Kevin Sasser

Kevin Sasser

Argos Risk

The FBI is on Line 2 - The Good, The Bad, and The Reasonably Unattractive Parts of Payments
May 11, 2021 | 8:45 am ET

Co-Presenter: Rayleen M. Pirnie

Session Description:

“I used to consider myself a payments risk expert, right up until I got that subpoena.” – Kevin Sasser 

This session will focus on how to strike the balance between maintaining best practices for payments risk management while accommodating the needs of commercial customer acquisition and retention. As a permanent AAP, former payments consultant, and the former executive of a third-party payment processor, Kevin Sasser is fluent in the tenets of financial risks within payments systems. But in this session, he will share how a questionable originator defrauded his former company and put him on the witness stand, testifying on behalf of the FBI. We will balance the discussion by incorporating best practices and experiences on the front line of payments today with Rayleen Pirnie, NEACH’s Director of Risk and Fraud.

This session will address:

  • The need to have a balanced approached between new customer acquisition and sound risk management
  • The strategic mindset that threatens risk management programs
  • How technology and data analytics can build a false sense of security
  • The most common third-party risk management mistakes
  • How to improve risk management by building a stronger relationship with your third-parties

Speaker Bio:

Kevin Sasser serves as Director of Sales and Strategic Initiatives for Argos Risk®, a leading provider of third-party risk intelligence solutions for financial services and 30 other industries. 

A lifetime AAP, Kevin currently works with over 300 organizations in implementing best practices related to continuous third-party risk mitigation programs. 

A frequent industry speaker, Kevin has delivered numerous keynote addresses at national banking and risk management conferences. He delivers an authentic, straight-forward message laced with humor, personal experience, and no-nonsense advice.

Before joining Argos Risk, Kevin spent several years working with FinTechs, Atlanta-area startups, Fortune 2000 companies, and the Federal Government.

Originally from Hahira, GA, Kevin holds a degree in Computer Science from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA, and he is a permanently certified Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), an elite distinction among payments experts.  


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