over 800 financial institutions on compliance-related topics. While at NAFCU, she served as a faculty member for the NAFCU Compliance School and the Bank Secrecy Compliance Seminar and is a well-regarded public speaker at industry functions. She is a frequent author on compliance and risk management topics. Ms. Lyon got her start in the industry by serving in key roles at financial institutions in risk management, compliance and BSA operations.




TRUPOINT Partners – Customer Success Manager
Karina Mariotti is a Customer Success Manager at TRUPOINT Partners. In her role, she helps compliance professionals realize the power and potential of TRUPOINT Analytics suite of Fair Lending, Redlining and CRA Analytics products. She has worked with over 500 banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies across the country to implement TRUPOINT Analytics software into their compliance programs.





Ncontracts – Senior Product Specialist
Tara Roussey is a Senior Product Specialist at Ncontracts, with an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) certification from DRI International. She has been with the company for 4.5 years, beginning as a Solutions Architect. Today, Tara works closely with many banks and credit unions to help implement, develop, and enhance their Business Continuity Plans.



Ngage will take place at the Marina del Rey Marriott. Attendees are responsible for booking their own reservations, but we have secured a block of rooms for $299 per night + taxes. Ngage starts at 8 am, so we highly recommend that you come in the night before.

Book your room today: Marina del Rey Marriott

Make your reservation as soon as possible to enjoy our discounted room block!
Room rate availability ends June 25.




The registration cost covers all event participation and meals during the conference. Attendees will be responsible for flights, transportation to/from airport, incidentals, and hotel.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, after which registrations will be held on a waiting list. No refunds after June 25 – attendees will have the option of receiving a credit to be used towards a future Ngage event or sending a substitute attendee. Your company will be invoiced for the cost of registration.




Have questions? Email us at clientsuccess@ncontracts.com