Anthony Gibbs
Senior Director
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Based in Chicago
Specializes in all aspects of governance, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, and process and system optimization
Primary areas of focus are Consumer Financial Protection laws and regulations, and designing and building effective, efficient and sustainable enterprise compliance risk management processes
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The creation of the Consumer Financial Bureau (CFPB) has resulted in a heightened regulatory scrutiny of compliance with consumer financial protection laws and regulations and has become a major threat to the financial services industry, with incidents resulting in fines, reputational erosion and loss of public confidence. Our team of former senior financial industry regulators and industry professionals successfully navigate clients through these risks by evaluating compliance risk management systems, providing examination support and managing remediation projects.
Anthony Gibbs is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Financial Industry Advisory Services based in Chicago, specializing in all aspects of governance, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, and process and system optimization. His primary areas of focus are Consumer Financial Protection laws and regulations and designing and building effective, efficient and sustainable enterprise compliance risk management processes.

With more than 25 years of private and public sector experience in public accounting, financial services and financial services  regulation, compliance and governance, Mr. Gibbs has been a recognized leader in providing a unique ability, to not only develop risk management strategies, but to execute and operationalize those strategies. Mr. Gibbs leverages on his global experience to ensure the highest level of ethics, compliance and operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Gibbs served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Midwest Regional Director where he had responsibility for building directing a team of 120 supervision staff to supervise depository financial institutions with assets over $10 billion as well as large participants in the non-depository financial services industry. He was also heavily involved with CFPB headquarters in Washington D.C. developing and implementing policies, programs, systems and operations of this new agency. Mr. Gibbs was also a frequent speaker at industry and regulatory associations and conferences discussing the mission, priorities and methods of the CFPB.

Before the CFPB, Mr. Gibbs served in a variety of executive management roles in the U.S. and Europe at HSBC where he gained substantial experience leading complex business, risk and compliance activities and the remediation of significant regulatory issues. Mr. Gibbs started his career as a financial statement auditor at PwC for a variety of financial services companies.

Mr. Gibbs earned masters of business administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Toronto. Mr. Gibbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Canada and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.