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Spyro Karetsos

Lecturer; Chief Compliance Officer at Google

Currently, Chief Compliance Officer at Google. Previously, Chief Risk Officer, TD Ameritrade. In partnership with business units across TD Ameritrade, Spyro Karetsos helped identify and manage the organization’s credit, market and operational risks. He was also a member of the Company’s senior operating committee (SOC), which helped shape the strategic focus of the organization.

Karetsos joined TD Ameritrade in 2019, bringing more than 20 years of financial services experience to the Company. He most recently served as head of non-financial risk and Enterprise Risk Services for SunTrust Bank with responsibility for Strategic Risk, Operational Risk, and Third-Party Risk. His work as architect of SunTrust’s advanced risk appetite framework earned it’s 2018 Bank of the Year award.

Prior to SunTrust, Karetsos held leadership positions with Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, and spent 10 years in the Federal Reserve System where he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and became an assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

A board member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and Discotech, Karetsos earned a Bachelor of Arts in policy studies from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University. He also holds a certificate from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.


  • M.B.A., Pace University
  • B.A., Dickinson College