Justin Muscolino

Justin leads training and oversees Headmaster™, FS Vector’s regulatory compliance training platform built specifically for fintechs.  Justin brings deep experience in financial services regulatory compliance and education. Prior to joining FS Vector, Justin built a compliance training company focused on U.S. and international regulations and risk management for banks, banking associations, and other financial services […]

Chris Trepel

Chris is Chief Data Scientist at FS Vector, where he leads the firm’s analytics function and provides data science and analytics expertise to financial services and fintech clients in the US and Europe. He is also an Operating Partner at Fenway Summer Ventures; in this role, he contributes technical expertise in the areas of analytics, […]

Tim Lam

Tim is the Growth Lead at FS Vector, where he supports the firm with the development of new service offerings, M&A activity, and business development efforts. Prior to joining FS Vector, Tim was a Principal at Promontory, where he advised banks, fintechs, and digital asset firms on a variety of financial services matters, including strategy, […]

Patrick Aspacher

Patrick has extensive experience working with money transmitter licenses in the payment and cryptocurrency spaces. He works with companies to acquire licenses and specializes in assisting clients in navigating the ongoing requirements associated with maintaining money transmitter licenses, including periodic regulatory reporting, regulatory examinations, and many other standards of licensure. He has worked with early […]

Ashwin Vasan

Ashwin Vasan

Mr. Vasan was most recently Associate Director of Research, Monitoring and Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He oversaw a team that led the bulk of the CFPB’s policy development work (research, reports, and regulations) and served as an advisor to Director Rohit Chopra. In addition to his time at the CFPB, he […]

Carole House

Carole House is an Executive in Residence at Terranet Ventures, Inc., and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as an Advisory Board member for Third Way’s U.S.-China Digital World Order initiative, and recently […]

Roundup: August 24 – September 15, 2023

Sanctions Watch Roundup: August 24 – September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023 Bottom Line Up Front The Biden Administration’s release of inaccessible Iranian funds in exchange for the release of Americans has placed that sanctions regime at the center of both congressional and public attention. Russia sanctions continued to be implemented, with a large designation package […]

Roundup: August 1 – August 23, 2023

Sanctions Watch Roundup: August 1 – August 23, 2023 August 23, 2023 Bottom Line Up Front  The Administration continued to engage in actions aimed at maintaining but not expanding Russia and Iran sanctions. China also continued to factor considerably into the Biden Administration’s calculus, particularly with the issuance of outbound investment restrictions. Congress was in […]