WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2018) APPROVED, Buckley Sandler’s technology-enabled, fixed-fee service that assists financial services firms and fintech companies in obtaining and maintaining state-required licenses, today announced the addition of three directors to its leadership team — Tanya Anthony, Derek Schultz, and Dan Ladd.
Anthony will focus on mortgage and consumer lending, vendor management, and developing technology for license renewal and maintenance. She brings more than 15 years of licensing experience to the firm, having previously worked at The Money Source, Springleaf Financial, and Ditech Financial.
Schultz joins the team from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, where he led various policy initiatives and contributed to the development and expansion of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), including NMLS 2.0. He will manage APPROVED’s East Coast team and focus on money transmitter licenses for payments and cryptocurrency companies and federal issues.
Ladd, who was an associate at Buckley Sandler, will manage APPROVED’s West Coast team and national training program. He has experience working with a variety of financial services clients, including private equity firms, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, banks, and securities broker-dealers on licensing, regulatory, and compliance matters.
“The addition of Tanya, Derek, and Dan strengthens our leadership team with industry-rich talent and extensive practical regulatory knowledge,” said APPROVED Chief Operating Officer Tim Lange. “APPROVED is ideally positioned to expand our reach and better serve our clients and their licensing needs.”
APPROVED helps regulated businesses — mortgage companies, payments companies, consumer and small business lenders, money transmitters, loan servicers, auto finance companies, debt collectors, fintech companies, and real estate brokerage firms, among others — better navigate the often-complex process of securing and maintaining state licenses.
APPROVED is a division of Buckley Sandler LLP, a law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and London that offers premier enforcement, litigation, compliance, regulatory, and transactional services to financial services institutions and early stage and leading fintech and technology companies, as well as venture capital and private equity funds, investment companies, and corporate and individual clients throughout the world. “The best at what they do in the country.” (Chambers USA)