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Brad Ahrens

Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics

As Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics, Brad Ahrens oversees FINRA’s analytics strategy and implementations—including machine learning, artificial intelligence and data visualization—to further enable investor protection and safeguard the financial markets. He also chairs FINRA’s Advanced Analytics Leadership Team, which is charged with identifying and deploying analytics opportunities that will maximize the benefits to investors, member firms and FINRA.

Before joining FINRA in September 2021, Mr. Ahrens spent more than 20 years at Charles Schwab. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Risk Technology, Analytics and Change for the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management department. In that role, Mr. Ahrens oversaw the development, testing and implementation of applications used across Charles Schwab’s risk management and compliance programs. He also led the Risk Analytics Team providing data engineering and business intelligence to risk partners. Before assuming that role, he worked in various other compliance positions at the firm with a focus on surveillance, sales practice, operations, digital, financial crimes, and building collaborative partnerships to bridge the gap between regulation and technology.

Mr. Ahrens holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.