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Available for projects, staff augmentation, or interim positions, our resources have a vast spectrum of experience in their respected fields and can bring true value to your institution. You can build a team of strategically chosen resources to assist you in any capacity. 


Mikel A. Anwar

Enterprise Risk Management Subject Matter Expert

Vanguard Strategic Resources' Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Mr. Anwar is also well versed in BASEL I & II, Operational Risk, Credit Risk, Audits, RCSA/RCM Risk Controls development and assessment, quant reporting, Quality Controls, Quality Assurance, strategy consulting, training and reporting working for Top US Banks.


Mikel is an outstanding problem solver with active listening skills. Experienced with the ability to manage and optimize different cultural perspectives. Diplomatic and tactful with the ability to build consensus with a diverse set of stakeholders, high-level executives and non-professionals at all levels. Effective at multi-tasking in a competitive, high-impact, and fast-paced environment while juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.

​Mr. Anwar has worked for one of the “Big 4” consulting firms.  As SME, he provided Senior Management Risk, Compliance & Strategy Consulting in ERM, Operational Risk, Remediation and Change Management to comply with DOJ, OCC, NSS and CFPB guidelines.

During his tenure there, Mikel Developed BASEL related framework for multiple top tier banks in gap assessment, operational risk (risk control self-assessment), remediation and process improvement.

As a former Director of Quality Management, OPS Risk (ERM) & Compliance, Mikel created an Enterise Risk Management Department to monitor enterprise wide Risk programs, Quality Control/Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Operational Risk and Complaints Management in matrix environment.

Previous Experience:


  • Chief Compliance Officer

  • Chief Risk Officer

  • Advisor to Board of Directors

  • Director of Quality Management, OPS Risk (ERM) & Compliance


Specializing in:


  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

  • COSO

  • Project Management (Six Sigma – Business Improvement)

  • Process Improvement

  • Strategic Planning & Consulting

  • Risk Monitoring and Mitigation programs

  • Risk Controls Assessment (RCM/RCSA)

  • Operations Analysis & Forecasting

  • Team Management of 100+

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Vendor Oversight

  • Risk Governance

  • Risk Analysis


  • Vendor Management

  • Operational Audits

  • Risk Assessment

  • Quant Data Analysis

  • Change Management

  • Project Management


Experienced in:


  • Credit Cards

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), FCRA, TILA, UDAAP etc.

  • Fannie, Freddie, FHA, HAMP, HARP and compliance regulations TILA, RESPA, ECOA, Reg B, Reg Z, TIL and Dodd Frank Act.

  • Credit Underwriting

  • Quality Audit/Assurance (QA)




  • Harvard Business School - Finance Essentials (Management, Performance & Risk Metrics)

  • Harvard Business School - Franklin Covey Project Management training course

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