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Meredith Garland-Hannifin

SVP, Risk & Compliance/Chief Compliance Officer at Exeter Finance

Meredith Garland-Hannifin is Senior Vice President, Risk & Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer, of Exeter Finance. In this role, she leads the maturation of all risk management and compliance programs, compliance advisory, third-party risk, exam management, policies and procedures, compliance training, and regulatory change management. She has been with the company for two years.

Prior to joining Exeter, Meredith served as Chief Executive Officer of J. Gallagher Consulting where she built compliance programs for two clients. Before that, she was Senior Vice President of Mortgage Compliance at Citi and Assistant Vice President of Government Initiatives at Caliber Home Loans. She also held loss mitigation, complaint handling, underwriting and client relations positions at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns.

Meredith is considered an expert in building the CFPB Compliance Management System, as well as recruiting and leading best-in-class compliance teams and advising business partners how to operate within compliance guidelines and maximize financial results. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.