(From right to left): Brian Stoeckert, CEO of Stratis Advisory and technical advisor to Sony Crackle’s Startup series, meets with the director and studio head at TechCrunch.
Stratis Advisory was founded in 2013 by seasoned risk executives, consultants, and serial entrepreneurs who believe in the transformative power of innovation and technology. We offer clients unmatched experience in strategy, risk, and compliance. Stratis’ global portfolio includes FinTech startups, financial institutions, venture capital firms, payment companies, government agencies, and entertainment companies operating in APAC, EMEA, LATAM and NORAM.
As an objective resource in the FinTech ecosystem, Stratis connects the dots between companies, investors and banks by integrating deep regulatory risk domain expertise into the broad context of business strategy, risk management, and compliance operations at the appropriate size for their growth stage and business scale. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we provide insights and support decision-making through market intelligence. Whether you are developing a startup, launching new digital products, or expanding your portfolio, we tailor your risk infrastructure development and regulatory positioning to help you build successful and compliant digital products, banking services, and technology platforms.
The Stratis Advisory Executive Team
Brian Stoeckert, CEO
Brian Stoeckert, CEO and founder of Stratis Advisory, is a recognized risk management expert with more than 20 years of experience in providing startups through Fortune 500 companies with strategy intelligence, advisory services and witness testimony.
Deborah Wood, Director
Deb Wood, a Director in Stratis Advisory, has over 15 years’ experience in fraud, investigations, financial crime, corporate security, technology and project management disciplines across global financial services organizations.
Maria Potapov, Partner
Maria Potapov, a partner in Stratis Advisory, brings 25 years of experience in business strategy, risk management, startups and investment funds. She has launched and managed 11 new finance and technology ventures during her career.
Ryan Hodge, Director
Ryan Hodge, a Director in Stratis Advisory, is a compliance and risk expert with nearly 20 years’ experience in banking and payments, ranging from Fortune 500 banks to startups.
Victoria Howard, Director
Victoria Howard, a Director in Stratis Advisory, has over 17 years of experience in the financial services with experience in regulatory compliance, process improvement, and implementation for payments and money transfer firms to large financial institutions.
Maria Luisa “Zsazsa” Segismundo, Director
Z Segismundo, a Director in Stratis Advisory, has over 17 years of experience managing global clients and teams in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry focused on business strategy, management, development and transformation, project management, and process standardization and improvement.
Our experts have been featured in a wide range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Salon, the American Bankers Association Banking Journal, Payments Source, Compliance Week, CoinDesk, ACAMS Money Laundering, and Main Justice.