Mitch Avnet

Founder and Managing Partner

Responsibilities

Mitch is responsible for business development, relationship management and overseeing the execution of all client driven / business focused Compliance and Ethics Risk Management strategic engagements.

Biography

Prior to launching CRC, Mitch was a member of Corporate Leadership Group (CLG) at Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, having direct oversight of the company’s anti-money laundering, privacy, ethics and compliance risk management programs. In addition, Mitch maintained responsibility for Lincoln’s entire Compliance and Ethics Technology strategic initiatives, developing and implementing a long term strategic approach to upgrade and modernize the effectiveness and efficiency of Lincoln’s overall Compliance programs. Mitch was a member of the Social Media Governance Committee, having direct influence regarding LFG’s overall strategy toward the enablement and usage of Social Media outlets across the LFG footprint.

Throughout the course of Mitch’s 25+year career in the financial services industry, he has worked for top-tier investment banks, commercial banks and hedge funds such as Wachovia Capital Markets, PNC Bank and D E Shaw, developing an extensive knowledge of both buy side and sell side businesses, with a deep understanding of Equity and Fixed Income Markets, Derivative Instruments, Structured Products and Variable Products, Mitch is the epitome of executive leadership.

Expertise

Throughout his career, Mitch has built Compliance Risk Management programs to support the manufacturing / origination and distribution of proprietary products (closed architecture), as well as source third party products on behalf of customers / client relationships (open architecture). During this time frame, Mitch has served in a leadership role, building and integrating Compliance teams to be a meaningful and sought after component of the business process.

Mitch maintains the Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63 securities license designations. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics, graduating magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

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