Grace Brasington

Grace Brasington is Vice President of Risk and Compliance at Watson Financial Services Industry Platforms. She has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, holding executive level roles at advisory firms and financial institutions.  Grace currently serves as IBM’s Global Leader for Risk and Compliance in Watson Financial Services Solutions, Industry Platforms business.  Grace has focused her career on risk, compliance, data management, predictive analytics, operations management and data governance. Prior to IBM, Grace has served as a Top 10 Financial Institution’s Chief Compliance Officer.  In this capacity, she was responsible for the continuous development and enterprise-wide implementation as well as execution of the bank’s compliance program. Prior to her CCO role, she also has held executive roles as the Chief Risk Officer for a $3 billion technology and services company.

Grace has developed, built and guided multiple financial institutions strategy for leveraging and deploying data and technology capabilities to solve critical business issues with an emphasis on data governance, risk and compliance. She has extensive experience in leading businesses through challenging times and facilitating their mitigation of risk and their adherence to regulatory and compliance dictates, while driving and managing compliance change and championing risk management initiatives.