CURRENT POSITION Senior manager, Business Development, Governance, Regulatory, and Risk Strategies Practice, Deloitte & Touche. Feuer helps banks, insurance companies, and financial services clients address compliance, risk, and governance issues.
FROM BANKING TO COMPLIANCE Feuer began his career at an insurance company before breaking into banking at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He remained in international banking for many years. His regulatory compliance career began at the Federal Reserve Bank in the early 1990s. Later, for Deloitte & Touche, he advised clients on regulatory compliance and anti-money-laundering programs. He spent more than six years as chief compliance officer for North America at Zurich Financial Services before returning to Deloitte & Touche in 2012.
GLOBE-TROTTING Feuer’s banking and compliance jobs have taken him to Europe, Asia, and South America. He helped establish the first full-service branch of a U.S. bank in Eastern Europe in Bucharest, Romania. “It’s been an incredible ride,” Feuer says of his global experience. “It really helped form me as an individual and as an international citizen.”
GIVING BACK As a member of the NYIT School of Management’s Business Advisory Board and Dean’s Executive Council, Feuer helps formulate the curriculum to ensure that students learn real-life lessons about international and global affairs. He has lectured on campus and recently taught an M.B.A. ethics and social responsibility course.
IF HE WERE A RICH MAN IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC Acting in high school productions helped Feuer become more confident speaking in front of others—an invaluable skill throughout his career. While he no longer performs, he enjoys theater; his favorite musical is Fiddler on the Roof and his favorite character is South Pacific’s Emile De Becque.
MEMORIES OF NYIT Feuer enrolled in NYIT because of its reputable communication arts program. “We were the only school at the time that had color television cameras,” he recalls. Feuer planned a television or radio career but a professor advised him to switch to business and he discovered he enjoyed banking. “This is what I tell students: Be flexible,” says Feuer.
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