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The human resources of MRB Compliance Consulting possess knowledge that is both broad and deep. Our knowledge base encompasses knowledge of both arcane, complex regulations and understanding of the implementation of those regulations.
Founder and Managing Member
Michael Berry has over 30 years’ experience in international business in both commercial and functional capacities. Michael has previously held roles as an In-Charge Auditor at National Futures Association, Vice President of a Futures Commission Merchant, Senior Vice President of ABN Amro, Head of Compliance for BP North America and Director of Compliance for PetroChina International (America) Inc. Currently Michael owns and operates MRB Consulting LLC specializing in governance, risk and compliance. MRB’s client list include People’s Republic of China trading entities, state-owned companies as well as international trading houses.
Some of Michael’s more significant accomplishments include the operation of a successful futures fund, advising on the establishment of the South Korean futures market, establishment of comprehensive compliance program under a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and well as the construction and implementation of various compliance programs including FCPA and Sanction compliance programs.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. Michael is a member of the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialist and an Expert Witness with Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services.
Jerald Jeske is a legal professional with over 29 years of industry experience. Jerald started his career in the Office of Investigations and Audits at the Chicago Board of Trade and has spent many years trading commodities and securities. After obtaining his law degree Jerald went into private practice for several years with a large national law firm specializing in commodities and securities litigation. Jerald advised clients on regulatory matters pertaining to SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NFA, FERC and OFAC regulations and rules. Jerald transitioned his career into various in house positions and applied his legal experience to roles as a Compliance Officer heading up BP North America, Inc.’s West Coast Operations, he moved on to become Director of Commodities Compliance at Barclays Capital in New York and ultimately became Group Chief Compliance Counsel at Mercuria Energy Trading Inc.
Jerald has a deep understanding of the laws and regulations associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Sanctions Compliance as well as the Global Regulatory landscape relating to OTC swap, physical, exchange and ISO transactions.
Jerald is a graduate of University of Wisconsin earning a bachelor’s degree in International Economics and the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. Jerald also provides Expert Witness testimony.
Compliance Analyst and Advisor
Jing Tian has nine years of experience in the compliance field and is a specialist in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions Compliance and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance. Jing started her career as a Project Manager in Singapore. Jing worked at the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington D.C. as well as a Business Analyst at hedge fund in New York. Most recently she was employed at a State Owned Entity.
Jing graduated from Georgetown University obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Policy with a concentration in International Economy, Finance and Trade. Jing also graduated from Peking University with a degree in Arts and Humanity. Jing is a native Mandarin speaker and is proficient in both English and Cantonese.