Brian Stearns is a Senior Payments Consultant with Wespay Advisors, in addition to his role as Vice President, Supervisor of Risk Management Services. Brian spent almost 10 years working for credit unions processing and managing electronic payments systems, including over 6 years at Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union where he managed the ACH, Share Draft and Wire Transfer payment channels. He has an extensive background in risk management and leveraging risk mitigation to pursue strategic goals. Brian has consulted with clients on a variety of projects, including developing an E-Banking Risk Review, Remote Deposit Capture risk management, implementing ACH origination and Operations Process Improvements.
Brian served on Wespay’s Rules Advisory Council where he acted as a voice for credit unions regarding rule changes in the ACH Network. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Argosy University and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Select Areas of Expertise:
- Credit Union Management
- Wire Transfer Rules and Regulations
- Risk Management and Compliance
- Consumer Payments