Principal & board member
FRG and Oppenheimer Holdings
Dessa Glasser, Ph.D., is a principal consultant with a 25-year track record designing and innovative solutions and teams in risk, data, and analytics.
Dessa moved into the private sector after teaching at Rutgers University. At JPMorgan Chase, she launched firm-wide Capital Stress Testing Analytics then, as its first Chief Data Officer, she built the Chief Data Office for Asset Management. She was Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research for the US Treasury, supporting the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), implementing data and analytic solutions, including the global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). She established the Chief Risk Office for Bunge, serving as the first Chief Risk Officer. She also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM, and KPMG.
Dessa has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University
SVP, Director of Data Governance
Sterling National Bank
Brett Caracciolo is a Subject Matter Expert in defining and implementing data management programs, consisting of end-to-end data strategies, governance policies and frameworks, data architecture, reporting and analytics. With deep technology roots, Brett successfully implemented several large data governance programs with common themes of introducing leading data management practices while satisfying regulatory and compliance criticism. Brett leads the Data Management Office as the SVP and Director of Data Governance for Sterling National Bank and is the Chief Data Officer. Sterling is recognized as a top regional bank committed to strong growth and talented, high-achieving individuals. Currently, Brett is implementing data management capabilities and standing-up a Data Governance Program, involving people, process, and technology. Brett has gained strong executive support and obtained measured success in the 5 strategic program components (Governance Policy, Data Quality, Data Stewardship, Metadata Repository, and Data Aggregation/Reporting & Analytics) supported through roles, responsibilities, and procedures.
Previously, Brett spearheaded a similar data governance program at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. In addition, he was instrumental in integrating the program with Union Bank after the merger in July of 2014. Brett led the rationalization of the data governance components, assimilating the "best of the best", to create an industry leading data program, conforming to BCBS 239 principles.
Brett started his career at Merrill Lynch where he graduated from their selected technology/management training program, and enjoyed deep technology roots for two decades across Financial and Banking applications.
Sandra Recca is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings structured finance group in New York. Her role is to promote enhanced data governance and data best practices which enhance and streamline structured finance operations.
Sandra joined Fitch from Deloitte Consulting, LLP where she was part of the Data Management & Architecture practice and where she was a leader in data quality and data governance capability offerings. She held leadership positions in data governance at Moody's and Marsh and McLennan Companies.
Sandra holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Chicago.