Crucial Connections: Third-Party Risk Management Strategies to Strengthen Operational Resilience

Live WebinarApril 23rd at Noon EST

Third-party vendors and suppliers are essential to every organization. They provide goods and services that contribute to service delivery, efficiency, and reliability. That’s why assessing and managing operational risks with third parties is vital. It bolsters operational resilience and provides a path for business continuity when disruptions occur.

Join our panel of third-party risk experts to learn about practical strategies and best practices for managing third-party risks that could potentially dismantle your operations. Topics covered include:

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Learn how to strengthen your operational resilience and minimize third-party risks.


Tom Rogers, CPA, CCMP

Founder & CEO of Vendor Centric

Tom is a trusted advisor on vendor lifecycle management. Over his 30-year career, he has provided strategic and tactical solutions to companies across diverse industries such as banking, insurance, health care, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and NGOs. 

In addition to actively advising clients, Tom drives Vendor Centric’s thought leadership on vendor management, including its vendor management framework and maturity model. He’s also responsible for the firm’s vision and strategy, which includes building relationships with leading software and service providers in procurement, contract management, and third-party risk management.

Tom actively writes on the topic of vendor management and speaks at conferences and webinars to audiences around the world.

John Bree

Chief Evangelist & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Supply Wisdom

John is recognized as a global financial industry executive and subject matter expert with a proven track record in developing and managing Vendor and Third-Party Sourcing Risk Management, AML/CTF, KYC, and Anti-Fraud programs.

John is Chief Evangelist & Advisory Board Co-Chair with Supply Wisdom Inc. the industry leading platform for Real-Time and Continuous Risk Intelligence & Monitoring of Third Parties and Locations, to Rethink Risk and Unlock Revenue.

Before joining Supply Wisdom, John held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London for Citi and Deutsche Bank covering corporate, investment, commercial, and consumer banking internal and vendor operations. He has proficiency in developing and implementing analysis, operations, monitoring, and investigation systems and processes involving transaction accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and online banking.

John has managed global staff and corresponding budgets in multiple locations and delivered cost efficient and operationally effective programs ensuring compliance with local and global regulatory requirements. Through interaction with Business Units, Internal Audit, and regulatory agencies, his teams have resolved MRIAs, MRAs, and Findings, on time and without penalty.

John is a member of the Shared Assessments US Steering Committees and Co-Chair of the Financial Industry Vertical Strategy Group. He has authored numerous articles and blogs on Third Party Risk Management and Governance in the Digital era.

Eric Evans, CTPRP

Managing Director Partnerships & Alliances, Rapid Ratings

Eric has over 20 years of experience in data/analytics, risk & compliance at EDGAR Online, Donnelley Financial, and RapidRatings. I Have Worked with clients and partners on API integrations to leverage financial health data into their vendor/supplier sourcing, onboarding, and ongoing monitoring processes.

Co-chair Best Practices Working Group, US/UK Steering Committee Member at Shared Assessments. Member/Speaker at Third Party Risk Association (TPRA), Special council member at the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and Board of Director ISM-NY.