Business View Magazine | December 2019

25 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 P lease provide a brief overview of your company, the service you provide/product you make, and the main audience you serve. Founded in 2008 by a team of veteran bankers and former regulators, Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) is a national risk software and advisory firm specializing in the banking and financial services industry. The company was born out of a profound need for new business management solutions following the Great Recession. SRA helps banks and financial service companies with Enterprise Risk Management; Credit Risk Management and Stress Testing; Acquisition Due Diligence; Governance; Strategy; Regulatory Strategic Risk Associates With CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Glotz and Risk Services. In 2015, the company shifted focus and embraced how technology could help financial institutions aggregate data to provide critical insights and continuous monitoring to help manage risk and performance in a fast- paced market. With this mission, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Watchtower was created. 1. Did you ever explore VC or other equity funding? If so, explain why you did not move forward with that option? We started along the road of VC and equity funding initially. Equity funding can be very complex to integrate into the business model because each equity investor has different expectations in terms of what the value of a