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Linda Gallagher

Managing Director and Global Head of the Consumer Protection Practice

Promontory Financial Group, LLC

Linda is a seasoned consultant with more than 30 years of bank holding company and financial services experience, specializing in regulatory matters. She has worked with a wide range of diversified and global financial services companies and has led enterprise-wide compliance efforts and readiness assessments. Before joining Promontory, Linda was a principal and national leader for the financial services regulatory practice at KPMG. Linda, who worked at KPMG for 25 years, founded and built the firmís compliance practice. She is a nationally recognized speaker on compliance programs and other regulatory risk management topics and was honored by Consulting magazine as one of the top 25 consultants of 2011. Linda helps clients to focus not only on the technical aspects of compliance, but on the strategic dimensions as well. She has extensive hands-on experience in directing teams in conducting regulatory risk reviews, for lines of business as well as across enterprises. She has designed and implemented compliance programs for new and converting bank holding companies, nonbank financial services companies, and private equity firms. Previously, Linda was with KPMG's Washington national tax practice, where she specialized in the taxation of financial institutions. Prior to joining KPMG, she served two years as a professional accounting fellow at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (the predecessor of the Office of Thrift Supervision) in Washington D.C. She was previously a financial services manager with another global accounting and consulting firm. Linda earned a B.S. in Accounting at the University of Alabama.