The Holistic Risk Intelligence Platform

Watchtower integrates risk and strategy, offering a panoramic view of risk to drive strategic decisions
As a leading SaaS provider of innovative risk management solutions, we recognize that risk is not just an obstacle, but can also be a catalyst for growth.

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) Joins the American Fintech Council to Drive Responsible Innovation

SRA transforms experience into expertise at scale, enabling fintech companies to utilize its holistic risk intelligence platform to manage enterprise risk.

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) Raises $12M in Series B Funding Led by EJF Capital, JAM FINTOP and FINTOP Capital

Injection of capital to accelerate growth and enhance SRA Watchtower the holistic risk intelligence platform for financial institutions

Improved Executive & Board Oversight

Enhanced Operational Efficiencies

Better Data Quality & Risk Governance

Reliable Regulatory Compliance

Increased Profitability & Resilience

Optimized Financial Performance

The holistic risk intelligence platformTM

SRA watchtower

Integrating risk and strategy to inform, enlighten and empower banking executives and boards.

Our suite of proprietary technology solutions and methodologies were built “by bankers, for bankers” designed to help customers navigate risk and drive growth. Watchtower provides practitioners, executives and the Board with a panoramic view of risk to make informed decisions and drive performance.

SEE OUR PLATFORM

The holistic risk intelligenge platform

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
(ERM)
Executive and Board Level Insights to Manage Risk and Strategy at The Top of The House
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Risk Maturity Framework
(RMF)
The RMA + SRA maturity assessment tool identifies gaps & risk improvement activities
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Risk and Control Self-Assessment
(RCSA)
Integrated With Watchtower to Improve Awareness and Proactive Risk Management
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Enteprise Risk For insurance
Remove Silos and Improve KPIs Organization-wide
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Latest Episodes From THE RISK INTEL PODCAST

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Watchtower IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESSFUL
RISK + PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Stop managing risk with manual processes, spreadsheets and presentations. SRA Watchtower closely integrates risk and strategy.

Hear Directly From Watchtower Customers

Risk executives are on the line everyday to keep banks and financial institutions safe, sound and ready for growth. They count on SRA Watchtower to see problems before they become too big to solve.

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management

Primis Bank
McLean, Virginia
Primis Bank Enterprise Risk Management group uses two software solutions to help us capture risk that may be building in the bank.  Our goal is to capture risks as early as possible in order to give us time to build controls around the risk in order to contain exposure.  SRA’s Watchtower solution and capital planning model worked in identifying and monitoring a risk that was building.  As we saw the weakness growing quarter over quarter in SRA Watchtower we knew that we had an area of the bank that needed attention.  That’s the value of SRA’s solutions:  Being able to self-identify a problem through SRA Watchtower and validating that we have the capital to support the potential effects of the problem as we institute a remediation program.  Our other ERM software solution never gave us any indication of the impending challenge.  The reason that SRA’s Watchtower captured the risk early is due to the risk indicator questions that SRA’s consultants helped us design in order to identify risk specifically inherent in each regulatory defined risk category.  Our other software solution is not format-able; it can’t accommodate individual bank-specific idiosyncrasies nor accommodate questions that focus attention on the particularities of a risk category (credit risk indicators are very different from compliance risk indicators).  Our other ERM software was completely ineffective in “seeing” risk building.  

Robby Harmon, CERP

EVP, Chief Risk & Administration Officer
TriStar Bank
Dickson, Tennessee
We completed due diligence on several companies.  The main thing I kept coming back to was the work experience of the staff with SRA.  With former regulators and bankers it made sense to me to do business with people who understand the business. As a small bank we are just now beginning the ERM process.  This process along with other things we are working on helps set us for the $500mm threshold as well as show our auditors and examiners we are monitoring our risk.  My experience in working with Beth Watson and Cathy Jackson has been incredible.  Both are professional, knowledgeable and willing to teach. 

timothy w. grooms

Chief Risk Officer
First State Bank
Winchester, Ohio
First State Bank utilizes SRA Watchtower to monitor our implementation of the strategic plan and to ensure we are remaining within our risk appetite. SRA Watchtower has assisted FSB in assessments of our risk profile, allowing the Bank to operate in a safe and sound manner while taking advantage of opportunities for growth. The ability to provide uniform reporting across multiple areas of risk has provided easy to understand reports that assist in identifying trends; resulting in improvements to strategic planning and the development of future risk appetites.

Patricia n. Hogan

EVP, Senior Risk Officer, BSA & CRA Officer
Union Bank
Vermont & New Hampshire
Union Bank is using Watchtower to identify and document risks throughout the organization.  Watchtower allows us to easily identify our top risks so that we can focus our energies on our most important priorities. We are still in the process of implementing Watchtower, but can see that we will be able to track open items and initiatives more efficiently, and allow for comprehensive reporting.

built “by bankers, for bankers”

Our suite of proprietary technology solutions and methodologies were built by our team of former regulators, auditors, and chief risk officers from the financial services and FinTech industry.

Meet The Team
michael glotz
Founder * CEO
michael glotz
Founder and Managing Partner
michael glotz
Chief Risk Officer
michael glotz
Chief Technology Officer

SRA CLIENTS

andy lock

The Watchtower implementation took 60 days, with excellent support from SRA. The software is very robust and easily configurable. We have extensively used the warehouse of KRIs to identify and track our risks while adding to the library is easy as well. Our Board appreciates the clarity provided by the dashboards, with the ability to drill down quickly to understand specific risks.
CHIEF RISK OFFICER, TOWNEBANK

leslie S. CUNDIFF

SRA’s lead credit analyst brings a consultative approach reflective of her banking and business experience. She completed insightful Key Risk Reviews on a large number of credits in a short period of time.
SENIOR credit officer / central virginia bank

Joseph J. Slovick, III

We are very pleased with our decision to hire SRA for multiple projects. Their deep CRM experience and strong regulatory background proved very beneficial for our bank.
Senior Vice President, Eastern Savings Bank

SRA LIVESTREAMS

banking, technology, academia +
the United States Treasury

SRA technology and methodology was designed and built by leaders from all aspects of consumer and commercial banking, financial services and credit unions.

our team
CapitalOne Bank
MBNA
Office of the Comptroller
FDIC
Bank of America
Citibank
American Express
Louisiana State University
SunTrust
Bloomberg

The Holistic Risk Intelligence Platform

Watchtower integrates risk and strategy, offering a panoramic view of risk to drive strategic decisions
As a leading SaaS provider of innovative risk management solutions, we recognize that risk is not just an obstacle, but can also be a catalyst for growth.

OUR VISION for RISK & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

SRAis built to modernize the fulfillment of advanced risk management and strategic imperative performance for financial institutions. We are turning our vision into reality for our clients with state-of-the-art technology, deep experience, and clear and universal language so board of directors and specialized managers have the information they need to take positive action.

software

SRA’s software is patented and state-of-the-art, built by design for banks. SRA Watchtower seamlessly scales from young DiNovo banks to well-established multinational financial institutions. Our technology faithfully helps our clients fulfill their responsibility to their customers, colleagues, board members and shareholders.

people

The SRA leaders are hands-on practitioners from national banks, federal government regulators, state bank examiners and credit union executive teams. Our experience in banking, technology, data science, banking law, credit, risk, compliance, governance and finance make us an invaluable problem-solving team.

Study & Advice

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DESIGNING & PLANNING

How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood

Management & Supply

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from our clients

testimonials

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focused on financIAL INSTITUTIONS

SRA provides technology and advisory solutions exclusively to financial institutions in six critical domains

Governance

Board Reporting
Board Training
Governance Framework
Executive Reporting

strategy

Profitability
Growth
Planning
M & A

credit

Management
Review & Stress Testing
Process Design
Policy Development
Loan Review

Finance

Market, Liquidity & IRR Risk
Capital Management
Capital Planning
Stress Testing

risk

Compliance
Operations
Cyber Security
Legal & Regulatory

people

Fractional C-Level
Executive Coaching
Risk Training
Recruitment